Dogs have already established themselves as man’s best friend. They are useful in any way possible from picking up the mail to being a jogging partner to warding off intruders. At times dogs are even considered accessories and a significant amount of money is invested for foods, medicine, grooming and other needs for the upkeep of a priced dog. They play an important role in security for several crime prevention and detection agencies. With all these roles that dogs participate, the only way for them to communicate using sound is barking.
Barking can cause nuisance to the people around especially during late hours of the night where everyone is trying to sleep. Dogs bark to warn someone or something about their intention. When they have a warning bark, it would usually take time for them to stop unless they recognized the person or something was established to make them stop barking.
They also bark to alarm the people around of something that the dog does not approve of or something that it has been trained not to approve such as unauthorized person or dangerous situations. Dogs will also bark if they need something or do something, and most of the time, they will bark when they are on a playful mood.
These barking incidents can’t be controlled by locking them up or putting them on a leash or by threatening them, it might work for a while but for sure once they are provoked or the same incident happened to stimulate them, their basic instinct tells them to communicate by the only way they know, which is barking.
A bark control device enables the owner to pacify or stop the dogs’ nuisance barking. The device emits an ultrasonic sound that only dogs can hear and inaudible to humans. The sound is very annoying to dogs’ ears that will instantly make them stop barking. One popular device to do this is called the Bark Off bark stopper.
However, the result of this device is debatable because of its reliability and consistency. Most dog owners and behavioral expert agree that ultrasonic sound used in anti barking device are only successful on some dogs and will work if the sound is promptly administered following every bark.
Anti barking device is a punishment device because the ultra sonic sound is very irritating to all dogs. It is designed to frighten and annoy dogs to the extent that it will cause unintended behavioral changes to the dogs. Dogs, if properly trained, can think and move according to what their master asks them.