Are No Bark Collars Bad?

There are three different methods currently in use as no bark collars for dogs. All of them work, but there is some debate as to whether these collars are ethical to use. If you own a dog, you should know at least a bit about the type of no bark collar that you plan to use on your dog.

Citrus Spray Collars

Some no bark dog collars work by emitting a spray of citrus smell if the dog barks for a while. Dogs don’t like this smell, so they will stop barking in order to avoid it. Some collars also give a warning “hiss” sound, so the dog can stop barking before the smell is sprayed on its muzzle if he listens and heeds the warning sound. These no bark collars are considered ethical by experts, as there is no pain involved, just a mild annoyance for the dog.

Sonic No Bark Collars

These collars work by emitting a very high pitched sound when the dog barks. It sounds to the dog very similar to the sound a dog’s whistle makes. Most humans can’t hear it or be annoyed by it, but dogs can and will stop barking once they realize that when they stop barking the high pitched tone goes away. Dog trainers and veterinarians see no problem with these collars, as they aren’t harmful. Once again, there is no pain involved – it’s just a bit annoying for the dog. Note: This is the least effective type of no bark collar, as dogs can get used to the sound over time, so don’t overdo it.

Electric No Bark Collars

These collars give the dog a small electrical shock when it barks. The shock isn’t painful, it’s similar to what you feel when you handle fabrics or walk over a rug. Once again, mostly just an annoyance – but this is the type of no bark collar that some people believe is unethical. The main complaint is that this collar actually has a physical stimulus to the dog. Some people don’t like that. But does it work? Yes, it does; so condiser it an option if your dog tends to bark too much.

There are three types of no bark collars that you can use to train your dog: citrus spray collars, sonic or ultrasonic collars, and electrical shock collars. Most people have no problems with spray collars or sonic collars, but the idea of an electrical shock makes them think that shock collars aren’t good for dogs. None of these methods are considered dangerous for dogs.

no bark collars are a great way to reduce excessive barking that isn’t related to your dog’s health. Although most people don’t have a problem with them, some of them think shock collars are unethical. Nevertheless, all no bark dog collars are perfectly safe.

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