How Does a Bark Collar Stop a Dog Barking
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How Does a Bark Collar Stop a Dog Barking
You may have heard about Bark Collar's. You may also have wondered how well one of these collars will work on your dog. You may be trying to figure out how a collar can be the key to stop a dog barking that is driving you crazy.
First, you need to understand how these collars work. A branded good quality bark collar like PetSafe will use both vibration and sound sensors to discriminate each bark from other external noises like another's dogs bark or a car backfiring. When the bark collar detects both the sound from the bark and the vibration in your dog's throat it responds by giving the dog a negative correction each time it barks. Normally within a few days the dog will learn that the barking needs to be stopped.
Beware of cheap bark collars which detect a bark only by sound or by vibration as these will be triggered by external noises and can confuse your dog.
There are three types of anti-bark collars. They are ultrasonic sound, citronella or lemon spray and static shock.
Ultrasonic anti-bark collars control your dogs barking by sending out a high pitched ultrasonic sound each time they bark. Over time, the dog will learn that when he stops barking, his ears will stop hurting. Don't worry, the ultrasonic sound can't be heard by humans. However ultrasonic units are the least effective out of all the bark collars.
How the spray collar works is to respond to your dog's barking by emitting a lemon or citronella spray which again the dog does not like. Over time your dog will realize the bark collar is sending the spray out every time they bark and learn that when they quit barking, the spray too will stop. These are better than ultrasonic units but not as good as static shock collars.
When it comes to bark collars to control your dogs barking, many people think of static shock collars. These anti-bark collars take things to the next level with a static shock correction for a pet that is barking. Once the collar detects the bark, it sends out a mild static shock. This shock is usually enough to convince the dog to stop barking. In our experience these are the most effective bark collars and the PetSafe collars come highly recommended.
It is important to understand that these collars should be considered for use by breed, weight and the age of your dog. The manual should have instructions for how old and weight a dog should be to wear a static collar. For example puppies must be over six months old.
One thing many people appreciate about bark control collars is that they are convenient and very easy to use. When it comes to learning the ‘how to' aspects of a bark collar, you generally put it on just like a regular collar and check for fit but do not attach a leash to it. If you have a long haired dog, trim the hair back around the front of the neck.
Finally, when selecting a collar, we recommend PetSafe Bark collars as our top pick. These anti bark collars come with a number of tips and advice on their usage. In particular, the PetSafe deluxe bark collar is also very reliable, working for a long time while other collars may stop working after lesser use and abuse from your pet.
Additionally they offer very good customer support as you are learning to use the system, with easily accessible customer service representatives.
Your decision on which collar to choose to stop your dog barking may differ by the kind of dog you have as well as your own personal preferences in training methods.
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