Are anti-barking collars cruel? Is there something other than an electric shock that could be administered?
I don't think it's appropriate to shock your dog. You wouldn't do it to a child. Perhaps a squib of water or something less painful?
The trouble is, he does it when we're not in. We had a note left sellotaped to the front door from an anonymous neighbour that seems very fed up with it.
He doesn't do it when we're there, just when we go out so I can't be there to shoot water at him when he starts.
I think you can get the collars that detect and squirt water automatically can't you??