The Bark Collar Uses Electric Shocks

As people communicate through different languages, dogs also communicate through different types of barking. Sometimes barking does not indicate anything, but the fact that your dog is in the mood of barking, and if this lasts for long or occurs at inappropriate times of the day or night, it can be very annoying. Here comes the Bark Collar to the rescue of harassed dog owners and their neighbors!.

It will be appropiate to see what these devices are and how do they work, before discussing the benefits of the bark collars. Bark collars are specialized types of dog collars worn around the canine’s neck that keep these animals from barking excessively or inappropriately. Barking is not always considered excessive or inappropriate or both by the dog owner or other people, but this is depending on many factors that include the hour in the day or night, the type of neighbourhood and also the adjoining circumstances of the occurence of the behaviour.

The electronic bark collars were designed to work under the principles of the aversive training. If the dog starts barking and does not stop during a period of time that can be preset by the owner, the Bark Collar will issue a beep of worning followed in a few seconds by the delivery of a mild electric shock to the dog’s skin. The electric shock will startle the dog into stopping its barking behaviour, creating the dog an unpleasant feeling, and in time, the dog will associate the warning beep with the disagreeable electric shock, and will stop its barking when hearing the warning beep or even before.

From the above description alone, many benefits can be concluded from the use of the bark collar of which the most notable are the following:

•This device can be used to train the dog to properly behave , especially at night when all the neighbours are asleeped and peace and quiet should reign the neighborhood. You and your neighbors will be able to sleep restfully for the rest of the night instead of being waken up at odd hours to the annoying sound of your dog barking at the moon.

• The intensity of the electric shocks issued by the collar can be adjusted by the owner to fit the dog’s training needs, discipline level and size. If you have a dog of a large size that uses to bark just because it likes barking, it will be useful to adjust the settings at the higher level of intensity, while if your dog is one of a small size that barks only occasionally, it will be more appropriate to set the lowest level of intensity for this device. Start with the lower level and increase it until your dog properly responds to this aversive training technique.

• Most bark collars will have a method by which dog owners can be alerted to the presence of intruders in the house and its premises because of the dog’s barks. If the dog barks for at least 15 successive times in 30 seconds, the collar shuts off. You should then be able to respond in an appropriate manner such as looking for the source of the dog’s agitation.

•The bark collars are adjustable. They are usually made of leather.

You can effectively use the bark collar for training your dog proper behaviour.

The dog owners use a Bark Collar or other anti bark measures. The aversive training is the basic principle here. A beep followed by a mild electric shock is delivered from the Bark Collar to the dog’s skin.

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