Dogs will bark. You can’t completely control that. However, endless nuisance barking can be controlled. And if the neighbors are complaining or if you are unable to sleep from your pet’s barking, it might be time to find a remedy.
Bark collars are not only an investment that helps keep your dog from running afoul your neighbors and local ordinances, it also trains them to be better-behaved. A dog that is not constantly barking is going to be more willing to listen to your commands.
Before you invest in a bark collar, try eliminating the common causes of barking. Is your dog getting enough exercise? Is it bored? Sometimes all your dog needs is a trip to the dog park a few times a week.
As you shop, you will notice that there are several different types of bark collars. Originally, shock collars were pretty popular. However, many people are rightly concerned about the effectiveness of constantly shocking their dog. So Citronella collars and sonic collars also entered the market.
Citronella anti-bark collars work by issuing a tone to warn your dog as they begin their nuisance barking. If that does not deter them, a blast of citronella spray is then issued to their face.
The downside with Citronella is that it lingers. So after a while, a lot of dogs tend to just ignore the citronella and keep barking.
Ultrasonic anti-bark collars deliver a high-pitched sound that is mostly inaudible to humans but is upsetting to dogs. Typically these collars will slowly rise in power and continue to increase noise until the dog stops barking.
For a lot of dogs, this is an effective alternative to the shock collar.
However, at the end of the day, shock collars are more effective than about any other option out there.