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Petsafe Bark Collar

Review Last Updated: March 19, 2020

Jack Campbell
Product Review by Jack Campbell

Product Features

  • 6 levels of static correction
  • Waterproof
  • Automatic safety shut-off after 50 seconds
  • Warranty (when purchased from authorized seller)
  • Fits neck sizes up to 28 inches
  • Instruction guide included
  • Instruction guide included

Introduction

All dogs bark – it’s completely natural and part of their communication process. When it gets excessive, however, it can become frustrating for you and your neighbors.

Luckily, excessive barking can be trained out of your dog, but first it’s best to figure out what’s causing this behavior in your dog.

Once you’ve figured it out, it’s time to train. One of the most effective ways you can do this is using a bark control collar.

The PetSafe Basic Bark Control Collar may be just what you need to get your dog’s barking under control.

Keep reading for our review of the collar by PetSafe, including a list of the product features, and the pros and cons.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Comfortable on your dog’s neck
  • Can discern your dog’s bark from other barks
  • Safe way to train your dog

Cons

  • Doesn’t sense quiet barks
  • Doesn’t sense quiet barks

Petsafe Bark Collar Product Review

This is one of the best bark-correction collars you can buy in 2020, from one of the most trusted pet-supplies brands.

PetSafe is the world’s leader in containment, training, and accessories for your pets, and they’ve certainly met our expectations with the Basic Bark Control Collar.
How it Works
If you’ve never used a correction collar before, then keep reading. If you already know the process, then skip to the next subheading.

When your dog has the collar on, the collar will sense the vibration when your dog is barking – it triggers the sensor probe.

Don’t worry about other dogs’ barks setting off the vibration – it will only be triggered by your dogs bark. It’s calibrated to only respond to YOUR dog’s bark.

When this is triggered, the collar will administer a static correction through the contact points inside the collar.

The static corrections will begin at the lowest level, and will slowly increase each time that your dog barks within 30 seconds of the previous barks.

If your dog doesn’t respond to the collar, then the collar will go up a level of static until your dog stops barking.

Once your dog has stopped barking, the collar will reset itself and the process will repeat itself until your dog has been conditioned to stop any unnecessary barking.

Each static correction comes with a beeping sound, which means you can hear whenever your dog is being corrected.

It won’t take long to train the excessive barking out of your dog with this effective collar. If you’re still not sure or need help, have a read through the instruction guide included in your purchase, or contact PetSafe customer service, who are always happy to help.
Safety
This collar is completely safe – your dog will only feel a very mild tingle at first. The collar will begin adjusting its static corrections based on your dog’s temperament.

For example, if your dog barks a LOT, or is very stubborn, then the highest settings will most likely be used to correct your dog’s barking.

As an extra precaution, the collar will automatically switch itself off after three minutes if your dog barks 15+ times within 50 seconds.

This device is harmless and does not inflict any pain to your dog, just mildly uncomfortable static shocks.
Design
First of all, it’s important to keep this collar away from children aged three or younger, as it contains small parts that could be a choking hazard.

The collar comes with a waterproof red strap, which will stay functional even in the wettest of conditions.

It will fit any dog over 8lbs (anything under will be too big), and neck sizes up to 28”. For reference, it will fit a Great Dane comfortably.

The super lightweight collar only weighs 0.96 ounces, so your dog will barely even notice it (except when barking!).

So you know when the device is running out of battery, it will indicate when you need to change the collar’s power source.

Summary

Correction collars can be a controversial subject, but you can rest easy knowing the PetSafe Basic Bark Control collar is completely humane and will not injure your dog.

For a reasonable price, you can train the constant barking out of your dog – what more can you ask for? It’s a safe, easy-to-use, comfortable collar that will definitely quieten your household.

With 6 settings, the collar will work its way up to the highest setting (if necessary) and release a humane vibration, making it a great alternative to other correction collars such as the spray collar or shock collars.

What are your thoughts on the Basic Bark Control Collar by PetSafe? Let us know in the comments below, and don’t forget to share with your dog-loving friends.

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