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Excessive or nuisance barking can keep you up at night and lower the quality of your home life. An anti-barking device can be a valuable tool that can help you disincentivize this behavior in your dog alongside other training methods. Petco sells a variety of anti-barking devices, including different types of bark collars. Some dog bark collars release a scent, like citronella, that dogs don’t like. Other collars produce an ultra-sonic noise in response to barking.

FAQs About Dog Bark Collars

Bark training collars typically use one of three methods to disincentivize barking. Static collars produce a mild static correction when a dog barks. Spray collars release a mist of spray your dog finds distasteful and ultrasonic collars emit a high-pitched noise that dogs find unpleasant.

No dog bark collar is better or worse than the others. Dogs have unique personalities and may respond differently to each kind of correction. You may need to experiment with different stop dog barking devices and different settings on each device until you find the best option for your dog. To optimize the collars, learn more about jumping and barking from our dog training basics series.

Barking is normal behavior for dogs and is one of their primary ways of communicating. For this reason, it isn’t healthy to keep your dog in a bark control collar permanently. For dogs that engage in excessive barking, a bark collar should be worn no more than 12 hours a day. It doesn’t take long for most dogs to make the connection between barking and the correction. Many pet parents see improved behavior within a week or so of placing the collar. And bark training collars always work best as part of a no-bark training program.

As your dog responds to the collar and to the training, begin cutting back on the time your dog wears the collar. Some dogs will continue their progress with less collar time, while other dogs will backslide and start barking again. If your dog begins barking again, increase the bark collar time and wait another few weeks before cutting back on collar time again. Eventually, most pet parents can take the bark training collar off completely, though some dogs will require daily collar time or will need to wear the collar every so often as an ongoing training reminder.

If your dog is in the habit of barking excessively at night, it could be interfering with your sleep and bothering your neighbors. It is acceptable to place a dog bark collar on your dog overnight as long as they don’t wear the collar for more than 12 hours a day. Just keep in mind that many dogs bark as a way to warn their pet parents. If you want to make sure your dog can warn you of trouble, then placing a bark collar on your canine at night might not be the right solution. Instead, other training methods might be a better fit. Take a look at our guide to dog obedience training.