Reduce Annoying Barking With Bark Collar

Dogs use barking of different types to communicate each other and with us, the way we are using different languages to speak. But there are times when the barking becomes such a nuisance that dog owners just want to make the dog shut up although this can be difficult to do at all hours of the day and night. In order to save themselves and also their harassed neighbours from the excessive barking performed by their dogs at the most inappropriate hours of the day, dog owners can use a Bark Collar.

Before we discuss the benefits of bark collars, it is only fitting that we define what these devices are in the first place. The bark collars are devices that will keep your dog from barking excessively or inappropriately, and they are built in the form of an usual dog collar that dogs wear around their necks. Of course, the times when barking becomes excessive or inappropriate or both depends on many conditions including the type of neighborhood, the time of day, and the circumstances surrounding the behavior.

Electronic bark collars work through the principles of aversive training. Few seconds after issuing a worning beep, this Bark Collar will deliver to the dog’s skin a mild electric shock, if the dog started to bark and did not stopped within a period of time that can be adjusted by the owner. 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.

Above we have described the function and use of the electric bark collar, and from here some notable benefits can be concluded.

• Barking during the night will disturb the peace and quiet of the neighborhood, as all people are asleep, and the device can be used to train the dog in proper behavior. 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. For example, if your dog is a Great Dane with a love for barking, then the higher settings can be applied while a small dog like a Yorkshire terrier with an occasional habit of barking from boredom will respond well to a lower setting of electric shocks. You will need to do some experiments with the settings, starting with the lowest until the dog responds the technique.

• The owners can be alerted of the presence of intruders. If  the dog barks for at least 15 successive times in 30 seconds, the collar shuts off. Then you should look for the source of its agitation.

•The bark collars are adjustable. Leather is most often used for these devices.

If your dog loves to yip and yap at anything and everything, then the bark collar is the best product you can invest on to train it toward proper behavior

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This post was written by Noel DCosta on June 27, 2011

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Can A Bark Collar Train My Pet To Stop Barking??

When we speak about bark collars there’s one typical question that is generally asked, and that is: Will this bark collar seriously teach my dog to stop barking?

This can be a difficult question to answer generally. All pets will react and be encouraged by various things so it stands to reason that the results obtained from different bark collars will likely be different on every individual dog. The same thing can be stated for negative reinforcement strategies on humans. A few people will comprehend that it is simpler and convenient not to argue with reinforcement, and others will still find a way to not comply. 

So what can most people expect from their barking collar as soon as they fasten it on their dog? First and foremost, a majority of people will be shocked at how few corrections your puppy will get before recognizing that barking is generating the unpleasant correction.  This is assuming the bark collar is getting above the drive level of your dog to actually bark.  If not you might have to look at upgrading to a different kind of bark collar.

The second thing most will observe is that the dog will stop barking only when it is wearing the bark collar. This is relatively common with all bark collars and what we are in fact trying to find.  After all we do not want to  teach the canine to stop barking altogether (some owners may argue on this point!). Barking is a normal thing for a dog to do and we are not trying to~we do not want it to~we don’t want it to} stop it permanently.  What the main aim of the bark collar must be is to check the annoying barking or barking inappropriate times or at things we don’t want the pet to bark at.  

You’ll find that there are 3 different possible end results you could expect from constant use of wearing the bark collar.  I’d always suggest that the dog must wear the barking collar for a prolonged duration of at least 2 months when attempting to check the nuisance barking.  If your pup barks at early morning joggers or people walking other puppies, you’ll need to put the collar on the puppy to consistently cover these occasions i.e. just before you go to bed or in the early hours of morning if you can beat the joggers! After 8 weeks of continuous use, try leaving the bark collar off the dog.  The 3 results you can expect are:

Your dog has stopped barking by understanding a new pattern of behavior to deal with the disturbances. This is the most effective result to expect from the use of bark collars!

You get this outcome however soon the barking starts once again.  Get the bark collar back on quickly!

The very first thing on that eventful morning your pup is barking again.  You have a dog with a strong drive level and bark collar usage is possibly a long term or permanent thing!

Bark collars, as you see, can generate a range of different results.  What you get out of the bark collar will vary from person to person.  Nevertheless to acquire the best possible outcome, comply with the plan that is mentioned below:

– Make a choice that you have a long term barking dog issue.

– Seek help, from us or others, when it comes to assessing the most perfect variety of bark collar for the dog.

– Make sure that your barking collar fits conveniently} and works correctly.

– Be consistent with the use of your bark collar.

– Periodically observe your pup’s responses after utilizing the bark control collar.

Finding out exactly what your pup requires, in the way of barking manage might be quick, but it can also take some time. Be patient, and try to comprehend the results you get might be different from what other folks receive when they’re making use of bark collars.

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This post was written by Noel DCosta on June 27, 2011

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Dog Bark Collars Are Adjustable

Few months after you bought your new dog pet, he or she are no more those little puppies, and they no longer make those fine yips and yaps that were so cute. Now he is full-grown and barks at every little sound or movement, especially at night. Everyone in your family has enough of his constant, loud and annoying barking, and also has the entire neighborhood. They may have even reported it to the authorities. Do something quick, or you may have to give up to your noisy companion. Telling your dog “No!” has not worked and neither has anything else you have tried. Maybe it is time to try using one of the Dog Bark Collars available.

Some people have the false opinion that these electronic dog bark collars hurt dogs. They are not weapons to deliver strong electric shocks. Though the electronic collars issue mild shocks these are unpleasant enough for your dog to stop barking. At night and at some other moments barking is inappropriate, but not all the time. When you use one of these collars, put it on him only during times that he should not be barking. He is and intelligent pet and will learn not to bark when wearing the collar.

Dog bark collars have an electronic device that detects sounds over a certain decibel and gives a mild shock to the dog when he barks loud enough to be detected. After the dog is shocked for two or three times, it gets discouraged from barking. The common belief is that these electric shocks are inhumane, but they are as mild as the static shocks we experienced sometimes at home. The alternative to using such “inhumane” device for training is to put your pet in a shelter where he may end up being euthanized.

If you ask him, he will say he will be happier learning when it is okay to bark and when it is not. It is very simple to put his collar when he is not allowed to bark and remove it the rest of the day. All the people in the family will appreciate  a quiet evening and some peaceful sleep. So will your neighbours.

When you decide to use a collar, be sure you choose the right size. The Dog Bark Collars come in sizes to fit every breed and size of dog. Also for the smaller ones. Generally, the smaller the breed, the often the bark. Make sure to adjust the collar so the electronic device to fit snug against the neck of your dog. The collar will be comfortable if fit properly.

To make sure about the safety of dog bark collars, try one on your own hand. This will convince you they don’t do any harm at all. It does not even compare to an angry neighbour throwing rocks and shoes at your dog. Get one today and the whole neighbourhood will be sleeping through the night again soon.

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This post was written by Noel DCosta on June 27, 2011

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Does Bark Off Work – My Evaluation

People with a barking dog are asking the question, does bark off work? After reading the reviews I am convinced the conclusions are mixed. But I was also looking for a way to evaluate the problem and the product. If you are interested in the key ingredient to make the product work for you, read on.

My dog was an adoption and began to bark at many things that were not necessary. So I began looking for an option that was economical. Bark Off seemed to be a reasonable price, but after reading many reviews I realized many people were not satisfied with the product.

I found the product to do what it said, my dogs’ concentration was broken and I was able to step in and work on her behavior. However this only worked after I began to address her need of exercise. Each day I take her for a brisk walk which helps expend her energy. That did the trick and the Bark Off product did the rest. If you are willing to take some time to address the underlying problems that can cause the barking, I can give you a positive recommendation for this product.

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This post was written by BPT_Assistant on June 3, 2011

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