Ultrasonic Bark Control
Does your neighbor's dog bark incessantly? Or does your neighbor complain that your dog does? Ultrasonic bark control may be the pet product that could help you, regardless if it is your dog or someone else’s. This product is an alternative to both static shock and spray collars but offers the same convenience and training of curbing unnecessary and disruptive barking. The ultrasonic bark control system uses annoying, high-pitched sound to interrupt and deter a dog from barking. Ultrasonic bark control is commonly available in collar format but can also be used as a stand-alone unit allowing you to deter unwanted barking even when it's not your pet!
Which Ultrasonic Bark Control device should you get?
Stand-alone ultrasonic anti-bark units area available for both indoor and outdoor use and may plug into an outlet or be battery operated. These no-bark devices are placed near to where your (or your neighbor's) dog tends to bark. When the device detects the barking dog it will automatically begin to emit a high-pitched, ultrasonic noise, inaudible to humans but highly annoying to dogs. This noise works both to immediately interrupt the barking behavior and also to condition the dog to avoid nuisance barking in the future.
Ultrasonic bark control is also available in collar format. Similar to other anti-bark devices, the collar is worn by the dog and works similarly to the stand-alone unit. It will detect the barking of your dog and correct the behavior with the ultrasonic noise. The advantage of the ultrasonic bark control collar over the stand-alone unit is that the collar will detect and correct only the barking of the dog wearing the collar, whereas the standalone unit will detect and respond to any barking within the vicinity.
Will the ultrasonic sounds harm my dog’s ears?
No, it will not cause harm in any way. The ultrasonic sound is loud enough to get the attention of a dog but not a human. It is unpleasant enough to irritate a dog. We all know that canine hearing is very sharp and can easily pick up frequencies even at a distant range. Dogs also perceive sounds through hearing so they can sense vibrations in sounds. If your dog has erect hears, expect that his hearing ability is better than dogs with floppy ears. Younger dogs, who have higher tendency to bark pointlessly, also have better hearing than older canines.
UltraSonic Bark Control Options
Depending on where you intend to use the device, you have the option to get an outdoor or an indoor ultrasonic bark control system. Petsafe’s Ultrasonic Indoor Bark Control (PBC-1000) is a wireless unit that may be used inside your home. The PetSafe Ultrasonic Bark Control Collar (PBC00-13925 is a lightweight, water-resistant, heavy duty collar can help your prevent unnecessary barking in your pet whether he is inside or out. There is also the waterproof Outdoor Bark Control system (PBC00-11216) from PetSafe, which uses ultrasonic sound to respond to the barking of any number of dogs within a 50-foot range. The Elite Outdoor Bark Control unit (PBC00-12788) is programmable allowing you to set the device to turn on and off automatically at different times of day.
Ultrasonic bark control is a good alternative to static or spray bark control, especially in the stand-alone unit format. Since it operates collar free, it allows you to address nuisance barking in more than one dog at once or even address the problem when you don’t know which dog is doing the barking. The stand alone systems also give you a shot at stopping the annoying barking of a dog that isn’t yours. The downside of the ultrasonic bark control method is also in it’s universal correction. Because the noise is audible by all dogs within range, the barking of one dog will submit all dogs to the annoying noise.