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The Training Benefits of Using a Bark Collar
Bark collars are excellent at correcting your dog’s nuisance barking but, let’s consider the bonus training benefits that come along with using a bark collar. The most distinguished hunting dogs have a few things in common, no matter the breed. They often stand out because they have an abundance of self-control, a peaceful disposition and a desire to please. Bark collars can actually help develop self-control and therefore help him to develop a more peaceful disposition.
What's Wrong With Excessive Barking?
If you have ever been around a dog who excessively barks for no reason then you will understand that it can be one of the most exhausting experiences, not just for you but, for the dog. When a dog spends a considerable amount of energy barking and getting overly excited he is wasting energy and causing his heart rate to spike. He can experience exhaustion at a rate higher than a dog who is laid back and remains quiet and calm. Typically dogs that excessively bark are more difficult to hunt or train.
Although excessive barking can be a sign of anxiousness, it can also create anxiousness When a dog is left to bark excessively it can lead to even more anxious activity like pacing and jumping and when left alone to carry on with this bad behavior it can have lasting negative side effects. An anxious dog does not usually make a good hunting dog. His demeanor flows over into the hunt and can be exhausting for both of you.
One of the worst side effects of a hunting dog that barks excessively is the affect he has on the other dogs you might be hunting with. When one dog starts barking, it can quickly get out of hand. It can also cause stress and anxiety on your hunting buddies and their dogs. Barking is rarely a welcomed sound, especially when you are out in the field where the environment should be peaceful and serene. A barking dog can ruin the hunt altogether.
How Does a Bark Collar Help?
Bark collars are in essence, training collars. They train the dog to stop barking, even when you aren’t around. Training is about self-control and bark collars teach your dog to be controlled in any environment. Your dog begins to understand that unnecessary barking brings about correction just like the training collars that you use when you train him for other commands. The only difference is that he is in control, therefore, he is learning to control himself. It is an ongoing learning tool that can create a more trainable dog. So the use of a bark collar can build your dog’s confidence in himself. Therefore while he is learning that excessive barking brings about a static correction he is building a sense of control for himself which in turn, builds confidence and an easier to control dog. The idea that you aren’t the one correcting him can have a significant effect on his self-control.
All training collars, including bark collars are designed to make your dog the best dog he can be. When he controls himself with the use of a bark collar he is becoming a better hunter. Therefore, using a bark collar can actually help him gain confidence in the areas of self-control, his disposition and his desire to please, which in turn, helps him in the field.