How to Choose a Bark Collar for My Dog

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You know you want to stop your dog barking. Your neighbours would also like it if you were able to stop the barking so they can have a little peace and quiet.

Once you have looked through your options of ways to keep your dog quiet, you may have seen some tips about anti-bark collars. Anti-bark collars are collars that use scent, sound or a static charge to control your dog’s bark.

When choosing a bark control collar, you will need to decide which collar will work best for your dog's breed and personality.

Spray Collars

How scent collars work is to emit a scent that is unpleasant to your dog. Each time your dog barks, the collar detects the vibration from the bark and that vibration triggers a spray of citronella. Generally, the scent is lemon or citronella or it can be plain. Either scent is one that is annoying to the overly sensitive dogs nose.

Ultrasonic Sound Collars

The next style of bark control collars are sound collars. These emit high frequency noise each time your dog barks. This stops your dog from barking, as the sound is painful to their ears. The good news is that the sound is only bothersome to pets, as it is at a frequency that humans don’t hear.

Static Shock Collars

The final collar used in controlling barking is the static shock collar. These collars use mild, controlled electric charges which are triggered as a consequence for barking. The annoyance of the shock is a great for stopping a dog's bad barking habit.

Now that you know the different types of bark collars available, you need to decide how to pick the one that is best for your pet.

Begin by finding a company that offers reliable products. PetSafe is a company we use regularly not only because of their reliable anti barking products, but also their great customer service if you have any problems or questions about your product they are very quick to respond.

Next, do your research. The instructions or manuals of many of these products are available online. A quick Google search will give you a good idea of how the collars work and may narrow down the options as you shop.

A final consideration is to decide if you need additional features in a collar, such as one that can be attached to a leash.

Even if you have made an intelligent decision on your first bark control collar, you may find that first choice may not have stopped your problem. This could be because not all dogs respond to all treatment methods. For example, if you have a dog that doesn’t care about the scent of citronella, you may have to switch to a sound or static collar.

The decision of which collar to put on your pet is a personal one, and may well take some trial and error, but eventually you will be able to find the perfect combination that stops your dog barking for good.

Mark is a specialist in stopping dogs nuisance or excessive barking, last year he helped 547 dog owners to have a more quiet and peaceful life! Why not have a look at the top performing bark collars or the deluxe bark control collars.

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