Loud dogs are a neighborhood nuisance. Houses adjoining the residence of a rambunctious pet can get woken by howling in the night. Owners have to fend off complaints while trying to train their pet.
Dog owners cant devote all of their time to training their dog. Fortunately, theres an app for that. Barkn Mad is a great tool to control barking dogs.
The app works on iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches. It records up to twelve hours of data by using minimal battery power and storage. Graphs show not only when your dog is barking, but why.
Maybe your dog was scared. Maybe she heard the ice cream truck driving through the neighborhood and got excited. Whatever the reason, Barkn Mad can record and tell you by analyzing audio frequencies.
The app can tell you if your dog howled for thirty minutes after you left for work or growled when the mailman came. Its an amazing app that gives insight into what you dog is doing when youre not there.
Email updates are an invaluable feature. If you just got a dog and want to monitor how its doing, the app lets you access sessions from a computer and emails updates and barking alerts.
Not only does the app monitor your dog, it can also be utilized to train him.
When your dog barks for a long time, recorded reprimands can be played. Simply record yourself saying a command and let the app do the rest of the work. Theres even an option to add a praise when the barking stops. The app offers the ability to choose how long to wait when barking is recorded before issuing and reprimand as well as the seconds between reprimands. The ability to fine tune how and when you want reprimands to be played is invaluable in training a dog.
When you get home, a summary of the data is waiting for you. The entire session is recorded, so you can go to the exact moment your dog was barking in fear or anger. The sensitive microphone picks up every sound.
The only complaint I had was sometimes the microphone was a little too sensitive. At times, it played a reprimand even when my dog wasnt barking. It was simple to fix by adjusting the sensitivity of my microphone, though. But perhaps the app could work on distinguishing between the sound of a bark and other noises.
I was very pleased with the ability of this app to keep my dogs barking down. It was definitely a worthy purchase, and works exactly as described. No more complaints from neighbors.
Rating: 9.5/ 10