FAQs Archives: "Bark Collars"
How effective is the EYENIMAL OUTDOOR Bark Control Device?
For the Eyenimal Outdoor bark control device to work effectively and pick up the dogs barking, there needs to be a clear line of sight between the device and the dog. Anything in between will reduce the range of the Outdoor bark control device. It is important to remember that the yenimal Outdoor bark control device has a max range of 15 metres to detect barking.
Are anti bark collars legal in my state?
The law in Australia relating to the use of ‘static’ correction or electronic anti bark collars varies from state to state. All other types of anti bark collars are legal in all states. The success rate for the static anti bark collars is extremely high with proven results. However, it is important the you familiarise yourself with these regulations as they relate to your state. In certain situations, you may need to obtain permission to use these types of anti bark collar. Contact Discount Dog Fences on 1300 032 491 for more information.
If my dog isn’t wearing a bark control collar 24/7 then won’t they bark when the collar is off them?
This really depends on how the bark control collar is introduced to the dog. There are 2 distinct approaches to be considered. Some owners want the dog to know that the bark control collar is the source of the correction. In this case the bark control collar is switched on and placed on the dog; the dog barks and is corrected. Most dogs then learn that the new bark control collar means stop barking. The downside to this method is that the dogs will know they can bark when they are not wearing the bark control collar. This is great for working dogs, to stop barking when they are in their kennels. Other people prefer that their dog not associate the anti bark collar with the sensation by placing the bark collar on the dog but leaving it switched off. This must be done for at least a few days. The dog then considers the new anti bark collar of no importance, and then after 5 to 7 days of occasional wearing of the anti bark collar should it be switched on. The dog will not necessarily assume that the bark control collar is to blame for the correction. In both cases the dog will develop a tendency to stop barking in time, leading to a quieter dog while not wearing the bark control collar. A good method for domestic pets, helping prevent complaints from neighbours.
Will my dog have to wear an E collar all the time?
No, definitely not. We recommend that you DO NOT leave any E collars on your dog for more than 8 - 10 hours per day. Pressure Necrosis (pressure sores) may occur if you leave the collar on the dog indefinitely. By sticking to the 8-10 hours, it is beneficial for your dog first and foremost, and it also benefits your equipment. To further reduce the chance of pressure necrossis, we recommend that you use a damp cloth to wipe over your dog's neck area and to wipe over the probes of the collar.
What type of bark control can be used for barking puppies?
We recommend the use of sonic/ultrasonic bark control devices for puppies. We do not recommend citronella spray collars or static correction anti bark collars for puppies under the age of 6 months. Contact us on Freecall 1300 300 364 for further advice.
Do static correction bark control collars cause harm to the dog?
When used in conjunction with the instructions e-collars do not harm your pet. An independent study on e-collars was conducted at a leading Veterinary University in the U.S.A. The study found that the use of an e-collar to curb barking was no more cruel than taking your dog to your Vet for a “check-up”. The energy delivered from a typical e-collar equates to approximately 2 volts @ 20 milliamps. An Australian study by Dr J Perkins showed that use of an e-collar does no harm to your dog when used according to manufacturer's instructions. Find out more about e-collar safety.
How long will an anti bark collar take to stop dog barking?
Some barking dogs learn to stop barking immediately while others can take a few days. It does, however, depend on the dog's temperament, whether it is desexed or not, its age, breed and its motivation for barking. For example, the urge to procreate (sex) or the need to protect its own life & family are of high motivation. Generally speaking, boredom is a lower motivation for dog barking. If you don’t quite understand why your dog is barking then don’t hesitate to contact us here at Discount Dog Fences on 1300 032 491 for an obligation-free consultation. Like humans, every dog is different and some may take longer than others to adapt their behavior. Eventually the dog can wear the anti barking collar deactivated once it learns that nuisance barking is unacceptable, and you can re-introduce it every few weeks or so, just to reinforce the training once in a while…or only when you leave the house, just to make sure.
Will using a static correction anti bark collar stop my dog barking?
If a dog is strongly motivated to bark it will – particularly if the dog is protective barking.There are a number of basic types of barking, two of the main ones are purposeful or protective barking, and excessive barking. Many of us have our dog for companionship but also to deter unwanted guests. A static correction barking collar is designed with this in mind. Excessive barking or nuisance barking is quickly addressed by these type of collars. Our anti dog barking collars are not designed to stop protective barking though. Our collars are fitted with a safety device so that they will temporarily shut-down. The Petsafe BC-103 and the SportDog SBC6 anti bark collars for example, will shut down for 3 minutes after 15 consecutive barks or more within a 50 second period. So if your dog is protective barking to protect you or your property, it won’t receive any correction for doing the right thing and you will have peace of mind!
How does a static correction anti bark collar actually stop my dog barking?
When wearing an anti bark collar, a barking dog sets off the vibration or microphone sensors. When this occurs the bark collar will emit a mild static correction via the bark collars contact probes (similar sensation to a TENS machine or abdominal exerciser, except nowhere near as strong). This sensation is used to simply ‘get’ the dog's attention, distracting it from the reason or motivation that initiated the barking. The dog learns very quickly through association that their nuisance barking triggers the unfamiliar sensation and in order to avoid the sensation, they need to stop barking. There are also safety features in-built to these collars to ensure that the collar will shut down temporarily when a dog is barking with purpose (for example, when an intruder is on the property). This type of barking is very different to excessive or buisance barking.
How effective are the different types of bark control devices?
The effectiveness of any bark control device depends on a number of main factors, incluiding you dog's temperament, breed, size, age and the motivation or reason for barking. Sonic and ultrasonic anti barking devices are often effective when used with puppies or small barking dogs displaying a placid or timid personality. However, some large barking dogs or dogs with a stubborn temperament may ignore the audible or ultrasonic deterrent noises and not stop barking. Citronella collars are a good option in comparison to the sonic & ultrasonic anti bark devices. The spray collar acts as a much more effective barking deterrent compared to sound as it involves more of the dog's senses and results in a higher chance of getting the dog's attention. We have also found that many barking dogs do not like the sensation of the spray, or the smell of citronella or lemon. They quickly learn to stop barking in order to avoid the unpleasant spray. Citronella bark collars are also a good option for people who live in states where there may be a restriction on the use of static correction anti bark collars. Static correction anti bark collars (e-collars) are the most effective bark control product available. How the bark collar is introduced, age, breed, temperament and motivation for barking will all play a part in the end result. Generally speaking, these types of anti bark collars will be 96-98% successful, this represents a proven and significant decrease in barking. The benefits of these anti bark collars versus stand-alone traditional dog training methods include greater consistency, speed & timing of correction (no time delay), cost effectiveness and low maintenance.