Deciding Whether Bark Collars Are A Good Idea

If your pet barks a lot without apparent reason, you might want to do something about it since it can really annoy and upset your neighbors and even your family members.

What Can You Do?

Fisrt, find out why your dog barks so much. There is probably a reason why your dog is barking so much, probably a health issue or something is scaring him; if you find out, you’ll probably won’t need a barking collar.

Punishing your dog for barking can be counterproductive if the reason for barking is stress. Try using positive training techniques instead. For example, you can stay next to your dog and calm it down while at the same time activating a stimulus, like a ringing phone, or a big group of people, so that it gets used to it and loses its fear. You might even ask for advice or help from a professional dog handler.

How Bark Collars Work

A good idea to eliminate excessive barking is through the use of a bark collar. There are three main types of anti barking collars, although some collars belong to more than one type.

Citrus spray (or “citronella”) can spray from the collar when the dog barks. Some Bark collars even give the dog a warning “hiss” so that they can learn to avoid the smell entirely.

Other types of anti barking collars use ultrasound waves that can only be heard by the dog and that is activated whenever the dog starts barking. Dogs dislike this sound, and they eventually stop barking in order to make the sound stop.

Lastly, electronic collars give a small electrical shock whenever the dog barks or when the owner uses a remote control. It doesn’t hurt the dog, but it can deter barking.

Barking Collars are a good method for teaching a dog to behave and to reduce excessive barking. They can work by citronella spray, sonic / ultrasonic sounds, or electronic static. All of these are harmless, yet effective in reducing the amount of barking.

Bark collars are very good tools to help you reduce excessive barking. Just make sure that the barking isn’t caused by stress, anxiety, or health issues. You can learn more about Barking Collars on the Internet or from a professional dog trainer.

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