Dog Training Guide

The BarxBuddy Guide to Training Dogs includes helpful articles on humane dog training tips and techniques.


Ultrasonic Bark Collars: Do They Work on Dogs?

An ultrasonic bark collar can be used to train dogs to stop excessive barking, as well as other unwanted behaviors. This section of our guide to dog training takes a close look at ultrasonic anti-bark collars and answers questions about their effectiveness. One of the...Read More

Anti Bark Vibration Collar -- Do Vibrating Dog Collars Work?

The bark vibration collar is a dog-training device that a dog wears around the neck. It's battery operated and automatically triggered when a dog barks, although some are remote controlled. The problem with sound-triggering dog trainers is that there are times when you want your...Read More

Everything You Need to Know About No-Bark Spray Collars for Dogs

Dogs have a keen sense of smell. Humans have 5 to 6 million scent receptors, while dogs have at least 100 million or more, depending on the breed (some sources say bloodhounds have more than 300 million scent receptors). Citronella spray collars for training dogs...Read More

Can You Use a Dog Muzzle for Barking Dogs? (Please don't -- here's why...)

We’re going to be right up front with you about how we feel about using muzzles to stop dogs from barking. Muzzles have one primary purpose: To stop dogs from biting people, other dogs, and other animals. We do not recommend using muzzles to stop a dog from barking....Read More

Whistle Training for Dogs: Good Tool or Overblown Idea?

For over 200 years dog owners, hunters, and professional dog trainers have used whistles for training dogs, especially for hunting and retrieving. If you're new to whistle training, we've got the 4-1-1 on how dog trainers and owners use whistles, rewards (treats), consistency and patience...Read More

Clicker Training for Barking Dogs -- Does It Work? Here are the Pros and Cons of Clicker Training

Could a "click" sound be the difference between successful dog training and total failure? Many dog experts, including the American Kennel Club (AKC), say yes to clicker training for barking. Sound is the basis for clicker training, a technique in which the dog trainer presses...Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Shock Collars for Dog Training

Without question, shock collars, also referred to as static collars and dog zappers, are the most controversial of all dog training collars, and they evoke strong opinions and emotions! Although they have been around for decades in some form or fashion, the stigma around them...Read More

All About Barking Collars and Bark Training

Some owners use barking collars to train their dogs to stop barking and to stop them from other unwanted behaviors. There are many types of bark collars, as well as many opinions on using collars for bark training. Shock collars in particular have come under...Read More

Types of Bark Collars (and Bark Collars Pros and Cons)

In this section of our guide to training dogs, we list the types of bark collars and how they work, as well as their pros and cons. Rechargeable Bark Collars Depending on how often your dog barks, you may find yourself changing out the batteries...Read More

Train, Treat, Repeat: Our Method for Positive Reinforcement Dog Training

Throughout the BarxBuddy website, you will hear us talk about our "train, treat, repeat" method of positive reinforcement dog training. Using the treat and train approach repetitiously takes patience and time, but it is so worth it. Once your dog understands that a pattern of...Read More

Ultrasonic Bark Control Trainers for Dogs (and Their Humans)

What Are Ultrasonic Bark Control Trainers? Ultrasonic bark control tools are a type of anti-bark device that can be an effective and inexpensive way to stop your dog from excessive barking and other unwanted behaviors. Some product reviews you may come across might report that...Read More