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Birdhouse Works As a Dog Bark Deterrent

Bark Deterrent Disguised as Birdhouse: Brilliant or Baffling?

Aww, feeding birds is so sweet, right? Well, perhaps if this was an actual house meant for fluttery friends. Instead this
Ultrasonic Barking Dog Deterrent ($70), can be hung on any tree and emits a "harmless ultrasonic tone, inaudible to humans, that startles the animal into silence." No birds here, it's for the dogs.

Now as someone who's been kept awake by (someone else's dog) barking, I get it. Barking is annoying. However, this doesn't strike me as a solution for a pet owner, it seems like something for a neighbor who hates barking but doesn't want to be confrontational. What's your opinion about this cleverly masked product?

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weffie weffie 7 years
It would only "startle" a dog into silence once, wouldn't it? If my dog heard an ear-piercing squeal coming from a birdhouse, he would bark even more :) I'd be concerned about the other animals (ie bunnies, cats, quiet dogs) that could be subjected to this auditory assault without doing anything wrong just because they're nearby... seems kind of invasive and unnatural. It's a much nicer solution than a shock collar, but I think it still appeals to the same kind of a-holes who are more concerned with getting some peace and quiet than with finding out what their dog is so unhappy about that makes it keep barking in the first place.
kismekate kismekate 7 years
Uhh...I think this is an AWESOME idea. I live next to a HUGE german shepard that is constantly barking when I take my little one out, and if there is anyone outside. It is really obnoxious. I could use this.
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