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Does BarkOff Really Work?

BarkOff describes itself as a humane way to train one’s dog to stop barking at inconvenient times anytime, anywhere. They say that with this product, the job can be done more easily. This is because BarkOff uses ultrasonic technology to help you control your dog and stop them from barking. The ultrasonic signal that is sent out from BarkOff is inaudible to human ears, but it will instantly capture your dog’s attention and interrupt their barking pattern, they claim. The sound will calm your dog down and they will stop barking. BarkOff will help your dog learn the difference between nuisance barking, and barking that helps to protect your family and your home, they say. BarkOff is completely portable and has no wires or cords. It is small enough to fit in your pocket so you can take it virtually anywhere, and it can be used both indoors outdoors, they claim.

BarkOff Reviews

Yes - Seems to Work
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First day the dogs stopped barking mid-bark, really weird. Seems to work best on large dogs, maybe a deeper bark. They do get used to it so I use it about once a week and it seems to do the job. I don’t hear it and wish I knew when it was working or not.

Robert
December 21st, 2010
Thousand Oaks
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No - Bark-RIPOFF
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I have two of these things and a very small dog. they seem only to intensify the barking when the dog barks and he gets louder and louder. SO_ if you don’t like a barking dog, get rid of it. these barkoffs does not work, or at least not with my dog

Thomas Williams
December 6th, 2010
Laurel, MS
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No - Waste of Money
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I have a 30lb dog and this product only worked for 1 day. I’m happy I was able to return it and get my money back. It’s a big waste of money.

Angelique
October 27th, 2010
Atlanta
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No - Doesn't seem to work at all, might be defective
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Mine makes anoying noises randomly. Dogs don’t seem to notice anything when they bark

Jeremy Garrett
October 7th, 2010
Seattle
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No - Waste of money!
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Do not spend your money on this! I bought it at bed bath & beyond and tried it out. First we thought it was starting to work when we set it down for the dogs we own but after they got used to it, they started barking again! Luckily bed bath & beyond accepted the return.

Cheryl
September 28th, 2010
Modesto, CA
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Yes - Amazing
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My wife and I bought the BarkOff not thinking it would really work, but thinking $10 at Bed, Bath, and Beyond was not too much of a risk for our uber-barking dog. We turned it on, and she would only bark once or twice and then instantly stop.

She particularly barks at doorbells, so I tried ringing the doorbell with the BarkOff on. She normally would bark for 2-3 minutes straight. She only barked about 2 times.

The caveat is that it seems to sometimes be triggered by the TV or something else. If we leave it on too long (and you don’t know when it’s making a sound), we would find her cowering in the corner, appearing very anxious. So we only turn it on when we need to. However, that’s rare, as she learned very quickly.

Josh Morgan
September 25th, 2010
CA
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Yes - Works on big dogs
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Works for my larger dogs, but NOT my Yorkie – her voice doesn’t set it off. But, the dogs outside set it off – weird! And it’s not inaudible to me – I can hear it clear as day. That said, it does stop my bigger dogs, because it annoys them and therefore distracts them.

Annie
September 6th, 2010
Ohio
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No - Longer Than A Week Would Be Nice
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I bought a BarkOff because both my dogs bark when I’m going down the stairs. They argue over who goes first. I put it on the landing and at first my one shepherd,Ngozi stopped barking. That made Kwazi,the other bark much less, but not altogether. After about a week they both totally ignore it. I would not recommend it.

FearlessPhyl
September 2nd, 2010
University Park,Il
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