When the Outdoor Bark Control is within range of a barking dog, an internal microphone picks up the sound and the unit is automatically activated. The PetSafe® Outdoor Bark Control emits an ultrasonic sound. The ultrasonic sound can be heard by dogs but is silent to humans. Startled by the high-pitched sound that is safe and effective, the dog should stop barking, as it will associate its bark with this unpleasant noise. When the dog stops barking the ultrasonic sound also stops. The PetSafe® Outdoor Bark Control has 3 range levels and a test mode. It is effective up to 15 metres.
We bought this to stop not only our little dogs barking when we're not home but the neighbours staffy who barks every single day for 6 hrs straight and has done for 5 yrs now. His owners give 0 eff's about him and let him bark when they're home and as such, this was our last resort before calling the council.
It worked within 1 beep for our girls (silky terrier and a mini schnauzer) and took 1 day for the entire neighbourhoods dogs to shut up too! I've literally never been able to hear actual birds in our backyard because of the neighbours dogs but now we can! We have ACTUAL SILENCE! :) There are no words for how glorious that is LOL.
It's only been a week or so now but so far so good!
NOW FOR THE DOWNSIDES:
-Its VERY sensitive to sounds. It goes off at cars going past our house which leaves our little dogs shaking petrified in their beds inside the house. We've since had to turn it off and have to physically go outside and turn it on if the neighbours dog starts barking again. (usually at 5am) Kind of annoying but its better than torturing our dogs when they're doing nothing wrong. Our girls were beginning to be scared to go out the back too as a result, so i'm hoping that turning it off will help them feel safe in their own yard again.
-We tried it inside for door barking, but it goes off at kibbles hitting a steel bowl or any other loud noise like shouting when playing. Even when set on the lowest setting & in another room. The only option is to turn it off and not use it.
-There are no 9v batteries that are rechargeable, so its going to be expensive to keep it powered all the time for people who can/do need to use it all the time...Thankfully, i think ours will be used very sparingly.
All in all, 1 week in and we are ecstatic that we can actually leave our house and know our girls aren't barking incessantly and our quality of life has tripled since it's also shut up the neighbours 2 dogs! I never ever thought we'd see the day that happened.
> PetSafe Response: Hi Heather, thank you for taking the time to review our Outdoor Bark Control. We are excited to hear you have had such a good response from this product! As this product is a sound activated device, there is the chance where a miss correction may take place and this can occur if you are speaking in front of the device and sounds similar. This is not a design fault with the unit as it is functioning the way it was designed to however this can occur and it is something to be aware of. If you are wanting a product where miss correction will not occur, I would recommend having a look at our bark control collars in the citronella and static correction range. As some of the collars in the range are dual activated by both the vibration of the bark and the sound of the bark, this eliminates the chance of correcting the pet at the wrong time. We hope sharing your experience can guide other customers to select the right unit for their home. Kind regards PetSafe.
This product did nuthing at all and was unfortunilty a waste of money.
>PetSafe Response: Hi Ashleigh, we are saddened to hear you have had this experience with our product. One of our Customer Care Specialists will be in contact with your shortly to see how we can assist you further and make this experience better. This product in particular provides an ultrasonic sound. This sound is a higher pitch frequency which us humans can not hear but our dogs can. The ultrasonic method of correction is best suited for more timid pets who respond better to minimal training, sometimes more head strong pets need a different method of correction like the citronella spray or the static correction for their training needs. We understand that it may be difficult to find the right method of correction for your pet and we can support you with our No Bark Promise. We will be in touch shortly. Kind regards, PetSafe.
I recently purchased this product. It was delivered very quickly which was great. The first 4 nights I barely heard a peep out of my two dogs... it was amazing, but the past 3 nights they’ve been barking again. Not “as bad” as they were but still enough to annoy the neighbors I’m sure. Can dogs maybe get used to the tone & not let it bother them?
>PetSafe© Response: Hi Lisa, pets should not become immune to the ultrasonic sound. One of our Customer Care Specialists will be in contact with you shortly to discuss other options for you. Kind regards, PetSafe©.
I would love to say that this is the answer to my problem but my 6 month old puppy has taken no notice of it whatsoever. We took care over the positioning in the garden and have it on the highest setting but it has had no impact.
>PetSafe© Response: Hi Jane, It is a shame to hear your puppy is not responding to this product. One of our Customer Care Specialists will be in contact with you to come to a resolution. Kind regards, PetSafe©.
Brought this thing home and could almost say it worked instantly. After reading the manual, I decided to put it in test mode, and that alone was enough to alarm my dog and deter her from barking.. before she even got the chance to. It's only been a few hours and she has not made a single noise since I set it up, which is a massive improvement considering she barks at even the slightest bit of noise! It's still early days, but it's safe to say that the Outdoor Bark Control is finally going to help rectify our long-standing barking troubles.
> PetSafe Response: Hi Liv, thanks for leaving your review of this products! It's fantastic to hear how quickly your dog has responded to the Outdoor Bark Control unit. Glad we could help and if you need anything please get in touch and we'd be happy to offer training tips and advice :)
I was hesitant to purchase this as thought it sounded too good to be true, plus not cheap. I have 2 dogs (1 rottweiller, 1 kelpie x). The kelpie x runs around all day and any small noise sets off her barking, the rotti tends to follow for the fun of it. The day I put my bark controller up there was one small bark then nothing ever since! I am stoked, it is worth every cent I paid. I do tend to only leave it up for half a day at a time as I am a little worried they will get used to it... but so far it is working excellent and I hope it will break the barking habit. The kelpie still runs around all day and wears herself out - but without the barking. I mainly purchased this product as I didn't want neighbours being disrupted by the barking, I believe they should also be happy.
> PetSafe Response: Hey Jackie, thanks for your review. Your Rottweiller and Kelpie are responding fantastic to this and have stopped their barking! I'm sure your neighbours are happy with the quiet also. We get lots of feedback on this product. Thanks again :)
Bought from my local pet store to give my dog a break from its shock collar. My dog barks like it isn't even there. No problem with its hearing can hear bird walking on the neighbours roof without any problems.
> PetSafe Response: Hey Chris, thanks for taking the time to leave your review. I'm sorry to hear that your dog hasn't responded well to the Outdoor Bark Control. All dogs are different in temperament and also how they respond to the ultrasonic noise, and some dogs unfortunately are not worried at all and will continue to bark through the noise. Our Customer Care team will be in contact with you shortly via email to do some trouble shooting to ensure your Outdoor Bark Control is working effectively and look for a solution to your barking problems.
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