Ultrasonic dog deterrents: facts and information

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Ultrasonic dog deterrents: facts and information
Dog deterrents may be necessary. (dog image by Ramona smiers from Fotolia.com)

Dog deterrents are products that help people in different situations where deterring their own dog or someone else's dog may be necessary. They are used under many circumstances, including using it while walking down the road as a deterrent against an excited or aggressive dog approaching or to prevent another dog from attacking your dog.

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Ultrasonic sound

Ultrasonic deterrents use frequencies that are over 20 kHz---the limit of human hearing. An ultrasonic dog deterrent, such as a Dazer, makes use of this frequency because dogs can hear it; it provides an unpleasant noise that makes the dog uncomfortable in most circumstances. Ultrasonic frequency is not harmful to dogs; however, it does provide a good mechanism for controlling their behaviour.

Operation

An ultrasonic dog deterrent is easy to operate; the user can deter a dog by simply pointing the device at it and pushing the button that activates the ultrasonic frequency.

Dog types

There is no restriction on the type of dog that you can deter with an ultrasonic dog deterrent. Any dog that can hear is capable of hearing the frequency, so the device is effective against all sizes and breeds of dogs.

Cost an range

An ultrasonic dog deterrent can be normally bought for under £16 in 2010. It works to deter from a 4.5 to 6 m (15 to 20 foot) range; however, activate the deterrent upon seeing the dog that you plan to use it on.

Uses

Ultrasonic dog deterrents can be useful in many situations. It can help the users of the device and their dogs to avoid injury from an aggressive dog. People who walk their dog use the deterrent to keep other dogs away. An ultrasonic dog deterrent can be used by people whose work involves being at locations where dogs may interrupt them from performing their duty properly. For instance, fire and rescue teams can use it to avoid situations in which dogs can interfere with their work.

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