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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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kfraser7771 month ago
I have the same issue and I need to let the dog owners know how horrible it is to get NO SLEEP in the a.m. during the day and not to mention at night, they are loud with the dogs in the house, which I am in a Town Home. I would like to get a recording of a 85 lbs. Choc. Lab. plus a 1yr.old puppy, with the high pitch every 2 mins. and consistent, all day long..to play in my quest bedroom and play it at 3:00 a.m. I do not want to be mean, but they are deliberate towards me because I own my own home, living single and they have 3 kids, 2 adults and 2 dogs RENTING a Town Home! I agree, it's time to let them go through what I have been going though for 5 yrs.

By the way, my neighbors and I have called the police at least 6 times, animal control and I called and wrote my HOA 3 times not to mention hired an attorney who wrote a letter to the HOA and still nothing. Again, I own they rent! Where are my rights as a home owner???? If anyone out here, has any advise..Please let me know..THANKS!

FROM THE ONE WHO IS SICK AND TIRED!!!..

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myxpykalix (author)  kfraser7771 month ago

shoulder surgery? Sounds like me, i had torn bicep tendon and rotator cuff surgery and i can't sleep in the bed, i sleep sitting up in my chair and only get an hour at most before i wake up in pain, so i get it, then on top you have to deal with interruptions from them.
Here is the bottom line.......you simply are going to have to have to "break the rules" by blasting music to get their attention. They obviously don't care about adhering to the rules and the HOA doesn't seem to punish them so why do you think they would punish you?
You know, i learned a good lesson in high school...i had a bully that was relentless and i was afraid of him until i just hauled off and punched him in the face and he never bothered me again. This may be the way you need to confront your bully...where do you live? Maybe the spca or other agencies might be able to help..
or you could just go shoot the dogs! lol

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Hey Myxpykalix, just as I wrote earlier, well thank god I did not shoot the dog..lol..not that I would EVER think of that!! The neighbors called the police on me at 3:50, and they were banging on my door for 20 mins. I answered and they asked to come in, I said Fine..they claimed that the neighbors heard banging, it was an alarm clock and closets being opened for my friend to pack for her trip, the officer said " Does you friend sleep in the closet" what an a@#$hole. I looked at him like you have got to be kidding me..

Anyways, I live in Loudoun county, VA..it's a joke..I pay taxes for 13 yrs. and these renters get away with everything. Again, I have had it and this better be taken care of soon. I quess since the cops can visit me at midnight, I guess I will call them all day, every day..What do you think? I hope to hear back from you soon and let me know what you would do? I am soooooo pissed!!

myxpykalix (author)  kfraser7771 month ago

Loudon County? Well were practically neighbors....I live in Charlottesville just 100 miles away! ha...First thing...never admit to any cop that you're making noise just to get even, they'll just arrest you!

I would go to the neighbors and say....please stop allowing your dog to bark and waking me up....if you don't i'm going to wake you up every nite at 3AM until you experience exactly what i experience every time your dog wakes me....we can do this the easy way or the hard way.....it's up to you!

Then i would do a little research online of your local ordinances under landlord-tennant law and start making problems for the landlord by making complaints that he is not allowing "quiet enjoyment". Look up under legal terms "quiet enjoyment" both in the law and under the terms of your HOA agreement. Because the law states you cannot , for example, create a situation that disturbs the "quiet enjoyment" of the neighbors, which this clearly does.

If you make it more expensive for the landlord to keep these people then to get rid of them, they will get rid of them. I wouldn't allow them in anymore and just make their lives as miserable as they are making yours..just don't do anything that compromises your safety.

We are close!!!! I had a nice conversation with the cops this morning @ 3:54 a.m. and was fine with them, but officer Russell had an attitude and lied to me big time, I caught him in it and he knew it. I advised him that I have an attorney for this situation! I have more to tell you,but it's to long for our conversation for me to write in this e-mail.. Anyways, I have already had 2 interventions with the neighbors in the last 1 1/2 yrs. it only gets worse, at the same time had the landlord in my house, (who is the one that rented to his friends, which they are best friends)..I had him here to prove of the noise and it was getting out of control, he advised me not to call him again and it was none of his business! So that is where I have been calling the police instead of him to take care of the situation. So I guess I am so F@#KED and no one can help!!

Again, this is so not fair..!!!!!!

myxpykalix (author)  kfraser7771 month ago

First..as long as we're going to keep talking tell me your name? Re; the landlord....it is his business and while he's not responsible for their actions, if he is notified of a situation and refuses to do anything about it, then he is just as responsible and at that point can be held liable. You need to send him a certified letter with a return receipt notifying him of the situation and if he does nothing to fix the situation, if nothing else, that gives you a right to terminate your lease, if you choose to....

I hope I am not bothering you, and just want to say thanks for all of your input! I own my home and they rent, so I am not worried about a lease! I have an attorney who sent a nasty gram to the HOA a week ago, requesting all of my correspondence with Mr. Vasold (Manager of HOA) to help me have the Landlord or HOA to do something! My name is Kim..whats yours? I hope you are having a nice day..Thanks again..

myxpykalix (author)  kfraser7771 month ago
As i have told others, i have tried the ultrasonic dog barking machine that does not work because ultrasonic waves will not penetrate walls.

After pleading with them to get the dog to stop with no results you have to do this, that worked for me....
I got a audio recorder and recorded the dogs incessant barking one morning.
I went and told the owner if his dog woke me up one more time, he would regret it.
The next day, same thing at 7AM, so that night i copied the barking onto a CD, and my driveway is next to their bedroom window. So at 3AM i went out, slipped the CD in my player rolled the windows down and BLASTED the recording of HIS dog barking!
His bedroom light went on, i went in my house, he came over banging on the door. I opened and didn't give him time to say anything, but yelled at him..."NOW YOU KNOW HOW I FEEL!" and slammed the door in his face.
The dog has not woke me up since that day. The ONLY WAY you will ever get any relief is if you make the dog owner experience the same thing you are going thru.
I would get a big speaker, set it up against the adjoining wall of your town home, turn up the bass all the way and blast it at 3AM. Wake them up, make them as miserable as you and i guarantee it will stop.
mymonkey4u4 months ago

Our local law here in Dallas prohibits a barking dog past 10pm. If you call the police, they'll come out, if the dog barks >20mins they'll write a citation. I've got two neighbors both with annoying dogs. One gave me his cell and said call anytime. I often do and he's always great about bringing in the dog. The others however refused. Their dog had barked all night one night when I was exhausted and my daughter had the flu. I went over the following night after it started again, and at 10pm told them I'd appreciate the dog being brought in. They told me they couldn't because they didn't have a leash??? I said, "ok then you'll be fine with me calling the police and having them write a citation?", they replied that the ONLY reason the dog was barking was because they'd not fed it in 3 days.

One thing seems to correlate. People who let their dogs stay out all night are morons. The matriarch of the pain in the butt neighbors even got on to me at the mailbox one day as we both were getting our mail and told me she didn't appreciate being awakened at 3 am by the police because of my complaints. I told her that if she'd bring her dog in so that it didn't wake me up at 3 am, I'd be sound asleep and not calling the police. Between that and me parking my work truck DIRECTLY in front of their house with the burglar alarm siren pointed in their bedroom as their dog ran up and down the fence line by mine, when the dog would wake us up. I had my stereo installer set the glass break detector to just about the same setting as that dog barking and about 60% of the time the dog barking would set the truck alarm off. Since they park about five cars in front of their house anyways one more vehicle doesn't matter.

Classical conditioning does work, it just takes creatures with a low intellect to adapt. If it starts back I'm calling animal control and the city for the condition of their yard. It's a wonder we don't have rats everywhere. The people have 2 teenage boys who could both use the exercise yet they won't even cut the grass much less feed a dog.

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Wilfys1 year ago
HI did anyone find a solution to this as we have a barking dog next door but it only barks when they go out. The leave it all day that don't bother me as I'm at work so don't know if it barks or not But when i do get home they come in have some food then go out about 2/3 time a week till 10:30pm and the dog barks 5 mins after they go out til they get back, I have spoken to them asked them nice about it but no joy. I now tell them via txt that dog is barking last time they came and got dog but we dont talk any more after THEY got the huff from me telling them their dog keeps barking go figure? anyway I know it not dogs fault but I can not use air horn as next door never in so they will not hear it
I like the idea of a loud ultrasound device I can build but would it work through walls?
Cheers
myxpykalix (author)  Wilfys1 year ago
After searching around for solutions using ultrasonic sound waves from using a dog whistle to a sound generator, ultrasonic waves which only dogs can hear will not penetrate walls so (none worked) here is what i did....
Because our houses are close my driveway is close to their bedroom windows. After dealing with them for a year trying to get them to do something with no result, I went with a tape recorder and taped the dog barking. Then i went to my computer and made a digital file of it (like a mp3) and looped it so it would play over and over.

So the next day when their dog woke me again I told them, if it happens again i would make sure they knew the feeling. Well it happened the next day, always between 7-7:30AM so that nite I went out to my van slipped in the cd, turned up the volume playing the sound of THEIR dog barking and woke them up at 3AM.
He came outside and all i said was "Now you know how i feel"...the dog never woke me up anymore after that.
Obviously the moral of the story is that you need to make them experience the same discomfort that you feel for them to understand what you are going thru.
If their dogs are constantly barking then make it a point to stay up a few nites till 3 or 4AM and go out and bang some pots or do something that will get them to howling and barking and wake them up so it interrupts their rest. It will cease after that guaranteed. Hope that helps and let me know if it works.
Great idea, but will probably get you shot if you live where I do. I guarantee it won't work, at least not with inconsiderate people like I have living next to me. I have the same problem but going out at 3 in the morning only disturbs the peace more and will probably get you shot by the neighbors. I have already reported them to the city and animal control and the neighbors responded by placing their dog's poop stools on our welcome mat at our front door (I guess their way of saying here's what we think of you). No, I'm thinking the only solution is to get rid of the neighbors (somehow). I thought about killing the dog but they would only get another barking one.
Lukos1231 year ago
up to 300ft. I have not tried it yet, so I cannot comment on it but if I was not moving from here a couple of weeks, I would definitively have bought it.

For people who think that it's not ok to use this, this is because you had never been annoyed by a @!$# dogs barking all day long (when in vacation) or all night long after a 8 hour work shift.

I hope that this link will help people with dogs barking problems.

If the link doesn't work, just use that one : http://www.canadianbarkcontrol.com

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I will tell you what worked for me after a neighbors large lab would bark every second it was out of the house. This neighbor lived behind me and one house over, so the corners of our yards touched. I own a mobile DJ service and I tried several different frequencies blasted through my speakers, my main weapon was another dog barking looped ...I was even accused by the owner of throwing walnuts from the tree in my yard at the dog...'Who, me?'. I finally found something that worked and it didn't get the dog to stop barking but it got the owners attention to let the dog back in house. I went out and bought from the sporting goods department of a Walmart the canned air horn used for boating and kids sporting events...it's an aerosol can with a littel red horn on top. Ever time that dog would start barking and barked for a couple minutes straight I would use the air horn. Literally just 3 or 4 extremely loud honks from the can and the owners were calling the dog to come inside. Repeat when necessary and the owners become trained quickly
cgosh3 years ago
I like the idea of the audible/inaudible dog barking device sold on Amazon.com. It has two modes: one makes an ultrasonic sound that's triggered by a bark and annoys the dog, the second mode makes the ultrasonic sound and also makes a wretched noise that people can hear. That one annoys the owner AND the dog.

The only caveat I read was about one fellow who discovered the neighbor had punched a hole in it with a broomstick to shut it up.

I've got one of those birdhouse-shaped noisemakers for the dogs around us (about $45 on Amazon, up to $90 elsewhere). Sometimes it works (and it's fun to listen to them gradually whine and shut down) but sometimes they ignore it (summer foliage blocks the sound). High frequencies don't penetrate or bend around corners.

The wife won't let me buy a b-b gun.

I've been researching to find a way to blast a severe ultrasonic noise, triggered by my birdhouse device (to sound only when the dogs bark). So far, it seems that the circuitry is easy and cheap (555 timer plus an op-amp) but the transducer (speaker) needed is out-of-the-ordinary. A 22 kHz blast should be within the range of many piezo (ribbon or foil) tweeters, but they're not weatherproof.

I recall years ago being with a young lady who was, literally, driven out of a warehouse. They had an ultrasonic alarm that she could hear, and it was very unpleasant (no one else could hear a thing). The transducers were barrel-shaped metal, flat on the business end that pointed into the room, bowl-shaped on the back end, about 3" in diameter. Apparently, the transducers ran 24/7, while the alarm circuit was only enabled at night. If I could find some of them, I'd be glad to give them a try.

I also read about those giant "dinner bell" triangles like they used to use on ranches. Story was that the harmonics would drive dogs away (when you play Middle C on a piano, you're also hearing tiny amounts of High C, C Above High C, etc.). The result was that dogs would learn that the sound of the back door opening meant the pain was a-coming, so they learned to shut up any time they heard the back door creak. Maybe playing a loud stereo (Joe Cocker music, obviously) just before I shoot 'em with the b-b gun would "train" them.

If I find a good solution, I'll be back.
c.hubs cgosh1 year ago
you are right buddy, those dogs should be stopped if the people dont care, they shouldnt own dogs/ ive been through the same.. if you find a solution please send it to me also.. c.hubs@yahoo.com,, thanks good luck,
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c.hubs1 year ago
you are right buddy, those dogs should be stopped if the people dont care, they shouldnt own dogs/ ive been through the same.. if you find a solution please send it to me also.. c.hubs@yahoo.com,, thanks good luck,
crapflinger3 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)  crapflinger3 years ago
hello,
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....
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.
myxpykalix (author)  crapflinger3 years ago
I really don't want this to spiral into a arguement, and if you have had to put up with what I have you wouldn't be so forgiving, however, with all due respect, if you don't have anything to contribute to solving the problem your point is duly noted and i appreciate your comments but i'm looking for solutions not arguements. Thank you