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TULSA, Okla. – An Oklahoma family says it is fed up with their neighbor’s tactics to stop their dog from barking.
“My daughter started complaining of just having ear pain and just a very annoying noise that hurt her ears every time she went in the backyard,” Sandra Bryant told KJRH.
The kids say they could hear the high-pitched tone anytime they stepped outside their door.
The same time the kids began complaining about the noise, the family noticed a small box in their neighbor’s window.
As it turns out, the device is called an Ultrasonic Dog Barking Deterrent. The website that sells the device says it puts out a high frequency tone to keep dogs from barking, but there is also an anti-loitering mode for teenagers.
“It might be damaging to hearing,” Sandra Bryant said.
However, the family says that the tone does not affect their dogs at all.
After the neighbor was contacted about the device, they turned it off. Even though the issue has been resolved for the Bryants, they still want to warn others.
“Before using this device, just consider that it could have a detrimental effect on young people, especially children,” Chuck Bryant said.