A dog constantly barking is a real pain in the you know what, especially if it is your dog disturbing the neighbors and your family. So what do you do about this common problem? The top method I have seen is to use bark collars to stop unwanted barking from your dog.
Before running out and spending money on one of the quality bark collars to stop unwanted barking take a good hard look at WHY your dog is barking constantly. Is he or she ill or injured? Are they simply bored because of lack of exercise? Is there any infestation of rodents in your yard driving the dog nuts? Are other neighborhood dogs always barking and your dog is “speaking back” to them? After answering these questions and still not coming up with why your dog will not be a bit quieter now is when purchasing a quality bark collar is in order.
They are effective and don’t have to be used indefinitely as Millie Smith from Millies Paws (www.milliespaws.com) explains::
Once training is complete, you should be able to remove the collar, though retraining may be necessary with some dogs.
There are a wide variety of bark training collars to select from so depending on the breed you own, how incessant his or her barking habit is, and what features you need, the choice will come down to how much money you want to spend. For retraining a dog that only barks occasionally a basic bark collar will work fine. For those dogs with a stubborn streak that bark constantly, one of the bark collars with long life batteries, variable shock level settings, and a water proof digital control module will be needed. Contrary to what some think, using bark collars to stop unwanted barking is not inhumane treatment of the dog. The shock received by your dog is equivalent to what you would receive from a static electric charge after walking across carpet and touching your TV. Startling, but not dangerous, and this is exactly what we want our barking dog to receive.
In a nutshell, the collar has an electronic digital monitor attached to the collar with two metal prongs protruding just to the skin of the dog. The unit only signals for currency to be sent when the noise level you have selected is reached by the dogs bark. The shock emanates at the tips of the metal prongs touching Rovers skin, and while unpleasant it is not harmful. Yet it is enough to get his attention and does not feel nice. Repeated barks bring a shock each time until the dog puts 2 and 2 together, and realizes a bark means a shock. Using bark collars to stop unwanted barking works great, and your neighbors will be very happy campers.
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