Ultrasonic Bark Control
Ultrasonic bark control is the latest in electronic anti-bark training technology.
With its compact, contemporary birdhouse design and indoor/outdoor suitability, it’s a discreet way to train your dog – or your neighbour’s, if they’re within the 15m range! – out of annoying, excessive barking without using bark collars.
Suitable for use in high-density or suburban living, ultrasonic bark control is a safe and cost-effective way to help you get the peace and quiet you need.
How does an ultrasonic bark control device work?
Similar to anti-bark collars, ultrasonic bark control acts as a bark deterrent by distracting a dog during the act of barking. Instead of a distraction in the form of a physical stimulus, such as a citronella collar spray or static shock from dog electric collars, it delivers an audible distraction in the form of a short, high-frequency pitch audible only to dogs – not humans.
This short distraction is enough to stop your dog mid-bark while it attempts to figure out where or why the sound has occurred. If your dog continues to bark, the sound will repeat. Soon enough, your dog will figure out that excessive barking means lots of irritating noises – and they’ll begin to tone it down. One of the great things about our ultrasonic bark control device is that it won’t prevent short, instinctive barking, such as alerting you to the fact someone is at the door. It can also be used for training multiple dogs at once.
The ultrasonic bark control unit works best when in direct sight of your dog and at the height of no more than 1.5m. If you’re using it outside, place your device undercover. While it is water-resistant, additional protection from the weather will help the performance and lifespan of your anti-dog barking device.
How long the device takes to curb excessive barking behaviour will depend on the individual dog. While some dogs will respond in just a few days, others may take 2 to 3 weeks to adjust. We recommend allowing this length of time to determine whether the ultrasonic device is achieving the change in bark behaviour you wish for.
However, for some particularly stubborn dogs, audible bark control via an ultrasonic silencer may not be effective as a bark deterrent and may increase their barking. eDog Australia offers three varieties of anti barking collar, which may help.
Sometimes considered a last resort, shock collars can be highly effective training tools for dogs who simply don’t respond to other behavioural and barking control methods. This can be the result of anything from their size and temperament to their upbringing. Finding the best tool to communicate with your dog when training is crucial to your collective happiness.
If your dog is old – or deaf – they simply may not be able to hear at the frequency required for an ultrasonic bark control device to have any effect. A collar that uses simple vibration against the skin can be a good training solution for such dogs.
Many dog owners who have been recommended to buy a shock collar can try a citronella dog collar first to stop their dog from excessively barking. Particularly suitable for dogs who dislike water or have a sensitive temperament, citronella collars release a burst of citronella spray (a smell that dogs are known to dislike) at their jaw. Some also beep before they discharge.
Static shock collars can be highly effective for the most stubborn of dogs (or large breeds). Whenever barking is detected outside of the parameters permitted by the collar sensor, a controlled static shock is delivered directly to the skin. A static correction is a gentle, painless electric stimulation administered through this collar to get your dog's attention. We won’t ever recommend products if they were harmful in any way to your pet.
It’s important to seek veterinary advice before you purchase any type of bark deterrent for your dog to ensure you buy the most appropriate anti dog barking device for their age, breed, size, temperament and health.
We also recommend chatting to your vet if your dog is whining or howling in response to the ultrasonic bark control device instead of barking, as this can indicate sensitivity and discomfort from an ailment or anxiety, and that an alternate barking control product should be sought. Our ultrasonic bark control product should only be used for pups who are aged one year or older.
Are ultrasonic bark control devices safe?
Yes! Ultrasonic bark control devices use a high-pitched frequency that is inaudible to humans and safe for animals of all kinds.
The ultrasonic pitch emitted is designed to catch the attention of your dog through being an unexpected sound that they find slightly annoying. While cats, birds, and other animals can also hear at similar frequencies, the pitch is completely harmless and is of very short duration.
If you are concerned about its impact on other pets or wildlife, you can place the device in an area where it can be avoided by animals other than your dog; and only leave it on while you are away from home or during periods where you expect excessive barking to occur.
To assist with training, our ultrasonic bark control silencer features three frequency strengths so that you can tailor the pitch emitted to your environment and the responsiveness of your dog to the training method.
Where can I buy ultrasonic bark control devices near me?
You can buy ultrasonic bark control devices online at eDog Australia.
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