Sunbeam The Little Sonic Handheld Egg Dog Bark Control Device
Where has this product been?
We've had our rescue dog (Foxhound mix) for a year and a half. She's a gentle dog, but she has to 'say hello' to every dog she sees. Not all dog owners appreciate this, and I can understand, sometimes you're in a rush. She tends to lunge and bark when we tell her no and this sets off the other dog (sometimes) and it all ends in a bark fest. We've tried to avoid other dogs on our walk, but this doesn't solve the problem. We were told the dog can sense nervous energy from our end of the leash, so we try to be relaxed, but nothing worked. We tried shaking pennies in a can. We tried squirting her with a water gun. We tried going towards a dog with a relaxed mind frame, but NOTHING worked.
As soon as we tried the Sonic Eggg her reaction was instantaneous. Immediately she stopped barking, came to us, and sat waiting for instruction. Amazing! Finally, our prayers have been answered. I cannot stress enough how amazing this product works.
November 30, 2014
Only for Supplemental Bark Control
I purchased this for a 3 month old Standard Poodle puppy that I was crate training and wanted to deter barking at the family during meal times and when I would leave for short periods of time (20 minutes) leaving her in the crate.
First, be clear this model is the manual one where you have to hit the button every time she barks. I did not read instructions and thought when I pushed the button it would stay on for a period of time and play the sound at barking, but this is not that model.
When my dog barked out of separation anxiety it did not work and just agitated her more, resulting in her trying to dig out of her crate along with barking.
I thought perhaps when she was just irritated she had to be in the crate, but I was next to her it would work, but the same result.
Overall she does bark less, but I cannot say it can be attributed to the Sonic Egg as much as her getting older and getting used to staying in the crate for short periods.
June 23, 2014
I am at my wits end when it comes to my dogs barking. My Yorkie barks at anything and everything, my Bulldog barks at loud noises/doorbells. I purchased this product because of the reviews and let me tell you, it did not work at all. First of all, I followed every single instruction, my husband actually laughed at me when I held the egg an arms length away from me and yelled bark, as this is one of the steps to test the device. The first time my dog barked they were surprised by the egg, the subsequent barks made them want to attack the egg, I had it up on a shelf so my son wouldn't play with it. My dogs actually tried climbing up the wall to get it. I took the product outside, since that is where most of the barking occurs, and it didn't work there as well. Don't waste your money or time on this product.
May 29, 2014
CHANGED MY LIFE
I bought this two days ago in lieu of a shock collar because it was less expensive. I have a 6 year-old dog, which I adopted and had tried everything to handle its excessive barking, scratching at the door, and jumping on furniture. My dog was so crazy I couldnt calm him down. I even went to the vet and asked for medication (which they wouldnt give me). I have just been pointing it at the dog and saying no when he barks or jumps on the furniture. He winces a bit and then stops. In 2 days I have trained him not to bark once the door is opened and not to jump on the furniture!!! I have done in 2 days what I had been trying to do for two years. I was honestly ready to give the dog up. Thank you!
May 19, 2014