While dogs are generally the best friends we all want to have, there are definitely some traits that are less than desirable, like excessive barking. It’s not only super annoying, it can be embarrassing to the neighbors and other people to have a really loud and noisy dog. Find out more about dog bark collar and other effective tips to keep your dog happy and well-behaved.
Before you attempt to find a solution to your dog’s excess barking, you need to know why they are barking in the first place. He might be barking to alert you of some danger or something. If this is the case, then you shouldn’t be curing the barking, you should be looking out at the source of his barking.
Many times, the dog barks because he is bored and lonely. If this is the case, then as a responsible and loving pet owner, you should spend quality time with him and enjoy each other’s company. Bring him outside for exercise. Release pent up energy through productive avenues and you will be surprised at the big difference in his general disposition. He will also have a more restful night’s sleep, and consequently so would you.
Now, if your dog is one of those that bark for no apparent reason and it is becoming a more serious problem, there are several things you can do to. Many dog training programs offer helpful tips on how to discipline your dogs successfully. You don’t even have to enroll your dog in a dog obedience school. Dog training DVDs are not only more economical, they are really effective as well.
So what if you don’t have time to go through all the training, the problem is really just the extreme barking? A good dog collar can be used to help stop this problem. I don’t know if you know this, but there are dog collars in the market that specifically train your dog to stop barking. Don’t worry there is nothing inhumane about this method at all.
One of these collars would spray a mist of citronella scent to your dog’s face when he starts barking. As all experienced pet owners know, dogs don’t like being sprayed so what the collar is doing is having the dog associate the unpleasant sensation to excessive barking. Before long, he will understand that it is his barking that causes this and it will solve the problem for you.
Another collar is one that emits a high-pitched noise whenever they bark. This noise isn’t heard by humans, just by dogs so don’t think that you’ll be all bothered about it. Some of these devices have a 50 feet radius so it won’t be just your dog that will be trained, but your neighbor’s dogs as well.
If your dog’s excessive barking really bothers you, try using a dog bark collar for a few weeks and see how it works for you. Who knows, it might finally mean nice, quiet evenings for you and your neighborhood. Enjoy!