BEST & TOP BARK COLLARS: THE BUYER’S GUIDE 2020 & 2021
Find the right bark collar for your dog.
An anti-bark collar is a device attached directly to your pet’s collar and which will train the dog properly to stop barking inadvertently. All bark control systems are based on a principle of negative reinforcement training. That is to say that we will push the animal to associate an undesirable practice with an unpleasant sensation or with a reminder of the authority of the master. Thus, very quickly, your dog will change his behavioral disorder in good behavior.
The best bark collar is above all the one that best suits your dog. Stubborn or rather sensitive? Small doggie or big dog? find YOUR best anti bark collar among our different favorites. Anti-bark collar with electrostatic stimulation, spray, or ultrasound: so many options for the well-being of your animal.
How to choose an anti-bark collar?
To choose the best bark collar, it is important to have several criteria in mind. These criteria will depend above all on your companion (his size, his sensitivity). On the other hand, you will also have to think about your own requirements as a master.
First of all, it is important to take into account the size of your animal. The anti-bark collars for small dogs to large dogs and medium dogs exist. So start your research with this consideration. If you have a small dog, don’t take a large dog model.
Different Types of Bark Collars
Next, think about what type of bark collar will work best. Anti-bark collars all work by a system of micro-corrections. Basically, when your dog barks, the collar will send him small corrections in order to educate him not to do it anymore. There are 3 different types of bark collars. They are distinguished from each other by the form that the corrections take:
Necklaces with electrostatic stimulation
For a formidably fast and efficient training, the anti-bark collars with electrostatic stimulation educate your doggie by a system of micro-corrections which take the form of small electrostatic stimuli. These technologies, developed with the help of animal behavior experts under the supervision of professional veterinarians, are 100% safe for our animals.
The electrostatic stimulation necklaces are arguably the most common. Contrary to the preconceptions that we may have about them, they do not pose any danger to our doggies and do not cause pain. A well-adjusted collar will only give an unpleasant feeling.
Since they are the most widespread, it is also among the collars of this kind that we will find the models with the most interesting and innovative features ( connected devices, training mode, choice of the degree of stimulation or vibration only option, etc.)
Electrostatic stimulation collars are also extremely effective and can be found at a variety of prices.
But although not dangerous for our companions, these collars will not please everyone: some will judge them too aggressive or intrusive for the animal.
Ultrasonic bark collars exploit the highly developed hearing of your companions. By emitting corrections in the form of sound frequencies inaudible to humans and unpleasant to dogs, the training collar trains your pooch so that he no longer barks inadvertently. And all for a low price.
Ultrasonic bark collars can be an alternative. Although here too, ultrasound is particularly unpleasant to the ears of dogs, it can be considered that the stimuli they produce are a little less intrusive than the electrostatic stimulation system.
To be honest, the main advantage of ultrasound-based corrections, it is undoubtedly the low price of devices which work on this principle. It is indeed on this kind of necklace that the costs are lowest.
On the other hand, we advise you to test beforehand the reactivity of your doggie to these stimuli since it happens that some dogs are less sensitive to them than others.
Anti-bark spray collars
Finally, for a gentler method, anti-bark spray collars train your dog to stop barking. By using a device that emits liquid splashes with each bark of your pooch, these collars gently educate your animals.
Anti-bark spray collars are the three least aggressive methods. It is therefore the one that will appeal the most to those of you who tend to shy away from negative reinforcement training.
Good levels, this kind of device is left out: neither aggressive nor intrusive, yet it is extremely effective.
The downside is that bark control devices are on average a little more expensive. Also, although one or two refills are provided with the purchase, you will then need to plan the regular acquisition of new cans.
Of course, once you have decided on the type of device, you will still have to choose the model that suits you best. To make the right choice, be sure to take the following into account:
- the range of the device: if you have a large garden, make sure it is high enough.
- tightness: pay attention to the degree of tightness of the device, especially if your pet spends most of his time outdoors.
- battery or battery: it is often more interesting (and environmentally friendly) to opt for devices with rechargeable batteries.
- features: some necklaces are much more sophisticated than others.
- the brand: some brands are known and recognized for their reliable products.
- user comments: before buying, take a moment to read the opinions of customers who have opted for this model, it is sometimes very informative!
In order to make your choice easier, we have prepared a small selection of different models for you. Here you will find all three types of bark collars as well as collars for small dogs and collars for large dogs. As a bonus here is a rather well done little video on the subject!