Before you buy an anti bark collar for your dog, you need to do some research. Which type of collar is best for your dog? What are your choices? Do all barking dogs need an anti bark collar?.
Choices Of anti bark collars
There are three methods that are used for anti bark collars: citrus spray, sonic or ultrasonic (or vibration), and electrical. All of these are safe for the dog and can help the dog learn to not bark as much.
A spray collar works by spraying the muzzle of the dog when it starts to bark, creating an annoying sensation. Because the smell of citrus is offesive to dogs’ sense of smell, they immediately stop barking. These collars will hiss before releasing the spray, so that dogs learn to stop the barking in order to save themselves from the unpleasant odor.
Next, we have the sound based dog collars. These collars emit a very high pitched sound that humans can’t hear but dogs can; just like on TV. Over time, the dog is annoyed or distracted by the high pitched tone to stop barking.
anti bark collars that are electrical give out a mild shock or sting sensation when the dog barks. The shock is very mild, comparable to the one you’d get if you walked on a thick carpet. That is, it doesn’t hurt and it isn’t painful, but it really makes you pay attention.
Other Factors to Take into Account
Some collars are designed with more than one anti barking method. For instance, they might release a citrus spray, emit a sound, or both, whenever the dog barks.
Other collars have a way of adjusting their intensity. For example, you can adjust how loud the sound is or the intensity of the shock. The level would gradually rise until the barking ended. In any case, the dog will associate the barking with the negative sensation. The dog can stop barking before very much happens to it.
It pays to do a little research on your options on anti bark collars for dogs. Collars can work by using citronella spray, sonic or ultrasonic sounds, or electronic shocking. These methods can stop your dog barking from boredom, and they are not dangerous to your dog.