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As a dog trainer at Run Free K9, LLC, I have seen how an ultrasonic bark remote or box can be an effective tool for interrupting a dog's barking. While it may not work for all dogs, due to its affordability, it is often a good option to try as a first step if redirection and all other training methods have failed.


An ultrasonic bark remote or box produces a high-pitched sound that is audible to dogs but not to humans. The sound is unpleasant and can be used to interrupt a dog's barking. With the remote you can interrupt other "bad" behaviors as well such as jumping. The device has been proven to work in a variety of situations, such as deterring cats from chasing, redirecting aggressive behavior, and getting a dog's focus.


However, it's important to note that some dogs may be overly sensitive to the sound, while others may not be phased by it at all. Additionally, it is not recommended for use in multi-pet households unless all pets are barking at the same time. This is because it's not fair to correct both dogs for the actions of one.


When it comes to choosing between a remote and a box, it's worth noting that a box is consistent in correcting all barking, while a remote allows you to correct in real-time when needed, but only if you have the remote on hand.


The device can be a useful tool in dog training, but it's important to use it correctly. Here are some tips for using an ultrasonic bark remote or box:


1. Use it as a last resort: An ultrasonic bark remote or box should be used as a last resort after other training methods have failed. It's important to address the underlying cause of the barking before using the device.


2. Be consistent: If you decide to use the device, be consistent in its use. Use it every time your dog barks excessively.


3. Only use it to interrupt dangerous, and or obsessive behaviors. It can be helpful to use when interrupting a dog getting into the trash or counter surfing, barking out the window, or for obsessive jumping or chewing.


4. Pair it with positive reinforcement: When your dog stops barking after hearing the sound, reward them with praise or a treat. This will help reinforce the behavior you want.


5. Use it as a training aid: An ultrasonic bark remote or box should be used as a training aid to interrupting bad behaviors, not as a punishment. It's important to use positive reinforcement with this tool to encourage the good behavior.





It's also important to note that there seems to be a 20% of dogs that do not respond to the device, such as deaf dogs or very stubborn dogs. If your dog does not respond to the device, it's important to try other training methods or consult a professional dog trainer.


As a dog trainer, I always make sure to have an ultrasonic remote in my training vest. It's crucial to have tools on hand to aid in emergency situations. We can't control every environment we put our dogs in, so being prepared is key.


My top priority as a dog trainer is always advocating for my dogs and clients. This remote has saved me in many situations, such as when two aggressive dogs came at us during a walk. Using the remote, I was able to make myself appear louder and more threatening, giving us space until the owners could retrieve their dogs.


It's always a good idea to be prepared for emergencies when you're out with your dog. Be sure to check out our next blog post on safety tools to have on any walk or hike. Remember, it's always better to be prepared than to panic when the time arises.


In conclusion, an ultrasonic bark remote or box can be an effective tool for interrupting a dog's barking, but it's important to use it correctly. It should only be used as a last resort after other training methods have failed, and it should be used consistently.


The device should be paired with positive reinforcement, and it's important to use it as a training aid, not as a punishment. If your dog does not respond to the device, it's important to try other training methods or consult a professional dog trainer.

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