Why do dogs bark?
Barking is perfectly normal behavior for dogs. It’s one of the ways they communicate with each other and with you. Dogs express emotion through barking, let other dogs know they are there, mark their territory, warn their owner that there’s something out there or when they are afraid.
What is ultrasonic bark control?
Ultrasonic bark control is a method of using sound to change animal behavior. As a dog’s hearing is much more sensitive than humans, we can use ultrasonic sounds in training.
We cannot hear the bark control device but a dog sure can! Combined with effective and consistent training, they can be a very effective dog barking stopper!
Does a bark collar hurt my dog?
Our bark collars do not hurt your dog. We wouldn’t sell them if they did because we’re dog lovers too!
Bark collars use vibration and ultrasonic noise to snap the dog out of barking. The combination of sensation and sound is enough to switch the dog from barking. Combined with positive reinforcement, they can be an exceptionally effective way of stopping problem barking.
Do remote dog silencers work?
Remote dog silencers definitely work! We have used them ourselves on our own dogs and we have hundreds of happy customers who have also addressed problem barking with them.
One of the main challenges of dog training is being able to correct behavior when you’re not with the dog. If the dog is in the yard and you’re in the house, it’s impossible to effectively correct the behavior. Except when you use a remote dog silencer with 200-300 feet of range!
Do I still need to train my dog if I use a bark collar?
Yes, you do! Dog barking stopper devices are great but the dog still needs to be taught what the correction means. You still need to use positive reinforcement to praise the dog when they stop barking so they recognize what you want from them and when.
Nothing replaces calm, consistent training and no matter how good the bark collar or remote dog silencer is, if the dog doesn’t know what you want, it cannot give it to you!
How do I use positive reinforcement to help train my dog?
Positive reinforcement works with dog barking devices to train the dog what is acceptable behavior and what is not. Positive reinforcement rewards the behaviors you want without scolding the dog when it does wrong.
Different dogs react to different rewards like food, fuss or fun. By recognizing what motivates your dog and using it with positive reinforcement, you can train your dog in an entirely positive way, without having to raise your voice.