A Bark Collar could be the solution you’re looking for to stop your dog’s nuisance barking. So, let’s play out a scenario and see if this describes your situation.
Your dog barks repeatedly or during times when you would prefer, they do not bark. This could be when someone knocks on the door, they hear other dogs barking or any other trigger event. The ultimate goal being to have your dog obediently not bark with or without the collar.
You see a cool new Athenas Pets Bark Collar which uses beeping and vibration at different levels to control your dog’s barking. Ah, you decide this will fix your dog’s barking issue. Then, you order it and it arrives.
Humane Bark Collar
- Beeps & Vibration Only
- Does NOT harm your dog
- Adjustable Sensitivity
- Easy Training with included eBook
Now, what’s next?
First, you need to understand it depends on your dog and the effort you put into training them. Two weeks to two months is a reasonable time frame for a fully trained dog who will not bark at unwanted events. Count on around one hour of training 4 – 5 times per week. Although, we’ve seen some cases of successful training in less than one week.
Also, depending on your dog, they may be too stubborn, strong willed or tough to accept the training. In these cases, people have resorted to a shock collar, which gives a static shock when a dog barks as opposed to the beeps and vibration of the Athenas Pets Humane Bark Collar.
Here are a couple of blog posts with more information on training methods and we will post a Bark Collar eBook soon.
Bark Collar – Keys to success
Time, Practice and Patience
Time is a key success factor. Just putting the collar on the dog and letting it goes through its beep and vibration cycle as they continue to bark may leave them confused. It takes time for the dog to assimilate your commands and what the beep and vibration signifies. Typically, with an hour a day, you can see success.
Next is practice. You need to follow a plan and have a well thought through training regimen. If you praise the dog for every unwanted behavior, you will get more of the unwanted behavior. It is best when you tell them NO when unwanted barking occurs, and the collar reinforces your command, you will be on the road to a well-mannered dog.
Finally, Patience is needed for the dog to understand what you expect of them. Some dogs pick up on this quickly and others take more time. Either way, patience on the part of the dog’s owner/trainer is a key ingredient to get your dog’s barking in check.
Best of luck to you and your dog. At Athenas Pets, we’re always thinking of ways to make the human and pet experience better. We offer a number of training and fun products in this regard.
Check out our latest Dog Training Products and let us know more about your experience.