Neil's Review

The DogWatch BT-5 is a great solution for small yappers from 2.5kg. With its one button function, using a bark collar has never been easier! The collar features 5 levels of static stimulation, a vibration-only option, a bark counter, and a status light. The small unit is lightweight, waterproof and covered under a 3-Year Warranty so that you can purchase with confidence!

DogWatch BarkCollar Mini - BT-5

The DogWatch BarkCollar Mini BT-5 is one of our smallest static electric bark collars recommended for dogs between 2.5kg and 12kg with a mild temperament. The BarkCollar Mini controls nuisance barking caused by the following:

  • Boredom
  • Separation anxiety
  • Territorial behaviour
  • Attention seeking
  • Traffic
  • Other dogs/animals/wildlife
  • And more!

The collar features 5 levels of static stimulation and has one button for easy operation. The DogWatch BarkCollar Mini BT-5 is lightweight, waterproof and is powered by a 3V battery. The BT-5 is a vibration activated bark collar making it suitable for multiple dog situations (sound activated bark collars may be activated by another dog's barking).

Due to the size of the collar module and the lower stimulation levels, we recommend this collar for dogs between 2.5kg and 12kg with a mild temperament. Suitable breeds include but are not limited to the following:

  • Bichon Frise
  • Cavalier King Charles
  • Chihuahua
  • Fox Terrier
  • Lhasa Apso
  • Maltese
  • Mini Dachshund
  • Papillon
  • Pomeranian
  • Pug
  • Scottish Terrier
  • Shih Tzu
  • Silky Terrier
  • Toy Poodle
  • Yorkshire Terrier

When your dog barks, the DogWatch BT-5 detects the vibration of your dog's vocal chords and delivers a safe static stimulation through the contact probes to control their nuisance barking. 

The collar has 5 levels of static stimulation and a vibration only mode.

Collar Settings:

  • O - On/Off
  • V - Vibration-only
  • Level 1 - Low static stimulations
  • Level 2 - Low-medium static stimulations
  • Level 3 - Medium static stimulations
  • Level 4 - Medium-high static stimulations
  • Level 5 - High static stimulations

Automatically increasing level (when set to a static stimulation level): If your dog continues to bark, the collar will automatically increase by half a level. For example; If the collar is set to level 2, when your dog barks, the collar will deliver a static stimulation at level two. If your dog ignores the stimulation and continues to bark, the collar will deliver a stimulation at level two and a half. After 3 minutes of silence, the collar will reset to level two.

How to adjust the level of stimulation: Hold down the button and keep an eye on the status light. The collar will vibrate in vibration-only mode. The status light will flash once on level one, twice on level two, three times on level three, four times on level four and five times on level 5. To cycle back through the levels, simply hold down the button until you reach the level you want.

How to find the right level for your dog: Start with the collar on level 1 and ensure that the collar is fitted correctly. If your dog continues to bark through the first level, increase the collar to level 2. If your dog continues to bark through level 2, increase the collar to level 3 and so on until you find a level that matches your dog's drive to bark.

How to fit the collar on your dog: Fit the collar high up on your dog's neck, just under the jaw and tight enough so that it doesn't move side to side. Once the collar is on your dog, give the module a quick shake up and down to ensure the probes are making contact with your dog's skin.


Easy to Use

The DogWatch BT-5 has one button! This button turns the collar on, turns the collar off, and adjusts the static stimulation levels. Using a bark collar has never been so simple!

5 Levels of Stimulation

The collar has 5 levels of static stimulation - adjustable by you.

Vibration-Only Option

Suitable for extremely sensitive or impaired dogs.

Status Light

Indicates what level the collar is on. Also lets you know when the unit needs a new battery.

Safety Cut-Off

If your dog activates the collar 10 times within a 15-minute time frame, the bark collar will stop delivering stimulations for 15 minutes.

Small Size Technology

Collar module size - 47mm x 23mm x 32mm. Fits comfortably on pets above 2.5kg

Adjustable Collar Strap

60cm nylon strap included with purchase.

Replaceable Battery

3V Battery included with purchase - lasts up to 6 months (with average use).

Lightweight, Waterproof Design

Collar module weight - 55g. Waterproof module - safe for use in the rain.

3-Year Warranty

Covers any mechanical faults.

Bark Counter

Lets you know how many times the collar has been activated since you turned the collar on.

  • 2 Flashes - 1-5 Activations
  • 3 Flashes - 6-10 Activations
  • 4 Flashes - 11-15 Activations
  • 5 Flashes - 15+ Activations


  • 5 Levels of static stimulation
  • Vibration-only option
  • Bark counter
  • Status light
  • Small-size technology
  • Adjustable collar strap
  • Replaceable battery
  • Lightweight
  • Waterproof

  • Controls nuisance barking
  • Recommended for tiny and small sized dogs above 2.5kg
  • Easy to Use - one button function
  • 5 Levels of static stimulation
  • Vibration-only option
  • Battery lasts up to 6 months
  • Vibration activated - Suitable for multiple dog scenarios

  • The BarkCollar BT-5 features a bark forgiveness delay that allows your dog to bark for 3 seconds before the collar delivers a static correction.
  • The BT-5 is designed for dogs with a mild temperament. If your dog has a medium to stubborn temperament, we recommend the DogWatch BT-7 (for dogs above 5kg).
  • If your dog is particularly headstrong, we recommend the SportDOG SBC-R (for dogs above 5kg).

  • 1 x DogWatch BarkCollar Mini - BT-5
  • 1 x Nylon Collar Strap - Black
  • 1 x Set of Short Contact Probes
  • 1 x Set of Medium Contact Probes
  • 1 x Test Light Tool
  • 1 x 3V Battery
  • 1 x DogWatch BT-5 Owner's Guide

  • Collar Module
    • Length - 47mm
    • Width - 23mm
    • Height - 32mm
  • Contact Probes
    • Short probe length - 13mm
    • Medium probe length - 17mm
  • Collar Strap
    • Collar strap length - 60cm
    • Collar strap width - 15mm
    • Collar strap material - Nylon
  • Total weight - 55g


3 Year Warranty

This product comes with a 3 Year Australian Warranty!

30 Day performance Guarantee*

Shop with confidence!  If it does not stop your dog's barking, send it back.
We want to work with you to stop your dog's problem barking.  That's why we offer a 30-day performance guarantee with this product.

What does this mean?

  • If it does not fix your problem during the 30 day performance guarantee period, you can return the product for a refund.
  • If you then allow us to help you find a more suitable replacement product we will provide a refund on the original product..and pay the shipping cost for you to send the original product back to us! 

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