This is a general article about dog barking and dog training collars. If you are looking to train your dog not to bark unnecessarily, then the quickest and easiest way to do it is to make use of a dog barking collar. The principle behind the anti bark collar is pretty simple; when your dog barks he needs to get something unpleasant, soon he will be associating it with his barking. This kind of dog training collar normally begins working effectively after a few barks. Your dog will not take long to realize that the irritation goes away as soon as it stops barking.
There is many a dog barking collar available in the market today and you can choose from various brands like Innotek, Petsafe and Dogtra. They are all great products and come in various types. The spray collar is a kind of dog training collar that is available today. Dogs hate the smell of citronella. This kind of anti bark collar involves filling it with a mixture of water and citronella before putting it on your dog. When the dog barks, a fine mist of citronella will be sent right in front of its nose. It can be quite funny watching your dog shaking its head while it tries to dodge the mist and the awful smell. Of course, your dog will soon realize that it is its barking that triggered the mist and will stop barking.
Another kind of dog barking collar is the ultra sonic collar which eliminates the hassle of filling the spray dog collar vial with water and citronella. It basically works the same way as does the spray collar but instead of the spray it lets out a high pitched sound that dogs can hear but which they simply hate. You will see that with this dog training collar your dog will bark just once or twice, maybe whimper a bit and then keep quiet as it will realize that it is its barking that is producing the awful sound. The sound doesn’t do any harm to your dog’s hearing but they don’t like it all the same and would prefer to shut up.
The bark control collar is another kind of dog training collar. Just like each kind of dog barking collar that we have already seen, this ones causes an irritation to your dog every time it barks. The vibrations in its throat trigger a mild static current which surprises it. After a few of these, it will not want to bark any more.
Almost any dog barking collar that you might choose will have settings on them so that you can begin at a low setting to start with and gradually go higher depending on your requirement as per your dog’s barking habit. Once your dog has got out of the habit of barking, you can get rid of this dog training collar and replace it with an ordinary dog collar.