It’s always nice when you get a chance to catch up with another caravanner – and that’s what we were able to do this weekend. After a bit of to-and fro-ing on the phone chatting about Greg’s purchase of a Crusader Manhattan (and getting diagrams of Greg’s solution to generator storage) we finally set a date to catch up in person.
Greg and Sue invited us to join them at Culburra for lunch on the Sunday of the Australia Day long weekend. Although six tornadoes had struck the SE Queensland Coast, with accompanying wild weather and floods, and the bad weather was moving into northern NSW, down on the south coast we were fortunate to make the trip there and back in fine weather. What did we talk about? Caravans, parks, jobs, trips, roads, and… the anti-bark dog collar!
Greg and Sue like to take their doggie friends with them when they travel, and when we were discussing the various measures that caravanners use to make sure their pets are well-behaved guests, the conversation turned to dogs barking.
Until Sue showed it to us, we had no idea that there was any such thing as an “anti-bark spray collar”. Intrigued, we watched while Sue demonstrated, clicking it easily into place. (Well, we didn’t see it in action – obviously this was one dog that knew better than to bark once it’s in place!)
The collar works by ejecting a quick spray of citronella-scented mist when it is activated by the dog’s bark. Greg and Sue assure us that it works like a charm. (If the citronella runs out the dog will start barking again, which is when you re-fill. NOTE: For a permanent solution you do need to partner use of the collar with training!).
There are plenty of websites that sell anti-bark spray collars of various sizes… just Google.
Well, you learn something new every day…
A very pleasant visit, and of course it has us champing at the bit to get on the road again. Caravan talk will do that to you (as will seeing a dozen or so caravans on the move while you’re driving!)