The dog whistle, which sounds silent to humans, produces sounds in the 50-kilohertz range that dogs can hear.
Whistle training for dogs may sound like a new modern trend, but in reality it has existed for centuries, way before actual whistles were crafted. Using their tongues, lips and strong sets of lungs, shepherds have whistle trained their dogs to effectively respond to different pips and blasts for many years so they could control livestock. Nowadays, the tradition still lives on but you don't need to have a herd of sheep or be an avid hunter to benefit from whistle training your dog. You can still perpetuate this tradition but using your natural whistling techniques, or if you are like me-- that is, a poor whistler, you can purchase a silent dog whistle and try it out with your dog.
When you think of a dog whistle, chances are you’re picturing the seemingly silent device that you can blow on and drive dogs crazy. The truth is—dog whistles produce all sorts of sounds, and the “silent” ones aren’t really silent at all.
Why to use a silent dog whistle:
Training your dog using a silent whistle:
This whistle is a "silent whistle". It is used to give commands to dogs over distance just as any other whistle is used. It is called a "silent whistle" because it operates on a frequency above that of the average person's hearing. Most people will hear a faint sound. In other words it is very LOUD to dogs but very QUIET to people.A silent dog whistle will not make a dog stop barking. It will not do it. I don't care what you've read on the internet. It won't do it. So if you have a neighbor's dog that's barking, don't buy this thinking that it's going to stop them from barking, because it's not. That's not what it's designed to do.This is the Acme silent dog whistle. We sell a bunch of them. I think the majority of people that buy them are trying to do something that they won't do. So I may be talking you out of buying it, but that's OK.The other thing about a silent dog whistle is they're not totally silent. You are going to hear a couple of things even when it's tuned down. The biggest thing you're going to hear is the air blowing through it. that's something I like to point out to folks. But it is quiet. And you have the ability to tune it depending on what frequency you want simply by twisting it.