The Outdoor Ultrasonic Bark Control is a device that utilizes high-frequency ultrasonic sound to interrupt barking in dogs. This product is suitable for canines of any size and can cover a range of up to 50 feet. The sound emission is projected in a cone shape that spans 150 degrees in front of the speaker, making it ideal for outdoor use only.
The device looks like an ordinary birdhouse and can be hung on a tree or fence post, or placed anywhere in your yard. It operates on a single 9-volt alkaline battery, which is not included and has an average battery life of 2 months depending on how often the dog barks. There is also a low-battery indicator to alert you when the battery is running low.
The microphone of the bark control device is designed to detect barking to prevent false corrections. However, it may not work for all dogs due to factors such as age, hearing ability, and temperament. Therefore, it is important to set up the device appropriately, facing the direction of the barking dog, and ensuring that there are no obstacles between the dog and the device.
To maximize the effectiveness of the device, it is recommended that you do not place it higher than 5 feet from the ground and avoid using it on dogs that are deaf or hard of hearing. Additionally, it is advisable to turn off the device when not in use to prevent dogs from becoming desensitized to the sound.
The product is weatherproof, but it should not be submerged in water. If water enters the microphone, the device may not work until it dries. For larger yards, you can add extra units to cover the necessary area. Overall, the Outdoor Ultrasonic Bark Control is a humane and effective solution for controlling excessive barking in dogs in an outdoor setting.