Compare Bark Collars & Bark Deterrents
Both choices are portable and effective at reducing nuisance barking. Bark control collars are a good solution for single dog homes or for multiple dog homes in which some dogs are big barkers and others are not. Ultrasonic bark deterrents work on all dogs within hearing range, whether your dogs or your neighbor’s dogs are the noisy ones.
- Correction surprises dog and interrupts barking
- Annoying high-pitched tone warns dogs to stop barking
- Indoor-only and outdoor-only options
- Only works on the dog wearing the collar
- Works on all dogs within range (25-50 ft)
Choosing the Right Device -- Bark collar or deterrent?
Does your dog bark at squirrels or just when he’s alone in the house? Choose a device based on where your dog barks the most!
Deterrents are specially created for outdoor or indoor use. Sound moves differently indoors and outdoors, so the technology is different in each product. Have multiple dogs but only some of them “talk” all the time? A deterrent will activate when any dog barks, meaning when one dog barks, all of your dogs will hear the harmless but annoying tone.
If you need to stop your individual dogs from barking or a dog in different locations, you should consider purchasing a bark collar. A Spray, Satic, Ultrasonic, Sonic or Vibration bark collar will correct only the problem barker.
Choosing the Right Collar:Each pet has a different temperment and a certain type correction will work best. There are 6 different types of controls and you can choose the most effective bark collar for your friend:
- Spray Collars - Quick burst of citronella spray - Best for sensitive dogs
- Static Collars - Safe, gentle static correction - Best for Stubborn dogs
- Ultrasonic Collars - Annoying high-pitched sound - Best for sensitive dogs and small dogs...cannot be heard by humans
- Sonic Collars - Annoying high-pitched sound - Best for sensitive dogs and small dogs...can be heard by humans
- Vibration Collars - Surprising, varying pattern of vibration - Best for sensitive dogs and deaf dogs
- Ultrasonic Deterrents - Annoying high-pitched sound - Best for sensitive dogs and small dogs...cannot be heard by humans
For answers to Frequently Asked Questions on how Static Training works, click Here
Why Dogs Bark?
Dogs bark...it is part of their normal and natural communication and behavior.
Dogs can bark for appropriate and good reasons; such as: when strangers approach our house, they hear an odd noise, or they are herding sheep.
Most of us want our dogs to be "watch dogs" and alert us to anything unusual, but dogs can also bark inappropriately.
In two scientific surveys of dog owners, approximately 1/3 of them reported their dogs barked excessively. To control barking in our dogs, we first need to understand why they are barking.
Types of canine vocal communication:
Dogs use many types of vocalizations to communicate. This starts very early in life. Young puppies make a mewing-like sound when they are searching for food or warmth. Louder crying sounds are heard if the puppy is hurt or frustrated. As dogs get older, they make five main classes of sounds: howls, growls, grunts, whines, and barks. Each of these classes of sounds is used in different situations.
Howling is used as a means of long-range communication in many different circumstances. Howls are more often associated with wolves, but dogs howl too. They may howl as a reaction to certain stimuli such as sirens.
Growling can occur in very different activities. It is used to threaten, warn, in defense, in aggression, and to show dominance. But growling is also used in play as well. By looking at the body posture we should be able to tell the difference. Growls during aggression are accompanied by a stare or snarl, and the growling dog often remains stationary. Play-growls occur in combination with a happy tail and a play bow to signal willingness to play. These dogs are often moving and jumping about to entice play.
Grunts in dogs are the equivalent of contented sighs in people. They can also be heard when dogs are greeting each other or people.
Whines or whimpers are short- or medium-range modes of communication. Dogs may whine when they greet each other, are showing submissiveness, are frustrated or in pain, to obtain attention, and sometimes in defense. Dogs generally whine more than wolves, perhaps because they use the whine more as an attention-seeking behavior, and are often rewarded for it. The first sound you may hear from a new puppy is the whine at night when he finds himself alone. We often are guilty of unintentionally reinforcing this whining by giving the puppy the attention he wants.
Barking is another mode of communication that seems to be more common in dogs than other canine species. Again, this may be the result of human encouragement. Certain breeds have been bred to bark as part of their watchdog or herding duties. Barking is used to alert or warn others and defend a territory, to seek attention or play, to identify oneself to another dog, and as a response to boredom, excitement, being startled, lonely, anxious, or teased.
"In a Tuskegee University study of adult shelter dogs wearing the PetSafe Bark Control Collar for six 30 minute sessions over two weeks, we detected no long-term adverse affects, and all dogs dramatically reduced their barking by the second day."
Dr. Janet Steiss and Dr. Caroline B. Schaffer
Choose the Bark Control device that's right for you and your Best Friend!