Unwanted dog barking can keep you up at night, annoy your neighbors, and embarrass you in front of your friends and family when they come to visit. Luckily, you don’t have to deal with noisy dogs anymore as there are a number of truly effective stop barking dog devices on the market available to dog owners who are at the end of their ropes.
I’m going to address each of these stop barking dog devices and give you the pros and cons for each so that you can find and determine the best device to meet your needs.
The first of these stop barking dog devices is the shock collar. This is a simple device which fits around your dog’s neck like a normal collar but which contains electronics within it which emit a small shock every time your dog barks. Barking and only barking will trigger the shock and through behavioral repetition just like every other one of these stop barking dog devices, the dog learns over time to not bark.
The obvious issue and controversy with this device is that it inflicts actual physical pain to the dog. The designers behind these shock collars attest that the pain is minimal and barely felt by the animal, but animal rights activists are staunchly against this method and believe it to be a form of animal cruelty.
That aside, one notable drawback of this device is that it teaches your dog or scares them into keeping quiet in all situations. This is in contrast to other stop barking dog devices in which you can train your dog not to bark in certain situations and on a case-by-case basis.
Many people own dogs for security reasons, as an example. In this case, you likely don’t want your dog to keep quiet at all times but instead just in certain situations while keeping them as vocal as ever in case of emergencies like a break-in late at night or a fire. In this case as well, the collar may not be the ideal solution.
One stop barking dog device which addresses this problem is BarkOff. This is a small device about the size of a cell phone which is also triggered by dog barking, but rather than inflicting physical pain to your dog, the device emits a high-frequency sound wave which is only audible to dogs because of the high pitch. When your dog barks, he hears the sound waves and it captures your dog’s attention and through repetition your dog learns to keep quiet in certain situations.
You can turn on the device very easily and take it with you anywhere you take your dog as it can fit in your pocket and has a working radius of about 30 feet. You can turn it on in situations in which you don’t want your dog to bark, so rather than having a collar around his neck all the time which the dog has difficulty separating from certain situations, BarkOff can be used whenever you deem it necessary and only then.
Because of the radius of the device, some people even use it to train their neighbor’s dogs without their neighbor even realizing. While this isn’t one of the intended uses of the device, it is effective nonetheless.