Does anyone have a solution to very noisy (24/7) dogs barking. No one else seems bothered, or possibly do not want to do anything. Even the best ear plugs do not filter the noise out. The dogs must live outside, as any slight movement sets them off.
Try a 'silent dog' barking machine - it lets out a pulse that humans can not hear-but by all accounts, up to a range of 20 yds, shoulde effecive enough to stop tem from continually barking.
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Barking dogs are driving me mad too where I live.
I bought a "barkbuster" on ebay but it was a complete waste of money.
There are so many dogs around that something is barking most of the day and night. The owners seem to like it because it gives them a sense of security.
If the dogs are nearby you should try a water pistol!
Or buy the owners of the dog a collar that emits a shock when the dog barks. it soon stops them and as long as they have 'a' collar on afterwards, they stop barking. i don't know if it's still available as i discovered it a few years ago, although have never had first hand experience with them.
The electric collars that you're refering to are extremely barbaric and I would never condone some being so cruel to their pet.
I have a dog who can sometimes bark at night when a noise disturbs him and I remember after one particularly extended episode I apologised to my neighbour the following morning. Her response was very refreshing as she looked at me completely bemused and said "he's a dog and that's what dogs do, he's only doing his job."