My Ruby, a 4 year old Affie, stopped barking completely with the minor threat of a spray of water from a cheap dollar store spray bottle, such as you would use to mist or spray plants or your hair to rewet it for styling.
She's seen our cat get sprayed when she does something naughty, such as climing up the Cockatiels cage, so she knows why it is used and that it's for bad behavior.
Even as smart as our Ruby is, it only took about 3 weeks for her to stop barking if she heard a fly sneeze...which is what my husband said she was always barking at. :)
Answered by Anonymous - 6/24/2012 7:41:18 PM