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BARK CONTROLIn this segment I relate how to stop your dog from barking using a NO BARK COLLAR. I also review the best bark collars on the market.
Before casting the idea of using a Bark Collar aside, consider the facts I explore below.
Stop your dog's annoying bark in a matter of minutes PAINLESSLY! Your neighbors will thank you, and you will thank me for helping you to learn how to use a bark collar effectively.
HOW TO STOP YOUR DOG FROM BARKINGYet another area where a little diligence in dog training can reap major rewards is teaching your dog to respect the peace and quiet of the neighborhood. For whatever reason (and if they could only talk) seems like every dog wants to be heard.
There is nothing that is more frustrating for your neighbors, than listening to your dog bark for hours on end. I cannot believe how many people show no concern for their neighbors and allow their dog or dogs to bark at will. Especially when the problem is easily solved with the aid of a well designed bark collar.
AN ELECTRONIC BARK COLLAR IS AN ABSOLUTE GODSENDThe Electronic Bark Collar is perhaps one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century. In a recent poll (just kidding) respondents picked the no bark collar as the most significant breakthrough in the history of modern gadgetry, soundly (pun intended) beating out Sealy Posturepedic and Nytol. Anyone who has ever had to deal with a barking dog can fully appreciate the advantages of a simple no bark collar.
ARE ANTI-BARK COLLARS CRUEL OR INHUMANE?The simple truth is; a bark collar is without question a loving and humane way of training a dog to respect the rights of others to live in peace. Any minor and momentary discomfort the dog may sense when being corrected by a bark collar, cannot compare to the agitation that is being caused for the neighbors, as your dog continues to bark at will. If you have not already done so, do yourself and your neighbors a favor and invest in an anti bark collar.
USE A BARK COLLAR AND PAINLESSLY STOP YOUR DOG BARKINGThankfully, Pitbulls are not (at least mine never seemed to be) a barking dog breed. Now, don't misunderstand what I am saying, for Pitbulls will bark, just not as often as other dog breeds.
Still, I have found it necessary on occasion to employ a bark collar at one time or another on a few of my dogs. The key is to make sure that you do not overdo the correction.
It takes far less stimulation than what most people have imagined.
PROPERLY ADJUSTED IT PRODUCES A SENSATIONI love my dogs, and the last thing I want to do is cause them harm or pain with. Most bark control devices have a half dozen or more settings. Start out on the lowest possible setting and keep a close eye on the dog when they start to bark. If the dog continue barking, adjust the setting up to the next level.
Once your dog starts to bark and you notice immediately that something gets your dog's attention, you are probably on the right setting. It takes a few times before the dog associates the sensation with the bark. Yet once he does, he will quit barking. You will have to place the device on him several times or more,before they understand that if they give way an outburst, the collar is going back on. Before long it will not be necessary very often, if at all to use the device.
LISTEN TO WHAT REAL PEOPLE HAVE TO SAYMany are hesitant to employ a barking collar because of preconceived misconceptions. If you are one who is tentative, do yourself (and neighbors) a big favor and go to Cabelas or Amazon and read the reviews. BARKING COLLAR REVIEWS One after another will say I didn't want to... I wish I would have done this long ago.
COULD BE ONE OF YOUR BEST PURCHASE EVERBarking collar reviews can be very useful in helping you to decide on the right device for your needs. You will note that most agree with my assessment on the Bark Limiter barking collar for dogs. I can assure you, that if you own a dog and it barks, this will be one of the best purchases you will ever make.
QUALITY IS NOT CHEAP AND CHEAP THINGS ARE SELDOM GOODI will never forget the first collar I bought; because of a poor design it would shock the dog when he was not even barking. The next collar I bought literally burned two holes into the neck of one of my dogs where the contact points touch. The next collar I bought had re-chargeable batteries that needed to be re-charged about everyday. The next one I bought worked nicely until it rained.
Now I am guessing that over a dozen years later that some of the issues I experienced have been resolved as technology as certainly improved. Yet, with many cheap foreign units flooding the market, I would not count on it.
I found that with normal usage The Bark Limiter by Garmin will go close to a year before you will need a new battery. The Battery is a standard camera battery available at most any store. The Garmin BarkLimiter gets my highest recommendation.
USE A REMOTE TRAINING COLLARAnother idea; instead of buying a Barking collar; use a remote training collar. For many this works perfectly. And you have the added benefit of owning a TRAINING DEVICE.
With the remote training collar, you have to be there to activate the correction with a remote. With most dogs, after he has been corrected a few times the barking stops altogether.
If however your dog continues barking while you are not home, then you need an anti-Barking collar.
THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD GETIf I were needing to buy a new unit, this is what I would get. The GARMIN SPORTS PRO TRAINING BUNDLE I believe it is the perfect solution for most situations. It a training collar with a built in BarkLimiter. So, you can use it to train your dog and when you are not home, it can serve as a bark collar automatically preventing your canine friend from disturbing the neighbors.
Interestingly, I owned the same device before the BARKLIMITER was added and loved it. As mentioned earlier, I also use the BarkLimiter. This is those two units combined. Too, it has some nice upgraded features as well. Such as Remote control of LED beacon lights on the dog device for low light conditions; visible up to 100 yards away and LED STATUS LIGHT LED status light for quick, at-a-glance.
You can also purchase two extra collars, so that you can control up to 3 dogs at once. This is the exact feature (same unit...newer model) that I used when training 3 dogs at a time for the FLIRT POLE EXERCISE. The one caution; you have to make sure you turn the switch to the dog you want to correct (each collar is a different color). I've forgotten to do that a few times (Oops!). GARMIN SPORT PRO BUNDLE
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