BarkMute Ultrasonic Bark Collars
Barking is a normal behavior for any dog, but as much as we love our furry companions, the same can’t always be said for their habit of announcing every pedestrian, squirrel, and cyclist they see. Fortunately, there’s a humane way to train our four-legged friends out of their relentless barking habits: ultrasonic anti-bark collars.
How Do Ultrasonic Bark Collars Work?
Ultrasonic dog bark collars train your dog to contain their barking by releasing a high-pitched tone that's triggered when your dog decides to speak up. Undetectable to the human ear, ultrasonic bark control works by responding to your dog’s bark with a beep that will annoy them without causing any harm. More than just a quick fix, ultrasonic dog collars alter your pet’s barking habit for good when used consistently through progressive behavior correction. As your dog begins to associate their bark with the ultrasonic sound, they’ll stop barking in order to avoid it.
Frequently Asked Questions About Ultrasonic Bark Collars
Have a question about ultrasonic dog bark collars? If you don’t find the answer in our FAQs below, send us a message at info@BarkMute.com.
Are Ultrasonic Dog Collars Safe For Dogs?
Yes, ultrasonic dog collars are safe for dogs. Although the high-frequency sound will annoy your dog, it won't harm them, unlike a shock collar. Our BarkMute™Ultrasonic Vibration Collar has seven deterrent levels, so you can match the sound response to the volume of your pup’s bark.
Are Ultrasonic Bark Collars Humane?
Yes, ultrasonic bark collars are humane. These no-shock bark collars are designed to be a painless form of bark control. However, dogs’ ears are more sensitive to sound than humans’, so it’s essential to follow the directions provided to you by the manufacturer of whatever ultrasonic bark control product you use.
Are Ultrasonic Dog Collars Harmful to Humans?
No, ultrasonic dog collars are not harmful to humans. The human ear cannot detect the deterrent sounds emitted through ultrasonic bark control. An ultrasonic sound is any noise that's above the normal human hearing range of 20 Hz - 20,000 Hz.
Are Ultrasonic Dog Collars Dangerous to Other Family Pets?
While ultrasonic bark collars are not dangerous to cats, cats can hear the sounds emitted by them. Generally, cats can hear a greater range of frequencies than dogs (up to 45,000 Hz for dogs and 64,000 Hz for cats). As such, ultrasonic bark control (which usually emits a sound around 25,000 Hz) will be easily detectable by your cat. Even so, cats seem not to be bothered by ultrasonic sounds. Other family pets such as birds or reptiles cannot hear ultrasonic sounds.
Are Ultrasonic Bark Collars Better Than Shock Collars?
Yes, ultrasonic bark collars are a preferred alternative to shock collars. In fact, shock collars have been heavily criticized for being cruel and inhumane by veterinarians and organizations like the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
Pros and Cons of Ultrasonic Dog Collars
If you’re thinking of trying ultrasonic bark control for your dog, weigh the pros and cons first. Below, we give an overview of the pros and cons of ultrasonic dog collars.
Ultrasonic Bark Control Pros
Here are a few reasons why ultrasonic dog bark collars are a great option.
More Humane Than Other Bark Control Methods
Ultrasonic dog collars are less harmful to your pet than other bark control options (such as shock and spray collars). At worst, they’ll annoy your furry friend, while a shock collar uses pain and fear to train your pet out of undesirable behaviors.
Works Even When You’re Not Around
You can’t always be present to provide comfort and reassurance when your dog is on alert. Whether you’re heading out for a full day of work or just to run an errand, an ultrasonic dog collar will keep your pet from barking for hours on end.
Mobile and Minimally Disruptive
Traveling with your pet will be a new experience when you can easily bring an ultrasonic dog collar along for the journey. Additionally, you shouldn’t have to interrupt whatever you’re doing to command your dog to stop barking.
Ultrasonic Bark Control Cons
Despite all of the benefits of ultrasonic anti-bark collars, there are a few reasons why they might not be right for every dog or dog owner.
Not All Dogs Respond Well
Unfortunately, ultrasonic bark control doesn’t work on every dog. Dogs with hearing problems or deep-rooted behavioral issues may not respond well to ultrasonic bark collars.
Cannot Distinguish Between Your Dog’s Bark and Another Dog’s
Ultrasonic dog collars work by responding to barks, but it doesn’t matter where the sound comes from. For that reason, they may not be the best option if there are multiple dogs in your family.
May Cause Further Stress for Anxious Pets
If your dog barks due to separation anxiety, fear, or territorial issues, ultrasonic bark control may exacerbate their stress instead of resolving the behavior. It’s best to seek the advice of an animal behavior specialist in these circumstances.