Together with the ones using citronella spray, ultrasonic anti bark collars are probably the most effective electric devices that use safe and humane methods to stop the barking habits. PetSafe Ultrasonic bark control collar has a sensitive device that detects your dog’s barking and emits an ultrasonic noise that is extremely unpleasant, although not at all harmful, for your dog.
By hearing the annoying high pitched noise every time he barks, the dog will be too curios to find the source of the sound to continue barking and, gradually, he will even learn to associate his behavior with the “punishment”.
If you have a dog with a more sensitive personality, fragile health condition or if you simply do not want to use any dangerous method on him and if he still refuses to learn that barking is not always necessary, then this PetSafe dog collar should be your choice. The fact that it is lightweight and the adjustable strap make it comfortable for dogs of all sizes. Furthermore, if you have a dog that likes to play on the outside, thus exposing himself to rain, snow or any other water sources, you can stay calm because this PetSafe device is waterproof and very difficult to break.
Even though it does not have any age restriction, if your dog is older, you might want to check if his hearing abilities are good enough to perceive the ultrasound. Thus, it is easy to understand why this anti-bark device won’t have any effect on dogs with hearing problems.
On the other hand, some customers have observed that the sensor might be a little too sensitive, being turned on by other louder noises and punishing the dog for no reason. This is why you should consider the environment in which you plan to use this collar before purchasing it.