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