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Anti-barking birdhouse

Living the Country Life Radio Program

Listen to this radio story about an anti-barking birdhouse. (MP3 download)

Dogs bark for a number of reasons, but sometimes it's just because they like hearing their own voice. And while a barking dog may disturb fewer people in the country than in town, acreage dogs still need to mind their manners when neighbors are close. A new product, the No-Bark Birdhouse, looks like an ordinary birdhouse, but emits a burst of ultrasonic sound inaudible to humans when a dog barks. It's not harmful to dogs, but does distract them so they'll quit barking. The birdhouse has three sensitivity levels, so you can set it on the lowest level if you still want your dog to be a good watchdog. He'll learn the difference between barking for a reason and just barking, and everyone in the neighborhood will enjoy the results.

Radio interview source: Ricky Dukes, spokesman, PetSafe

Here are some additional resources:

Choosing a country dog: Welcoming a new pet to your family can be an exciting experience if you take the time to research your options. When choosing a canine companion, it's important to think about how your dog will fit into your family.

Create a rustic birdhouse: Transform an ordinary birdhouse into the swankest roost on the block using basic tools and trimmings from your yard.

Folk-art birdhouses: Create folk-art birdhouses by building basic boxes, then decorating the houses in vintage style.

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