HOW TO STOP
understand how to use a "No Bark" collar it is important to understand
why dogs bark. Dogs bark to communicate that they need or want
something, and these needs can be many various things. Some examples
- They want to go outside or come in.
- They are hungry.
- Or, they just want you to play.
- Dogs get bored, frustrated anxious and excited and will
use barking to let you know how they feel.
Some dogs were
bred to bark for a specific purpose, such as hounds, guard dogs or some
Expecting a dog
not to bark is like expecting birds not to fly. Look for realistic
limits and make sure your expectations are reasonable because some
breed’s inherent need to bark will be much higher than others.
Here are some
helpful tips in what to look for and how to handle unnecessary barking.
- Dogs that are left outdoors tend to have more barking
problems and require more contact and socialization. It takes some
special effort on your part to care for these needs.
- For dogs that are both inside and outside, increase your
play and exercise time. A well exercised dog will be more relaxed and
will spend additional time resting.
- Take your dog out on errands Even a quick car ride offers
the stimulation of a whole new world of smells and sights and will give
your dog a mental workout.
- Be careful not to unwittingly reward barking behavior by
yelling, which may appear to work but in reality is increasing the
barking and then rewarding your dog with play, praise and food, when
quiet, is frequently more effective than yelling and the results will
last longer. Unfortunately, this method requires a cast iron will, a
good set of ear plugs and very understanding neighbors!
Know your dog’s
barking cues and avoid them. For example; bring your dog in the house
or close the blinds when the children are getting off the school bus or
confine your dog to the back of the house when the mail man usually
Just a little
extra effort, attention and love can go a long way in reducing your
dog’s need to bark.
automatic no-bark collar offers instant feedback that will distract
your dog from barking. The collar senses the vibration produced by your
dog’s vocal chords and delivers a very brief pulse similar to a static
shock you would feel on a door knob. Unlike other deterrents the collar
can only be activated by the dog wearing it. Other dog’s barking and
loud noises will not activate your Innotek
With the first
bark, the system, built into the collar, will start a pulse at the
lowest level and will rise one level with each bark that follows until
the barking stops. After your dog has been quiet for 20 seconds the
collar will automatically re-set to the next lowest level. This is the
pulse level that is best for your dog. There is no risk of
over-correcting because your dog has decided which level is optimal.
no-bark collar allows dogs to learn at their own speed, that
excessive and annoying barking is off limits. Most dogs quickly learn
to avoid the stimulation by being quiet. Of course, some dogs learn
more quickly than others, so be patient and understanding with your dog
and follow the recommendations in the supplied training video.
about the specifications of the Innotek
no-bark collar by clicking HERE.
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