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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PetSafe Basic Bark Collar PBC-102 Review

February 24, 2014

PetSafe Basic Bark Collar, PBC-102

PetSafe 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. The collar has a lightweight receiver which means it is perfect for smaller breeds of dogs. The reciever on the collar is water resistant, so it can be used any time, even if its raining or your dog is near water. The collar comes with an operating manual which lets know how to best use the collar and it includes other helpful training tips. It also comes with a replacable 6 volt battery. The collar is also very cheap and can be found on places like Amazon for under $40.

The shock that the dog receives is very minimal and not painful, since it is intended for smaller breeds of dogs and toy dogs the collar’s “shock” feels like a tingle, but it is enough to get the dog’s attention. As an added safety feature if the dog continues to bark 15 or more times within a minute the collar will automatically shut off for 3 minutes so as to prevent your dog from getting constantly shocked. The collar features 6 different levels of static stimulation, so that you can find the best level of stimluation necessary for your dog. While the collar may not be good for bigger dogs, it is a must buy if you have a smaller breed of dog, and is of the best bark collars for dogs out there. PetSafe Basic Bark Collar PBC-102 

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SportDOG Yard Trainer SD-105S Review

February 22, 2014

SportDOG Yard Trainer, SD-105SThe SportDog Yard Trainer SD-105 Dog Trainer is a standard electric shock collar. The collar as the name suggests is for particularly stubborn dogs that just won’t listen. The collar is only effective for about 100 yards meaning it isn’t as good for walking or hiking with your dog since the dog must stay relatively close by. But because the collar is only effective for 100 yards it does cost less than other quality electric dog collars that have a range of 400 or 800 yards. Like many electric dog collars on the market today this collar is waterproof and comes with a waterproof receiver meaning it is good to have in a beach setting. The collar is suited for medium and large dogs, and includes 8 different levels of stimulation. This is good if you have a particularly tough dog who doesn’t respond to the lower levels of stimulation. The collar and receiver have a low battery detection system so there is no risk of the battery dying when you need it most. Though the collar does have issues with battery life, the collar drains batteries pretty quickly compared to other electronic dog collars. Like other dog collars this collar has a beep function so that after a few uses you no longer have to actually shock your dog to get their attention, you can simply beep the collar to get the dog’s attention.

I found that the collar overall had a great design but that the batteries could be a bit stubborn to replace because the design on the back of the collar is tricky. The collar definitely does eats through batteries at a quick rate but the collar does work very well besides that flaw. The collar is very durable and meant for rough dogs. So this collar is a must if your dog is the type that breaks or snaps collars easily. However, the collar is definitely meant for bigger dogs and shouldn’t be used on dogs that are less than 8 pounds; the collar because of the 100 yard range the collar is much more effective if you don’t take your dogs on hikes or outdoors often. It may not be the best electric dog collar on the market, but it is reasonably priced and a decent collar for more suburban dogs.  SportDOG Yard Trainer SD-105S Review

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SportDOG SD-425 Field Trainer Remote Dog Training System Review

February 22, 2014

SportDOG SD-425 FieldTrainer Remote Dog Training SystemThe SportDOG SD-425 Field Trainer Remote Dog Training System is a heavy duty electronic dog collar. The model is very compact and is one of the most compact electronic dog collars available. The collar as you can tell from the name is intended for larger dogs and more specifically sporting and pointing dogs. The collar is waterproof and can be submerged up to 25 feet underwater. This means it is perfect for use at a beach or a lake and it means that your dog can play in the water without fear of hurting itself or damaging the collar. The collar comes with different lengths of prongs so that the collar is still effective on different types of coats. The collar has three different modes: stimulation, vibration, and tone. The stimulation mode is where the dog will receive a minor shock when the button on the receiver is pressed, vibration modes causes the collar to vibrate which will get the dog’s attention, and finally tone mode is to give the dog a warning sound to let it know the behaviour is not okay. The goal with this collar is to work your way up to where you only have to use the tone or the vibration setting to get a reaction from your dog. This collar is great for training in the field, training hunting dogs, and training work dogs. It is recommended that the collar only be used on dogs that weigh more than 12 pounds.

I used this collar on my troublesome German Sheppard and found that it was very effective, the dog responded well after just a few uses of the collar and eventually he began to respond to the warning sound. This has stopped my German Sheppard from running away when going on hikes or long walks in open areas. The collar also comes with a rechargeable batteries and a rechargeable receiver; both of which have a very satisfactory battery life. The collar offers 7 different levels of stimulation that can be changed on the fly using the receiver. This collar is a great buy if you have a larger dog or a sporting dog of any kind. Even though it is a bit pricey, the collar is well worth the 170 dollars that it can be found for on Amazon.  SportDOG SD-425 Field Trainer Remote Dog Training System 

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PetSafe Yard & Park Remote Dog Trainer PDT00-12470 Review

February 22, 2014

PetSafe Yard & Park Remote Dog Trainer, PDT00-12470The PetSafe PDT00-12470 Yard & Park Remote Dog Trainer, is an electronic collar intended to help get rid of your dog’s bad behaviour. This collar features 8 levels of stimulation which so you can determine what level of stimulation your dog needs. The collar is effective up to about 400 yards. The collar includes a positive and negative tone button, so if you’re dog did something extremely bad that you want to make sure it never does again, you can use the negative tone button. If you want to reward the dog you use the positive tone button. The collar is rechargeable, not having to buy replacement batteries helps make this collar more of an economical option over other dog shock collars. The collar is fully waterproof as is the receiver. The collar comes with a step by step training manual that contains information about the collar and some training methods an owner can use in combination with dog shock collars. It is important to note that the collar should not be used on dog’s weighing less than 8 pounds.

This product was great, I used it on my dog (a three year old Golden Retriever) who refused to stay near me when walking and who would often run off. Using the lower settings on this collar was effective enough to stop her from constantly running off and as a result my walks with her are more enjoyable. However, this collar does have an issue with power. The collar begins to lose some (not all) of its power after a usage for a long period of time, My first collar after about 8 months is much weaker than when I first bought it. That being said the collar is still effective for a good deal of time and given that you don’t need to buy replacement batteries, the collar is a good option if you don’t want to break the bank. Overall the collar has flaws, but it is still a very good option.  PetSafe Yard & Park Remote Dog Trainer PDT00-12470 

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Dogtra 1900NCP Field Star 1/2 mile Training Collar Review

February 22, 2014

Dogtra 1900NCP Field Star .5 mile Training CollarThe Dogtra 1900NCP Field Star ½ mile Training Collar is Dogtra’s premier product. It is designed for usage with pets, sports dogs, and is even used for training dogs in police k-9 units. The collar is very precise as the owner is able to tune the power of the shock. There are 127 different levels of stimulation, meaning there is a level for any dog, no matter how stubborn. The system is waterproof so you don’t need to worry about damage to the collar or the dog; and the system is effective from a range of about 1/2 a mile. The receiver is rechargeable and comes with three different settings: nick, continuous, and pager. Nick means pressing the button delivers a small quick burst of stimulation, continuous means the stimulation will continue as long as the owner holds the button down, and pager means the collar will simply vibrate giving non electric stimulation. The collar like most e collars for dogs comes with replaceable and rechargeable batteries. The collar also has an illuminated LCD screen so you can know precisely what the collar is set to.

I really liked the Dogtra 1900NCP Field Star ½ mile Training Collar and I’ll explain why, I have a 16 month old German Sheppard in that weighs about 70 pounds. As anyone who has owned a German Sheppard knows they are quite energetic and don’t tire easily (in stark contrast to my 3 year old golden retriever who seeps to do nothing but sleep). His energy means that I often take him to a nearby dog park to throw the ball in a big sandpit. Normally he is great but when people are around he has issues. He is very friendly and tends to run up to people and in a few cases has knocked some people over. I didn’t want to risk him hurting anyone (or them hurting him) but I also can’t just walk around with a leash on him. So I looked what the best e collar for high energy dogs would be and I found this one. I began to use this collar, whenever he would begin to run towards people I would all for him to come back to me, and if he didn’t listen I would use the collar, this would get his attention and I would call him back. He has since stopped running towards people and I can now walk him around without a leash, even with the collar set to pager mode. My major complaint with this collar would be that the rechargeable batteries seem to die pretty quickly, and constantly buying new batteries can be expensive and the half mile range can be limiting sometimes.

 

Overall this product, despite a short battery life, is a great tool for training dogs and is a great e collar for dogs. Definitely worth the money if you have a stubborn, high energy dog.  Dogtra 1900NCP Field Star 1/2 mile Training Collar Review

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Aetertek AT-216S-350W Remote Dog Training Shock Collar Review

February 22, 2014

Aetertek AT-216S-350W Remote Dog Training Shock CollarThe Aetertek AT-216S-350W Remote shock collar is a very heavy duty collar. It is designed for dogs 15 pounds and above, meaning it is great for sports dogs and bigger dogs that do not react well to normal training methods. Coming in at around 70 dollars this collar is also pretty inexpensive when compared to a similar remote shock collar which can run as high as 200 dollars for a top of the line model. This electronic collar has a multitude of options, including 7 levels of progressive stimulation, 1 vibration setting, and 1 warning sound setting. This means that you can see what stimulation your dog responds to best and if one doesn’t work there are two other forms of stimulation to try. The collar and receiver are bother water resistant and contain rechargeable batteries. It also contains long and short prongs so that no matter how thick your dog’s coat is they will respond to the stimulation. The remote works up to 400 yards away and the signal can pass through obstacles like walls and fences. The collar itself is adjustable so that the collar is guaranteed to fit your dog.

The collar comes with a tester mechanism which allows you to test out the shocker and get a feel for how it works. The collar’s warning sound mechanism is great because it means that after a few shocks if the dog begins to misbehave all one has to do is use the warning sound and the dog will correct its behaviour meaning you don’t even need to shock the dog. The company Aetertek is also known for their customer support, meaning if you are having issues with the collar or want to know how to maximize your collar’s effectiveness, all you have to do is call them or send them an email and they will respond usually the same day or in extreme cases the day after. The only downside to this collar is that it can’t be used on smaller dogs. But, if you have a bigger dog or sporting dog than the collar is a great buy!

Aetertek AT-216S-350W Remote Dog Training Shock Collar 

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