Are you tired of your dog’s constant barking? If your dog does not stop yapping even after you spend extra hours training it to behave well, it is time to consider getting a bark collar for your pooch. Most people would prefer not to have their dogs wear a bark collar, but they quickly change their mind when the collar solves the problem.
Getting the right bark collar is very important so you should spend a little time shopping around before you buy one. To help you choose the best bark collar for your dog, here are some of the most popular types of bark collars available in the market today.
Sonic Bark Collar
The sonic bark collar is one of the most popular anti-bark collars available in the market today. This type of collar produces high pitched sound whenever the dog barks. The sound is meant to distract the attention of the dog and stop it from barking. The sound is perfectly audible by dogs, but completely undetectable by humans, so don’t think that it doesn’t work just because you can’t hear it. Will the sound have negative affect your dog’s hearing? Studies show that high pitched sound used in sonic collars are safe so you need not worry about damaging your dog’s ears. In any case, the sound from the collar is activated only when the dog barks, and since the sound causes the dog to stop barking, it won’t last long.
The Citronella Collar
This type of collar can detect barking and counteracts it by spraying the dog’s muzzle with citronella smell whenever the dog barks. Citronella is used because dogs are known to dislike it a lot. With time, the dog will figure out the relationship between the citronella spray and his own barking, reacting accordingly. Now, the downside of this type of collar is that smell of the citronella often lingers on the snout of your dog for several minutes or even hours in some cases. Some dogs can get stress or anxiety if they can’t get rid of the smell. If you do not want your dog to be grumpy or morose after getting a squirt of citronella, you better not use the spray collar to stop your dog from barking.
The Shock Bark Collar
The shock collar is very well known for its effectiveness, as well of being infamous among some dog lovers for its method of correction. The collar’s method consists of detecting the dog’s barking and then reducing it by administering small electric shocks to the dog’s neck. The electric shock is painless to dogs, but some people think it can be cruel.