Ok - the hubby & I are sick of the dog always barking at night. If it needs food & water & is hungry, that is one thing - but when it barks in the middle of the night and is waking up the whole neighborhood because it is lonely - well, that is completly different. I am surpised that we have had no complaints, except our own.
We're considering using one of those collars to train the dog to shut it's piehole when we tell it to shut up. Our neighbor has one of those shock collars that it used on it's dog that we could borrow. He said it only take a couple shocks and the dog gets the point. I don't know if this hurts the dog though. I know as a kid I got shocked by the electric fence on the farm and that was all it took to make me be careful around them. I don't think I was ever shocked more than a couple times (because of my own clumsiness) - but I remember feeling very shook up for a while after that.
I've also seen those collars that send out some high pitch (that people can't hear, but annoy dogs). Do those really work? How do I know that it is really making a sound if I can't hear it. I'd hate to spend $50-$100 on something that might not work.
Let me know what you think.