The 5 Best Ultrasonic Dog Whistles

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This wiki has been updated 19 times since it was first published in April of 2018. Unfortunately, dog whistles do not cause animals to instantly cease bad behaviors, such as nonstop barking or chasing after mail carriers, but they can be an excellent training aid that can help your dog respond to commands quickly. The ultrasonic sounds they produce travel farther than a human voice, making them ideal for field trials, hunting, and general obedience work. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Acme 535

2. Mack and Mercie Combo

3. Butler and Co Kit

Editor's Notes

June 16, 2020:

If you're hoping to give a toot on a whistle and have your dog instantly stop barking, you'll likely be disappointed by an ultrasonic dog whistle. These tools are just that, a tool in the dog-training arsenal, especially useful for training hunting dogs that work in scenarios where verbal commands can be disruptive. And in fact, some experts argue that using ultrasonic collars or whistles to curb unwanted barking is cruel, doubly so when you consider that there are plenty of other behavior management and training techniques available. For this reason, most users should buy an ultrasonic whistle if they plan to employ it as part of a training regimen, rather than as a cure-all that will make a canine instantly comply with your wishes.

With that said, we still think it's tough to top the Acme 535, a completely adjustable choice. It's lightweight for portability and offers a chain that keeps the whistle and the cover together, so there's nothing to lose. It's definitely on the pricier side of the cost spectrum; for something more wallet-friendly, consider the Ortz Training or the Mighty Paw Obedience Tool. Both come with a convenient lanyard, but the latter even includes a retractable keychain, so you'll never get caught without it. Or, if you're looking to try both a silent dog whistle and a clicker as training tools, you'll want to look at the Butler and Co Kit. The aforementioned clicker is included, along with a dog toothbrush and a nifty collapsible dog travel bowl.

Special Honors

Logan Whistles Luxury To be clear, the Logan Whistles Luxury is audible, not silent, but if your dog works better with the former, it's an excellent choice. Offered in sterling silver and gold, this option definitely lives up to its name and even includes a gift box and a leather lanyard.

4. Mighty Paw Obedience Tool

5. Ortz Training

Melissa Harr
Last updated by Melissa Harr

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