Just what are you supposed to do when your dog wakes you up at two in the morning to bark at a spider on the wall every single night? Even if you’re a light sleeper, after a while the stress is going to wear on you after a while.
And that’s not mentioning that if your dog is barking at random in the middle of the night every night, then chances are its barking at everything else, all the time, as well. This will disturb not just you but your neighbors as well. It could potentially cause you significant problems when guests come to call. So what should you do? Learn more about bark stopper devices.
Well naturally, there is the straightforward way of training your dog hands-on. However, this is time-consuming, and many people, with full time jobs, just don’t have enough time. Also, there are some more stubborn dogs that are set in their ways and won’t respond to this subtler method.
People in either or both of these situations can become lost as to what to do and just remain stuck in the situation. Because of this problem, numerous devices to stop dogs barking have been produced. There are two main types of training aids: collars and broadcasting devices.
The collar training aids are just what they sound like, collars. Attached to these collars are a variety of devices that will detect when a dog barks (through both sensing the vibrations in the dog’s vocal cords and through noise sensors) and administer some type of punishment.
These punishments tend to usually be a mild shock, an ultrasonic sound, or a puff of citronella spray. Each of these types of punishments has their own strengths and weaknesses. Normally, there are several settings the punishment can be adjusted to depending on the dog’s stubbornness (especially for shock collars). Some of them may be remote controlled.
The other type of training aid is a “broadcasting” device, a device that can be either handheld or set up on a table, and which senses when a dog barks through noise sensors and emits an ultrasonic signal.
They work similarly to an ultrasonic collar, but the difference is that they can affect more than one dog at once. Therefore, this product is very useful for those who have multiple dogs that are nuisance barkers, especially if one starting tends to set the other off.
These bark stopper devices have their pros and cons. You can find many bark stopper reviews to help you decide which dog barking device will work best for you and your dog.