Sonic collars (a few are even referred to as Ultrasonic Collars!) are a type of no-bark training device that emits a high-frequency noise — only detectable to your dog — to deter barking. Here are a few pros, cons, and our pick for the best sonic dog collar on the market today.
How do sonic dog collars work?
Sonic dog collars fit around your dog like a regular collar does. However, attached to this standard collar, is a small box with a battery-operated, electronic device. The box houses a noise sensor that detects when your pup is barking, and emits a high-frequency sound — the sound is so high frequency it’s undetectable to human ears — to distract and annoy your dog so he or she will stop barking.
On hand-held, collarless versions of this device, there is also a positive tone to counteract the negative tone. The latter is generally used to deter barking and other undesirable behavior, while the positive tone can be used in conjunction with commands like “sit” or “stay” to reinforce the positive verbal command. These tones are operated by a hand-held remote which allows the owner or trainer greater control in reprimanding or training their dog, depending on the tone used and action desired.