Got Bark? First Alert Bark Genie Automatic Ultrasonic Bark Deterrent Review and Giveaway5:33 PM
There are over 83.3 million dogs living in the U.S. After discovering that 30 to 40 percent of those dogs have a problem with barking excessively (including the dogs of my next-door-neighbors), First Alert for Pets developed the First Alert Bark Genie Automatic Ultrasonic Bark Deterrent. We put this small but powerful product to the test this month to see if it would stop the annoying, ridiculously incessant, yapping of my Mom's (who was is my next-door-neighbor) small dog.
What is it?
It's simple. Just put in a 9Volt battery (not included), set it on the frequency you choose (we started low) and wait for your dog to bark. If you're dog is like my mom's dog, he'll likely be barking before you ever step foot in the door. Richie -- the pup we tested this on -- was one of those "ankle biters" who yapped and growled and jumped on my toddler son, scaring him every time we visited.
Does it work?
After turning on the Bark Deterrent, he tilted his head to the side (that's because an ultrasonic, pet-friendly frequency emits at every bark) and he ran to go sit on my mom's lap. That was all.
He barked one other time as my mom had me go outside and come back in (we were expecting him to begin getting rowdy again), but he just trotted over, sniffed me, and went back to his resting place after a small little "yip."
This works at a range of 50 feet, so even if you don't have a dog -- but your too-close-for-comfort neighbors do, you can still benefit. Take it camping or to the RV park to get a quiet night's sleep when other dogs cause a fuss.
Here is the same dog (along with his "brother") having a late morning snooze in the RV. Since my parents have moved into living on the road, they haven't had to worry about barking dogs. So nice!
A kinder alternative to bark collars, this works even when you're gone (so you don't have to worry that all your whistle training is for nothing since you can't be with your dog 24/7). It's priced right at just $39.99, and the battery only gets used when the dog barks. The rest of the time, the machine isn't running.
You can buy the First Alert Ultrasonic Bark Genie now at Walmart and Walmart.com!
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*Sample received to review. Opinions are our own.