While one would prefer to think of dogs as man’s and woman’s best friend, each year more than 100,000 Australians are attacked by canines, according to the Australian Companion Animal Council Inc (ACAC). While many injuries are mild, close to 14,000 require medical treatment and possibly even hospitalisation. Nearly 60 per cent of serious bites occurs in children under the age of ten, with the same percentage taking place at home or in the backyard of a neighbour or friend. In addition to physical damage, dog attacks take an emotional toll on both humans and canines, resulting in fear and dread, rather than the attention and love these pets need the most.
The Ultrasonic Dog Repeller is a non-invasive, gentle method of fending off and managing potentially dangerous dogs. A small, lightweight device with convenient carry strap, that fits easily in your hand. It emits a quick burst of high-frequency ultrasonic sound that only the animal can hear. So if a dog appears to be threatening you, the noise will stop it in its tracks, allowing you time to slowly and calmly walk away.
Just point the device at the dog and push the switch. Usually, only one quick burst of sound will do the trick, although a second brief push may be necessary should you feel the need to buy more time and increase the distance between you and the dog. These short ultrasonic bursts, which are in and of themselves harmless, are far more effective than a prolonged blast, which can inadvertently disturb and frighten other nearby animals.
The Ultrasonic Dog Repeller can also be used to train your own pet, providing a deterrent to barking, aggressive lunging, jumping on strangers and other unacceptable behaviours. Be advised, however, that it should be used as a disciplinary tool and for no other purpose. It also includes a siren that can be heard by humans as well as a small built-in flashlight that lets you know when it’s time to replace the battery.
While dog training and socialization are the responsibility of the owners, not all owners are responsible and let their animals run free or otherwise act out. The Ultrasonic Dog Repeller is one solution that can not only safely and humanely deter dog attacks it can also gently reinforce better behaviour. Please note that the product will deter many aggressive dogs however it cannot guarantee to be 100% effective when a dog is intent on attacking.