Hi again sherpaj,
I?ve been a victim of the barking dog syndrome myself. What perplexes
me the most is how the constant racket doesn?t bother the owners!
However, as an animal lover, I don?t blame the bored/hungry/thirsty
dog, but the often negligent pet owner who has no concern for
Here are several ultrasonic dog repellants. The first four are devices
to be used when needed. The fifth product is an ?always on? product,
which won?t force you to get up too early each morning!
Dog Off emits an ultrasonic wave that travels up to 50ft.
?Using the latest ultrasonic technology, the Dog Chaser produces a
discomforting but not harmful, high frequency sound, audible to dogs
but not to humans. Help stop the approach of unwanted dogs at up to 15
feet. Also, an useful aid in training dogs.? $15.45 USD
This *appears* to be the same product as above, for $39.95 USD
?Developed by veterinary technicians, Bark Free works with any size or
breed of dog. Use it to cure a dog's behavioral problems or to train
puppies not to bark. Ideal for kennels or multiple-dog homes, Bark
Free responds to barking made from up to 25 ft. away. Simply install
the system using the included mounting bracket and point is directly
at the barking dog's yard. (It works best if it has a clear
line-of-sight to the yard. Fences and garden foliage will decrease the
Bark Free's effectiveness.) It includes an AC adapter with a 50-ft.
power cord. Bark Free will automatically turn on when barking occurs.?
$59.99 USD, Super Bark Free (If used indoors may harm animal?s hearing)
Another Bark Free merchant:
?Some neighbors will know that their dog is being a nuisance, but they
just don't care. In fact they are entertained that you may be upset
about the barking. In this case it is up to you to cure your
neighbors dog barking problem. Hopefully without confrontations. ?
Other kinds of devices:
This device emits not high frequency sound, but a spray of water.
The Scarecrow is designed to solve your deer and other wildlife damage
problems. When deer and other pesky animals wander into your yard or
garden surprise them with a burst of cold water.
$67.50 USD, free shipping
You could use a liquid repellant similar to this to keep the dogs from
approaching your yard.
The City of Albuquerque recommends the following:
A soda can with pebbles--has an effect on both dogs and cats that is
the pet equivalent of running your fingernails down a blackboard. Put
some pebbles or small coins in an empty soda can and tape the opening
shut. When the barking dog doesn't respond to the command to be quiet,
shake the can a couple of times. They don't like the sound, so they
often stop what they're doing when they hear it. When they stop
barking, praise them immediately. For more stubborn cases, hurling the
can towards the culprit (but not directly at him) will have the same
effect. Once again, praise the dog immediately after you get the
Hope this helps you sleep a bit later! If any part of my answer is
unclear, please ask for an Answer Clarification before rating!
ultrasonic dog repellants
Clarification of Answer by
29 May 2004 15:35 PDT
Here you go, sherpaj, a few reviews:
?For the electronic shock collar, two (25%) of eight owners reported a
decrease (i.e., less or much less) in all three indices measured.
Four (50%) of eight owners reported no change at all, and two (25%)
owners reported a decrease in frequency with some or no change in
duration but unchanged intensity of the barking episodes. Overall,
four (50%) of the owners reported satisfaction with the electronic
shock collar. For the failure cases, owners commented that the dogs
seemed to "choose to put up with the shock and bark anyway." Some
dogs made a painful cry, then continued barking; others did not react
in any way the owners could see. The manufacturer provides a testing
device with each collar that enables the user to check for its proper
functioning according to specifications. Owners did not have a
problem with the operation of the electronic shock collar and did not
object to having to charge it overnight, every night.?