7 Best Apps to Stop a Dog From Barking in 2020 (Reviewed & Compared)

Owning a dog can be a fun, lovable experience, but at the same time, it can be incredibly irritating. Hearing them bark at what seems to be nothing, alerting the world to their outspoken existence can seem like an impossible problem to remedy.

They refuse to listen to you, and you can’t understand what they are trying to “say” to you. But did you know that yelling or shouting at your dog sounds to them like you are barking with them? Many times, this ends up being more of an encouragement than a deterrent.

So, what do you do to stop them? Some dog trainers suggest using a whistle or a clicker to train dogs when it isn’t appropriate to bark. Since there’s an app for almost everything, there are, of course, apps for this.

If you find one that works for you, remember that certain risks come with these frequency pitches. Just like hearing a very high-pitched sound can damage our hearing, it does the same for dogs. Only use it when necessary or when you are trying to train your pup.

We have reviewed and compared seven popular and effective dog barking apps currently available for download.

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1. Dog Training & Clicker App by Dogo

Dogo

  • Downloads: 1+ million
  • Rating: 7 stars

Dogo has become one of the most popular dog training apps available. It isn’t only a whistle and clicker trainer for pups that bark. Instead, it helps you to train your dog, from puppy to senior age.

For new dog owners or those who have owned a dog but haven’t done training before, this app is handy. It guides you through potty training, obedience manners, and more than 100 tricks.

If you are still left feeling a little clueless, use the app to contact vetted dog trainers. Bounce ideas and questions off of other dog owners with their in-app forums. The app gives you learning options using visual instructions, videos, or informative articles.

Pros
  • Does more than only stop barking
  • Full-on training and supportive app
  • Gain guidance from other pet owners and vetted trainers
Cons
  • Sifting through the options to work on dog barking isn’t as streamlined

2. Stop Dog Barking Sounds: Anti Dog Bark Whistle by Sigmax Applications

Stop Dog Barking Sounds by Sigmax

  • Downloads: 1,000+
  • Rating: 7 stars

The straightforward design of this app is meant to fix a problematic scenario with a barking dog quickly. It doesn’t help to do more than this, but it does seem to stop barking and oncoming dogs in their tracks.

There are many reports that the dog whistle works on a wide variety of dog breeds. To use it, open up the app. The first screen shows options, including “Start,” “Rate,” and “Share.” Pressing “Start” sends you to another menu, allowing you to adjust the whistle’s volume and frequency.

Once the whistle has been adjusted accordingly, then hit “Play.” If it works, you can save those exact settings and play them again to get the desired results.

Pros
  • Works for a variety of breeds
  • Quick screens and menus for a quick whistle
  • Save frequencies that work well
Cons
  • Limited number of functions

3. Dog Whistle — High Frequency Generator by Tech Arena Apps

Dog Whistle - High Frequency Generator

  • Downloads: million
  • Rating: 3 stars

This dog whistle offers more than a high-frequency generation. It also helps you to train your dog using the whistle or clicker functions. If you need extra tips for the process of training, then go through their handy training menus.

The high-frequency generator allows you to select a duration and frequency for the whistle instead of playing the sound. It can be helpful but might run out of time if not set correctly. Save the settings or look through your history to produce a faster sound.

The clicker setting gives you different command options to train your dog on what to do when certain pitches and lengths emanate from the app.

Pros
  • Wide range of functions
  • Includes training tips
  • Allows you to save the best combos
Cons
  • Doesn’t play continuously but only with selected duration

4. Dog Whistle — Frequency Generator by UtiliTech Studios

Dog Whistle - Frequency Generator

  • Downloads: 100,000+
  • Rating: 5 stars

This app is purely a frequency generator, but it seems to work wonders on dogs. Open up the app to get a homepage that immediately allows you to change the whistle’s volume and frequency.

Once it is adjusted according to what you need, push the play button, and the dog will hear the shrill sound. It also works for clicker training with your pup. They have a menu that includes training trips if you are trying to train your pup to learn certain tricks or behaviors.

There have been complaints about how many ads show up when the app is in use. The producers have been working to reduce these, but it is still a problem for those who need to work fast and stop oncoming dogs.

Pros
  • Easy access to the dog whistle
  • Includes tips for dog training
  • Clicker training made easier
Cons
  • Significant number of ads interrupts use

5. Stop Loud Dog Barking: Anti Dog Sounds App by SubhanMobile Free Live Wallpaper

Stop Loud Dog Barking - Anti Dog Sounds App by SubhanMobile Free Live Wallpaper

  • Downloads: 10,000+
  • Rating: 4 stars

It might seem odd that an app producer that typically generates free wallpapers would make a useful anti-barking app. However, they do it with finesse, with more than 10,000 downloads and more than four stars.

There are mixed reviews about how well it works, but you can adjust the frequency and find the one that works the best for your situation. Once you find that perfect combination, save it and label it with a pet name or other moniker.

Pros
  • Straightforward app design
  • Adjust frequency to find just the right combination
  • Save desired frequencies
Cons
  • Mixed reviews on how well it works

6. Stop Dog Noises: Anti-Dog Barking Whistle by GuruPlus

Stop Dog Noises - Anti Dog Barking Whistle

  • Downloads: 1,000+
  • Rating: 4 stars

This anti-dog barking whistle is simple and easy to use. When you open the app, it allows you to choose the frequency you prefer and the volume you want it to play at. Not all dogs respond to the same sounds, or they might not react with the intensity that you want.

Once you find the best combination, save it to the app and play it again when you need it.

Pros
  • Straightforward use
  • Variety of frequencies and volumes
  • Save best combinations
Cons
  • Not many available functions

7. Stop Dog Barking: Anti Dog Bark sounds by The Moj Tools

Stop Dog Barking Anti Dog Bark sounds

  • Downloads: 100,000+
  • Rating: 1 stars

To stop dogs from barking, use a high-pitched frequency with this app. It helps guide you through whistle training your dog and allows you to set and save valuable combinations of frequencies and volumes.

To get a better idea of the characteristics and danger presented by a certain dog breed, look them up on this app’s list. You can save the frequencies with a picture, a name, and a note to always remember which dog they work best with.

There are also different sounds for different functions. Use an anti-dog sound to send them running or an anti-bark sound to control their vocalization.

Pros
  • Allows you to save tones and frequencies
  • Anti-dog repellent sounds in-app
Cons
  • Relatively incomplete breed list
  • Mixed reviews about how well it works

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