Bark Collars I Like and Use

What you want in a “good” bark collar

Bark Collars Seem Barbaric (So is dropping a dog off at the pound because your apartment is evicting you, or surgically ‘debarking’ a dog)

Every year, there are improvements in the bark collars for dogs. Recently, PetSafe lost their monopoly on their stupid ‘proprietary’ ecological catastrophe “battery” that everyone had to buy for their landmark bark collar. It was a collar that led the market and required a special battery you couldn’t buy over the counter, it had to be from them. I imagine they did VERY well with that corner. But now, they can ‘suck it‘ because new collars have RECHARGEABILITY!

It’s crucial to note that this advice isn’t intended to replace the prevailing idea that dogs that bark excessively are just expressing their emotions and should be encouraged to ‘let it all out’ and then be placed in weekly counseling where behaviorists can rationalize their behavior, anthropomorphize their feelings, and help them give up the habit without establishing dominance or making the dogs feel like second-class citizens or jeopardize their self esteem.

MOST people discover that after the actual shock, most dogs are quieted by a tonal (sound) “warning” so it’s not like you’re shocking the crap out of the dog all the time. And at MY house, we put the collar on Izzy for a week or ten days and she simply gets “out of the habit” of barking her head off – –  and she can go without the collar for months. I’d say Izzy wears her collar one, possibly two months out of the year. I suppose if she ever goes deaf, having a collar that vibrates a warning will become a “thing”.

What you want in a “good” bark collar.

  1. Adjustable sensitivity
  2. Adjustable correction strength
  3. Warning vibration and sound
  4. Rechargeable
  5. Strong or replaceable collar
  6. Water proof is legitimate, not ‘wishful thinking’

This is Ajax’s Bark Collar:

This is Izzy and Luna’s Bark Collar. (Luna never needs it)

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