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.