Do dog whistles work on other animals?
A dog whistle (also known as silent whistle or Galton’s whistle) is a type of whistle that emits sound in the ultrasonic range, which most humans cannot hear but some other animals can, including dogs and domestic cats, and is used in their training.
Potential for Harm. Designed to be impossible for humans to hear, dog whistles aren’t inherently harmful for your animal — to an extent. Dogs are able to hear sounds of a much higher frequency than humans are, and the dog whistle creates one such sound.
Ultrasonic frequencies are those exceeding 20,000 Hz or cycles per second (cps). Devices emitting such sounds occa- sionally have been recommended by some (mostly manu- facturers and distributors) for discouraging nuisance birds.
Synthetic sounds, such as high-frequency, ultrasonic sounds, can also frighten some birds. Applying a frightening visual object, such as a fake predatory bird, with a frightening sound can also be more efficient.
Dog whistles affect cats because their hearing is better than dogs. It comes down to the way you use the whistle. Using a silent dog whistle may make you think only dogs hear them, but if you are near a cat and blow hard or continuously, you may hurt the cat or scare it causing it to run away.
What sound frequency do birds hate?
Although birds are known to hear ultrasonic sounds to limits of approximately 20 kHz, the key take away is that these ultrasonic sounds do not affect or deter them in any way.
Will a silent dog whistle stop a dog from barking?
A dog whistle makes a noise that won’t disturb humans and won’t harm dogs, but the high frequency will annoy any pooch who can hear it. … It may cause more barking at first, but if the pup comes to associate their barking with the irritating whistle sound, they may eventually stop barking to avoid the noise.