Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Bark-Off and Crazy Critters Review and Giveaway

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Giveaway ended. Winner is missrantsypants.

I hate it when my dog barks. We’ve tried various measures over the years to curtail her barking. We’ve had good luck with a shock collar and that works well.  Unfortunately, she seldom wears the collar because the “compassionate” members of my family feel sorry for her and keep taking off the collar!  But even worse, she is a howler, and the collar doesn’t respond to that. When she is outside for just a few minutes, she’ll start howling. Honestly, I think she does it for her own entertainment! I know the neighbors hate us! I was anxious to try out the BarkOff  ultrasonic training aid to see if it would help our dilemma. BarkOff  sits on a table or mounts on a wall, covering a distance of 20 feet. When the dog barks, it emits a high pitched sound that is inaudible to humans to discourage the dog from barking.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t see any effect from the BarkOff. It could be that it didn’t bother or distract my dog. Or perhaps it didn’t work at all—since it is an ultrasonic sound, how would I know if it were working? It’s a great idea and I hope it works better for others.

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I also received a Crazy Critters dog toy to review. Crazy Critters are absolutely adorable. They have no stuffing, making them safer for pets. They have squeakers at each end of the toy.  Because they are long and thin, they are great for fetching or for playing tug-of-war. Did I mention how cute this little fox is? My dog is not a chewer, so I can’t comment on this toy’s durability. She does like the squeakers, though.
Crazy Critters and BarkOff sell for $10 each.
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Giveaway: Telebrands is giving away a Crazy Critter and BarkOff to one of my readers.  (US and Canada only.) To enter, leave a comment about one of these product.   Giveaway ends on Aug. 7. Winner will be chosen by random.org.
Additional entries: (Leave a separate comment for each.)
1 Follow Debbie’s Homeschool Corner on Google Friend Connect.
2.  Blog about this giveaway. (2 entries—leave a separate comment for each entry and a link to your post.)
3. Visit Super Star Speech and sign up for the email list.
4.  Leave a comment on my Super Star Speech blog.
 This is a Mama Buzz review. I received a BarkOff  Ultrasonic Training Aid and a Crazy Critters toy for review purposes from Telebrands. No other compensation was provided and all opinions are my own.

53 comments:

  1. This would be great for my mother's dog.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  2. Would love to have this for the"boys" and the mail truck. The barking is unreal.
    dessie95mae@gmail.com

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  3. the barkoff would be great- our little one seems to be vocal at everyone lately mrs.mommyyatgmail

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  4. The Bark Off would be a nice thing to have. My dog seems to bark at everything.
    Thanks for the chance!

    baller19822002 at yahoo dot com

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  5. I follow on GFC. (Annie)

    baller19822002 at yahoo dot com

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  6. I Visited Super Star Speech and signed up for the email list.

    baller19822002 at yahoo dot com

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  7. I have a dog who pulls the stuffing out of every toy she gets. I would love to try this one!

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  8. I also left a comment on Super Star Speech. :)

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  9. We could really use the bark off!!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  10. My two dogs bark all the time! The bark off will be a great product to have

    garrettsambo@aol.com

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  11. I followed on google friend connect

    garrettsambo@aol.com

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  12. I signed up for the email list

    garrettsambo@aol.com

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  13. My dog would love the crazy critters dog toy, he loves plush toys that squeak. They make such a mess cause he removes the stuffing and I would love one of these toys that have no stuffing.

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  14. I left a comment on your http://superstarspeech.com/blog/2010/07/teaching-sign-language-to-your-baby pn your Super Star Speech blog.

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  15. The Crazy Critter could save some of my kids stuffed animals.

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  16. The Crazy Critter really looks fantastic! I love that it doesn't have stuffing.

    dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. I'd love to have the Bark Off. My little guys bark at everyone and everythiing, and it gets pretty embarassing. They are too small for the bark control collars.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  18. I follow with google friends connect.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  19. I subscribe to Super Star Speech emails.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  20. My dog has the crazy critter fox and loves it. He squeeked it so much he managed to break one in about 1 1/2 days

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  21. I would love to win so that I can see whether the Bark-Off would work for my two small dogs. Whenever the youngest one starts barking (which happens frequently), the other one gets started and it works my last nerve lol.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win :)

    cardiobunny✿at✿ymail✿dot✿com

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  22. Following via Google Friend Connect and Bloglines.

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  23. I want to try the Bark Off. We have a beagle mix who barks so much that people have complained. We've tried all sorts of products but nothing has worked so far.


    hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

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  24. I subscribe through Google Friend Connect.

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  25. I would love to get my dogs to stop barking wihtout hurting them!

    trippyjanet at hotmail dot com

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  26. My dog would go nuts for the Crazy Critter!

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  27. I would love to try BarkOff on my dogs and see if they had a better reaction than your dogs. They go crazy sometimes and I would be willing to give it a second chance.

    crazypplrok@gmail.com

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  28. My dogs had crazy critters last year and loved them. They lasted such a long time and I had throw them out when they left them outside in bad weather. They would love to have some more.
    fatmeatloaf1@gmail.com

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  29. my dogs need the crazy critter.we have labs and they tear up every toy in a day.
    stracey2010@live.com

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  30. I have 2 dogs that bark every nite at 2am when a possum comes into the backyard. Hoping this device would deter their barks!

    roblyn66 at yahoo dot com

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  31. I would like to try these products. My dogs bark everytime another animal comes around and it drives me crazy! dpschad@yahoo.com

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  32. We also have the shock collars and I hate leaving them on the dogs semi-permanently. However, one of my dogs even barks when someone walks by the house so I'd love to try this and see if it would work for her.

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  33. The bark off would really help my family. We have three small dogs that bark at anyone that walks in front of our house.

    Dancehottie1621@aol.com

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  34. With three puppies, we would really be interested in trying the BarkOff - the advertisements are very encouraging. And with those same three puppies, I don't see the Crazy Critter reaching retirement age! :)

    mcj4tlj(at)comcast(dot)net

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  35. My dog needs the bark off, we live in a subdivision now (we used to live in the open country) and Im worried the neighbors will complain about her loud barking.



    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

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  36. I have a couple of dogs that bark a lot so I'd like to try this and see if it works for us

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  37. Ah I need the Bark-Off! My sister just brought home a new dog and he likes to bark. To make matters worse it's one of those shrill barks... ugh :/

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  38. My dog barks at everything. She barks when she hears a voice on the tv.

    Thank you for the entry, I would love to try this out on our dog.

    Nikki
    nikkidavissells at gmail dot com

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  39. I am a GFC public follower as Nikki Davis.

    Thank you,

    Nikki
    nikkidavissells at gmail dot com

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  40. I think they look really neat, especially the Bark off, hoping that they work better for others than yours did!
    Thanks!

    fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

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  41. Google Friend Connect Follower! {mom2anutball}

    fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

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  42. My grandmother raves about her BarkOff! She relayed the story of her and the neighbors dog, and they are now friends with the help of BarkOff! They didn't use to be.
    heatherpooh (hotmail)

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  43. I follow via gfc as /\Heather/\
    heatherpooh (hotmail)

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  44. The Crazy Critters are a fantastic idea! My two pugs are terrible about ripping their stuffed animals apart. My female has gotten sick before from eating stuffing, so this toy would be ideal.

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  45. Would love to try the barkoff we have a dog that barks a little too much.
    couponsiwant(at)verizon(dot)net

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  46. We have a dog that could use a little bark therapy like this!

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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  47. follow google friend

    ardy22
    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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  48. subscribe via email

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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  49. Would love to try the barkoff we have a dog that barks and barks and so on.
    mightynaynay(at)cs.com

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