SportDOG Bark Control
If you've ever experienced a 'barker', you know how troublesome the behavior can be. An incessantly barking dog is a problem for many reasons - it can get you in trouble with your neighbors or even cause a nice fine if your town has a noise ordinance against barking. It's annoying to listen to and most importantly it's also stressful and tiring for your dog.
Dog's bark. To an extent it's part of what we would consider normal canine behavior. But there's barking and then there's incessant barking. Incessant barking is not a normal dog behavior and happens when a dog is fixated and agitated. This type of barking is not only exhausting for anyone within earshot but it's also unhealthy for the dog doing it.
Using a SportDOG Bark Control Collar teaches the dog to avoid the unwanted behavior. This not only brings some serenity back to your life, it also helps your agitated dog remain calmer which should help his energy levels, mood, and overall well-being. A bark control collar also teaches your dog a valuable training lesson that you can use as a building block in future training with your dog. When your dog is wearing a SportDOG Bark Control Collar and barks the collar will automatically detect the barking and deliver a static correction. The dog feels the correction, which naturally interrupts the barking behavior. If your dog goes right back to barking again after the first correction the next one will be slightly stronger. Through this process the dog will learn to associate the barking behavior with the correction. The dog will also learn that she can turn the correction off by stopping barking. This is the really important lesson. Once your dog learns how to use the e-collar - that stopping an unwanted behavior turns the correction off - she is primed and ready for training with a remote training collar that uses the same principles.
Through this exercise the dog has also built confidence. A confident dog is less likely to engage in nuissance barking behavior and is a better candidate for all kinds of training than a dog that lacks confidence. SportDOG Bark Control Collars work automatically whether you're there or not to stop the barking but also to begin building that confidence by helping your dog to understand which behaviors are undesirable and how to avoid them.
When using a SportDOG Bark Collar, always start your dog out on the lowest possible correction level setting. Don't guess and risk over-correcting your dog as this will do more damage than good and is hard to bounce back from. Starting at the lowest level will allow you to find the proper correction level without any guesswork so that you never accidentally over-correct your dog. When choosing a bark collar it is important to look for a collar with adjustable correction level settings for exactly this same reason. Over-correcting a dog can be very detrimental to long-term training for any dog and should be carefully avoided.