Bark Control Collars

Why are Citronella Bark Collars not recommended for working dogs?

Q.   Hi, why is the citronella collar not recommended for working dogs please?  My situation is this: I have a Kelpie that "yelps" constantly when I start a quad bike.  She also runs and barks at the horses when entering paddocks.  She is quite a 'sensitive' dog so my thinking is a shock collar would make her world collapse.  I am after your opinion please.  Many thanks

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What is the best Bark Collar for my Huntaway?

The Huntaway is a New Zealand dog breed primarily used for sheep herding due to its deep bark and instinctive herding ability. The Huntaway is extraordinarily smart and generally very easy to train. They are a friendly breed and very active. 

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Will an Ultrasonic Bark Device work on my four Greyhounds?

Q.  I have 4 greyhounds who aren't bad, but they bark when I leave for work at 3:30am. My neighbours are close so I don't want to upset them. Will the Outdoor Ultrasonic Device work for my dogs?  Can you recommend what is the best solution for my dogs that is relatively cost effective?

A.  Ultrasonics are an option for your situation, though they may not be as effective as collars.

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What is the best Bark Collar for my Border Collie?

Intelligent, loyal, and extremely active, the Border Collie is a well-respected dog in the working field and in families across the globe. Originally bred for herding livestock, the skill has been deliberately encouraged and can be shown on farms, and even around cats, dogs, and small children. Regardless of their natural working nature, the Border Collie's playful personality fits in well with active families providing they are given the correct training and socialisation.

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What is the best Bark Collar for my Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler?

Cattle Dogs, also known as Blue Heelers, or ‘Blueys’, were originally bred as herding working dogs for Australian conditions - which required stamina, strength, boldness, and drive. The Australian Cattle Dog's intelligence, loyalty, energy and stocky build make them a reliable working dog trusted by farmers across the country. Considered low maintenance, this breed doesn’t require a lot beyond regular exercise and basic care which makes them a great companion for families and older dog owners.

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Dobermann that is barking too much

Q.  What type of bark collar do I need.  I have an almost 2 year old Doberman that for some reason insists on barking for minor reasons.  I am after something that will help train her to not bark when not needed e.g. Cat sitting across the road, kids playing in their own yards, nuisance barking for attention at the neighbour over the fence when we are not home, etc. I don’t want to stop her barking completely however as I do want her to bark when it is needed

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Female Dobermann who is a constant barker

Q.  I have a 2 and a half year old female doberman who is a constant barker and i've been having issues with the neighbours. I'm unsure of which model to go with but I have been recommended an e collar and this site from friends with dobermans who have had the same issues. There are so many bark collars to choose from and I cant make up my mind.

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What is the best Bark Collar for my Shih Tzu or Maltese?

The Maltese and Shih Tzu dog breeds are regarded as gentle and fearless, greeting everyone like a long-lost friend. Sweet and intelligent by nature, Maltese and Shih Tzus are devoted to their owners and are eager to please. Due to their size, these dogs are well suited to apartment living, but with that said, their delicate looks can be deceiving -

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What is the best Bark Collar for my Beagle?

Cute, adorable – and they have sucked you in. The Beagle is a very popular breed in families and working environments. Weighing in at just over 10kg and standing up to 40cm tall, the Beagle is curious and affectionate but can be very headstrong. Training from an early age is vital, as is regular exercise. Lack of physical and mental stimulation may result in digging, escaping, and nuisance barking -

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I have the neighbours from Hell! I own two Great Danes and they keep barking at my neighbours.

Q. Please Help! I have the neighbours from hell. I own two Great Danes and they keep barking at my neighbours. Mind you the neighbours keep putting their hands and things on our side of the fence. But I don't want to have a noise complaint made nor make it any harder then it needs to be.

I have never really been fond of the idea of shock collars but it's come to the point I need to try them.

Can you please give me an idea of what will happen?

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I have adopted a rescue dog, Jack Russell breed. He barks at anything that moves.

I have adopted a rescue dog, Jack Russel breed. He barks at anything that moves, neighbours are complaining. I have used an ultrasonic collar but not working as he is a stubborn and untrained dog. He is 10 years old now.

Can you recommend something harder for my untrained dog?

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Can a dog wear a Bark Collar when it already has a Containment System Collar?

Q.  We have an electric dog fence system where the dog wears a collar. If we were to get an electric bark collar would that confuse them?

A.  Whilst it is not desirable to have a dog wearing multiple collars it is sometimes unavoidable if both escaping and barking are issues you need to fix.

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My Siberian Husky likes to howl. Which Bark Collar is going to work?

Q.  Hi Just wondering how much success you have had with your bark collars when used on Siberian Husky's. I have a stubborn boy who likes to howl and is starting to get to the neighbours. Wasn't sure how well the collars would work with a howl and not a bark and then there's the thicker fur around the neck.

A.  Very good question. The best option for howling dogs is the E-Collar Technologies BP-504.

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What is the best Bark Collar for my German Shepherd?

The German Shepherd is a medium to large sized working dog and a much-loved pet in many families. Due to their strength, intelligence, trainability, and obedience, German Shepherds have been a reliable dog breed for various types of work including; Disability Assistance, Search & Rescue, and Police & Military roles.

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Two King Charles Cavaliers barking throughout the day

Q.  I have two cavalier king Charles spaniel who are 5 years old - brother and sister. Their barking usually occurs throughout the day.

One will bark and the other barks too. When people walk by and dogs barking in the neighbourhood. Being two of them it can sound quite frenzied. They are both quite nervous and one is very compulsive. He barks for excitement which also sets her off.

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What is the best Bark Collar for my Kelpie?

Reliable and intelligent, the Australian Kelpie was, and still is, primarily bred as a working dog on livestock properties. Their endurance and intelligence are perfect traits for working conditions which is why they are trusted by livestock farmers across the country. Their friendly personality makes them a great family pet, however, as a pet, this independent thinker can become a handful.

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My dogs need Bark Collars but I still want them to bark at night.

Q.  My dogs need bark collars.  At night though, they are pretty good and only really bark when there is something to bark at.  This is reassuring in terms of security.  I guess once they wear these that security is gone if they no longer bark.

A.  That's fine, just have the collars on during the day, as they can only wear the collar for about 10 hours per day. 

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What is the best anti-bark collar for my Dachshund?

Q.  What is the best anti bark collar for our 12kg Dachshund?

A.  For your Dachshunds, we have a couple of collars that will work for your situation.

We have an electric option which has a 98-99% success rate or the spray collars which have a 70-75% success rate

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What is the Best Bark Collar for my Poodle?

Intelligent, active, elegant, and identified by their unique curly coat, the Poodle has become a much-loved family member and a recognised breed in dog shows and events. The Poodle comes in 3 average sizes; Toy (24-28cm), Mini (28-35cm) and Standard (45-60cm). The Standard Poodle typically has a calmer personality compared to the smaller breeds but in saying that, all Poodles can become high strung if they're not given the proper amount of exercise or mental stimulation each day.

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