Stop Barking Dog Collars:
A very common complaint dog owners have is that there dog won’t stop barking. There are many reasons why a dog barks. Barking is in a dogs nature; that’s what dogs do. Dogs bark to communicate. There is a big difference between your dog barking to alert you of intruders but, excessive barking can be very annoying. A bark collar will correct excessive barking. There are 3 correction methods to stop excessive barking: a tone bark collar, a stimulation or shock bark collar , and citronella spray bark collar. They are all based on the same principle. The collars activate when your dog barks and introduce a corrective stimulus that disrupts barking. Your dog will then associate this correction with barking and learn to stop barking.
Which Stop Barking Collar Is Best For My Dog?
This is a good question. There are many variables in choosing a bark collar. The best answer is that it really depends on your dog, the situation, and your budget. Some dogs respond well to spray collars, while some of the more stubborn dogs or strong minded dogs need the firmer, more direct correction with a shock collar. But if this is your first time buying a bark collar, it is not a bad idea to start with the non shock collars and move your way up if needed.
Spray vs. High-Pitched Stop Barking Collars vs. Static Shock Collars:
The spray collar is a device that attaches to your dog’s collar. It is activated by your dog’s bark, and then sprays a mist of citronella around your dog’s nose. This safe, but strong smell is meant to immediately gets your dog’s attention and stop it from barking. The Spray bark collar can be a very effective because dogs have very strong and sensitive sense of smell. The other bark collar solution is to use a high-pitched ultrasonic stop barking collar. This bark collar attaches around your dog’s neck. This bark control collar is activated by your dogs bark and emits a high-pitched tone that your dog’s sensitive hearing immediately picks up. These stop barking collars can be very effective, and unlike the spray collar, the correction is very brief, and not to mention, less messy. The third type of bark collars is the static shock collar. The shock collar is very effective and has immediate results. This stop barking collar is worn around your dogs neck and when activated by your dog’s bark, it gives an effective, static correction lasting only a few seconds. It is important to note that the level of stimulation will not harm your dog, it will just get your dogs attention. Unlike the spray or high-pitched stop barking collars, the static shock collar will get your dog’s attention immediately and will prevent your dog from barking through the stimulation. Like we stated earlier, dogs bark to communicate, so the goal is not to stop your dog from communicating, but to break it of its habit of needlessly expressing itself and disturbing the neighborhood. Most collars also allow you to choose a setting that is just right for your dog, depending on its temperament and stubbornness.
How to use a stop barking collar:
Bark collars are very easy to use… simply put it on your dog and the bark collar does the rest. It is recommended that you monitor your dog closely at first to make sure the bark collar and correction are not causing undue stress to your dog. It is important that you continue to give your pet lots of love and positive re-enforcement when your dog is behaving well so that it knows that it is not being punished just by wearing the bark collar. Another good thing about bark collars is that the correction is coming directly from the collar and not you. This way your dog associates the bark collar correction with a behavior and not with its master. Many dog owners noted that because their dogs responded so well to the bark collars, they no longer needed to use the bark collar every day since their dog broke their bad barking habit.
It is very important to check your dog’s neck and bark collar daily to make sure its skin is not irritated and that the batteries are still active.