Transcript from Steve's Video:
This is the Acme silent dog whistle. We sell a bunch of them. I think the majority of people that buy them are trying to do something that they won't do. So I may be talking you out of buying it, but that's OK.
A silent dog whistle will not make a dog stop barking. It will not do it. I don't care what you've read on the internet. It won't do it. So if you have a neighbor's dog that's barking, don't buy this thinking that it's going to stop them from barking, because it's not. That's not what it's designed to do.
Silent dog whistles work off a really high frequency and dogs can hear them. But it's just like any other whistle. We occasionally have someone who will buy it and go, "Well my dog didn't respond to it." Well, silent whistles don't make dogs do things. You have to train them what the whistle means the same way you would any other command.
And so, it's important that you understand what this will not do. It's not magic or anything along those lines.
The other thing about a silent dog whistle is they're not totally silent. You are going to hear a couple of things even when it's tuned down. The biggest thing you're going to hear is the air blowing through it. that's something I like to point out to folks. But it is quiet. And you have the ability to tune it depending on what frequency you want simply by twisting it.
What I like about silent dog whistles is that they carry a long way. So, for somebody that's looking to use a whistle in a neighborhood and doesn't want to bother the rest of their neighbors, they are looking to have something that doesn't bother your years, that's a real big key factor in it.
It's a very popular product. It's really well made. Acme does a really nice job with their whistles. But it's important to understand what it will and will not do. Just like anything else, it's a cue. You have to teach the dog what it means. We've got some information on our website about how to go about doing that.
But it's not a magical device. And it's not something that's going to make your dog respond if he doesn't understand what it means. Just like every other whistle that we sell, you've got to stop and actually teach the dog what it means, which is not a complicated process. But the Acme silent whistle is a well-made device and we really like them. But it's not some sort of magical thing.