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Barking Dog

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Barking Dog
Dogs bark for many different reasons but in most cases barking serves as a form of communication.

Dog owners will generally recognise four different types of bark: warning, alarm, playful and need.

For instance, continuous fast barking is a warning, perhaps alerting that someone is entering their home territory, whereas long drawn-out barks at a high pitch, with pauses between each one indicate that the dog is in need and is possibly lonely.

It is important to try to establish why your dog is barking.

Some barking is completely normal, such as when someone knocks on the front door, but other barking may be associated with behavioural problems such as separation anxiety.

Bark Control systems should not be used on dogs who barking is a consequence of anxiety or stress related condition. Pets don't figure out basic obedience on their own; it must be trained. Bark contain devices offer a means to deliver that training. What are the advantages of Bark Control systems?

  • They deter nuisance barking, preventing stress for both owners and neighbours
  • They avoid uncomfortable situations between neighbours or tenants and landlords
  • They enable owners to keep their dogs rather than having to relinquish them because of nuisance barking
When should I not use a Bark Control system? Spray, ultrasonic and vibration systems can be used in any situation. However, there are situations where electronic collars that deliver static stimulation should not be used.
  • In dogs under 6 months of age
  • Pregnant or nursing bitches
  • Dogs with heart problems especially heart disease
  • Dogs that are unable to respond appropriately due to injury, illness, age or senility
  • Dogs suffering from separation anxiety and similar anxiety related disorders.
  • Where dogs have aggressive tendencies.
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