2 Modes: Audio & Ultra
The Audio setting allows you to hear when the unit is triggered by barking so you can determine the most effective location to install the device without accidental activation.
Bark Sensitivity Dial
Although often mistaken for a volume dial, the bark sensitivity dial allows you to adjust the distance for which the microphone will be ‘listening’. If the dog is nearby, say 25 feet from the Dog Silencer MAX, the sensitivity dial should be set to ‘low’ so that it isn’t listening for barking 75 feet away. This will prevent accidental activation. The dog needs to learn that his barking causes the unpleasant noise, not other sounds.
Direct Line of Sight
Ultrasonic sound cannot pass through solid objects like glass, fences or thick shrubbery. The Dog Silencer MAX will only be effective if there is direct line-of-sight between it and the barking dog. The dog needs to be able to hear that his barking sets off the irritating noise. Mounting the device above the fence line and facing down toward the dog will provide the best sound coverage and most effective results.