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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... - SteveB297
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! - MouseyMouser
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 :(
This is a terrible terrible problem! My wife and I were literally run out of our first two homes by people with dogs. ABSURD! My parents thought that we "were crazy". Then about 5 years later someone moved in next to THEM with a dog that was only half bad compared, but NOW they understand.(From wikipedia)"Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" is a well-known phrase in the United States Declaration of Independence. The phrase gives three examples of the "unalienable rights" which the Declaration says has been given to all human beings by their Creator, and for which governments are created to protect.There IS NO "life" or "pursuit of happiness" under such circumstances. NO ONE should be allowed to create the kind of nuisance that steals the rights of others, by any means, yet it goes on year after decade after ....If nothing else it very much reduces the desirability ("the bottom line") of one's property. Ever hear anyone advertise "Nice home in a noisy neighborhood"?It is a matter of extreme health hazard too. Few things can be more devastating than the combination of sleep deprivation and stress, and impulse noises of ANY kind can cause both.The ridiculous thing is, dog barking is INTENDED to cause alarm and stress in (an "adversary") one. On and on. And NO ONE ever thinks about those of us who have suffered the trauma of a dog attack when young ... for those, dog barking is something one NEVER "GETS OVER".We have WAY too many "freedoms" when it comes to pet ownership. Just as we are held responsible for other hazards we create, the law logically should hold us liable for such as this. As I write this, the news was just on where another local woman, 38 and mother of four, was mauled death by someone's dogs. Happens every few months locally. ABSOLUTE INSANITY!Those here and elsewhere are just/simply trying to regain THEIR rights and some semblance of sanity to THEIR lives. If a few dogs have to be "disturbed" (because their horrible owners will not act responsibly) that is an unfortunate and relatively small price for what is lost to their misbehavior.And by the way, it is NOT "natural" for dogs to bark. The dog is always in "the middle of the food chain" "in nature". Thus a barking "natural" (real) dog would be either scaring off a meal, or else advertising itself as a meal, or both. That is why one can live in an area "infested with" coyotes (REAL dogs/canids), as I do, and hardly know that they are there. If they were as stupid as your neighbor's dog they wouldn't last a week.Your dog EXPECTS YOU to dominate (train) him/her. THAT's the way it is in the wild, in the pack. (And by the way, they exact discipline in a non-lethal but very firm way.) If you don't dominate/discipline/train your dog so as to not bother others, then you don't own "a dog" ... YOU OWN A MERE NUISANCE.EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO A PEACEFUL EXISTENCE IN AND AROUND HIS/HER OWN HOME! I feel for all of you, and the thousands upon thousands of others I have seen over the decades who are among the tens of millions who suffer from this abuse and theft of rights.
Problem 1: recording dogs for evidence. DVR+ camera+ voice activation. Any ideas?Problem 2: Sound cannon that plays a high frequency pulse with enough range and volume to act as a deterrent and a trigger. Any ideas.
This issue persists.I am invaded by my neighbors TEN dogs barking starting at 5:30AM and going till late at night. It's not a question of right and wrong. It's a question of stopping invasive behavior. I feel if the neighbors own dogs disrupt their sleep sufficiently they might solve the problem themselves-end of story.I would like to hear successful solutions. Has anyone built a sound cannon that works? If so please report in detail. I have ordered a KEMO M161 but haven't received it. I have seen various set-ups of gluing Piezo tweeters into PVC. Has anyone tried this array? Please share.
I am a DJ and have over 10K watts in my rack set up and a wall of speaker 8ft by 8ft times 2 ....if I used that the double18" folded Horn cab would shake there entire house and everyone elses in the neighborhood so that is out unless I want to pay a fine...I've been going through this now for 3 year been nice and asked them to control the dogs a bunch of times and there answer dog do what dogs do. I had bought a puppy Alaskan Mal that these 3 dog terrorized. I also bought a $300 dollars wireless fence system so I can train my do in my back yard while my dog was still a puppy. I can't Use it I called Code Enforcement for my city they couldn't do anything, I call the Sheriff Dept. they came out and as I was talking with the sheriff the dog were barking he said he would talk to them....but really count do anything unless they came on my property. But he did say Animal Control would do something but you have to document it i.e times date, how long a period at a time. Or just set a video cam and let it roll I thought about a freight train horn in my tree point at their house hooked to a 12volt battery with a battery tender on it to keep it charged and a line run into my house with a button and put it all in a nice little package in my bushes so they can't see it ...so when their dogs bark I would hit the button and turn those dogs white and wake those folks up as well ...but my luck I would get fined. They treat me like I'm in the wrong , but if you can't be a responsible pet owner don't own any they at one point had 5 dog 3 cat and some rabbits along with some reptiles. The side of their house like something out of Sanford and Sons junk yard with a rabbit hutch decaying moss growing on the walls vines growing up the walls and weed almost as tall as me. These are 300K houses but because it is behind a fence the home owners assoc. wont do anything you can't see it from the street. I'm at a loss at this point where and what to do I video but I can't do it all day long I have other thing like work that are pending. ANY SUGESTIONS THAT I HAVEN'T TRIED YET I don't want to have to set up the PA and blow the windows out they'll here my on the other side of town if I do...LOL HELP!!!!! .
Since this was asked 5+ years ago i'll assume it was answered satisfactorily however all you need to make an ultrasonic device for this specific purpose is: 1: 9volt battery 2: any under 5lb speaker with two wires and to be an A-Hole (i know as i did this when i was a kid until i realized how mean it was). one wire on each battery connector and if dogs react it's working.
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