Los Angeles, California (PressExposure) February 16, 2011 -- Have you ever been frustrated with your dog's continual barking? Have you had neighbors complain about it? What do you do when you love your pet but have a situation that requires him to be quiet?
Many people are in the same boat! Fortunately, we have recently discovered that there are safe ways to control your canine companion's vexing vocalizations.
When we first heard about this news, we did some research to find out if it is indeed safe for your four legged friend. We've all heard about inhumane products like shock collars as a way to stop that troublesome barking. The results are in and the news is good! Ultrasonic sound is extremely effective and it is absolutely painless for your dog.
You may be wondering how it works. We wondered the same thing and here's what we found:
First, you put the device in the middle of the area you want to cover. Average range on these systems is around thirty feet. Next, when your dog barks the device emits an ultrasonic radio signal that interrupts your dog's barking pattern.
Does this hurt your dog? Does it annoy him to no end? Absolutely not. It's just enough for him to be curious about where that sound is coming from. It "throws him off" and his barking fit comes to an end.
If you live in an apartment building with other dogs close by, this system may even help to keep them from barking back at your dog as well!
Even better, this technology will not train your dog to keep from barking in a dangerous situation. Although it is good for nuisance barking, in a situation where barking is good (at an intruder, for instance) it will not be enough to keep your faithful friend from voicing his concern!
So far, the ultrasonic sound system with the best results is called Bark Off. From everything we have read, this brand boasts the average thirty feet range and some users have said it works past forty feet! There seems to be a consistency of positive reviews from people who have tried it and we feel confident in recommending it.
Of course, we will be posting any updates we receive on this new technology as well as results from products made by different companies. Stay tuned!