BarxBuddy Ultrasonic Trainer
About the product
We need to be straight with you: People hurt dogs; tools don’t hurt dogs. And when people misuse training tools, that can harm dogs. The BarxBuddy ultrasonic training device is safe, harmless and foolproof when used as instructed. The high frequency sound won’t hurt your dog, but it will get their attention so you can correct unwanted behaviors.
This is a tricky question to answer because cats are not as easy to train as dogs. A team of researchers in Australia tested ultrasonic training devices on stray cats that were destroying or interfering with urban gardens, according to an article in ScienceDirect. The researchers found that the frequency of trespassing cats was reduced by nearly half (46%) and the amount of time that the cats spent in the gardens was significantly reduced (by 78%). The researchers said the ultrasonic training devices were humane, inexpensive and easy to use as an effective way to reduce cat intruders in community gardens. So, yes, they can work on neighborhood cats.
This is another tricky question to answer. Yes, it works through walls, but — and we can’t emphasize this enough — it’s not quite intended to be used that way. It’s not a point-and-click remote control that magically stops barking. It will distract your dog, but if you don’t issue a command, the dog won’t put two and two together. It’s a training tool, which means it’s best used with our train, treat, repeat method of dog training.
We get this question a lot. A customer has an annoying neighbor dog that won’t stop barking, and they want a humane but effective way to stop it. Yes, you can use the BarxBuddy ultrasonic training device to distract any barking dog. However, without proper train-treat-repeat training, it may not be a good long-term solution. Check out our guide on what to do if your neighbor’s dog won’t stop barking.