PetSafe Bark Control Unit
Instantly stopped my Irish Setter from manic barking at mailman and passersby on the street he sees through the window. With summer coming, and windows open, I wanted to curb his embarrassing barking at "everything" that would pass by the house. He still runs from window to window to watch, but no longer barks his butt off. Does not bother my cats either. Best investment I could make!
April 13, 2014
From CHAOS to quiet
We have a Standard Poodle and 2 toy Pomeranians.
The poms are very cute, but they are constantly yapping. Indy barks at everything & nothing at all. Peewee has a demanding bark at feeding time and at the other 2 dogs when they are playing. Andre, our poodle, barks uncontrollably when someone is at the door.
When one dog barks the others join in and chaos ensues. Many times our conversations end as the barking interrupts. Enter the house and you are greeted by chaotic barking.
We love our dogs, but this behavior has stressed our household. I searched for a solution. On the Drs Foster & Smith website I found it!
The Petsafe Bark Control Unit. Inexpensive & Effective. We have calm & peace in our house! It is remarkable! Our house has been eerily quiet. Enter and the dogs greet you with tails wagging, not barking.
Any barking now is only a quick 1 or 2 yaps, no joining in that leads to chaos. When the red LED lights, the tone emits. We don't hear it, but the dogs do. Peewee seems somewhat frightened by it, but IT WORKS.
We have used for 2 weeks now. Last night my wife and I quietly discussed removing the battery to see if the dogs are now conditioned to control their barking behaviors.
The Unit is small and sits unassumingly on a shelf.
I wish I had discovered the Petsafe Bark Control Unit sooner. An on/off switch would be convenient, but certainly not a deal breaker. The 9 volt is easily removed.
April 10, 2014
This product is working!
Everytime I let my dog out in my small backyard he would bark. When I received the unit, I stood by the door and when he barked, I manually pushed the button and after a few days he has stopped. I'm sure all the neighbors are happy and I'm relieved.
April 8, 2014
I purchased this product because my 2 dogs were barking at dogs walking behind the house, and people at the front door. Now, after having this in my house for just a few weeks, the amount of barking has decreased significantly. When they hear a dog out back, they will forget sometimes and bark once, but that's it. They are reminded by the correction sound (which I cannot hear), and they stop barking immediately. Last night, someone knocked on my front door for the first time since using this product. The unit is actually closer to the back door, so I wasn't sure if it would curb barking at the front door. Both dogs barked several times, but it was "quiet" barking...they toned down the barking so it was soft enough to not elicit a correction from the unit (smart dogs!). That was actually a perfect compromise. They were able to alert me that someone was at the door, without the loud and annoying barking that would have typically ensued. If this was not acceptable, I would just purchase a second unit for the front part of the house.
December 30, 2013