Are you sick and tired of those sleepless nights where you struggle to get enough rest because the dog is barking again?
Are you frustrated by your neighbors complaining that your dog barks all day when you are out?
Are you constantly fighting off awful headaches because your dog barks out of excitement when you are home?
Are you frustrated when your kids and your dog feed off the energy and noise from each other?
Do you feel helpless against all these scenarios?
Maybe, just maybe, we have the solution to all of these problems.
By using a dog training collar you will soon effectively teach your dog that barking is not always appropriate and that in these instances his behavior displeases you, causing him to stop barking. But it is a little more complex than this. How exactly does a dog training collar work?
To be honest, different dog training collars work in different waves. The original electric collars relied on a microphone which of course detects sound and activates the collar based on sound, and these are still available.
But these can often cause problems as other noises can sometimes trigger it off by accident. Likewise others rely on vibrations to set it off, specifically designed to be set off by the dog’s vocal chords, but in this case again, sometimes even just rough play with your dog can set it off.
Obviously you do not want to be correcting your dog’s behavior when the behavior is actually acceptable. This could easily result in confusion and is indeed counter-productive in the wider context of obedience training.
How does a bark collar work
Having said the latter, most types of dog training collars on the market today combine both of these methods of triggering off the collar, causing it to emit a small electric shock and/or ultrasonic waves which are designed to cause the dog just enough discomfort that he stops barking.
The degree of the electric shock is far from worrying, and is not dissimilar to a static shock, thus it should not cause you any issues with this obedience training technique being harsh or cruel.
Likewise the ultrasonic method emits either very high or very low pitched sounds, which are undetectable by humans. This is incredibly useful as to us it appears that the collar is not actually working, but it is.
Practically all types of the dog correction collar out there at the moment allow the owner to set the level of the shock waves used, enabling you to stay in control of what degree of correction is adopted, in accordance with the seriousness of your dog’s barking or misbehavior, as well as your own dog training standards.
Moreover, certain types of the dog training collar include an automated stepped correction method.
If your dog continues to bark, the lowest level of correction is increased gradually, soon causing the dog to stop barking altogether. Of course if your dog stops barking for a while, the collar will reset itself back to the lowest level.
Some people take issue with the use of dog collars, but the fact it that they are a truly useful and effective means of obedience training, and without a high level of input required by the owner.
But which particular type of dog training collar is right for your dog is for you to decide.
Why not take this opportunity to find out more about what they have to offer. You might solve your lack of sleep problem sooner than you think!