The chances are you’ll invariably hear that you should never use a Dog Bark Collar on your dog because they’re cruel and inhumane. Ask anyone of these people if they have ever tried these shocks on their own or if they have at least seen such a collar and their answers will always be no. These people have been told by others such things and they didn’t verified the information, they just pass it on to anyone who listens.
The intensity of the electronic shocks delivered by these collars depends on the power of their source, or as they are powered by two penlight batteries, the intensity of the shock cannot harm a dog in any way. The dog bark collar is effective only because dogs don’t understand electricity and are startled by the electric shocks. These collars achieve the desired goal more through surprise than anything else, and they most certainly don’t rely on a pain factor. Any responsible dog owner will try the collar to experience what the dog will feel, and they all can say there is no pain at all, no matter the intensity. Instead, the dog simply experiences an unpleasant feeling. People opposing to the use of these training devices will argue that the dog can be harmed mentally or emotionally if not physically. This shows the misunderstanding of canine psychology, because the correction of inappropriate behavior is the basic way of learning animals dispose of.
Moreover, all the dogs will learn to avoid any correction within only a few days.
The dog bark collar is built to issue a buzzing sound to warn the dog before delivering the shock, and the dog will quickly associate them. The collars are built to start only after two or three barks, to issue a warning beep at the next barks and to deliver a mild electric shock if barking continues. If the dog doesn’t stop barking, the collar is set to deliver shocks of gradually increasing intensities.
Rarely will a dog continue barking long enough to receive the highest level of correction. Most of the dogs are clever enough to avoid shocks through stopping barking at the sound of the warning beep.
In European countries function the strictest anti cruelty laws in the world, but the use of the Dog Bark Collar is allowed. The truth is no other training method is more successful.
Professional dog trainers have rather a low success rate when it comes to train a dog to stop barking without using the dog bark collar, but for an untrained dog owner this success rate is much lower. It is possible that some of the angry neighbors to poison your dog if it barks continuously and you don’t do anything to stop it. In other cases owners are forced to get rid of the dog, which in turn is upsetting for both the owner and the dog.
Electronic collars allow dog owners who really love their dogs to find a way around this problem, and they do so in a safe and humane way