About Bark Stop
The Bark Stop, found online at BuyBarkStop.com, is a new As Seen On TV product which offers dog owners the ability to affordably and humanely train their dog to stop their unwanted barking.
How Does It Work?
The Bark Stop website describes their product as “the simple, fast, and humane way to stop your dog from barking and correct other bad behaviors,” and was designed using techniques that have been employed by professional dog trainers for years.
In addition to the Bark Stop itself, customers will also receive their “5 Point Guide” to a happier, well behaved dog, which will teach you all the necessary techniques you’ll need to use this product to get your dog to stop barking “almost instantly.”
Finally, this product was also designed so that it can be easily carried with you anywhere, just by slipping it into your pocket, and it needs no batteries or wires to be effective. In addition, when you are not using the Bark Stop, you can easily close it and it will be silent.
The website says that the Bark Stop set includes the training tool itself as well as their detailed guide to training techniques using their product and is currently priced at $10.00, plus a $6.99 Shipping and Handling charge. They are also currently running a promotion which gives customers the opportunity to purchase a second Bark Stop set for just a second Shipping and Handling charge of $6.99, for a total of $23.98.
In addition, customers who are ordering from Alaska and Hawaii should note that an additional Shipping and Handling charge of $10.00 will be added to their orders, for a total of $33.98.
Telebrands offers a standard Refund Policy for their products, saying that dissatisfied customers are welcome to return their orders within the first 30 days if they are dissatisfied with them for any reason. Customers are asked to ship them back using a method of shipping which can be tracked, and to include in their return package your order number, an explanation of why you are returning the item, and information about whether you would like a refund or replacement.
It is important that customers realize, however, that this Refund Policy only includes a refund of the purchase price of this item, and does not include any of the initial Shipping and Handling costs, nor will it include the cost of return Shipping and Handling. This means that customers are likely to twice the amount of money in Shipping and Handling charges than they will receive in their refund, and maybe even more.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to contact Customer Service with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by phone at 855-668-1655 and by traditional mail at 79 Two Bridges Road, Fairfield, NJ 07004.
The Bark Stop website actually provides little to no information at all on how this product works to effectively train your dog to correct its bad behaviors, but from a brief view of the video, a picture begins to take shape: the Bark Stop is a shaker can.
The training concept behind the shaker can is to show your dog that your barking upsets you by providing him with an upsetting sound – a can filled with pebbles or pennies that you can gently shake at your dog while telling him “Quiet.”
There are trainers that use a shaker can or recommend this type of training tool to dog owners, but there are other dog trainers that strongly disagree with this type of training tool. It does seem clear that in order to be effective, however, the shaker can needs to be employed in a specific way, and if owners aren’t using this tool correctly, it may cause more problems than it solves.
Once you have decided for yourself whether this is a training tool you are interested in using, you then can decide whether you would like to purchase the Bark Stop or simply make your own shaker can or cans – there are many different websites and online videos which will teach you how.
Competitors and Alternatives?
The pet care industry is gigantic, since pets are beloved members of many of our households and dogs make up a large percentage of the pets in the United States. There are many other training tools and programs, like Bark Busters and The Dog Training Secret and more.
If you have experience with this company or their products, please leave your Bark Stop reviews below.