Hi-
I have a question about dog whistles.
I have a yellow lab who is already well trained to voice commands and hand signals. I also wanted to try working with him using a whistle, mostly 'cause I understand that whistles are effective at long distances. When my dog is out with me and my horse, sometimes I'll need to get his attention from a bit of a distance. Once I have his attention, he responds well to my hand signals.
Anyway, I bought a "silent" dog whistle at Petsmart. There is nothing silent about it at all. It is perfectly audible to me. Are there really silent whistles that only dogs can hear, or are all dog whistles in human hearing range, too?
If anyone knows of a truly silent dog whistle, could you tell me the brand or where you bought it?
Thanks for any/all ideas!
BWalker
Anyway, I bought a "silent" dog whistle at Petsmart. There is nothing silent about it at all. It is perfectly audible to me.

Have you tried it with other people? Different people have different abilities to hear high-frequency sounds, and you may be more sensitive than most. I'd check around before assuming that it's the whistle.

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Anyway, I bought a "silent" dog whistle at Petsmart. There is nothing silent about it at all. It is perfectly ... a truly silent dog whistle, could you tell me the brand or where you bought it? Thanks for any/all ideas!

Most silent whistle are adjustable. The top turns to change the frequency for dog hearing only. Try it. I've had a few and they were purchased who knows where, but no place special!

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
Hi- I have a question about dog whistles. I have a yellow lab who is already well trained to voice ... If anyone knows of a truly silent dog whistle, could you tell me the brand or where you bought it?

Is it important that the whistle be silent? In herding trials the whistled commands are perfectly audible even to me (high range deficit in right ear).
If anyone knows of a truly silent dog whistle, could you tell me the brand or where you bought it?

Check out herding whistles - they're not silent but are not at all annoying and carry long distances.
http://www.sheepman.com/ecommerce/ecomm product details.asp?prodid=790&source=cat&catid=34

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
Thanks for all these replies. To answer
-Melinda, yes, even my friends can hear the sound. -Janet, I have tried all the different ways to effect the pitch and sound and can't seem to find any way to make it inaudible. -Kathleen, I guess it's not essential that it be silent, but I just sort of expected it to be, and I would prefer it to be. -Rocky, thanks for the link. I will give that a try.

BWalker