Stop Bark Collars: Why Negative Reinforcement Won't Stop Your Dog's Barking – |
There are plenty of ways that people have developed to train dogs, including negative reinforcement methods such as stop bark collars, shock collars, choke chains, and more. Have you ever noticed, though, that correcting, chastising, even physically punishing your dog to try to stop the barking isn't working? Ever wondered why that is? First off, Stop Bark Collars or No-Bark Collars are a very controversial tool, but a fairly common one. People use these collars in an attempt to stop their dog any time their dog barks, especially when their dog has a history of excessive barking. When their dog barks, they punish it with a shock, a high-pitched sound, or an unpleasant odor. Anti-Bark Collars There are three main types of no-bark collars: static shock, citronella and ultrasonic. All three collars fit snugly against your dog's neck when they are fitted correctly. It is important both for safety and for proper training that the collar is fitted by a professional or by an experienced dog