Do Barking Collars Really Work

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Do Barking Collars Really Work

by Morgan Hamilton

Do you have a pet dog? If you have, then you know that a barking dog can be quite a nuisance that disturbs and startles pedestrians. If you have a loud pet, then you are also aware that keeping your neighbors awake at night is also a big no-no. A dog?s bark can be irritating, even for the dog's loving owner. Wayward dogs in need of gentle, human correction can be cured by barking collars. However, you have to make sure that you understand why your dog is barking before you start a barking collar treatment.

A dog may bark constantly because of several things. A dog will inevitably bark if the animal is kept in an area that is fenced off, but with a clear view of annoyances like loud cars and noisy kids. Things will only get worse if you have a neighbor who regularly walks by, and perpetually yells at or scares your pet. You should talk to the neighbor and ask him to treat the dog properly if this is the case with your pet.

Hunger, thirst, excessive heat and cold can make your pet an overly vocal canine. Remember that dogs need food, water, and a cozy indoor spot during extreme weather. Barking collars may be your last resort if you've checked all of the above possibilities. Some people may either consider barking collars humane or inhumane, but I?ll tell you about all of them for the sake of information.

Spray barking collars are popular devices that can reduce your dog?s barking. This collar has a device in the front that is positioned directly beneath the dogs' chin. An unpleasant smelling spray is emitted whenever the dog barks. Dogs don't like a spray in their noses, and the sound may also startle them. This treatment is considered by most to be humane because it is not painful.

Choke barking collars are considered safe but these collars may be scary for your dog. This collar automatically constricts, in a choking action when the dog barks. It has a sensor that detects the correct width at which to close. However, these barking collars can malfunction and choke the dog to death.

People consider shock barking collars cruel and inhumane so they are not commonly used today. This device may also cause a negative effect on the dog. This is because a dog will develop an association with what or who caused him to bark. For instance, if a child causes the dog to bark which will then cause the collar to chock the animal, then you may have a dangerous situation. Since a dog doesn't know barking is wrong, the animal may think that looking at that person or object is wrong. A dog may associate the child with his pain, and may attack him as soon as the collar comes off.

Morgan Hamilton offers expert advice and great tips regarding all aspects concerning Barking Collars. Visit our site for more helpful information about how to Stop Barking Dogs and other simiilar topics.

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