Does dog barking drive you nuts? Join the club!
I suppose what we all want to know is why they do it and how we can stop them doing it. One of the things that sets dogs apart from other pets is their ability to bark as a means of communication. Though they bark for a variety of reasons.
As a true pet lover, for you to fully understand your dog, you must understand the reason behind each bark. It is also a great way to build a healthy and lasting relationship with your dog.
In most cases the problem can be controlled. As a dog owner, you need to be very patient in teaching your dog some behaviour modification techniques. The best approach is to first understand the reasons why your dog barks and modify the causes. For sure once the causes have been changed, the dog will stop barking.
If the problem still continues, you may need to use other techniques such as using positive training methods, seeking professional advice, and using mechanical devices such as bark collar.
Commonly used positive training methods are repeated exposure, distraction, and reshaping so the problem can often be solved with proper knowledge, right approach, and great determination.
An outdoor dog bark deterrent uses an unpleasant ultrasonic sound to train a dog to stop barking. This can also be used to get a neighbors dog to stop as well.
Shown Above: Ultrasonic outdoor bark control for dog owners or neighbors. Uses unpleasant harmless noise that only dogs can hear to stop the problem
The device works up to 50 feet, and includes a timer so that it can be turned off and on at specific times. It works by teaching the dog that the unpleasant ultrasonic sound will go off every time the dog barks. People cannot hear the sound. The devices run on a 9 volt batter and are worth a try.
There are several dog bark collar options available. They work by creating an unpleasant experience for the dog every time he or she barks. These collar are also called air spray collar.
Air or Citronella Collar: The dog citronella collar works by emitting a harmless small spray of citronella every time the dog barks. Kits include a nylon collar, attachable spray device, spray and battery.
A Citronella Bark Collar emits a harmless spray that changes dog behavior by associating barking with an unpleasant experience
Dog Shock Collar: A dog shock collar uses harmless static electricity to create an unpleasant reinforcement. Shock collars can be set to different levels of intensity. Collars such as the one offered by PetSafe offer manual and automatic control.
A dog shock collar trains a dog to control her barking habits. The collar senses vocal chord vibration and uses a light flash, vibration and sound and static correction.
The homeopathic remedy Problem Pet Solution is an all natural approach to help correct a dog bark problem. It is designed to naturally curb destructive behaviors. It is also a perfect way to improve a dogs receptivity to behavior modification efforts. Natural ingredients such as Scutellaria are known to calm nerves and aids the nervous system. Others such as Belladonna is a natural remedy used to support emotional and physical health.
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