A few weeks ago Mom and I drove down to Cyberspace Sarah’s for a baby shower hosted at the home of her new pastor’s wife. This lady was attractive and savvy and threw a great shower . . . and her little dachshund had a “bark collar” — you know, a collar that gives a tiny zap to the dog when it starts to bark.
“Hmmmmm,” I thought to myself. “If that cute little dog can wear that collar, Fritz T certainly can.”
Now, you know me. Zapping my dog seemed like it was going to be something way out of my comfort zone. If you will recall, however, we’ve had some relationship issues this summer (Remember when I was going to drive over him with the car?) and I decided it just couldn’t hurt . . . um . . .me. I didn’t know about Fritz T.
Anywho, I researched them online and discovered that I could either get one that automatically zapped Fritz when he barked, or one with a remote that I would use to zap him. In the end I went with the remote because I could also give him a verbal cue like “Quiet!”