If you have ever had anyone complain about your dog’s barking then this is for you. Dog Barking Control is important to many dog owners and neighbors of dog owners. Imagine, you have had a busy day, you finally get to bed, late, and then at 3.00am you are finally fast asleep. Then you hear something, a dog barking.
At first you just dream of the dog barking, then you realize a dog is actually barking. You wake up, the sound is so loud it becomes obvious that you can’t go back to sleep while the barking noise continues. You are getting angry, it is the third time this week you have lost sleep because of the dog barking in the middle of the night.
Barking Control – What To Do?
If it is your dog then you can get up and see what’s going on and tell your dog to quiet down. If it’s your neighbors dog, there’s not much you can do, or is there?
There are a number of ways that you can manage the noise of a dog barking. You could get some good ear plugs and try to sleep, you could yell at the dog, which is fine if it’s your dog but if it is your neighbors dog you risk waking the whole street and alienating your neighbors.
Let’s be honest, most people just want something that will stop the noise, bring back the peace and allow a good night’s sleep. So what are the alternatives?
There are plenty of products available to control dog’s barking and here are the most popular.
- Sonic Bark Control Collars.
- Ultrasonic Home Devices. (stop barking up to 300 feet away)
- Citronella Spray Collars.
- Dog Shock Collars.
Sonic Bark Control Collars.
Sonic dog collars is a humane way to let your dog know that repeated barking is annoying by annoying them when they bark. The device works by emitting sonic sound frequencies and vibration in direct response to your dog’s barking. The sound that the device makes is just annoying to the dog it doesn’t hurt your dog at all. It is lightweight and can be adjusted to fit any dog.
It is a completely safe way to reduce your dog’s barking and you can take it off when you want to give your dog a breather. The sonic sound and vibration activates while your dog barks and turns off when dog stops barking. Your dog learns to associate the annoying and unpleasant sound frequencies and vibration with their barking and the result is that your dog will stop barking unnecessarily and will greatly reduce their barking habits.
It doesn’t stop your dog barking in a threatening situation, so you can relax that your dog will still protect you and the home if an intruder comes.
This is a great product that does not cause your dog any pain and thousands of people are preferring to get this type of collar instead of a shock collar.
- 3 Operating Modes: Audible Sound, Vibration or Both!
- Vibration Only mode is safe for use with Electronic Fence Systems
- Vibration mode is also perfect for Deaf or hearing-impaired dogs
- Adjustable Bark Sensitivity
- Easy-to-adjust Nylon Collar
- Lightweight (2 oz)
- Water Resistant
- Money Back Guarantee & 1 Year Warranty
With the Sonic Bark Control Collar, you can safely stop nuisance barking without having an effect on instinctual or protective barking.
Ultrasonic Home Devices.
Ultrasonic home devices are becoming a really popular way not only to manage your own dogs barking but also your neighbors dogs. Imagine, a humane way to stop your neighbors dogs from keeping you awake at night.
It works in a similar way to the ultrasonic dog collar, it emits a high pitch ultrasonic sound when it is triggered by the sound of a dog barking.
It annoys the dog enough to stop them from barking, it doesn’t hurt them and can not be heard by humans.
The best part is you can get weather proof devices that are battery powered and can be discretely placed in a tree or on the exterior of a building aiming at the neighbors noisy dog.
The best quality Ultrasonic Home Devices such as the Dog Silencer Pro, can be effective to reduce any dog’s barking noise for up to 75 meters (about 245 feet). Click on the image to learn more.
Your neighbors will think that their dog has magically become more quiet and there is no need to let them know that you installed the device that achieved this miraculous change.
It is a passive way to manage a noisy neighbors dog without the need for face to face confrontation.
Spray collars have been around for a while. The citronella spray collar seems to be the most popular on the market because the smell it emits is not offensive to people.
The feedback on these spray type of barking training collars is mostly positive as it works in two ways. First the sound of the unit spraying is noticed by the dog and secondly because the lemon citrus smell is quite powerful to a dog’s sensitive sense of smell.
The dog doesn’t like the smell and each time they bark a small amount is sprayed from the unit. The cons of using this type of product is that it can sometimes make some dogs sneeze which may set the spray unit off again and cause more sneezing.
You should always consult with your veterinarian before using a spray collar to ensure that your dog does not have an respiratory condition. The good news is that there are no reported side effects for normally health dogs using this type of collar.
Dog Shock Collars.
This is a well known as a popular but controversial method of dog barking control. Personally, I think using shock therapy to stop a dog barking is not humane method as it uses pain and fright to deter a dog’s barking.
If your dog is already showing symptoms of dog separation anxiety, the use a dog shock collar to shock your dog every time it barks, it will most likely affect your dog negatively. The use of a shock collar to control barking is likely to worsen your dogs anxiety and escalate their anxious behavior.
Conversely, some dog owners swear by shock collars and have given some glowing report but it’s not something I would choose to do to my dog. I would not consider using shock methods with my dog but if you are considering this option, then it should only be used in a last resort when all other methods have failed.
Watch this short video about the effect of a dog shock collar on a young lady and you will see why I personally wouldn’t ever want to use a shock collar on my dogs.
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We hope that this article was helpful to help you identify the different methods and products for Dog Barking Control.