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March 11, 2008, 12:50 pm betterhomesgardens
Jack, a working dog who's recently moved to the city, barks continuously at the postman on his rounds.
Jack, a working dog who's recently moved to the city, barks continuously at the postman on his rounds.Solution:
I'm not surprised that Jack wanted to "have" the postman. First of all, he was a working dog and the sound and movement of the bike would be a strong stimulus. Secondly, the dog was merely protecting its territory from what it considered to be a threat - the postman.
Initially I needed to find out if it was the bike or the person that caused the trouble. In fact, it was a combination of them both that really set Jack off. The only sure-fire way to control this was aversion therapy.
We had to make the postie something to be avoided, because confrontation with him would prove to be unpleasant. Using a "Spray Commander" (A.B.S) which attached to Jack's collar, we could deliver by remote control:a) A warning buzz
c) A long burst of citronella
It worked like a charm. By the time the postie came back for his second pass, Jack was disappearing down the back of the property with the scent of citronella! Score "1" for Australia Post & the owner!For more information on the Spray Commander, contact A.B.S Australia on www.absaustralia.com or call them on 03 9360 9382.
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