Barking is normal and is not necessarily always a negative thing. Not allowing a dog to bark is like forcing a human being not to speak. However, there are times when barking becomes too much and annoying that you (and even your neighbors) no longer enjoy your much-deserved peace and quiet.
There are various effective techniques that you can use to stop your dog’s barking if it becomes excessive. If all of these techniques fail, you can consider using an anti-bark collar. Of course, the type of bark-control collar you’ll use should be one that won’t cause our beloved pooches any pain or anxiety. And the safest and most humane of them all are anti-bark collars that use only sounds and vibrations.
How It Works
Called ‘sonic/ultrasonic collars,’ this type of anti-bark collars emits sounds (hence, the term ‘sonic’) and vibrations progressively when triggered by a dog’s barking. These sounds and vibrations tell your dog that it’s not OK to bark.
The device uses something similar to the vibration motor used in your phone that allows your phone to vibrate when you switch it to silent mode. This type of collar technology can be likened to you touching your pet as an indication of what you want them to do (or not do).
In terms of sound, the device emits a beep or tone that is audible both to him and humans or at an ultrasonic frequency that only your furry friend can hear.
The Petking Anti-Bark Collar is a great sonic/ultrasonic collar as its sensitivity levels can be adjusted to suit the breed of your dog. The built-in technology has 7 different progressive levels, which start with an increasing sound signal, then a combination of sound signal and vibration.
What About Other Types of Anti-Bark Collars?
Although there are other types of bark-control collars that may also work, they’re not at all safe and humane.
Spray collars use an unpleasant-smelling spray that’s released when your dog starts barking. Anyone near the dog can smell its offensive odor. There are also spray collars that use citronella, which is essentially a pesticide. Your dog might also get used to the smell so the collar may no longer be effective after a while.
Electroshock or static-pulse collars involve some low-level electricity, which can cause electrical burns. This type of collar delivers electric shocks or static pulses to the dog’s neck when he starts barking. Although it can produce results, the results are not all positive. This is why it’s the most controversial anti-bark collar and is even banned in several countries.
As you can see, anti-bark collars that use only sounds and vibrations are the safest of them all. Best of all, they work!