Sunbeam The Little Sonic Handheld Egg Dog Bark Control Device
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
I have only been using this for a couple of weeks and my dog, who used to bark like crazy many times a day, will now give a little "woof" and run straight to me if she hears something. I didn't want to use the shock method for bark control as she is a very small dog and a little nervous. This sound related alternative has worked like a dream!
April 23, 2014