Citronella bark collars work by mildly irritating your dog’s nose.

This citronella bark collar is made especially for small dog breeds with a neck size up to 22″.
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: The JK TECH Collar is one of the lowest-priced models we recommend, but the savings provided are somewhat offset by the lack of included citronella spray – you’ll need to buy your own. Additionally, some owners reported that the bark-detecting mechanism was a little too sensitive, leading to unnecessary sprays on occasion. Accordingly, this is probably not the best choice for owners of twitchy, sensitive or high-strung dogs.
What sort of price are you thinking for the best citronella dog collar?
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While the level of pain shock collars deliver is certainly mild (some may even ague that classifying it as pain is misleading), many owners prefer not to take any risks where their dogs’ comfort is concerned, and opt for the path of least resistance. Because citronella causes no pain what-so-ever, they just feel like the better option for many owners. What kind of features are crucial for you when you purchase citronella dog collar?
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Photo provided by FlickrPetsafe Gentle is the basic dog citronella collar. All you have to do is put it on your dog.
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When it comes to choosing a bark repellent, many vets and dog owners will recommend the citronella bark collar. Thistype of bark collar may work in some pets and may be a more humane solution as opposed to shock bark collars, which can hurt your pet. I have two dogs whose barking has gotten terrible and I'd like to correct it before the babies get here. I have collars that spray citronella in their faces when they bark (and they really work if only your DH will keep the collars on them). If the dogs are near me, I get a small whiff of the citronella. Is this harmful to the babies?A citronella dog bark collar can control the excessive barking, as when the dog starts barking, the device will spray a citronella odor, which will startle and irritate the dog.The aim of our study was to investigate whether citronella-spray collars offer a humane alternative to electric-shock collars to reduce the barking of domestic dogs. The Aboistop collar was applied to seven dogs with problematic barking behaviour by the dogs' owners in a series of case studies concurrently run. Vocalisation of the dogs was recorded in the problem context under baseline conditions, inactive collar conditions, and active collar conditions. The Aboistop collar was effective at reducing problem vocalization for only three of seven dogs and appeared to be most effective for dogs whose problem barking had developed more recently. The collar may be more humane than other punishment methods, but it did produce stress reactions which varied in severity across the dogs. Clinical Relevance. In our study, the collar was applied by the dogs' owners in order to test whether the collar would be effective when used by members of the public. While the results here are preliminary, they suggest that the collar may be effective for some dogs, but not for others, when applied by dog owners for the treatment of problem vocalisation. Further research is required to determine whether the collar could be effective when administered by a trained professional.I have two dogs whose barking has gotten terrible and I'd like to correct it before the babies get here. I have collars that spray citronella in their faces when they bark (and they really work if only your DH will keep the collars on them). If the dogs are near me, I get a small whiff of the citronella. Is this harmful to the babies?For humane reasons, dog owners are likely to prefer less intensely punishing solutions to their dogs' barking behaviour. In one study, dog owners reported a preference for citronella-, or lemon-spray collars, which deliver a spray of citronella when a microphone detects barking, over shock collars, because they perceived them as more humane []. No significant difference was found in mean plasma-cortisol values (a stress indicator) between dogs that wore shock versus lemon-spray collars [], and it is not clear whether lemon-spray collars result in fewer pain and stress reactions than shock collars.