If you have a dog you have probably tried a lot of ways to stop dog barking. Maybe you’ve tried by yelling at your dog or tying it up where you can’t hear it. Unfortunately, neither one of these actions really help. If you want to effectively stop the barking behaviour, you should try an electronic collar or ultrasonic transmitter. Both are great ways to stop barking behaviour without your constant supervision.

The first step to this process is to understand why your dog is barking. Dogs bark because they want to communicate with us and with other dogs. Dogs get lonely or anxious or just want to get our attention. Sometimes, giving your lonely dog a toy is enough to keep the dog from barking because it offers a healthy distraction. If your dog is always barking at squirrels in the front yard, keeping it in the back yard may be a good way to prevent barking.

An electronic Petsafe bark collar is an effective way to stop the noise. The collar responds to the vibrations of the dog’s vocal cords when it barks. The collar emits a mild electronic correction that will prevent barking. If the first correction doesn’t work, a more intense correction will be applied. The correction is given immediately, so your dog will not be confused about what behaviour is causing the correction. This will stop the dog from barking unless it is absolutely necessary.

The electronic collar doesn’t really hurt a dog; it’s just an annoying correction that actually does prevent barking. If you want to stop the barking, but don’t want to cause it any discomfort, an electronic citrus collar is a good alternative. The citronella collar releases a burst of citrus scent when your dog barks. The strong scent distracts your dog and will keep your dog from making noise.

What if you want to stop the neighbour’s dog from barking? Or, some people want to prevent barking without putting a collar on their dog. You can train the dog with an ultrasonic transmitter. This method can be used in the house or outdoors. The transmitter emits an ultrasonic tone that we can’t hear but dogs can. This will help because the noise is very loud and annoying to dogs.

The ultrasonic transmitter will not work outside of a certain range. Each transmitter has a different range, so read product details to see which transmitter is right for your situation. Some transmitters are better suited to indoors use only; others can be used outside in all weather conditions.

There are many advantages to using electronic collars and ultrasonic transmitters. The collars are light-weight and unobtrusive; many collars are water-resistant or water-proof. They will function even if your dog is outside. Maintenance of these tools is as easy as recharging or replacing batteries. And, these barking collars don’t have to be worn permanently. Once a dog realises why it was corrected, it will stop barking even if it isn’t wearing the collar.

You do not want to stop barking entirely; barking is good in some circumstances. With electronic tools, you can train your dog to bark only when it’s necessary.