How To Stop A Neighbors Dog From Barking

Are you at your wit’s end? The fact that you went online to search on how to stop a neighbors dog from barking may indicate that your patience is running out. 

This can be a really irritating and frustrating situation especially if it keeps interrupting your sleep or wakes up your newborn, or just generally disturbs your family’s peace and comfort. It’s even more frustrating if your neighbor has more than 1 nuisance barker. 

So what to do? The first thing would be to diplomatically approach your neighbor and inform them of the situation and how it’s aggravating you and see if they would try to come up with a plan to address it.

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Excessive barking is a symptom of separation anxiety which is probably what their dog is suffering from and is also likely being destructive in the house. Maybe they can hire a dog trainer to try to fix the issue.

So you wait. But what if they don’t do anything?

In many countries, there is an animal noise bylaw. In Ontario, Canada, you can go to a city’s website or call 311 to submit an Animal Noise Service Request. Animal services will then come and educate your neighbor on the Noise Bylaw. 

Then hope that something happens. 

In the event that legal action is required, Animal services will require you to submit evidence that your neighbor’s dog is disrupting your quality of life. You will then be required to testify in court. 

Do you really want to go through this? 

What if there’s a simple solution?

What is an Ultrasonic Anti Bark Device?

These devices work on the principle of ultrasonic or sound waves that are past the range of what humans can hear.

Dogs have very sensitive hearing and can hear up to 50,000 Hz while humans can only hear up to 20,000 Hz. 

Only our pets can detect this sound and is completely silent to humans. 



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Can reach up to 300 ft.

How Do Ultrasonic Anti Barking Devices Work?

These devices can detect a dog’s bark and when it does, it emits a high frequency sound that is mildly irritating to dogs yet completely silent to humans. In a short period of time, dogs will associate this irritating sound with each time they bark which will naturally teach them to stop. It is a safe and humane way of teaching dogs to stop barking especially compared to shock collars and other cruel gadgets out there. 

These devices were not designed to cause pain or harm a dog’s hearing in any way but rather to “annoy” them and will not stop them from barking out of instinct (e.g. barking at an intruder). It is not recommended for dogs under 1 year old as their sense of hearing is still developing. 

Ultrasonic devices typically have a 50 ft range. The Discreet Neighbor Pack Max can reach up to 300 ft and is the only one in the market that is powerful enough to reach your neighbor’s dog(s).



How Does The Remote Control Work?

Discreet Neighbor Pack Max will automatically emit a high pitched sound within a range of 75 feet whenever it detects a bark. If the dog is out of this range, pressing the remote will activate the device and the dog will still hear the corrective sound up to 300 ft away.

If you have a dog, you can manually turn off the sensitivity in the speaker and use the remote as a training device and use it when your dog needs correcting like when jumping on the couch or if your dog is over 75 feet away.

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how can i get a neighbors dog to stop barking
how can i get a neighbors dog to stop barking

If you want to keep it discreet, Discreet Neighbor Pack MAX comes with a free faceplate so you can hide it like a ninja or simply hang it against a wall with the free wall bracket

how can i get a neighbors dog to stop barking
how can i get a neighbors dog to stop barking

Dog Silencer MAX is waterproof and is safe to leave outdoors. An optional solar panel is available if you can’t be bothered with replacing batteries – simply set and forget.

This product is amazing.

It is the most diplomatic, safe, and humane way to avoid conflict with your neighbors. If there’s one thing we don’t like, it’s the price. 

Use the discount code on their website. If you want to save more,  you have three options:


Dog Silencer Max

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The Dog Silencer Max is similar to the Discreet Neighbor Pack except it doesn’t come with a free face plate and wall mount brackets. It costs about $20 less. You can always order the face plate and wall mount brackets later if you need them. It has the same 300 feet range. 

Classic Dog Silencer

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The Classic Dog Silencer costs considerably less than the Dog Silencer Max but also has a shorter range at 200 feet though this is still farther than the industry standard of 50 feet. 

Bark Control Pro

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If you have a dog at home with barking issues, this will get the job done. 

 Bark control pro is the least expensive but also has the least range. It can automatically detect and emit a high-frequency sound up to 50 feet but can travel up to 150 feet in a clear path. 

Lastly, we included this product because we truly think it’s an amazing device worth mentioning for dog lovers (like us). It’s an Ultrasonic handheld device that you can take with you while going on walks. While it may not be powerful enough to stop your neighbors dog from barking,  it has a 50 ft range so you can train your dog on the go. 

But the cool part is it has a built-in safety alarm which can be really useful in case you come across something dangerous like a wild animal during your walks. As an added bonus, it also comes with a powerful flashlight which may also come handy. It’s portable so you can keep it in your bag or car.


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Final Take Away

Ultrasonic bark control devices are a safe and humane way to stop dogs from nuisance barking and can definitely help avoid unnecessary conflict with your neighbors.

When it comes to choosing which product to use for your neighbors barking dog, I personally would go with the Dog Silencer Max or Classic Dog Silencer. The face plate and wall mount can be purchased later if it’s needed. 

Dog Silencer® MAX


300 feet (90 meters) range


Comes with a remote control and a free face plate with an available solar panel


90 day money back guarantee



  • Most powerful Ultrasonic Bark Control in the market
  • Completely waterproof
  • Optional Solar panel


  • Price is a little steep. Use discount code on website

67 thoughts on “How To Stop A Neighbors Dog From Barking”

  1. Mojisola Kupolati (Debbie)

    Hi, thank you for discussing the ultrasonic bark control devices here. These are amazing products and worth their cost. I have had to live with the disturbing barking of a neighbour’s dogs some years back, but never had the opportunity of these devices. What a relief it would have been. I like the “OnGuard” device; it will be very useful to silence unnecessary barking from dogs I sometimes experience when I do some walking in my neighbourhood.

    1. Yes, the OnGuard device is an amazing tool to have during walks, especially the alarm feature. Thanks for commenting. 

  2. I had no idea there were options out there that could help with a neighbors noisy dog. I’m really glad to know these are specifically designed to annoy the dog and not harm it. How long does it usually take for these devices to retrain the neighbor’s dog? Would you recommend turning off the device after the barking problem stops?

    1. It takes about a week for dogs to learn that their barking is what causes the irritating sound and this naturally teaches them to stop. It is recommended to leave it on but you may turn it off if you feel the issue has been corrected

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