There are several types of devices described in the table below that are made to stop barking such as a stop barking dog collar, indoor room device, or even an outdoor device.
Most studies show that all devices work, with some showing
preference for citronella spray. Other studies
demonstrate that the devices do not increase your dog's anxiety level.
The collars should not be used for long continuous periods of time since your dog might become used to the stimulus used to deter the barking. The best approach is also to provide some type of rewarding behavior such as affection, petting or having your dog sit or providing a treat to reinforce the positive action. Also, be sure to use the collars in multiple locations since your dog might associate the stimulus with only that room or only a certain type of stranger.
Collars are not indicated for use for barking due to separation anxiety. Here, behavior modification approaches are better such as distracting your dog with a treat filled Kong Toy when you leave the house. Start with short periods of absence (30 seconds, then 3 minutes, 15 minutes, etc.). Alternate toys and number of toys to keep it interesting.
Stop Neighbor's Barking Dog
The best device to stop your neighbor's barking dog or for any outdoor situation is the PetSafe Ultrasonic Outdoor Bark Control. This device works up to 50 feet away and resets after the barking episode is over. It uses an ultrasonic tone that can only be heard by the offending dog. The unit is safe and effective.
Anti Barking Device List
|MultiVet Anti-Bark Spray Collar Deluxe||Odorless Spray Collar||2||Small to Large||Replaceable Batter|
|PetSafe Stationary Bark Control||Ultrasonic (sound) Room Device - Indoor||N/A||All||25 foot range, 6 month battery life|
|PetSafe Ultrasonic Outdoor Bark Control||Outdoor ultrasonic device||N/A||All||Outdoor anti barking device works up to 50 ft from barking dog. Looks like a bird house. Will stop neighbors barking dog.|
|Super Barker Breaker||Sound from room device - indoor||N/A||All||Unlike ultrasonic uses sound that can be heard by humans and dogs. 25 ft range.|
|Innotek Spray Citronella Anti-Bark Collar Kit||Citronella (smell) spray collar||1||All breeds older than 6 months of age and weight over 6 pounds||Nylon collar|
|PetSafe Ultralight Sonic Bark Collar||Vibration and Sound Collar||Multiple||All breeds, ages and sizes||Attaches to existing collar|
|Innotek Free Spirit No Bark Collar||Small Static Charge||7||Neck sizes 8" to 21"||Senses vocal cord vibrations. Shifts levels automatically based on bark frequency.|
|PetSafe Big Dog Bark Control Collar||Small Static Charge||10||For big dogs 40 lbs or more with neck sizes up to 34 inches||Battery indicator light. Automatically adjusts based on barking frequency.|
|PetSafe Deluxe Little Dog Bark Control Collar||Small Static Charge||10||Neck sizes up to 16 inches||Waterproof. Can be used up to 8 hours at a time. Designed for smaller dogs.|
|PetCalm Formula for Anxious and Stressed Pets||Natural Dietary Supplement||NA||All||Herbal safe remedy with ingredients associated with calming behavior.|
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Comparing the effectiveness of citronella with unscented odor