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Dog Barking Control Collars and Devices

Updated on December 24, 2012

Dog Barking Control

Dog barking control is necessary for almost every owner. To control your dog barking is important for you, your family and neighbors. No one likes to hear a dog barking non stop when they are trying to sleep. It's irritating and gives the dog a bad name, when it's really the owner's fault for allowing it.

Dogs bark for many reasons. They bark to warn their family of intruders. This is something to be praised for, a bark of a dog will deter many thieves from robbing you blind. They also bark to communicate, bored, worried and fearful.

What an owner wants to do is control the dog's barking. You must teach the dog when he should bark and when not to. This means teaching your dog the word "Quite" or "Enough". When your dog barks say "Quiet" and gently hold his mouth shut for a few seconds. When he is still and silent give him a treat and praise. Set up situations for your dog to bark. When he barks tell him quiet and hold his mouth for a few seconds.

He'll eventually get the idea.

However this may not work the way you want. Fortunately, there are other ways to get your dog to not bark.

There are other ways to get your dog not to bark.

Dog Barking Control Collars and Other Dog Control Devices

There are two bark training collars that work. It depends on the personality of your dog and how sensitive your dog is.

The Citronella bark collar - All dogs have a sensitive nose, the hound group may have the best sniffers in the world. This collar uses the dog's distaste for this scent to train him not to bark. You put the collar around his neck, and when he barks the collar emits the scent which makes the dog stop barking. This spray can also deter other unwanted behaviors such as digging.

The other is a shock collar. This collar emits a small shock when it senses the dog bark. It surprises the dog. This is the time that you pet him and relax him. He will learn not to bark and to stay calm.

One of the best and most effective bark collars is the

PetSafe Yard & Park Remote Dog Trainer, PDT00-12470

Clicker Training

Clicker training is a way to stop your dogs barking through. Your dog must be trained to pay attention to you.

Debarking

This is a surgical procedure that the vet operates on the dog taking out his vocal cords. The dog will bark but it sounds like more of a raspy whisper than a bark. Many people find this more annoying than the bark

Why Dogs Bark

Attempt to find out why your dog is barking so much. Is it through excitement? Is he bored? His barking could be from loneliness. Or maybe it's from lack of exercise and mental stimulation. Whatever way you try make sure that you spend time with your dog and train him what you want.

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