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Dog Barking MP3: How to Get Them and What They Are For

Updated on June 24, 2013

Dog Barking MP3

Dog barking MP3's are widely available on the internet, but you must be able to utilize your search skills in order to find them. If you are not familiar with the different video and audio hosts, Youtube is a highly trafficked video platform that hosts tons of audio samples.

First of all, you should alter the words that you are searching for. Try dog barking sounds, dogs barking, dog barking soundtrack, and other search terms to locate solid results that will supply you with the sounds and audio that you are in need of. Unfortunately, you may need to try many different search terms to find a high quality audio sample that will suit your individual needs.

If you still have not found an MP3 of a dog barking, try finding it in any other file format. Even though you may require an MP3 format, you can locate a different file format. You can then take the audio file and convert it with file conversion websites or programs. Once the conversion is complete, you will have an MP3 file. Almost any audio can be converted between many different sound formats. Playback varies on different devices, yet the MP3 format is one of the most widely used file types currently.


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Using Caution When Downloading Dog Bark MP3's

You should be careful when downloading different sound files, as they could contain some harmful files. Dodgy websites and sketchy files should be avoided at all costs. Just because someone had previously posted the link while saying that it was an available download does not mean that it is 100% free or safe. All files should be downloaded from a trusted source.

As you go about your search for this dog audio file, ensure that your computer is equipped with a reputable antivirus software. Virtually every computer comes with the software; however, it needs to be repurchased yearly and updated regularly. It should be turned on and fully active as well. Once you have ensured that your antivirus is actively protecting your PC, you will be able to shield the computer from any harmful attacks while searching for your ideal audio. I cannot stress how important it is to protect your computer when downloading files; should a dangerous virus be invited into your computer, it can spell doom as you may already know. Some viruses are capable of entirely destroying a hard drive. I have had it happen!

Some Electronic Barking Dog Alarms for Home Protection

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When you are away from home, your home is always vulnerable to intruders; especially if they are aware that you are away from home for an extended period of time. A lengthy absence gives heathens and thieves the opportunity to trespass and even enter your home if it is not secured with a good alarm system. Whether you don't own a dog or your dog is away from home with you, barking is one of the best ways to deter intruders. Everyone knows a dog can be lethal; and potential intruders will never know just how big the dog is! By using an electronic movement sensing system, you can keep your home protected without leaving your pet at home; and without getting a dog if you currently do not own one! They are placed inside, close to the front door. It picks up movement within a wide footage range, and is triggered. It seems as if an actual dog heard the movement, and is standing guard.

What a treat for such a teeny tiny puppy!
What a treat for such a teeny tiny puppy! | Source

Recording Your Dog's Barks Into an MP3

If you decide to play it on the safe side and you own a dog, you could always record his or her barks and save them as an MP3 file! A homemade dog barking MP3 will allow you to save the barks that you like, and you can even influence the dog's barking. You can record the dog during playful events for higher pitched barking, yelping, and whining. You can record the dog during protect stances (such as when someone knocks, or they see a strange person) for deeper, more aggressive barking. This all depends on how you intend to use the audio, of course. Training the dog to "speak" will allow you to get the barks on tape through command. If you follow this route, don't forget to give your pup a nice, huge treat like in the photo to the right!!!

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Other Uses for Dog Barking MP3s

There are a few creative uses for these little gems, probably a bit more than you might have imagined originally. Try these ideas out with the MP3s and see how they perform for you:

  • Pranks: These are great for some mild pranking. If someone is sleeping, reading in a quiet place, or concentrating, you can scare them by playing these recordings at full volume. Be careful though- payback is always sure to follow!
  • Squirrels: If you have gotten tired of squirrels in the garden, you can place this recording on a smart device. You can then set it outside or in an open window during the day. Set the alarm on the device to go off once every thirty minutes to an hour; or, you can watch the squirrels closely during the day and play the recording when they come into the yard.
  • Scaring Off a Neighbor's Dog: Does your neighbor's dog continually come to your yard to do his or her business? Try out the MP3 every time he or she comes along. The barking, if aggressive enough, could scare it out of the yard for good. No one likes to step in a fresh pile of dog poo; and it is hard to get some neighbors to listen to your pleas!

With the many different uses, these little sound clips can most definitely save you time, money, effort, and peace of mind! Please leave your comments below, and let me know how these different approaches have panned out for you recently or in the past.


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      jcYehweh 4 years ago

      I love it. You have some great ideas for playing a recorded dog bark. I might try a few.

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      angryelf 4 years ago from Tennessee

      Thank you Thelma! I was doing some Keyword research, and I came upon this. And in order to make it a useful addition to hubpages; I found out that you can use these (and automated machines) to protect your home!! I was very proud of how well it turned out :)

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Very interesting hub. One does not need a dog to get away intruders from home. Great idea! Thanks for sharing;-)