Do you own a dog that likes to bark excessively? Even though a dog is mans’ best friend one that barks too much can be an annoyance to the owner and anyone that is within earshot of the dog. If you are tired of hearing your dog bark, it may be time to search for a solution to the excessive barking. All dogs bark but it is the dog that barks constantly for no apparent reason that becomes annoying. Most people want their dog to bark if they sense an intruder or other problems, but they do not want a dog that barks because the wind is blowing or the grass is growing.
If you have a dog that barks too much there is help available to control incessant barking. This help is a dog bark collar. Many trainers recommend bark control collars for dog owners that have a dog with a barking problem. There are several types of bark control collars on the market and you will need to do some research in order to buy the type that will work best for the breed of dog that you own. If you are unsure of what type of collar to purchase seek the advice of a professional trainer, or at the very least your veterinarian. Do not use an electric shock collar if your dog weighs less than eight pounds.
Anti-bark collars come in models that use an electric charge, citronella spray, vibration, choke, or audible noise for the correction. The way these collars work is that they have a sensor in them that will apply the correction when the dog barks. Many dog bark collars allow the sensitivity of the collar to be adjusted. Being able to adjust the sensitivity will allow you to determine how loud and long a bark the collar will allow before the discipline is administered. You do not want the collar activating for every little sound the dog makes or you will end up doing more harm than good to your dog.
If you choose to use a bark control collar that applies an electric shock to the dog there are collars that allow you to control the intensity of the charge that is applied and collars that automatically adjust the correction in response to your dog's barking and temperament. With a manually adjustable collar, you will want to start with the collar at the lowest setting and only turn the setting up if your dog does not respond to the collar. Many shock bark collars do this automatically, saving you time in training your dog.