Most of the dogs on the streets today are either escapees or stray dogs. Reports of wild dogs and coyote sightings are on the rise though, as urban areas continue to extend into the wilderness. This is why many turn to ultrasonic dog deterrent products when cycling, fitness walking or running. There are many options available, but picking the right one for the right circumstance is important.
In the past, the options for dog deterrents were limited, and some people looked to ultrasonic dog deterrent products. Some believe that an ultrasonic dog deterrent’s high-frequency tone is a strange sound for a dog. Thinking that this “strange” sound would frighten the dog.
Are ultrasonic sounds unusual in dog’s environments? Since most people can’t hear ultrasonic sounds, there is no way for a person to know if the ultrasonic sound is unusual in a dog’s environment. Without the aid of special equipment, these sounds can’t even be detected by the average person.
Most people hear in a range between 20 and 20,000 hertz. Ultrasonic sound is defined as sound at a frequency above the upper limit of human hearing. Ultrasonic dog deterrent products emit sounds above the top threshold of human hearing. Dogs hear between 67-45,000 hertz. Most people can’t hear ultrasonic dog deterrent product’s tones and aren’t aware of them without the aid of special equipment. It is impossible for the average person to know what is an unusual, strange, or ordinary ultrasonic sound in dog’s environments. The Sound Defense emits a signal that is designed to be repulsive and unusual or strange. It is patent pending, and no other product makes the same sound.
There are many animals that make sounds in the ultrasonic range. These animals include squirrels, birds, mice, rats, bats, frogs… as well as insects which include grasshoppers, crickets, katydids, and so on. These animals and insects are a standard part of an outdoor environment in many areas. Since these animals are present in a broad range of geographical areas, ultrasonic sound probably isn’t all that unusual. These ultrasonic sounds may be pretty ordinary outside.
Also, an animal’s vocalizations are often related to its size. An animal’s size is transmitted with most vocalizations. Most often, the higher the frequency of an animal’s vocalizations, the smaller the animal is. It is often smaller animals that make ultrasonic sounds. Some of these little animals include animals that a dog may consider to be prey, such as squirrels. An ultrasonic tone may seem like a small prey animal’s whine to the dog.
Indoors there are many potential sources of ultrasonic sound. Electronics and appliances have been known to emit ultrasonic frequencies. The television for one is a commonly known source of an ultrasonic sound. Some electronics in disrepair also emit ultrasonic sound. Dogs inside environment may not be void of ultrasonic sound, so it is not strange or unusual.
Overall the occurrence of ultrasonic sound does not seem to be that uncommon. People just can’t hear in the frequency range of ultrasonic dog deterrent products and might assume that ultrasonic sound is strange. Today there are many choices for people faced with aggressive dogs. The Sound Defense offers patent-pending technology in a handheld dog deterrent that emits a signal designed to be repulsive to dogs. There is only one Sound Defense.
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