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I have a female yellow lab named Remi ( Yes, it's the female name version Remington). She will be 1 year old on Sunday. She has a tendency to bark at everything. I want to get an E-collar to help control her barking and to better train her. I am looking for a collar that has a remote (I dont want one that automatically shocks her when she barks). I would like the price to stay under $250. Any recommendations or tips would be appreciated.

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DO NOT USE AN E COLLAR FOR BARKING. use a citronella bark collar, You do not want your dog never to bark, you do not want to have them associate barking with discomfort or fear, they will not bark when it counts. You need to distract them that is where a citronella collar comes in, they bark, a mist sprays then they become distracted. If you want your dog to stop barking, you have to spend more time with it. I have 2 chocolates and Labs are a very needy breed meaning they need to be with their owner. they need plenty of activity and stimulation, try something as simple as a Kong, with peanut butter and a treat inside will occupy for hours. E collars responsibly should only be used by someone who has been taught or has experience in how to use them. improper or inexperienced use can break your dog
 

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E-collars are not for training .. they are used to correct or check an already learned action.
 

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I'm going to add another vote for exercise, exercise and more exercise. A tired dog is a well behaved dog.

A good one is simply hiding a treat. You can do it inside on those days it's raining or otherwise awful outside and she can't run. Sit, stay, then you walk away and hide a treat. Then give the command to "find it." Start where she can see where you put it. Then move to the next room. Then make it as hard as possible. Using their nose is great stimulation. It will exhaust her.
 

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I would also like to add .. at 1 year old , your lab is still learning and very immature. She should learn over time what should be barked at and what is ok, she should learn this from you, by your actions and verbally . When my lab barks , I listen to him and I react. It is very important for you to acknowledge your dog when she barks. Go look at what she's barking at .. if its something you dont want her barking at, acknowledge it by telling her "its ok " and walk away . She will understand that you are not concerned with what she sees or hears and she will learn. The only times ive ever discouraged my dog from barking is when he barks at a squirrel or other small animal around the house. In this case i can specifically tell him "no" and he knows that he isn't supposed to bark at squirrels. If he hears something he is supposed to bark.. if he sees something he is supposed to bark. When my dogs barks I always react to it. He can read me, he knows barking gets my attention, and he knows barking has its consequences. If its a squirrel he knows he's in trouble
Everything else gets a pat on the head and a "good boy!".
 

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...Get rid of the dog if you want to zap it every time it barks. Seriously. Dogs bark to alert you to things happening around your domain. The best way to stop a dog from barking is when it barks, take the dog out and survey the situation and find out what the dog is barking at. If it is a person, point to the person and praise the dog, let the dog know they did right and then let the dog know they should stop barking, and NOT by zapping it.
That is my opinion.

I would also like to add .. at 1 year old , your lab is still learning and very immature. She should learn over time what should be barked at and what is ok, she should learn this from you, by your actions and verbally . When my lab barks , I listen to him and I react. It is very important for you to acknowledge your dog when she barks. Go look at what she's barking at .. if its something you dont want her barking at, acknowledge it by telling her "its ok " and walk away . She will understand that you are not concerned with what she sees or hears and she will learn. The only times ive ever discouraged my dog from barking is when he barks at a squirrel or other small animal around the house. In this case i can specifically tell him "no" and he knows that he isn't supposed to bark at squirrels. If he hears something he is supposed to bark.. if he sees something he is supposed to bark. When my dogs barks I always react to it. He can read me, he knows barking gets my attention, and he knows barking has its consequences. If its a squirrel he knows he's in trouble
Everything else gets a pat on the head and a "good boy!".
Bingo! I responded before I read this post and it is dead on. Your dog will be ever so smarter from the start and be very well adjusted throughout their life.
 
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