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10 Best Dog Whistles UK 2022

Whether you’re training a newly-adopted puppy and looking to correct behaviour from an older pooch, a whistle can be an excellent training tool for your dog. These are often said to help with ‘anti-barking’ training, but they’re not just useful for aversive training, they're excellent for command training too!


But which whistle is best? Most people consider ultrasonic ‘silent’ whistles to be best but there are pros to using audible whistles as well. Our buying guide will walk you through the benefits of each whistle type and then our top 10 listings will show you our favourite whistles from popular brands such as ACME and Storm.

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  • Last updated: 07-04-2022
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Compare the Best Dog Whistles

For those after a quick look, here is our Top 5:

  1. ACME - Silent Dog Whistle 535 for £10.87
  2. ACME - Dog Whistle 210.5 for £8.96
  3. Fitness Health - Plastic Whistle with Lanyard for £2.99
  4. ACME - Thunderer No. 58  for £15.50
  5. Fox - Classic CMG Whistle for £14.80

For a more in-depth look at the comprehensive top 10 selection, make sure to read on to learn more about the different types of dog whistles available and understand how our ranking was determined.

This article's chosen EC site price listings are reflective of its publishing date.
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ACME Silent Dog Whistle 535 1

ACME

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ACME Dog Whistle 210.5 1

ACME

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Fitness Health Plastic Whistle with Lanyard 1

Fitness Health

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ACME Thunderer No. 58 1

ACME

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Fox Classic CMG Whistle 1

Fox

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SimplyNatural  Ultrasonic Copper Core Dog Whistle 1

SimplyNatural

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Storm All-Weather Safety Whistle 1

Storm

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kuou 2 Pcs Dog Training Whistles with Lanyard 1

kuou

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Ancol Constant Frequency Pro Whistle 1

Ancol

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Mikki 2-in-1 High Pitched Whistle Clicker 1

Mikki

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Silent Dog Whistle 535

Dog Whistle 210.5

Plastic Whistle with Lanyard

Thunderer No. 58

Classic CMG Whistle

Ultrasonic Copper Core Dog Whistle

All-Weather Safety Whistle

2 Pcs Dog Training Whistles with Lanyard

Constant Frequency Pro Whistle

2-in-1 High Pitched Whistle Clicker

Features

The Most Recommended Ultrasonic Whistle With a Lifetime Warranty

Offers a High Pitch That's Sufficiently Loud for Dogs but Quiet for Humans

Low-Pitched and Ideal for Larger Breeds or Older Dogs

A Top-Quality Pea Whistle Perfect for Long Range Trills

Ultra-Comfortable for Use Over Extended Periods of Time

An Ultrasonic Whistle With an Adjustable Frequency Range

The Loudest Whistle on the Market for Long-Distance Training

A High-Frequency Set Perfect for Smaller Dogs

A Metal Whistle That Promises a Consistent Frequency

2-in-1 Training Accessory for Dual-Purpose Training

Price£10.87£8.96£2.99£15.50£14.80£5.71£18.00£5.29£3.10£5.79
Whistle TypeUltrasonicPealessPea whistlePea whistlePealessUltrasonicPealessPealessPealessPealess
Frequency Range5,800 - 12,400 Hz5900 HzLow pitch-- Adjustable3150 HzHigh frequency- High frequency
MaterialMetal (solid brass with nickel plating)PlasticPlasticMetal (chrome-plated brass)PlasticMetal with copper corePlasticPlasticMetalPlastic
ExtrasWhistle cover, chain with keyringKeyring and strapLanyardKeyringCushioned mouth grip, lanyardLanyard and whistle coverNoneKeyrings and lanyardsKeyring and ball chain2-in-1 clicker and whistle
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How to Choose a Dog Whistle in the UK

Key Points to Consider

  1. Choose Either an Audible Whistle or a 'Silent' Ultrasonic Whistle
  2. Select a Whistle With a Frequency Between 40-60,000 Hz
  3. Consider Your Budget When Choosing Plastic or Metal Material
  4. Avoid Losing Your Whistle With Accessories Like Lanyards or Key Rings

1. Decide Between an Audible Whistle or a 'Silent' Ultrasonic Whistle Depending on the Specifics of the Situation

1. Decide Between an Audible Whistle or a 'Silent' Ultrasonic Whistle Depending on the Specifics of the Situation

If Your Dog Is Hard of Hearing, Choose an Ultrasonic Whistle

Ultrasonic or silent dog whistles are what most people refer to when talking about dog whistles. These are great as dogs can usually hear these whistles better, even if you have a dog that is hard of hearing or even deaf. Plus, there’s no risk of bothering your neighbours by blowing a loud whistle at all hours of the night!


However, silent whistles are not necessarily perfect for everyone. Although they have their benefits, it may be harder to train your dog if you can’t hear the sound yourself. Plus, in some cases your dog may not respond to the whistle at all – or worse, the sound may even irritate your poor pooch's ears!

If You're a Beginner Trying to Train Your Dog, Pick an Audible Whistle to Make It Easier

Audible whistles are better for beginners for obvious reasons – being able to hear it makes your life a lot easier! Although there's a risk they can be damaging to your ears or a nuisance to others, if you're doing long-distance training this can be a positive as the sound travels further than silent whistles.


They can come in two types: pea whistles or pealess whistles. Pea whistles contain a ‘pea’ inside, which is often a cork ball. This ‘pea’ allows you to make a greater combination of sounds with trills incorporated. This is great for command training as it means you can make a different sound for each command. However, they don’t work well in cold weather, as the ‘pea’ may freeze and prevent efficient use.


Pealess whistles are obviously best for colder climates as there’s no pea inside to become frozen. Plus, they are better for quicker blasts of sound rather than long notes, if that is your preference for your commands. However, the range of sounds isn't as large as with a pea or ultrasonic whistle, so it may be harder to train your dog with different commands.

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2. Select a Whistle That Has the Optimum Frequency for Your Dog's Hearing: Dogs Have a Hearing Range From 40-60,000 Hz

2. Select a Whistle That Has the Optimum Frequency for Your Dog's Hearing: Dogs Have a Hearing Range From 40-60,000 Hz

The frequency of a whistle is measured in Hertz (Hz) and is a very important factor to consider. While an average middle-aged adult has a hearing range from 20 Hz - 15,000-17,000 Hz, an average dog’s range goes from 40-60,000 Hz. 


This a huge difference in range and the reason why most ultrasonic dog whistles are considered ‘silent’ to human ears. You should also consider that different dog breeds have different hearing ranges. Smaller breeds such as Jack Russells have a higher range of hearing, whereas larger breeds usually respond better to lower ranges. 


Luckily, many whistles have adjustable frequencies so make sure you pick one with this feature if you're unsure – that way, you can test which range your dog responds best to!

3. Decide on Either a Plastic or Metal Material Based on Your Budget and Ease of Use

3. Decide on Either a Plastic or Metal Material Based on Your Budget and Ease of Use

If You Want an Affordable Option That's Comfortable to Use, Go For a Plastic Whistle

Plastic whistles are great for both ease of use and the purse strings as they are often more affordable than metal ones. Not only are they better for all weather types, but they’re often more comfortable to use. 


Although they may not be as durable as metal whistles, if you're prone to losing things on your dog walks (or in general!) a plastic one is probably a better option for you – they can come in a variety of fun, eye-catching colours, and they're cheaper to replace. 

If You Prefer a Sturdier Material That Will Last a Long While, Opt for Metal

Metal whistles are of course sturdier and more durable, so if you want a product that will last you for a long while, this is the way to go. Some even have a lifetime warranty! They also look more sleek and stylish, if you care about that kind of thing.


However, the downside is that cold weather may affect these whistles negatively. Not only will it be cold and uncomfortable to use, but the tone of your whistle may change from the cold.

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4. Look for Additional Accessories Like Lanyards or Key Rings to Prevent the Whistle From Easily Getting Misplaced

4. Look for Additional Accessories Like Lanyards or Key Rings to Prevent the Whistle From Easily Getting Misplaced

A tiny item like a whistle on its own can be easily misplaced, which is why many dog owners choose to use key rings or lanyards to keep track of themSome whistles also come with covers to protect the mouthpiece when it's not in use. You're putting it in your mouth after all, and who knows what germs could've gotten on it!


While you can choose to buy these accessories separately, it's helpful to look for a whistle set which comes with these additional extras. It's definitely an incentive to buy a particular product and one less thing for you to worry about.

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10 Best Dog Whistles in the UK

This ranking has been compiled by the writing team at mybest UK via careful evaluation of the points made in the buying guide and thorough research of each product and comparing multiple verified customer reviews across the EC sites used.

1

ACMESilent Dog Whistle 535

£10.87

Whistle TypeUltrasonic
Frequency Range5,800 - 12,400 Hz
MaterialMetal (solid brass with nickel plating)
ExtrasWhistle cover, chain with keyring
2

ACMEDog Whistle 210.5

£8.96

Whistle TypePealess
Frequency Range5900 Hz
MaterialPlastic
ExtrasKeyring and strap
3

Fitness HealthPlastic Whistle with Lanyard

£2.99

Whistle TypePea whistle
Frequency RangeLow pitch
MaterialPlastic
ExtrasLanyard
4

ACMEThunderer No. 58

£15.50

Whistle TypePea whistle
Frequency Range-
MaterialMetal (chrome-plated brass)
ExtrasKeyring
5

FoxClassic CMG Whistle

£14.80

Whistle TypePealess
Frequency Range-
MaterialPlastic
ExtrasCushioned mouth grip, lanyard
6

SimplyNatural Ultrasonic Copper Core Dog Whistle

£5.71

Whistle TypeUltrasonic
Frequency RangeAdjustable
MaterialMetal with copper core
ExtrasLanyard and whistle cover
7

StormAll-Weather Safety Whistle

£18.00

Whistle TypePealess
Frequency Range3150 Hz
MaterialPlastic
ExtrasNone
8

kuou2 Pcs Dog Training Whistles with Lanyard

£5.29

Whistle TypePealess
Frequency RangeHigh frequency
MaterialPlastic
ExtrasKeyrings and lanyards
9

AncolConstant Frequency Pro Whistle

£3.10

Whistle TypePealess
Frequency Range-
MaterialMetal
ExtrasKeyring and ball chain
10

Mikki2-in-1 High Pitched Whistle Clicker

£5.79

Whistle TypePealess
Frequency RangeHigh frequency
MaterialPlastic
Extras2-in-1 clicker and whistle

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