These days there are a number of different options when it comes to folks who want to stop dog barking. Ultrasonic devices and shock collars are two of the most popular options for training your dog to overcome their incessant barking issues and without breaking the bank while doing it. In this article were going to take a look at each of these methods so that you can decide which is better for you.
Shock collars have been on the market for decades now because they work. This is a special collar which you put on your dog and which has electronics in it so that when your dog barks, this triggers something within the collar so that the response is a quick jolt of electricity to your dog.
The debate on how much pain your dog feels when it barks has been argued on both sides by both the makers of these collars as well as animal rights activists. Some people find it to be inhumane to use shock collars on a dog because even if the dog is not experiencing a great deal of pain, it certainly startles the dog which is the basis of how this collar works in the first place.
Over time, the dog quickly begins to associate barking with being shocked so that it stops barking altogether. This method is truly effective and quick at that as a result. Besides the controversy which comes along with shock collars, another downside is that you can discourage your dog from ever barking again by using one of these collars because it’s difficult to train your dog on a case-by-case basis with this collar.
The other method to stop dog barking is the ultrasonic device. Devices like BarkOff also respond to your dog’s barking, but instead of shocking your dog and causing any kind of pain on a physical level, the device emits a high-pitched frequency which commands your dog’s attention and literally interrupts your dog right in the middle of barking. BarkOff is nice because it’s portable and battery powered and has a radius of over 30 feet so that you can take it with you on dog walks or car trips or anywhere you go with your dog.
Your dog associates the frequency with the time in which he should not be barking, so turning on the device in only situations in which you want your dog to keep quiet is very effective for training your dog on a case-by-case basis. It’s also the most inexpensive and cost-effective method of retraining your dog’s barking habits at just $10.