This is an amazing contraption! We were a little skeptical of this product and whether it could possibly work - but from the first squirt we knew we had found a solution to a very trying problem. We have a two and a half year old Westie, who is wonderful but can bark the house down sometimes, especially at the television. We’ve tried all sorts of training approaches to address this but still the problem remained and felt intractable, until that is we tried this.
The collar itself is easy to set up by charging the device via the included USB cable (it needs 6 hours to charge the first time until the green light goes off). You then pop in the cartridge and fit to your dog’s neck (snug but not too snug). You then need to take the collar off and test the spray, after which you can replace the collar and you’re ready to go! There is plenty of length in the collar for the biggest of dogs and you just cut to size for smaller dogs. The spray device is quite chunky, but not too chunky to be in the way even on our small Westie (9kg). Once fitted to your dog, you just need to double check position and spray direction (towards your dog’s snout) and then you’re good to go.
The first time our dog barked wearing the Spray Collar, it worked as expected, releasing a small spray, which completely distracted our Westie, stopping the barking. The spray itself did confuse her, especially the citronella one, and the smell we think added to the distraction, so we will definitely continue with that one. It’s fair to say that our dog doesn’t particularly like the experience, but that probably adds to the desire to change the barking behaviour, by avoiding the spray releasing.
It’s very early days in using the Spray Collar, but we are very hopeful that using this device will lead to longer term behaviour change and reduce the stress for both our dog and ourselves that constant barking brings. It’s amazing to be able to watch television without a barking accompaniment!
Dear MS. OKeefe,
Thank you very much for your review.
We are glad to see that the spray collar has been able to quickly get your Westie to stop / reduce the barking, so you can even more enjoy your time at home.
We too hope and expect that the collar will continue to to work well for your Westie.
PetSafe Customer Care
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