How to Stop a Neighbours Dog Barking

Two neighbours dogs aggresively barking through the fence.

Unwanted barking is one of the most common behavioural problems in dogs. It is normal for dogs to vocalize and bark from time to time but if this develops into nuisance barking then a control device may be the cure.

Although their are laws for dogs barking, your neighbour may be unwilling to use an anti-bark collar, or you may be reluctant to make a formal complaint. Do not despair! These no-collar bark control devices will allow you to limit or prevent your neighbour's dog barking, perhaps without them even being aware!

How Do Bark Controllers Work?

When the outdoor bark controller is within range of constant barking, an internal microphone picks up the barking and activates a loud sonic or ultrasonic sound. Ultrasonic sound is inaudible to humans, yet dogs find it disrupting and unpleasant. Initially, the barking dog will be startled by the loud high pitched sound. Eventually, your neighbour's dog will associate its barking with the loud unpleasant noise and be trained to limit its barking.

Does They Really Work?

YES, they are an effective remedy for nuisance barking! To comprehend how loud these devices are, think about a car horn. At 1m a car horn measures 100-105dB on the sound measuring scale (dB or decibels). These ultrasonic devices are as loud or louder than a car horn, the loudest being 110dB at 1m. You can appreciate how the dog might feel about this distracting annoying sound every time he barks!

It is important to understand that ultrasonic sounds are not heard by humans so they won't cause a nuisance.

How Far Will A Bark Controller Work?

The deterrent effect of the ultrasonic sound reduces with distance because sound intensity reduces with distance. Therefore it is important to place the device as close as possible to the barking dog (maximum 5~10m). Ultrasonic sounds travel in a straight line much like the light beam of a flashlight. Setup the device so it is pointing toward the area where the dog is barking. Ultrasonic sound will not pass through solid objects, so place the device high enough that the sound will pass over any obstacle, such as a fence or shrubs.

For your situation you may even choose to place more than one device so that more areas can be covered. Some devices emit a more intense sound than others enabling operation at a greater distance. The sound levels published on this website are actual measurements we have made so that you can compare one product with another. We have done this because published "distance ratings" tend to be inconsistent between manufacturers, or the claim is for detection distance rather than an effective control distance.

These devices are safe for small, medium and large dogs. They are suitable for all breeds of dog. Always follow the manufacturers instructions.

Dog barking loudly at a distance.

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