The PetSafe Outdoor Bark Control Unit
Author: Wiki Pet
- Uses ultrasonic sound to deter nuisance barking
- Detects bark up to 50 feet away
- Three range settings
- Four levels of operation including a test mode
- Durable and weatherproof for outdoor use
- Two color LED for good/low battery indication
- Uses a common 9-volt Alkaline battery (not included)
- Manufacturer offers a lifetime limited warranty
If your pet, or a neighbors pet happens to be a bit barky, you may want to consider this creative twist on outdoor bark control. I can't think of a more common or better fitting outdoor item that could be used to hide such a device!
I have a noisy neighbor dog and decided to test out the effectiveness of the PetSafe Outdoor Bark Control. My expectations were set relatively low for this test, since I didn't expect to see a reduction in barking from a wireless device like this to work. I read the directions (as you should whenever using corrective devices such as this) and headed outside to get to work.
I arranged the birdhouse on a nearby garbage can and placed the in-conspicuous device on top. I decided to turn the bark stopper to level three due to the distance (about 40 feet) from the after reading the instructions on its use. I pointed it toward the neighbor's yard about and quickly went inside the house.
It took less than 2 minutes for the dog to stop barking, and I was amazed. I actually went outside to see if the neighbors had let him in the house, and sure enough, the dog was still outside.
If you are in need of an outdoor bark control product, this is the way to go. I have had wonderful success with the Outdoor Bark Control Product from PetSafe and would recommend it to anyone. Designed as a convincing bird house, it would be hard for someone to tell that this was actually a bark control device, especially a noisy neighbor.
Keep in mind that the sonic noise that is emitted from the device when activated will disrupt any pets within the 50-60 ft quoted operating range. If you have a kennel or other group housing situation for your pets, this is not the way to go to control barking. Every dog within the effective range will be corrected, regardless of their contribution to the noise making.
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