When you are the owner of a small dog, you know they tend to bark at almost anything. They are very territorial and use their bark to communicate fear, protect, and show excitement. Barking is normal for any dog, but can be a nuisance to you and the people around you. You must be able to control your small dogs barking when necessary and dog training products can be very affective in helping you teach your dog when it is not appropriate to bark.
Why do dogs bark? Sometimes it is an instinct to something being wrong or for protection of their family. It is often a way for them to communicate something they need such as going to the bathroom or because they are hungry. They may bark when around other dogs or animals. Consider why your dog is barking before determining and try to eliminate the cause. If you can not remove the problem, knowing what triggers their barking will help make training easier.
Many dog trainers say that in order for you to train your dog effectively, you must understand the training and know your dog. Understanding the training you are using allows you to know what your dog is going through and will help prevent you from confusing your dog or being contradictory in your training. The PetSafe ultrasonic pet trainer is a great training tool when you comprehend your small dog's behavior. It can be very affective when used correctly. Any training aid can fail you if you do not know the proper training methods that go with it.
Do not be in a hurry to train your dog and resolve the barking. Training takes time and constant correction can be detrimental to your dog's progress. Use them when normal training and commands are not effective. Proper use and training will teach your dog to refrain from barking in specific situations. You do not want your dog to completely stop barking because there are times when their bark is welcomed and could prevent a burglar from breaking or some other catastrophic event.
The PetSafe ultrasonic pet trainer works as a collarless trainer and distracts your dog from barking by emitting a high frequency sound that can not be heard by humans and is unpleasant to your dog. It has a range of thirty feet and operates as a hand-held device that can easily go anywhere with you. This particular device also has a positive tone that can be used to reward your dog for positive behaviors. It can be used indoors or outdoors, is lightweight, and runs on a nine volt battery. Do not use it for dogs under six months old or any dog that is over twenty-five pounds.
Consider devices like this to train your dog how to behave appropriately and no participant in negative behaviors. Research the training method and decide what behaviors you want to correct and how. This will help you effectively train your dog and get the results you want. Remember to train for one thing at a time and not to rush the training. By doing so, your end result will be a well behaved dog.