I like to walk with my family and dog in the evening around my neighborhood. Unfortunately, I'm surrounded by neighborhood dogs that have not been trained not to bark unnecessarily. It makes what should be a pleasant evening stroll a tedious endeavor to move quickly from the dog's line of sight.
These dogs are often about 10 to 30 yards away, but they are sometimes even farther. The times I am closer to their fence, I understand why they bark, so I only blame myself those times. It doesn't seem to matter if its just me walking by or the whole entourage; they bark the same.
I also am fortunate enough to take my dog to work everyday out in the country. There is a neighbor who lives about 1/6 to 1/4 mile away. His dogs will bark at us if they can see my dog and apparently never tire.
I would really like to find an effective way to silence the dogs so I can enjoy what should be a peaceful time. I've seen a kind of electronic dog whistle on TV that claims to make dogs go away if they come at you threateningly. Does that kind of thing even work? I've tried standard silence commands, but if they do work it is only for about 10 seconds, and avoiding the other dogs simply isn't feasible.