Bark-Free Anti Barking Device

11 reviews - By: Koolatron

Bark-Free Anti Barking Device
MSRP : $106.27

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Bark Free uses ultrasonic frequencies or lower sound tones audible to human ears to correct and respond to chronic barking.
Sound pressure level measured at 0.5 meter 120 db. Power consumption: 15W. Coverage: 25 ft. radius (1,250 sq. ft.). 50 ft. power extension cord included. Ideal for use in multiple dog homes, for persistent barking problems, to train puppies not to bark, to keep your dog or the neighbor's dog quiet. Bark Free features LED status indicators for ultrasonic and for activation sensitivity. Bark free offers two tone settings: ultrasonic (only dogs can hear it) and audible (humans can hear it too) frequency settings. Audible test button. Wall-mount bracket for indoor and outdoor use. Bark free provides water resistant vinyl cover for additional outdoor protection. Bark Free has a specially designed sound selector that lets you choose ultrasonic frequencies which can only be heard by dogs and cats, or lower sound tones audible to human ears. Bark Free uses an old age principle of "Negative Reforcement using Sound" to help train dogs to stop annoyance barking. Tired of Rover barking all the time? Or how about the neighbor's dog keeping you up at night? You need Bark Free, the latest product designed to control dogs' nuisance barking.


I'm a techno-idiot, and I had no trouble with it!

We have three dogs [hound mix=sharp barks/howls; purebred boxer=deep bass barks; Tibetan spaniel=yappy dog]. The dogs aren't very protective [they'll show you where the jewels are kept] but they are VERY loud when they think THEY are getting company! Our house had gotten to the point that a car door being closed across the street would set off the bark-a-thon. What's worse, they were waking me up anywhere from 1am to 5am... and I have no idea why! Sometimes I'd hear another dog outside at a distance, but I don't know whose since the only neighbors with large dogs keep them in the house and sleep nights like we do. Maybe their dogs woke them up the same way and they stuck them outside? [Maybe THEY need one of these!] After several bad nights, I'd had it. I started researching online in an attempt to find a bark-control for all three dogs [apparently different size dogs need different settings]. It's odd, but very few of these devices have good reviews, and NONE of them get a high rating overall! I chose this item because even though it typically scored mid-range ratings, it actually had some 5-star reviews on every site where I saw it [it was sold under another brand/name on one site, but everything about the devices were identical]. I took it out of the box, looked at the instructions blankly [sorry, I just didn't get it] and plugged it in. For two days the dogs didn't bark. They didn't even pretend to want to. I was worried that maybe there was something wrong and it was completely stopping them from doing ANYTHING, so I set it to "audible". Yeah, it scared us 'half to death' the first couple times it went off, but it let us know that it was actually doing what it was supposed to do. The little dog still growls and "grumbles", but there have only been one or two barks since it was plugged in a week ago - and those were immediately "beeped"! I would suggest that new users set it to "audible" for a few days to see what in your home might trigger the correction response. So far, we've found that my husband's harsh coughs can set it off on high sensitivity; so did a few of the keys on the piano. I turned down the sensitivity last night and nothing has set it off since; we'll have to wait and see. The dogs don't seem too upset by the tones [even though they're trained on an invisible fence outside and THAT type of noise will bother them], but it does make them stop barking without stressing them out. Overall, I am SUPER thrilled with this device!!


Great but be cautious

This worked very well, but should only be used for nuisance barking and boredom barking. My dog now will not bark to tell me he needs to go out and potty so that's not so great. I would recommend this product but, again, make sure you're buying it for the right reasons.


Not what I expected

I hoped to plug in this product and eliminate barking of our two dogs. So far, it has helped a little but not too much. The instructions are extremely vague so I am not sure if we are using it correctly. It almost seems like after a week, the dogs are getting immune to the ultrasonic sound and it's not phazing them at all. I am still considering taking this back for a refund.


Does a DECENT Job

My roommates have three yapping chihuahuas and I bought this thinking I could keep them quiet. This product has two modes and I needed to keep the product on silent mode so that it was audible to the dogs ONLY when they started barking. I keep my bedroom door closed and have the product right behind my bedroom door because my roommates don't know that I have the product. The dogs still bark and cause a commotion, but, the product features a nice test button on the top which emits an audible tone and I can press this occasionally to stop the barking. So, this doesn't work as well as I want it to work but it does a DECENT job to stop frequent problem barking.


Didn't work

The device didn't work at all. I have three small dogs and none of them reacted to it at all. I was very disappointed; I had had high hopes. Ended up returning the product after a week of trying it.