…the occasional “test” bark
I plugged in the Dog Silencer and all it took was two barks and she stopped in her tracks!
In the two weeks since, she occasionally lets out what I could only describe as a “test” bark – a bark at half volume and she has this look like she knows she’s trying to get away with something – and as soon as the unit goes off she silent!
…worked in Customer Service
I’ve worked in Customer Service in the past and I’ve found that customers that have a bad experience are a minority, but a very vocal one.
For every one person that writes a bad review, there’s probably 10 that are “fat and happy” but have no motivation to write reviews.
The Dog Silencer Pro Complete Pack promises effective dog bark control by utilizing humane, ultrasonic, no shock technology and they throw in a ’75 long electric plugin extension to boot.
Sounds great, but it also says it can tell the difference between nuisance barking and protective barking.
Let’s see what kind of uproar that caused.
No Shock Technology
Our humane training technique uses an age-old principle that teaches dogs to associate their barking with the irritating frequencies.
Unlike shock collars that are painful and can be used only on one dog, the Dog Silencer Pro can be used virtually anywhere without you having to ask permission from your neighbors.
The Dog Silencer Pro trains dogs to stop nuisance barking (boredom and attention-getting barking) but is designed to have no effect on instinctual or protective barking.
We received a lot of responses about that last statement in the manufactures advertisement.
Here are a few of them:
- This part makes me suspicious:
This revolutionary technique stops only nuisance barking and is designed to have no affect on instinctual or protective barking.
- Me too. They spelled effect wrong, two. (he he)
- No, I think they meant that the device wouldn’t make your dog start barking with a fake British accent.
You will find differing opinions as to how humane things like this are.
- It’s not obvious that stifling such a basic instinct isn’t harmful, though, especially if some dogs are more affected by it but other dogs keep barking anyway (which, given how many dogs are near you, isn’t unlikely).
- So, honestly, it doesn’t sound like a good solution for your situation. Not that I know of a better one, unfortunately. Maybe you can teach them to bark in harmony and get them on Letterman.