Consider Getting A Bark Collar For Your Dog

If your dog barks a lot for no real reason, or your neighbors are annoyed by the endless “twilight barking” every night, you need to do something about your dog’s barking

Your Options

Figure out why your dog barks so much. No dog barks for no reason. There is usually an external stimulus that annoys your dog; maybe it’s an animal (like a cat), maybe it does not like people walking on the street or maybe it gets bored if left alone more than a certain amount of time. If you cannot remove the stimulus that annoys your dog, then you need to find alternatives.

If your dog barks from anxiety or stress, punishing your dog for barking will only increase the problem. You can use positive training techniques instead of coercion. Positive traning techniques include exposing your dog repeatedly to the stimulus, while you try to calm it down; distracting the dog when the stimulus occurs or the reshaping technique - teach it to bark on command. Sometimes none of the above works, so you need to resort to a professional dog trainer.

Dog Training Collars

Some people who own dogs use a bark collar to prevent excess barking. Three different methods are available, as well as combinations of methods for even greater effectiveness.

There are collars with “citronella” that can spray when the dog starts to bark. These spray collars come in two versions. The first one pulverizes the spray without any warning and the other one utters a hissing sound that precedes the spraying, as a warning. Whenever the dog hears the sound, it will not start to bark for fear that it would get sprayed.

Bark collars with sonic or ultrasonic sounds utter low frequency sounds that only dogs can hear. The dog doesn’t like the sound; it becomes annoying or distracting and the dog will bark less often.

Another popular version of barking collars is the electronic collar, that gives a mild shock to the dog whenever it starts barking. It doesn’t hurt the dog, but it can deter barking.

You can find alternatives to these collars, but they will not be as effective. These collars have three versions - they can be electronic, with citronella spray or sonic and ultrasonic sound. None of them hurts the dog, but give great results instead.

If you need a solution to prevent your dog from barking excessively, you can either use dog training or Bark collars. The latter comes in three versions, which are all very efficient - collars with citronella spray, electronic collars or sonic/ultrasonic dog collars. Any of these methods will not harm the animal. More information on barking collars is available here.

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