Are bark collars safe?
Bark collars are perfectly safe for you and your dog. We don’t sell shock collars or any dog barking stopper that is cruel to animals and we never will.
Bark collars use vibration and ultrasonic sound to snap the dog out of barking. With some training, this will be enough to change the behavior over time. Used properly, the bark collar will only change desired behaviors and not alter the dog’s personality at all.
Do bark collars hurt the dog?
Bark collars do not hurt the dog. We would never sell anything that hurts an animal.
Bark collars use a vibrating motor and ultrasonic sound to snap the dog out of unwanted behaviors. Both will cause the dog to stop what they are doing and figure out what’s going on. Alongside positive reinforcement during the desired behavior, your dog will quickly learn when it’s appropriate to bark and when it isn’t.
Will my dog still guard if I train it to not bark?
Bark collars and dog barking control training do not stop the dog’s barking instinct. It teaches them when it’s appropriate to bark and when it isn’t. Used alongside training, you can correct unwanted barking while leaving the dog to bark when you want it to.
The idea is to combine the bark collar with training to teach the dog when it’s right to bark and when it’s wrong. Done correctly, this will inhibit unwanted barking while leaving the guard instinct well alone.
How does sound and vibration help solve problem barking?
Sound and vibration help solve problem barking by snapping the dog out of the behavior.
Dogs can only do one thing at a time and if you can interrupt their train of thought enough, the problem behavior stops. If you can then reinforce the desired behaviors with positive reinforcement, the dog learns when to bark and when not to bark.
Can bark collars vibrate or make noise only?
Some bark collars can be set to vibrate only, ultrasonic only, or emit an audible sound. You can use one or all of these settings as you like but make sure to be consistent. If you start just with vibration, keep to just vibration for consistent behavior changes.
If your dog doesn’t respond to vibration, try the sound. If it stops responding to sound, try both. Dogs are as individual as we are so require an individual approach.
Will a bark collar replace dog training?
Nothing replaces dog training! A bark collar will only work if you train the dog what it means. At first, the dog will stop barking due to surprise. Once you have used the collar a few times, that surprise will fade.
To keep it effective, the bark collar should always be accompanied by training. Positive reinforcement when the dog exhibits the desired behavior, consistent correction when it doesn’t.