To a dog, barking is the only way it has to communicate its emotions, such as fear, hunger or loneliness. However, a dog that barks excessively can be annoying to both, its owner and neighbors. If you’re reading this, chances are you have had or currently have this experience, where your best friend keeps everybody awake at night. Barking varies from dog to dog and from breed to breed, with some dogs naturally barking louder than others, but it’s always your responsibility to make sure that your dog doesn’t bother the people living with you or around you. You should discipline your dog; or best of all, go for a dog bark collar. The dog bark collar is the most cost effective solution for reducing the barking of your dog until it’s no longer a problem. There are three different types of anti-bark collars to choose from – the ‘Citronella’ dog bark collar; ‘electronic shock’ collar (or E-collar); and the ‘ultrasonic’ dog bark collar. All three types of anti bark collars are effective and produce long term results, so it’s a matter of personal preference to decide which one you should get. The Citronella Spray 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 first bark triggers a mild shock which gradually intensifies if the dog’s barks again within 30 seconds. The collar’s shocks will grow in intensity until the dog stops barking or it reaches its highest intensity level, when it will shut off, the reasoning being that by this time, the dog is trying to communicate something really important. The Ultrasonic Dog Bark Collar This collar works by emitting a sound that’s too high pitched for you to hear, but that it’s perfectly audible by dogs of all breeds. The benefit of using this collar is that it is designed to transmit a harmless ultrasonic whistle to distract a dog and control its 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. Your dog’s barking won’t go totally away, as it’s part of its nature, but it will become much more tolerable.
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