Barking is a natural, normal, and highly instinctive behavior in dogs. If your dog is barking, you don’t need to return it to the pound. You just need to take some smart steps to get its barking under control.
In this article, we examine how to stop dog barking with bark control collars. One caveat to mention right off the bat is that some dogs bark without thinking, and you’re never going to get a dog to stop barking completely. However, you can make it stop barking in certain situations or on command.
Why Do Dogs Bark?
Dogs bark for a number of reasons. They bark to initiate play, to warn their family about an intruder, to sound an alarm, to play, to drive another animal away, to show excitement, and for a variety of other reasons. Barking is a natural dog behavior, but some dog breeds and individual dogs do it a lot more often than others. If you want to improve your relationship with your dog, then you need to invest in a remote control bark collar. It is an essential piece of the training regimen for any serious dog owner.
We don’t necessarily want a dog to stop barking completely. We may want a warning if an intruder is inside the house or to scare off a particularly dangerous animal on the patio. However, we do want the dog to stop barking when we command it to. That is what the remote control bark collar is all about. It’s purpose is to give you control over your dog’s barking. It doesn’t stop it from barking completely.
How to Stop Barking with a Remote Control Bark Collar
- Set the intensity level to low. You don’t need to turn it up too high. You can always adjust the intensity and make it higher if needs be.
- Get the dog in a situation where you’re certain he’ll want to bark.
- When he starts to bark, issue the command to hush up in a harsh voice and then press the stimulation button. Release it after you’ve pressed it once.
- Repeat this procedure until he stops when he hears the command.
- Repeat the procedure on a regular basis until it sinks in.
If you can, try to find a variety of situations where the dog will want to bark. You don’t have to issue the command to be quiet every time. But, if you do issue the command, make sure to correct if he doesn’t do it.
If, at the conclusion of your training session, you find that the dog doesn’t bark when you touch the button, then set the intensity level a little higher. At the end of a week of training, you shouldn’t touch the button after you give your command. Instead, watch to see if he stops barking when hears your command. If he keeps barking after hearing the first command, then repeat it, and push the button again.
This whole process shouldn’t take more than a couple of weeks. If you’ve had a yapping Shih Tzu or a little Pomeranian that just won’t stop, then this regimen is exactly what you need to follow. It’s not mean or cruel to your dog, and it won’t cause lasting psychological or physical harm. Just use the remote control bark collar as instructed, and your dog will be just fine.
There are a number of types of bark collars available, and they use everything from electrical stimulation, to a foul smell, to a mere vibration. You can get one that you feel comfortable with. Shop the market and find one that won’t make you feel guilty. Even though it’s irrational and not worth worrying about, some people don’t like using a remote control bark collar. You don’t have anything to worry about, though. It is not harmful or painful to your dog if you use it right.
Ok, that’s all. You’re ready to start your training regimen. It shouldn’t take too long if you just follow the steps outlined here and repeat them diligently. You’ll have a better-behaved, quieter dog for life, and that’s an investment worth making.