Dogs bark and that is natural dog behaviour. We are often contacted by dog owners as a last resort when their dogs barking has become unmanageable. Often motivated by neighbours complaining about their dogs nuisance barking. In some cases when living in complexes dog owners are on their last warnings about their dogs excessive barking all that is left is for the dog to be given up for adoption, rehomed and in some instances the dog owners are evicted from their properties.
We always recommend first exhausting all alternative means to try stop their dogs barking such as training, extra exercise and additional stimulation all of which are positive ways to try change their dogs barking behaviour.
Luckily at Waggs Online Pet Shop we have a wide range of Bark Control Solutions all of which are excellent at preventing your dog from barking. Over time we have found that dogs are actually conditioned not to bark and in some instances the dogs can be weaned off these no bark solutions having been conditioned to no longer bark unnecessarily.
Which anti bark solution is best for you? At Waggs Online Pet Shop we offer 5 bark control options:
Petsafe ultrasonic indoor and outdoor bark control units
The Petsafe Stationary Indoor Bark Control Unit is perfect if you have an indoor dog or multiple dogs whose barking you need to kerb. You can place the ultrasonic indoor bark control unit on a tabletop, mantle or some place central in your home where the dogs tend to bark most. The effective operating range is 7m from the barking dog. When the dog barks an ultrasonic corrective tone is blasted for 2 seconds thus interrupting and stopping the barking. The ultrasonic sound is out of range for the human ear, but unpleasant for the dog.
Another feature of ultrasonic indoor bark control unit is that it can be operated manually where you with the press of a button can decide when to issue the ultrasonic sound to stop your dog barking. Or in automatic mode the bark control unit will deliver the ultrasonic correction whenever your dog barks.
Note: While this is an effective indoor no bark solution for smaller dogs and lap dogs, we have seen mixed results with Dachshunds and Jack Russels who are more resilient in nature. We would rather recommend the highly effective Petsafe Little Dog Deluxe Anti-Bark Collar on these more stubborn dogs.
The Petsafe Ultrasonic Bark Control Collar is the most affordable of our anti-bark solutions. This ultrasonic bark collar effectively deters barking when it is worn. A built in microphone picks up the sound of your dog’s bark and emits an ultrasonic tone that can be heard by your dog. Startled by the high-pitched tone your dog should instantly stop barking. Over time your dog will associate its bark with this unpleasant noise and in so doing will learn not to bark. The ultrasonic sound is unpleasant for the dog, but silent to most humans.
Note: Not suitable for an environment with multiple dogs as the ultrasonic noise will affect other dogs if close by. This is only suitable for dogs over 3.6kg and while this no bark collar is very effective on most dogs, we have seen mixed results with Dachshunds, Jack Russels and similarly stubborn dogs who are more resilient in nature. We would rather recommend the highly effective Petsafe Little Dog Deluxe Anti-Bark Collar or PetSafe Deluxe Bark Control Collar for large dogs.
Petsafe no bark spray collars / anti-bark spray collars
The PetSafe Little Dog Deluxe Spray Bark Control Collar and Petsafe Anti-Bark Spray Collar stops your dogs barking by automatically activating a quick unscented spray which startles the barking dog, thus breaking their cycle of barking. This is an excellent no bark solution for homes with multiple dogs as the spray collar is not activated by other dogs barking close by. The unscented spray is all-natural and is a safe and effective solution to problematic dog barking.
Note: The PetSafe Little Dog Deluxe Spray Bark Control Collar is only suitable for small dogs up to 26kg and while this no bark collar is very effective on most small dogs, we have seen mixed results with Dachshunds, Jack Russels and similarly stubborn dogs who are more resilient in nature. We would rather recommend the highly effective Petsafe Little Dog Deluxe Anti-Bark Collar or PetSafe Deluxe Bark Control Collar for large dogs.
The PetSafe VBC-10 Vibration Bark Control Collar is one of the better bark control collar options as it has been proven to shorten the training phase when training to stop dogs from barking.
When the dog barks a vibration is delivered from one of two vibration points. The Petsafe Vibration Bark Collar has 10 combinations of vibration stimulation. The duration of the vibration is random, which interrupts the dog’s bark. When used according to instruction the vibration collar safely reduces, and in most cases eliminates, nuisance barking.
The Vibration Bark Control Collar features Patented “Perfect Bark Technology” which uses both vibration and sound sensors (dual-detection) to discriminate it’s bark from the bark of other dogs that may be close by. This ensures your dog’s bark is the only sound that will trigger the corrective stimulation. It is therefore a suitable anti-bark solution if you have multiple dogs at home. A further built-in safety feature protects the dog during panic barking typically when there is good reason to bark in which case if the dog barks 15 times or more within a 120 second period, the Vibration Collar will automatically shut off for 1 minute.
Consider a Petsafe Static Bark Control Collar if you have a stubborn dog or larger type dog. We have found these static correction collars to be the most effective of all our anti-bark solutions. They can be used in homes with multiple dogs as the collars will not be mistakenly activated by the barking of another dog. These intelligent bark collars have a vibration sensor which detects when the actual dog is barking and will not be mistakenly activated by the barking of other closeby dogs.
When the bark control collar senses the dog is barking a safe and gentle static stimulation is triggered. There are 6 levels of stimulation and as the dog is barking the collar automatically increases the level of the static stimulation up through the 6 levels until the point when the dog stops barking. This ensures that only the lowest level of correction as is necessary to stop the dog barking is applied making this a safe no barking solution. A further built-in safety feature protects the dog during panic barking typically when there is good reason to bark in which case if the dog barks 15 times or more within a 120 second period, the Bark Control Collar will automatically shut off for 1 minute.
Note: There are situations where the use of these electronic collars that deliver static stimulation should not be used for example in dogs under 6 months of age or any dog less than 3.6kg’s. Not suitable for pregnant or nursing bitches, dogs with health problems especially heart disease, dogs that will be unable to respond appropriately due to either injury, illness, age or senility. We will not recommend for use on dogs that have aggressive tendencies or dogs suffering from separation anxiety and similar anxiety related disorders.