Product Type: Clix dog accessories
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Clix Silent Whistle
Member Name: kama0529
Clix Silent Whistle
Advantages: Sturdy. Can fasten it.
Disadvantages: Hurts my ears - not silent. My dogs didn't like it.
I bought the Clix Silent Whistle with the intention of trying to train my dogs - although I have come to the conclusion that they are either untrainable or I am a terrible trainer!! I had never used a silent whistle before and so I wasn't really sure what to expect, but having looked up some websites that talked about how to use them, I thought I would give it a try. The Clix Silent Whistle cost me £3.59 from The Company of Animals website (www.companyofanimals.co.uk) which was about what I was expecting to pay.
The whistle is made of a silver metal and it has a key ring attachment at one end so that it can be attached to a key ring or a chain round your neck. Initially I actually kept in on my bag on a chain, but it's no longer on there because I don't use it. If is quite lightweight, but it also feels quite sturdy and I don't think it would fall apart easily. You can twist the nozzle on it to change the tone of the whistle - and you can also cover and uncover the hole to change the intensity of the whistle - although I admit that I never really got to grips with understanding how that was helpful!
I suppose the thing that I found is that I thought the whistle would only be audible to dogs - and actually it was audible to me also. It actually hurt my ears when I blew it hard - and I couldn't help but think that this must be really hurting my dogs ears......and they really didn't seem to like it.
I didn't find using the whistle helpful - but in addition I found that it really hurt my ears - and potentially my dogs ears - and so I stopped using it.
Summary: I stopped using it.