Dogs communicate with each other through barking. Though barking is quite normal for dogs and their owners, sometimes it becomes a nuisance, especially when dogs are barking too much, too loud or at inappropriate times. Here comes the Bark Collar to the rescue of harassed dog owners and their neighbors!
Before we discuss the benefits of bark collars, it is only fitting that we define what these devices are in the first place. Bark collars are specialized types of dog collars worn around the canine’s neck that keep these animals from barking excessively or inappropriately. Barking can be considered excessive or inappropriate depending on the type of neighborhood, the time of day, and the circumstances surrounding the behavior.
Electronic bark collars work through the principles of aversive training. When the dog starts to bark and will not stop within a certain period of time usually in 30 seconds, a beep followed by a mild electric shock is delivered from the collar to the dog’s skin. These stimuli induce unpleasant feelings to the dog to startle it to cease its barking behavior.
From the above description alone, many benefits can be concluded from the use of the bark collar of which the most notable are the following:
• It can be used to train a dog in proper behavior especially at night when the neighborhood is peaceful and quiet since the people are fast asleep. You and your neighbors will no more be waking at odd hours by your dog barking at the moon.
• The electric shocks can be adjusted based on the training needs, discipline level and size of the dog. Higher settings are appropriate for dogs of large size like the Great Dane, which love to bark anytime with a loud voice, and lower settings are fitting to small sized dogs like the Yorkshire terrier, which barks just occasionally from boredom. When you first use the device you need to do some experiments and adjust the settings of the bark collar; start with the lowest settings and increase the level or intensity of the stimuli until your dog responds to this training technique by ceasing its barking.
• Most bark collars will have a method by which dog owners can be alerted to the presence of intruders in the house and its premises because of the dog’s barks. One popular method is when the collar automatically shuts off when the dog barks for at least 15 successive times in 30 seconds. You just need to set this function of the bark collar ON, and you will know that, if your dog continues barking, a really dangerous situation occurred.
• Bark collars are comfortable regardless of the size of the dog’s neck because of the adjustable collar. Leather is the most popular material used for these useful training devices.
If your dog loves to yip and yap at anything and everything, then the Bark Collar is the best product you can invest on to train it toward proper behavior