Make a ultrasonic Dog Barking machine??

I need someone to make a ultrasonic dog barking machine. I have a neighbor who allows their dog to back early in the AM and all during the day, so I want a powerful ultrasonic device that when i turn it on it will make their dog howl at 3AM and wake them up, similar to when the fire engine goes by, so that they will get a taste of what they do to me. This has been going on for a year and I can't get them to do anything to train the dog, they just don't care. I am willing to pay for a device that will work.

The dog training devices like you see advertised like "Barkoff" have to be in the same room and all I have read is the ultrasonic dog trainers available don't penetrate walls. I don't want to train the dog not to bark, I want to annoy the neighbors and give them what I have been getting. Evil, maybe, justified, YES!

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SteveB2971 year ago

Our dogs were driving my mother in law crazy..yes they were ours, the minute we walked in, they silenced, they did not see her as a leader....

To cut a long story short, I wrote some software for a computer that detected noise levels through a microphone and blasted out high frequency noise. It worked for two of the beasts but not the third who turned out to be deaf. I put it on ebay and sold a single copy under the name "Barking Mad" for £1...apparently it worked well. If anyone wants a copy I will try and find the source code, remove the licensing bit and send it to them free.

In exchange I want to know if it works as we now live near irresponsible neighbours with two bored Alsatians and am tempting to build a system in the back garden with high powered piezo electric speakers and amplifiers etc. We know the ones you buy from Amazon, ebay etc do not work.

As a side, we own 4 dogs now, and they are well behaved and quiet as we are always here and make sure they are not a nuisance....if we do this it is going to affect them as well :(

Hello SteveB297, I have a housemate who's dog barks at me whenever I leave my bedroom, come in through the front door, and basically everywhere. I feel like a prisoner in my own house. I would like to try your Barking Mad software if you're able to locate the source code.

Thank you very much in advance


POH (Prisoner of House)

I live in a neighborhood with tons of loud dogs and obnoxious owners that leave them out barking during the day and late into the night. If you are still offering your software, I would love a copy and I would be happy to let you know how it works. Is it something you will ship in the mail or can you send it by email? Thank you! I have been waiting for a while to find something that will quiet those dogs!

Don't want to muck you about, but this week had enough of them and started building the ultimate anti dog bark machine . We wish to airbnb our back room...and cannot due to the barking.

The last bit (a very sensitive microphone) arrived today....dont be tempted to get one from poundland as it will not work.

I have spent about £50 on this so far, but had a spare computer and some other bits already. To give an idea of the power, the amplifier is 100w and the speakers are 2 x 150w. The commercial ones probably put out about 2w..but power is not everything.

I need to strip out the licensing from the software and have not even looked at that bit yet as am currently working two jobs at the moment. To show I am not pulling anyones chain, here are some pictures...I am terrible at building things so it is not pretty. The black drain pipe contains the speaker and makes it highly directional (according to youtube) which is needed as I do not want our own dogs being distressed as they have done nothing wrong. It also keeps the rain off it as it will be pointing downwards.

The amplifier is a 12v job from amazon, and it runs off the 12v power from the computer..I was concerned that there would not be enough power from the power supply however does not seem to affect the stability of the computer even when I played Pink Floyd very loud on it. More to follow, even if this does not work..a link to the software will be given once I have stripped out the licensing...if anyone wants to adapt it, will probably release the source code as well, or if you would prefer will prove it works first to save you the effort of going to these lengths ;)

Watch this space...

crapflinger6 years ago
you know, by annoying your neighbors, you'll also be annoying the dog, and all of the other neighbors in the area, not just the ones you want to annoy.

while i'm not too worried about you annoying the rest of your neighborhood (since i'm pretty sure i'm not your neighbor), i do feel like it's highly irresponsible and cruel to use a helpless animal to exact your revenge on these people. dogs bark at high frequency sounds (especially high volume ones) because it causes them to be alert (to possible danger) and in part because it actually hurts their ears (if the volume is too high, or the source is too close).

besides that, it's not the dog's fault that it's barking. it's doing what dogs do (especially if they're bored or neglected). why punish the dog for something that your neighbors are doing?

have you tried actually talking to the people?
myxpykalix (author)  crapflinger6 years ago
While i agree with your sentiments, in that the one at fault here is not the dog, but the irresponsible owners who don't teach the dog to not bark, after this has been going on for over a year and i have tried talking to them repeatedly what i am trying to do is give them a "dose of their own medicine". I want them to see how it feels to be woken out of a dead sleep and how that impacts on how you feel for the rest of the day.
I could easily throw a wad of poison hamburger over the fence and solve my problem, I would never choose to do that and this seems to be the most humane way to deal with the issue. After all dogs are subjected to fire engines and such and it is an annoyance at best and does not harm the animal.

There are similar devices already out there that are triggered by barking, but by that time i'm awake. YES, it is a bit devious but under the circumstances overall not harmful. So while i appreciate your sentiments if you have a specific solution i'd love to hear it. Thank you....

Try building a laser that can project short blasts that will create sound waves when bounced on their wondows. You can create sound inside their house which will help you train them to be responsible.

the devices you're talking about are for training your own dogs that are under your immediate control. they work because the noise they generate is a negative stimuli for the dog. it causes them annoyance (or pain depending on sensitivity) so they quickly realize what they're doing is not desired. they're not for retribution.

while you feel that using your neighbor's dog as a pawn in your scheme for retribution isn't hurting the dog, it might be. depending on the dog's sensitivity to your uncontrolled/uncalibrated (there's a reason that the devices that are on the market don't work through walls, it's because they're calibrated for REALLY short ranges and low volumes) you could cause the dog serious harm (hearing damage, you could frighten the dog into a pool, if it's chained up it could strangle itself, or it could jump the fence and head into traffic).

"a dose of their own medicine" suggests that they've trained the dog for the sole purpose of keeping you awake, which i highly doubt is the case.

what would you do if your dog was barking? wouldn't you attempt to figure out why it's barking? look over the fence, is the dog bored because it has nothing to play with? then chuck some toys over the fence. is it barking at squirrels? get rid of the squirrels.

do you live in a neighborhood with a home owners association? if so complain to them. most HOAs don't take too kindly to nuisance behavior.

if the issue where the neighbor's kids running around in the yard making noise, i doubt you'd be looking for a solution to wake their kids up in the middle of the night.

Crapflinger obviously has one of those nuisance dogs.

Sounds like you've owned or have an annoying dog that might make you annoying? Dogs aren't people. Our society kills thousands of them daily, because they have no rights. Dogs can be a tool to legally terrorize your neighbors you hate. These people that have these annoying animals are the true essence of worthless neighbors and fellow humans. Generally, you will find their offspring are taught to be annoying also. This is why we have prisons, to house worthless kids of worthless parents/dog owners.

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