Shock Collars For Dogs…Do They Work?

February 21, 2014

There are 2 types of dog training methods…Positive reinforcement and negative or punishment training. Positive reinforcement involves offering praise or a reward for the dog completing the task while punishment training is letting the dog know that the task was not completed properly. The latter is where shock collars become an effective tool if used properly.

I am sure you have either been told or read online that shock collars for dogs are nothing more than torture devices and that they are cruel…This is simply not true. Many things can be used improperly and be considered cruel…Again…If used properly electronic collars can be an effective training tool that can be used to keep your dog safe and happy. Dogs need boundaries and limits and these collars can aid in teaching them quickly.

Shock Collar Comparison Guide

 RANGEDOG SIZEBATTERY TYPEWATERPROOFCOST 
Dogtra 1900NCP Field Star 1/2 mile Training Collar Single Dog

1/2-mile Medium/LargeRechargeableFully Waterproof$$$
PetSafe Yard & Park Remote Dog Trainer, PDT00-12470

400 Yards8lbs & UpRechargeableFully Waterproof$$
Aetertek AT-216S-350W Remote Dog Training Shock Collar

400 Yards15lbs - 150lbsRechargeable Collar OnlyCollar Only$
SportDOG Stubborn Dog Yard Trainer, SD-105S

100 Yards8lbs & UpLithium Collar Only$$
SportDOG SD-425 FieldTrainer Remote Dog Training System, Black

500 Yards15lbs & UpRechargeableFully Waterproof$$1/2

Dogwidgets® DW-3 Remote 1 Dog Training Shock Collar with Vibration
600 Feet15lbs - 100lbsLithiumNot Waterproof$

[2014 Latest] Esky EP-300R-B1 UP to 300M Range Rechargeable LCD Remote Shock Control Pet Dog Training Collar with 100 Level of Vibration+ 100 Level of Static Shock+ Tone For 15-120lb Dog
600 Feet15lbs - 120lbsRechargeableNot Waterproof$

Dogtra Euro Advanced 3/4 Mile Remote Trainer
3/4 Mile20lbs & UpRechargeableFully Waterproof$$$$

SportDOG ProHunter, SD-2525
2 MilesLargeRechargeableFully Waterproof$$$$

Dogtra D3502 NCP Super X Training Collar
1 Mile20lbs & UpRechargeableFully Waterproof$$$$$

How To Use A Shock Collar Properly

IMPORTANT: Never use the shock collar for potty training…This could lead to health issues if your dog was to feel relieving themselves was a bad thing.

The ideal first step is to put the collar on your dog and allow him to adjust…This may take a day or two…The goal is to allow the dog to forget he has something new or different around his neck. The next step is to find the lowest shock level that your dog reacts to…this can be on the lowest setting or more in the middle depending on the breed and size of your dog. You should look for a reaction from your dog (what was that?) not a yelp…If this happens the setting is too strong.

The basic premise of shock collar training is for the dog to associate a behavior with a negative feeling. An example is if your dog likes to dig holes in the backyard and you want him or her to stop. When you see your dog start to dig you immediately give them a shock…They will the associate digging with a negative feeling and stop. The important thing to make this successful is you need to be able to administer the shock as soon as they begin digging so they immediately make the connection between digging and the shock. I am speaking from personal experience as my Golden Retriever loved to dig…In one day I was able to completely stop this problem with the shock collar. Now it may involve sneaking around and watching to catch them starting to dig to be successful.

The same technique can be used to teach a dog how to come when they are called. When teaching this the first step is to make sure the dog knows the command. Teach them by tying rope or a long leash to their regular collar and giving them the command “come here” or whatever you use (be sure to use the same words every time) then pull them towards you…offer a lot of praise when they get into your arms. After a few days of this procedure the dog should know what you want from them when you give them the command of “come here”. This is where you can start using the shock collar for dogs. If your dog knows the command but is deciding not to do it you can give them a shock about 2 or 3 seconds after they have ignored the command…Then they will associate not obeying your command with a negative feeling…This will be almost instantaneous if done properly. This is the method to follow for almost any command your dog ignores but the most important point to remember is the shock needs to be almost immediately after the command is ignored…This way the dogs associates the ignoring of the command with the negative feeling from the shock.

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RECAP

1)      Allow your dog to get used to the collar for a couple days

2)      Find the level that “buzzes” the dog not makes them yelp

3)      For unwanted behaviour (like digging) you need to catch your dog in the act as soon as they begin

4)      For teaching commands you must be sure your dog knows what you are asking them to do or else they will not associate the shock with                  ignoring your command…They will just be confused.

5)      The shock must come almost immediately after you notice they are choosing not to obey your command

Shock collars for dogs are not the torture devices some people make them out to be. They can speed up the training process so your dog can be kept safe and happy when used properly. If they are used improperly by frustrated owners then they become nothing more than an electric rolled up newspaper that has your dog confused and fearful. When these steps are followed properly most owners do not need to use the shock collar for more than 2 or 3 months as their dogs are fully trained and ready to please.

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Bark Collar…Will It Work?

February 23, 2014

There are generally 3 different types of Bark Collars:

1)      The first type of Bark Collar makes a noise triggered by a dogs bark…The noise is meant to be irritating to a dog’s ears and it is a sound only the dog can hear. The way this works is the dogs associates the bark with the negative piercing sound.

2)      The next type of Bark Collar will release a citronella smell when the dog barks. The smell of citronella is a deterrent for dogs as they generally dislike the smell. The scent is released automatically by the bark collar.

3)      The final and most successful from my experience is the Bark Collar that gives the dog a light shock after he or she barks. The shock is light (most models also have a vibrate option) and will not harm the dog but it is unpleasant enough so the Dog does not want it to happen again. These are also the most reliable as well…This is important as for the dog to associate the feeling with barking the shock needs to consistently happen after every bark.

ModelDog SizeDeterrentWaterproofBaterriesPrice
SportDOG Rechargeable NoBark 10R Bark Control Collar
8lbs & UpVibration/ShockFully WaterproofRechargeable$$
PetSafe Basic Bark Collar, PBC-102

8lbs & UpVibration/ShockWater ResistantLithium$
Dogtek Electronic Bark Control Dog Collar

15lbs & UpVibration/ShockWater ResistantLthium$
PetSafe Anti-Bark Spray Collar, Citronella

6lbs & UpSprayNot Waterproof6V alkaline$
Dogtra YS500 Water Proof No Bark Collar

Medium/LargeVibration/ShockWaterproofRechargeable$$

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More About Bark Collars

Bark Collars are electronic collars that are activated by your dogs bark. These collars are very effective in minimizing certain types of Dog barking. Dogs bark for many different reasons, they can bark for warning of danger, fear or just to get a reaction…The last type of barking is where bark collars are most effective. The reason they are effective against this type of barking is because it is not instinct for the dog to bark for no apparent reason…It is a learned behavior that can easily be stopped in most Dogs. The most effective Bark Collar is the model that gives the dog a mild shock or vibration when they bark. These collars seem to be less likely to be activated by other barking nearby and the shock seems to be the best deterrent that I have noticed in my many years of raising dogs of all breeds.

*All Dogs are different but the unwanted barking should end within a day or two if not quicker.

For Best Results Using A Bark Collar:

1. Make Sure The Collar Fits Properly: The Bark Collar needs to be comfortable on your dog…If the collar is uncomfortable it will be a distraction to the Dog and it will not learn as quickly.

2. Buy The Collar Right For Your Dogs Learning Level: All Dogs are different…Some are more stubborn than others. A Dog that generally learns and modifies behavior quickly might react better to the sound or smell release models of Bark Collar.

3. Compare Prices Online: We all know Vets can mark up prices on products…So it is important to research prices and reviews. You will probably have a better chance of getting the Bark Collar that is right for your dog and at a better price.

4. Avoid Bark Collars With Single Settings: The single setting will probably be too strong for your Dog. If this turns out to be the case you may do more harm than good to your Dog.

5. Allow You Dog To Get Used To The Collar: This is very important! For Bark Collars to be successful the Dog must not associate the negative stimulus to the collar…If they do then they will know when the collar is not on. This will make it much more difficult to rid your Dog’s barking problem and the Dog will have to wear the bark collar longer.

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Citronella Dog Collar

February 28, 2016

Everyone knows that the way to discipline or deal with misbehaved cats is to spray them with a bottle of liquid, usually water. Most people do not think to apply the same principle to dogs, but it can be done. Now obviously water does not work, but you can use things like Citronella or lemon juice to help discipline your dog. The best way to go about using Citronella is to buy a Citronella dog collar. These collars works best for stopping your dog from barking unnecessarily, but they can also be used to do other disciplinary tasks, like preventing your dog from running past a certain area. Citronella collars are very much like shock collars obviously without the actual shock part, but they work very similarly.

How Do They Work

How does a Citronella dog collar work exactly? Well it’s quite simple. The collar contains a little compartment which stores a small amount of Citronella (it does not hurt the dogs in any way, but they cannot stand the smell) and when your dog barks or crosses into an area it is not supposed to, the Citronella will spray into the area in front of their nose and they will associate the bad behaviour with the smell of Citronella.

There are two types of collars, one that works via remote control. This type of collar lets you control exactly when the Citronella gets sprayed. It also lets you correct behaviour other than barking.

The other type of Citronella dog collar works by detecting vibrations in your dog’s throat and then automatically releasing the spray of Citronella. The advantages here are obviously that you do not need to be constantly watching the dog with a remote control in your hand, but on the other hand it means the collar only works to stop barking and no other bad behaviour.

How Expensive Are They

Most high quality shock collars will run you up to around the $100 mark, give or take. Thankfully a Citronella dog collar will not run you that much. You can find a high quality Citronella collar (such as the Downtown Pet Supply no bark control collar) for around $35 to $80 on places like Amazon.

 

ModelDog SizeDeterrentWaterproofBaterriesPrice
SportDOG Rechargeable NoBark 10R Bark Control Collar
8lbs & UpVibration/ShockFully WaterproofRechargeable$$
PetSafe Basic Bark Collar, PBC-102

8lbs & UpVibration/ShockWater ResistantLithium$
Dogtek Electronic Bark Control Dog Collar

15lbs & UpVibration/ShockWater ResistantLthium$
PetSafe Anti-Bark Spray Collar, Citronella

6lbs & UpSprayNot Waterproof6V alkaline$
Dogtra YS500 Water Proof No Bark Collar

Medium/LargeVibration/ShockWaterproofRechargeable$$

 

Are They Effective

Studies have found that dogs (and dog owners) respond better to a Citronella dog collar as opposed to a shock collar of the same quality (You can read the study here http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/1996/06/citronella-spray-collars-curb-barking-dogs-best). So if you are dealing with barking issues or issues with your dog running out of your yard, and you are considering between a Citronella dog collar and a shock collar, then you will not go wrong with a Citronella collar.

Are They Humane

Obviously no one wants to use something that would hurt their dog. Thankfully a Citronella dog collar will not harm your dog at all. The spray is no way harmful to the dogs, and only irritates them because of the awful smell. And if you still do not want to use Citronella for some reason, you can also find versions of spray collars that use lemon juice or water. The only harm that would come from one of these types of collars is that the spray of Citronella or lemon juice may get into the dog’s eyes, but if the collar is placed correctly that should not be an issue (the collar should be placed so that the spraying part is located under and to the left or right of the dog’s jaw).

Hopefully this article answered any questions you had about Citronella collars, if you are interested we have many more articles about what the best Citronella collars are on the market.

 

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Citronella Bark Collar, Do They Work?

February 14, 2014

A Citronella bark collar can be a great tool for training dogs not to bark, whereas most anti bark collars will shock or vibrate to stop your dog from barking, citronella collars will release a spray of Citronella in front of the dog’s face. Dog’s find the scent of Citronella unpleasant, and will begin to associate excessive barking with the unpleasant scent of Citronella. Here are the pros and cons of using a Citronella bark collar as opposed to using a shock collar or a vibration collar. Here are some answers to common questions that people often have when considering purchasing a Citronella bark collar.

Are They Effective?

Yes. Barking is a huge issue for some people, for those who live in apartments or suburbs, a dog that barks a lot can cause issues with you and your neighbors; not to mention the headaches you might get from constant, loud barking. A Citronella bark collar can definitely be an effective way to curb your dog’s excessive barking. The idea is that you condition the dog by using the collar and having the Citronella be sprayed every time your dog barks. Your dog will slowly begin to associate barking with smelling Citronella and will ideally stop barking to avoid the Citronella smell. citronella 2At this point you can switch out the Citronella for water or lemon juice, or just stop using the collar all together. Obviously it does not always work 100%. Certain dogs may get used to the smell and thus they will continue barking even if they get sprayed. And generally the spray works better on smaller and medium sized dogs than bigger ones.

Are They More Humane Than Shock Collars?

First off it has to be established that shock collars ARE NOT inhumane, they annoy the dog and do not inflict any real pain, especially if used properly and at the correct settings. But if you are still opposed to using a shock collar, then yes a Citronella bark collar would be an effective alternative. The spray acts as a mild annoyance for the dog, and if positioned properly should not get in the dog’s eyes or nose.

What Should I Look For When Buying a Citronella Bark Collar?

Well as stated earlier some dogs do not take to the Citronella right away, and your average collar only gives you around 30 sprays before it needs to be refilled, one or two refills does not make much of a difference, but if your dog is not adjusting to the training right away the refills can add up, so you should look to save money wherever possible. One great way to save money is to go for a collar that uses rechargeable batteries over a regular battery operated one, as batteries can just be an extra cost that you do not need. My other advice is to stick with the well-known brands, PetSafe probably being the most reliable bark collar manufacturer.

What Model Should I GetPetSafe Elite Remote Sprain Trainer

If you have decided to get a Citronella bark collar I recommend the PetSafe Elite Remote Spray Trainer. It comes from PetSafe who deliver high quality collars of both the shock variety and the spray variety. It is relatively cheap for a high end spray collar (around $85) and you get good customer support from PetSafe who are usually willing to replace a model if it breaks or showing any deficiencies. This model is not just for barking either, you can use it to train your dog to follow commands or teach it not to go past a certain area (really helpful if your dog is having issues escaping from the backyard).

 

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Bark Deterrent Options

February 14, 2014

One of the most annoying parts about owning a dog is barking. It can lead to many headaches, and can cause your neighbors to hate you. Many people think there is no such thing as a bark deterrent, and that it is just a natural thing dogs do, but they are wrong. There is no reason for you or the people around you to have to suffer from excessive barking. There are plenty of good options on the market for those who want a bark deterrent. The options range from electronic gadgets, to collars that deliver mild shocks, to collars that shoot spray or vibrate, so if you are having trouble stopping your dog’s excessive barking there will be multiple options for you to try.

The first thing I want to look at are “electronic gadgets”, these are a fairly new type of bark deterrent. These are often shaped as a usual outdoor item that are common in many backyards. An example would be the DOGTEK Sonic bird house bark control. 41B6eCGcRIL._SL160_As the name implies rather than rely on a collar, you can have this machine in your back yard, and it will pick up the noise emitted by your dog’s barking and then send out a noise that irritates your dog (but does not harm its ears) until it stops barking. These work as a bark deterrent, but I personally do not like them as much as collars because collars are more precise (because collars rely on the vibrations in the dog’s throat or a manually operated remote) and with these machines you run the risk of other dogs barking setting it off. It’s good for single do neighborhoods, but if multiple people in your neighborhood have noisy dogs, I’d pass on these types of bark deterrents.

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Moving onto by far the most popular form of bark deterrent, we have bark collars, more commonly known as “shock collars.” Now it is important to note, shock collars do not harm dogs, they give them a small, unpleasant shock that annoys the dog into stopping its barking, it does not seriously injure or harm the dog. When looking for a shock collar you want to consider first and foremost is it strong enough for your dog? Obviously bigger dogs will require a bit more power in the shock collar to actually register when they bark, and smaller dogs require less power. You also want to consider things like battery size, voltage, different features (extra modes, water resistance, different power levels, etc.). If you are stumped as to what collar to try, there are two good, relatively cheap options available online or in any pet store. The Petrainer PET998DRB1 dog training collar and the Esky EP-R300-C1 dog collar are both cheap (under $40 on amazon) and good options if you want a Dogtek Electronic Bark Control Dog CollarEsky EP-R300-C1 dog collarhigh quality, effective bark deterrent. They may not be perfect for your dog, but if you are new to the world of training collars, they are very good starter options.

 

 

Of course not all collars deliver shocks. Some collars rely on spray. You may have noticed in some pet stores products that you put on your clothes or furniture to repel dogs who have biting issues (usually the spray is made into something very bitter, which most dogs hate). Well that same technique is applied to barking. Some collars, such as the PetSafe Gentle Spray Bark Collar, work the same as shock collars (detecting rumbling in the dog’s throat, or being manually activated by a remote) but instead of delivering a shock, they spray an unpleasant smell into the air around the dog which cause it to stop barking.

There are also collars that instead of shocking or spraying simply vibrate. I wouldn’t recommend vibration collars for first time users, or dogs with major barking issues because they are more meant for dogs that need the occasional reminder as opposed to full on training. So if you are training your dog for the first time, go for a shock or spray collar, since they are more effective as a bark deterrent.
In this article I’ve given you some idea of what to look when looking for a good bark deterrent, as well as some good suggestions as to what collar you should start off with. Obviously this is more geared towards first time users and more experienced users looking for a good bark deterrent should look at our various reviews and top 5 articles.

 

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How To Choose The Best Dog Bark Collar

February 25, 2014

There are two main types of electronic dog collars out there. The more famous ones are the so called “shock collars”. For those who don’t know, shock collars are electronic collars placed around a dog’s neck (like a regular collar) and when the dog does something wrong, the owner can activate the collar and deliver a small shock to the dog to let it know the behaviour wasn’t okay. However, there is another type of electronic dog collar that is less talked about, called “bark collars”. As one can see from the name the purpose of these collars is to stop the dog from barking excessively or barking when it should not be barking.

Dog bark collars are more effective at stopping barking when compared to the traditional shock collars, and they are one of the most effective methods out there when it comes to controlling barking. What makes the bark collars effective is that they are activated by the dogs barking and thus don’t rely on the owner pressing a button. The barking is detected by a microphone and by detecting if there are vibrations coming from the dog’s throat; this ensures that the collar doesn’t go off when the dog isn’t barking. There are many different types of dog bark collars that use different methods for correcting the dog when it barks. Learning about the various dog methods each of the different bark collars use is an important step in choosing the best bark collar for your dog.

 

The four different types of dog bark collars are:

 

1: Spray collars

This type of dog bark collar contains a spray can filled with a citronella based fluid. Citronella is oil obtained from lemongrass. When the microphone detects barking and the sensor picks up the vibration in the dog’s throat, the can sprays a puff of the citronella fluid into the dog’s snout; it does not reach the eyes nor does it burn the skin, so it doesn’t cause any harm. This is effective because dogs hate the smell of citronella (despite it being used in perfumes) and thus they will soon associate barking with a foul smell. This collar is good for those who want the most humane option possible but still want to correct their dogs barking.

2: Static collars

This type of dog bark collar is the most similar to shock collars. These types of collars use a small pair of batteries to generate a small static shock (think when you touch a doorknob after walking on a carpet, except less painful) that activates when the dog barks. Static collars almost always give the owner the ability to adjust the power of the shock (usually through a dial that goes from 1-10). The purpose of the dial allows the owner to customize the power of the shock and tailor it to an individual dog. The Static collars are more effective than the spray collars because they let you customize the power of the shock, but these collars also more controversial as they do cause the dog a slight amount of pain (not as much as people think, the lower settings are more like a tickle, but it’s worth noting).

3: Ultrasonic or sonic collars

This type of dog bark collar works by detecting when the dog barks and than sending out a ultrasonic or sonic noise (basically a very loud noise) that is in a frequency that human’s can’t hear. This is the equivalent of a trainer yelling at the dog to correct it. This is also similar to the spray collar in that there is absolutely no physical harm to the dog. These collars are not considered to be as effective as the other options in the long term because dogs will adjust to the loud noises and continue to bark. So it is effective if you need a short term solution to barking but over time your dog will get used to high pitched noise and continue to bark. Meaning these types of collars aren’t really the best bark collars out on the market.

4: Vibration collars

These collars send out combinations of vibrations whenever the dog barks. This has the effect of disrupting the dog’s bark. These collars like most bark collars cause no physical harm to the dog. The process of sending out vibrations makes them similar to the Ultrasonic collars, however vibration collars more effective. However, they are not as effective as spray or static collars because some dogs will still be able to get used to the vibrations and continue barking (though this happens more with sonic collars).

This guide is by no means comprehensive and owners should make sure to research products and look up customer reviews to determine what the best dog bark collar is for their dog. And that is one of the most important aspects of being a responsible trainer and dog owner, knowing what methods or what type of collar your dog responds best to. Bark collars are a great tool for training dogs and can be a great help for any dog owner frustrated with their dog’s constant barking.

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Top 5 Bark Collars

February 25, 2014

PetSafe Basic Bark Collar, PBC-102PetSafe Basic Bark Collar, PBC-102

On the crowded market of bark collars for dogs, the PetSafe Basic Bark Collar does stand out as being one of the most inexpensive and best electronic dog collars out there. The bark collar works by sending harmless static electricity to the dog whenever it barks; the barking is detected by a microphone attached to the recivier on the collar, the collar also has a sensor which will detect motion in your dog’s vocal cords; this ensures that your dog won’t be accidently shocked because of other dog’s barking. The collar is made of nylon and it is adjustable meaning that the collar won’t fall off easily, and it can fit any dog’s neck.

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Dogtek Electronic Bark Control Dog CollarDogtek Electronic Bark Control Dog Collar

The Dogtek Electronic Bark Control Dog Collar is an electronic dog collar, which as the name gives away, is intended to control your dog’s excessive, annoying barking. These are commonly called “bark collars” as opposed to shock collars. The collar is intended for dog breeds 15 pounds and over, so unfortunately if you have a toy breed of dog this is not the collar for you. The bark collar is lightweight and features an adjustable nylon strap

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Dogtra YS500 Water Proof No Bark CollarDogtra YS500 Water Proof No Bark Collar

The Dogtra YS500 Water Proof No Bark Collar is an anti bark collar that can help you curb your dog’s incessant and excessive barking. The collar uses a receiver mounted on the collar to pick up vibrations in your dog’s vocal cords and provides stimulation that stops the dog from barking. The collar has 7 different levels of stimulation so it can be fine tuned for your dog’s training needs. The receiver also contains a convenient dial to allow you easily control the collar’s on/off function and the different levels of stimulation. The collar also has an LED battery life indicator so you can always know when you need to charge the collar next.

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Petsafe Elite Little Dog Bark ControlPetsafe Elite Little Dog Bark Control

The Petsafe Elite Bark Control collar is an electronic dog collar bought to you by the people at Petsafe. This collar’s purpose is to stop your dog’s excessive barking; because of that, this type of collar is often called a no bark collar. The collar is lightweight and compact, with an adjustable nylon collar. The collar is designed with smaller dog breeds in mind. It can also be used comfortably on medium sized dogs. The collar fits neck sizes up to 16 inches and is effective on dogs that weight 8 to 55 pounds.

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SportDOG Rechargeable NoBark 10R Bark Control CollarSportDOG Rechargeable NoBark 10R Bark Control Collar

The SportDOG NoBark collar is an electronic collar designed to stop your dog from barking excessively safely and comfortably; commonly known as bark collars. The collar works by using a built in microphone to detect the sound of your dog’s barking but what prevents the collar from going off due to other dogs barking is a sensor located in the collar that detects movement in your dog’s vocal regions.  The collar features 10 different levels of stimulation, and 3 different training modes.

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SportDOG Rechargeable NoBark 10R Bark Control Collar Review

February 24, 2014

SportDOG Rechargeable NoBark 10R Bark Control Collar

SportDOG Rechargeable NoBark 10R Bark Control Collar

The SportDOG No Bark collar is an electronic collar designed to stop your dog from barking excessively safely and comfortably; commonly known as bark collars. The collar works by using a built in microphone to detect the sound of your dog’s barking but what prevents the collar from going off due to other dogs barking is a sensor located in the collar that detects movement in your dog’s vocal regions.  The collar features 10 different levels of stimulation, and 3 different training modes. The three training modes are a particularity unique feature and they set this bark collar apart from others on the market. The three different training modes are: Temperament, where stimulation increases until barking stops and the last level of stimulation becomes the new default level, Progressive, where stimulation increases until barking stops but the level resets back to the lowest setting, and finally there is user-selected mode where the owner sets the stimulation level.

The collar requires no assembly what so ever, and it comes with a rechargeable battery. The collar is waterproof so it doesn’t need to be taken off if your dog is near water; this makes the collar useful at the beach or on a lake, etc. I noticed that the battery life was very long and you could get around 24 hours of use out of the collar before needing to charge it. The bark collar also has a built in safety feature where the collar will auto shutoff after a minute if your dog keeps barking, this is to prevent over stimulation and doesn’t punish your dog if it is barking for a valid reason (intruder, injury). The collar comes with a operating guide to help you figure out what level of stimulation you should put the collar to, what the best ways to use the collar are, and other helpful tips. SportDOG offers a lifetime warranty for the bark collar, though the collar is very durable so it is unlikely that you will need to use it. The collar is also pretty reasonably priced and one can get it from Amazon (put link to amazon) for just under 90 dollars. The only real downside to this collar is that it only offers electric stimulation and doesn’t give the option to use non physical stimulation like spray or sound. Besides that the SportDOG Rechargeable NoBark 10R Bark Control Collar is a great buy if you have a dog that won’t stop barking.

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Petsafe Elite Little Dog Bark Control Review

February 24, 2014

Petsafe Elite Little Dog Bark Control

Petsafe Elite Little Dog Bark Control Collar

The Petsafe Elite Little Dog Bark Control collar is an electronic dog collar bought to you by the people at Petsafe. This collar’s purpose is to stop your dog’s excessive barking; because of that, this type of collar is often called a no bark collar. The collar is lightweight and compact, with an adjustable nylon collar. The collar is designed with smaller dog breeds in mind. It can also be used comfortably on medium sized dogs. The collar fits neck sizes up to 16 inches and is effective on dogs that weight 8 to 55 pounds. The collar works by listening for the sound of your dog’s barking and sensing vibration in the dog’s vocal cords. The collar uses advanced technology to deactivate itself if the dog continues to bark. This ensures that the dog will not be continually corrected. A neat feature of the no bark collar is that it will remeber the last level of correction used on your dog, this means the next time your dog barks, the collar will pick up where it left off.

The collar comes with a non rechargeable battery. The battery does have a long life (I haven’t had to replace after nearly a month of usage) but it still is very inconvienent, especially when most collars on the market have rechargable batteries. The on-off switch is also very cumbersome and can be hard to use. Besides these small flaws, this no bark collar is one of the best on the market especially for small dogs,who are often under represented on the electronic dog collar market. If you have a smaller dog that won’t stop barking, consider picking up this collar; as it can make your life a whole lot easier.

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Dogtra YS500 Water Proof No Bark Collar Review

February 24, 2014

Dogtra YS500 Water Proof No Bark Collar

Dogtra YS500 Water Proof No Bark Collar

The Dogtra YS500 Water Proof No Bark Collar is an anti bark collar that can help you curb your dog’s incessant and excessive barking. The collar uses a receiver mounted on the collar to pick up vibrations in your dog’s vocal cords and provides stimulation that stops the dog from barking. The collar has 7 different levels of stimulation so it can be fine tuned for your dog’s training needs. The receiver also contains a convenient dial to allow you easily control the collar’s on/off function and the different levels of stimulation. The collar also has an LED battery life indicator so you can always know when you need to charge the collar next. The collar is fully waterproof meaning you can train on the beach, at the lake, or in the rain. The receiver does weigh about 7.5 pounds meaning that it is meant for medium to larger sized dogs. The package includes a charger, rechargeable battery, a test tool (so you know if your product works and you can test out different settings) and a helpful owner’s manual which explains how an anti bark collar works and gives some useful tips for how to maximize your collar’s effectiveness.

I have a three year old golden retriever and she had a barking problem; whenever she saw an animal, a person, heard a strange noise, or heard another dog, my dog would go mental. I even had the city called on me a few times. I tried everything to get her to stop barking and nothing worked; until I tried this collar, after only a few times using the collar on the lower settings my dog began to bark less and less. This collar really is a good investment if you have a dog that just won’t stop barking. If you’re worried about getting evicted or being forced to get rid of your do because of a barking problem, get this collar right away. Overall its a very well designed anti bark collar and if you have a dog that is over 15 pounds you should get this collar straight away.

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Dogtek Electronic Bark Control Dog Collar Review

February 24, 2014

Dogtek Electronic Bark Control Dog Collar

Dogtek Electronic Bark Control Dog Collar

The Dogtek Electronic Bark Control Dog Collar is an electronic dog collar, which as the name gives away, is intended to control your dog’s excessive, annoying barking. These are commonly called “bark collars” as opposed to shock collars. The collar is intended for dog breeds 15 pounds and over, so unfortunately if you have a toy breed of dog this is not the collar for you. The bark collar is lightweight and features an adjustable nylon strap. The bark collar is weatherproof, meaning you don’t have to worry about it breaking or malfunctioning in the rain or snow. The “shock” the collar gives off when your dog barks is not harmful at all; it is equvilanet to the static shock a human would recieve when they get static shocked. The collar even features three different levels of stimluation, so the owner can control how stimulating the shock is. This collar can sense when your dog is barking by detecting vibrations in the dog’s vocal regions, it doesn’t use sound, this prevents your dog from being accidentally shocked because of other dog’s barking. The collar comes with a battery already installed and when the battery runs out it must be replaced. The collar uses a CR123A battery.

I have used this collar and found to be pretty effective, although it is a bit barebones compared to some more expensive, top of the line bark collars out there. The collar worked well on two golden retrivers I had recently gotten that seemed to have a barking problem. This collar features a warning system which wars your dog’s that if they continue barking the collar will shock them. After a few shocks my dogs started to respond to the beeps alone, eventually I was able to take off the collars completely. This bark collar is a great purchase if you have a dog that has barking issues. And the collar won’t break the bank either, as it can be found online for about 45 dollars.

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