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Subject: Anti dog measure product needed
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: sherpaj-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 23 May 2004 22:24 PDT
Expires: 22 Jun 2004 22:24 PDT
Question ID: 351003
Anti dog measure product needed

I have a neighbor who has dogs.  My bedroom window is facing one side
of their house.  Their dogs like to come to that side in the morning
and bark very loudly and wake me up.  The neighbor has indicated they
won?t do anything about it, and the police says there is nothing they
can do about such a problem if it happens after 6am.

I there something (like a high frequency siren) that I can buy and
point outside my window that will scare the dogs away to the other
side of the house?

thanx in advnce
Subject: Re: Anti dog measure product needed
Answered By: crabcakes-ga on 23 May 2004 23:17 PDT
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
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

Dazer Dog
$29.99 USD

Bark Free
?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.?
$39.99 USD
$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

Liquid Repellant
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
desired result.

Hope this helps you sleep a bit later! If any part of my answer is
unclear, please ask for an Answer Clarification before rating!


Search Terms
ultrasonic dog repellants
barking dogs

Request for Answer Clarification by sherpaj-ga on 29 May 2004 14:42 PDT
Are there any independent reviews of these type products.  Any
consumer reports on their actual effectiveness, something to use
before making a purchase.

Clarification of Answer by crabcakes-ga on 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.?

Subject: Re: Anti dog measure product needed
From: probonopublico-ga on 23 May 2004 23:29 PDT
Buy a Lion.

Whenever a Lion roars, every dog in the neighbourhood goes into hiding.

If you can't find a decent lion on ebay get a recorded roar and a huge amp.

Fight back!
Subject: Re: Anti dog measure product needed
From: araminty-ga on 23 May 2004 23:58 PDT
Hey Bryan... not such a far-fetched idea.  The stables where I used to
keep my horse, Rocky, were next door to a zoo.  When the first lion
moved in, and the "morning roar" was first heard, lots of freaked out
ponies ensued.  The zoo also did a (dear oh dear) "roaring" trade in
deceased horses... what else do you do with half a tonne of meat?

Subject: Re: Anti dog measure product needed
From: tlspiegel-ga on 24 May 2004 00:10 PDT
Ropel Dog & Cat Repellent keeps dogs away from the area:

Finally, an all natural granular repellent to control unwanted dogs
and cats! Contains thymoil, peppermint oil, and white pepper. While
not unpleasant to humans, the smell is extremely repulsive to these
animals, and keeps them from messing on lawns, flower beds and
gardens. Treats up to 500 sq. ft. Reapply weekly or until problem

#051 52 oz. Ropel (5 lb) $13.95


Sprinkling bloodmeal on the soil repels dogs.

Spread pinecones around.

Plant calendula (pot marigold) which repels dogs.
Subject: Re: Anti dog measure product needed
From: probonopublico-ga on 24 May 2004 00:46 PDT
Hi, Araminty


I used to live in the Netherlands and occasionally we went to the
local Zoo where you could take your dog.

At that time, we had an Afghan Hound (not a good idea!) and, one day,
the lion let rip. He was nowhere in sight but a hush fell on the whole
place and poor Solomon (for such was his name) was absolutely

It was probably just a Cowardly Lion but he certainly knew how to roar.

Subject: Re: Anti dog measure product needed
From: sherpaj-ga on 21 Jun 2004 22:11 PDT
I got the Super Bark Free, but it isn't working (for a number of
reason).  I'll call the company and keep you posted.

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