Bark Collar Dog Training Information



Bark collar dog training is one of the more recent ways to stop your dog from barking all the time.

Bark collars use deterrent measures that activate when your dog begins to bark, but you might want to think twice about using one of these collars to train your dog. They are effective, true, but there are other methods that don't cost as much and are more comfortable for your favorite four legged companion.

Dogs bark for a variety of reasons. Just like fish were born to swim, dogs were born to bark, and curbing that instinct entirely may not be the healthiest form of training for your dog. For one thing, a dog with a bark collar probably won't be as likely to bark when an intruder enters the house, but on the other hand they won't bark every day at passing joggers and squirrels in the back yard.

It's definitely a trade off, and using natural techniques can be an excellent way to teach your dog when it's appropriate to bark and when it isn't.

The first thing you can do before attempting bark collar dog training is to simply play with your dog more. Nine times out of ten a domestic dog will bark because he's bored or wants attention. Spending an extra ten or fifteen minutes playing with your dog each day can do a lot to get him to stop barking. If you're away from the house for a large part of the day, this is especially important because otherwise your dog will receive practically no love and attention at all.

He'll probably take to barking throughout the day and, although you're not there to hear it, it can really start to bother your neighbors. When you play with your dog and get him tired out, he'll be more likely to keep his mouth closed. It's all about giving him something else to focus on and getting rid of some of that extra energy he may have.

If that isn't working, you could try working with a verbal command to get him to stop barking. Actually, both of these methods combined can be extremely effective, and both of them are healthy, positive reinforcement techniques that will add to your dog's quality of life. To teach your dog the “quiet” command, wait until he starts barking. Stand beside him without saying anything, and as soon as he stops for a breather, bend down and say “Quiet” firmly and gently. Then, hand him a treat (which you should have ready) and give him some verbal praise to let him know he's done a good job. Eventually, you'll be able to say “quiet” while the dog is barking, and he will immediately stop and look to you for a treat. From there, he's practically trained.

Of course, some dogs are so stubborn that bark collar dog training is the only method that works. If that is the case, speak to your vet about getting a high quality bark collar.


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