Controlling Nuisance Barking With Bark Collar

As people communicate through different languages, dogs also communicate through different types of barking. Sometimes barking does not indicate anything, but the fact that your dog is in the mood of barking, and if this lasts for long or occurs at inappropriate times of the day or night, it can be very annoying. Here comes the Bark Collar to the rescue of harassed dog owners and their neighbors!.

Before we discuss the benefits of bark collars, it is only fitting that we define what these devices are in the first place. These devices are similar to usual dog collars that dogs wear around their necks, and have this specific task of keeping the dog from barking excessively or inappropriately. Different people consider differently barking as beeing excessive or inappropriate or both, and this depends on many conditions, such as the type of neighborhood, the time of day, and the circumstances in which the behavior occurs.

The aversive training is the basic principle that was used for the design and production of the electronic bark collars. When the dog starts to bark and will not stop within a certain period of time usually in 30 seconds, a beep followed by a mild electric shock is delivered from the Bark Collar to the dog’s skin. 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.

From the above description alone, many benefits can be concluded from the use of the bark collar of which the most notable are the following:

•This device can be used to train the dog to properly behave , especially at night when all the neighbours are asleeped and peace and quiet should reign the neighborhood. Your neighbours will be grateful for beeing able to sleep restfully for all the night instead of being waken up at odd hours by the stressful barking of your dog.

• The owner can adjust the intensity of the electric shocks issued from the bark collar based on the training needs, discipline level and size of the dog. If you have a dog of a large size that uses to bark just because it likes barking, it will be useful to adjust the settings at the higher level of intensity, while if your dog is one of a small size that barks only occasionally, it will be more appropriate to set the lowest level of intensity for this device. You will need to do some experiments with the settings, starting with the lowest until the dog responds the technique.

• The device alows the dog to signal intruders. If the dog barks for at least 15 successive times in 30 seconds, the collar shuts off. You should then be able to respond in an appropriate manner such as looking for the source of the dog’s agitation.

•Bark collars can fit dogs of any size. Leather is the most popular material used for these useful training devices.

You can effectively use the bark collar for training your dog proper behaviour.  

The dog owners use a Bark Collar or other anti bark measures. The aversive training is the basic principle here. A beep followed by a mild electric shock is delivered from the Bark Collar to the dog’s skin.

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