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.