Jake the brainless wonder woke me three times last night. Jake the brainless wonder now wears a $125.00 training collar (it gives a buzz before the jolt). Jake the brainless wonder got one little (setting #2) jolt when he failed to respond. Jake the brainless wonder no bark, no more. In all seriousness, it was a last ditch effort to keep the dog. I have a feeling he can be a really good dog, but his barking and my illness were in serious conflict. Plus the fact that even getting kicked in the head a few times by cows hadn't taught him a thing about not chasing them. The cows belong to the farmer that leases our pastureland and that lease money always comes in handy; so we didn't want the farmer to stop leasing due to Jake. As much as I hate the collars, I don't feel like he left us any choice.