I bought an anti-barking shock collar for my lab Dexter yesterday.
Basically the problem is we have irresponsible neighbors that let their female doberman run loose around the entire neighborhood and she is in heat. So now she has a pack of males following her around everywhere. My dog is neutered so that is not an issue...but he is very territorial. Well he barks and bark and barks all night long. Technically they don't come on our property very much...they wander around non-fenced neighbors houses and up by the road...so I can't legally shoot them...which I don't know if I would have the heart to do anyway.
Not only was I not able to sleep (which is hard enough 9 months pregnant) but Im pretty sure Dexter was getting an ulcer over the issue. He was eating a lot of grass and had some gastrointestinal issues if you know what I mean every morning.
Called animal control...but out in the country they won't do anything about it.
So I had to buy poor Dexter a shock collar and basically punish him for defending his home. He wore it last night and we were able to sleep finally. And Dexter seemed perkier this morning because he finally slept...probably after being shocked a few times. But I felt so guilty putting that thing on him.
Im so irate at those stupid neighbors. And I can only assume that we are going to have a pack of puppies running around sooner or later.