Barking is a natural aspect of a dog’s behavior, and they do so either in defense, fear or offense. But when barking becomes too frequent or too loud, both owners and neighbors can begin to resent the dog. You may have this same problem with your own dog which may keep you and your family up all night with its constant barking. The intensity and frequency of barking can be as varied as the different dog breeds there are, with some dog breeds having a louder bark than others; still, it’s your duty to do what it takes to make sure your dog doesn’t bother the people around you. You can optto train your dog yourself, pay someone else to train it for you, or just get a dog bark collar
Out of all the options available, the best way to reduce dog barking is by getting a dog bark collar for your pet. Pet supply stores will usually offer you three basic types of anti bark collars: these are the citronella bark collar, the electric or shock collar, and the ultrasound or ultrasonic collar. Because all collars are effective at reducing barking, it’s up to you to decide which one you want to buy, depending on what you feel will be more effective for your dog’s temperament.
The Citronella Dog Bark Collar
This collar is designed to shoot a small dose of citronella smell in front of your dog whenever it barks. The citronella oil is quite common in products where a strong smell is needed, like certain perfume products. Just like they dislike perfumes, dogs dislike the smell of citronella, which makes the collar quite effective.
The Shock Collar
This collar is also known for its effectiveness in reducing barking. The collar is programmed to detect excessive barking and correcting the dog by delivering a small electric shock, much like the one you get when you handle fabric. The shock increases in intensity every 30 seconds if the dog doesn’t stop barking: probably because the first one was too mild for a dog’s skin to be felt. The collar will continue to increase the intensity of the shocks until it reaches its highest level, at which point it will shut down to avoid harming the dog, who is probably trying to communicate something urgently.
The Ultrasonic Dog Bark Collar
This dog bark collar emits a high-pitched whistle that is inaudible to the human ear, but certainly audible to dogs which have an extremely sharp sense of hearing. This collar’s advantage is that the sound it uses is harmless to the dog and doesn’t add more noise to the dog’s barking.
Investing in a dog bark collar for your bark-happy, canine pet is one way to demonstrate your commitment to a quiet and peaceful neighborhood. The collar is not meant to eliminate your dog’s barking completely, as it’s a vital part of your dog’s life, but it will make your dog a much more likable pet.