It’s important to do a bit of research before getting an anti bark collar for your dog. For example, what kind of collar is good for barking dogs? How much barking requires such a collar? Is it really necessary to get one for my dog?
Types of anti bark collars for dogs
Anti barking collars come in three types: spray collars, sonic or ultrasonic collars, and electric collars. All of which are safe and perfectly harmless to use while you’re training your pet to reduce barking.
A spray collar works by spraying the muzzle of the dog when it starts to bark, creating an annoying sensation. Because dogs hate the smell of citrus, they want to stop being sprayed with the citrus smell. 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. The principle of these collars is that they emit a sound that is not detectable by the human ear, but it is detected by dogs. This sound is annoying for dogs, and it makes them stop barking in an effort to stop it.
anti bark collars that are electrical give out a mild shock or sting sensation when the dog barks. This could be compared to the static electric shock you might get after walking across carpet. It isn’t painful at all, but it is suprising and it really calls your attention.
Other Things To Consider?
There are even some collars that use more than one of the mentioned anti barking methods. For example, it may use both the ultrasonic sound with the citrus smell.
Some anti bark dog collars have an escalation device. It would use a quiet sound, or lower levels of shock, etc. The level would gradually rise until the barking ended. These can be particularly useful because the dog will learn that the sooner it stops barking, the less it will annoy or irritate it. With time, your dog will learn to behave without the use of the collar.
It’s always a good idea to know what options you have before buying an anti bark collar. They come in three varieties: spray collars, sonic collars and electrical collars. All types are safe for your dog, and they will keep the barking to a minimum.