Nothing upsets the delicate balance in closely-packed urban and suburban neighborhoods like nuisance dog barking. If you live in a city chances are you’ve either been disturbed by a neighbor’s dog that won’t stop barking, or your own dog has been the offender. What we’re talking about today is excessive dog barking that happens when you’re not at home. Even dogs that have been trained to be ... Read more
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What is NILIF? Nothing in Life is Free (commonly abbreviated NILIF) is a proactive resource-management protocol that sets clear parameters for both dogs and owners in order to facilitate the development of a healthy, appropriate relationship between dog and owner. It's actually a lot like entering a time machine and traveling back to 1950. Basically, it means that your dog does not get ... Read more
In this fourth installment in a series on training your dog with a bark collar we'll focus on some common mistakes made when using a bark collar. If you missed the other three posts in the series and you're interested in training your dog on a bark collar, check out "What's the Best Bark Collar for Your Dog," "Bark Collars - Frequently Asked Questions," and "Bark Collar Training for Dogs in 7 ... Read more
Yes, it's true, good people with good (albeit noisy) dogs use bark collars responsibly and safely and to good effect every day. Could this be you? Bark collar training is a realistic and modern solution for many people living with dogs in close proximity to one another in cities and suburbs all over the world. Below you'll find my seven easy steps for successfully bark collar training your dog. ... Read more
I hope you enjoyed my previous post, "What's the Best Bark Collar for your Dog? 3 Great Bark Collars to Consider". In my second post in my dog bark collars series, I am going to address some commonly asked questions such as "How do bark collars work?" and "What's the best option for a small dog bark collar?" If you don't find your question below, shoot me a comment and I'll get an answer to ... Read more
Bark collars have come a long way since their inception, incorporating more sophisticated technology and higher-end features to improve their performance and accuracy in correcting dogs. In this first post in a series on bark collars, I'll recommend good bark collars for your money and also where you can buy them (and it's not at the big box in the local strip mall). Do Bark Collars Work? Yes! A ... Read more