2012 Telstra Business Award Finalist, Bark Control, Delivers Simple Solutions for Barking Dogs

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Bark Control, 2012 Telstra Business Award Finalist, has a simple solution for the hundreds of Australians being driven barking mad by noisy dogs – fit the barking dog with a bark collar. Importantly owners of barking dogs should take note, as local councils are looking to toughen their laws in response to a flood of complains about excessive barking.

Neil Smith, owner of Bark Control, an online business providing dog behavioural solutions warns “I know some local councils are planning strict new laws which allow barking dogs to be seized if the owner is unavailable and they’ve failed to comply with a barking order. Unfortunately, many of these dogs will end up euthanized.”

"The Brisbane City Council, which deals with more than 5,600 barking complaints each year, invested $12,000 in hi-tech dog collars to help council officers monitor noise complaints.”

Mr Smith explains dogs bark for a number of reasons including boredom, separation anxiety, being fearful, territorial or attention-seeking.

He said finding a cure for barking was not down to a single approach but was dependant on a case-by-case circumstances.

“I use my knowledge from 17 years as a Police Dog Handler and four years as a private dog trainer to assess the situation,” explains Mr Smith. "I find out why the dog is barking and what the triggers are. Once you’ve diagnosed the reason for barking, you can start implementing a cure."

Bark Control is one of Australia’s leading online supplier of dog training collars.

“Our website (http://www.barkcontrol.com.au) is designed to be informative, we aim to educate people about all the possible solutions for controlling a barking dog. We also provide a 1300 number for customer support to assist our customers in choosing the right product for their situation,” said Mr Smith.

One of the most popular solutions for controlling a barking dog is a bark collar.

What is the right bark collar for your dog?

Timid dogs and pups – we recommend a sonic bark collar, which emits an audible tone when your dog barks or a non collar alterative like a stationary bark deterrents.

Pet dogs – we recommend a citronella spray collars to deter dogs from barking. These collars fire a burst of citronella spray after detecting your dogs bark. In some situations pet dog may also benefit from an anti-bark or electric bark collars.

Working dogs – we recommend static/electric anti-bark collars. These collars are activated by a vibration sensor that is in contact with the dog's neck.

There are always exceptions to the rule, Bark Control can recommend the right solution for your situation. Bark Control also sells an extensive range of dog containment systems to prevent dogs from escaping plus dog enclosures and kennel runs to provide stimulation and exercise options for dogs left alone at home.

For more advice on controlling a barking dog contact Neil Smith on 1300 668 931 or visit http://www.barkcontrol.com.au

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