The village is now participating in a Bark Control Collar Loan program. The village has acquired 4 static correction collars that can be loaned out to Schaumburg residents.
These collars will be offered to residents who have been visited by the Police Department on more than one occasion for excessive barking complaints, or they can be loaned out to residents who may feel their dog has an excessive barking problem. This collar should not be used for dogs that have normal bark patterns such as barking at strangers or passing animals.
These Collars are Safe and Proven Effective
The Bark Control Collar uses both vibration and sound sensors to discriminate each bark from other external noises. A Static Correction is administered through the contact points only if both the vibration from the vocal cords and the sound from the bark match the bark sampling criteria.
How it Works
The Bark Control Collar starts with the lowest level of Static Correction in each mode and then increases through 6 levels each time the dog barks within 30 seconds of the previous bark. If a dog does not bark again for 30 seconds, the collar will reset itself to the lowest level of Static Correction.
There are two large collars and two small collars available so there may be a waiting period. If you are interested in borrowing a bark collar for your dog or would like more information on the program please email Animal Control Officer Deborah Diamond or call 847.348.7251.
Village Barking Ordinance
The village’s Excessive Barking Ordinance: "To permit any dog, cat, or other animal to how, yelp, whine or meow, bark or make noise in such a manner as to disturb any person or neighborhood." This ordinance violation has a fine of $50 for each occurrence. Please be considerate to your neighbors and bring the dog inside if it barks excessively.