Petsafe Ultrasonic Outdoor Bark Control

 The PetSafe Outdoor Bark Control uses ultrasonic sound to deter nuisance barking.
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The PetSafe Outdoor Bark Control uses a regular 9V battery. We find the battery life to be around one month. To increase battery life, the new PBC00-12788 model includes a timer can be set to switch the system on and off automatically during the day. This allows owners to switch the bark control birdhouse off at night when the dog is not outside and when barking is not a problem.
Outdoor Ultrasonic Bark Control by PetSafe - PBC00-11216
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We love our neighbors and want them to be happy in our neighborhood. And, we know that noise is the leading complaint in neighborhoods, the issue that leads to distress most often. Knowing this, we always let new neighbors know what they can expect from us; we are quiet and we are kind to them. We clear snow from all of the neighborhood sidewalks and driveways each winter because we have a huge snow blower. We let new neighbors (and respectfully keep our word with long-term neighbors) know that if our hedge next to their drive or along the back fence gets too large to let us know and we will immediately trim it; while we are there we offer to trim one of their bushes and offer some perennial plants. We also let new neighbors know that we also have an expectation of quiet from them as well. When our children were teenagers, the house rule was that they could play their music as loud as they desired in their rooms, but the sound could not be heard outside their doors. The same rule applied outdoors. In the last two years, two neighbors in rental properties have arrived and then obtained dogs – loud dogs that barked for hours. They barked from 6 AM to 11 PM, basically any time they were outdoors. The noise disturbed the neighborhood tranquility, and was (is) extremely stressful for me. We spoke with the neighbors four times although there was no change; other neighbors sent notes to them. The police came to warn them of a barking dog ordinance six times with no change. Finally we made contact with the property owners, who did request that the dogs either stop barking or be removed from the property. In one case, the family did move. Recently a new family arrived with again – a barking dog. Sad to say and completely out of my character, but I have just purchased the PetSafe® Outdoor Bark Control “birdhouse” as yet another avenue to stop the distressing barking. There have been mixed results in the use of this training tool, and it is my sincere hope that it will be in our yard for only one week as one person reported. I mean no harm to any animal, but will no longer allow barking dogs to interfere with the quality of our lives. Perhaps I can provide a happy report in near-term days. Elite Outdoor Ultrasonic Bark Control by PetSafe - PBC00-12788
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Stop Nuisance Barking with the new PetSafe Outdoor Bark Control Birdhouse. This outdoor bark control unit was designed for easy hanging or mounting on a tree, wall or fence post to keep your own dog from barking, or either your neighbor's dog from barking.The PetSafe Outdoor Bark Control unit should be placed facing the barking dog and within fifty feet of the dog. This unit is designed with provisions for hanging or wall mounting and it should not be positioned any higher than 5 feet. For optimum bark control results, the area between where the Outdoor Bark Control unit is placed and where the dog is should be free of any large objects or obstacles.How does it work? When the Outdoor Bark Control Birdhouse unit is placed within range of a constant barking dog, an internal microphone detects the barking sounds and the unit is activated. The PetSafe Outdoor Bark Control Birdhouse unit emits an ultrasonic sound to stop dogs barking. The ultrasonic sound can only be heard by the dog. When the dog is startled by the high-pitched sound, it should stop barking as it will associate its bark with this unpleasant noise. The PetSafe Outdoor Bark Control unit has 4 settings which includes 3 Sensitivity Levels and a Test Mode. This unit is effective for bark control up to 50 feet.The PetSafe Outdoor Bark Control Birdhouse contains an internal microphone that automatically detects dog barking. The unit emits a safe, high pitched ultrasonic sound detectable only to dogs. The dog will learn to stop barking to avoid the unpleasant sound.The PetSafe Outdoor Bark Control Birdhouse stops unwanted barking by your dog or neighboring dogs. The unit automatically detects barking and emits an unpleasant, yet safe ultrasonic sound to stop excessive barking. The unit is housed in an attractive, weatherproof birdhouse shape and has a range of 3 settings. The unit contains a two-color LED battery life indicator. One 9-volt alkaline battery is needed for operation (not included).The Second Generation PetSafe Outdoor Bark Control was launched in 2011. The new model includes a timer to allow you to switch the unit off during certain times and conserve battery power. And of course, the most visible change is that the units have gone from being a Tudor style bird house, to a Victorian style bird house!