What is the Best Bark Collar for my German Shepherd

Author: Bark Control Australia   Date Posted:1 July 2018 

The German Shepherd Breed

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.

German Shepherds have an eagerness to please and a willingness to learn. Curious in nature, these dogs make the perfect guard dog and loyal companions however they can be overprotective of their owners/family which means obedience training from a young age is a must. When owning a German Shepherd as a pet it's important to remember that they have a high drive and will need exercise and mental stimulation daily.

 

Bark Collars For German Shepherds

For healthy German Shepherd dogs above 6 months, we only recommend manual-set static electric bark collars. Static electric collars are the best form of bark control because they deliver the most accurate and consistent form of correction that matches their drive to bark.

We do not recommend citronella spray collars for German Shepherd Dogs above 6 months. Spray collars, although slightly unpleasant, are not a strong enough deterrent to control a German Shepherd's barking. You can find our product recommendations in the 'Collar Recommendation Guide' below.

Tip: Start with the collar on level one. If your dog continues to bark through the correction, increase the stimulation strength one level at a time until you reach a level that matches your dog's drive.

 

For German Shepherd puppies under 6 months old

Generally, we don't recommend using any form of bark control for dogs under 6 months old because puppies still need to be puppies, however, if your dog is above 3 months, and has a serious barking problem, a citronella spray collar is a good place to start. If your dog's excessive barking is still an issue as they get older, we recommend switching to a static electric bark collar. You can find our collar recommendations for German Shepherd puppies under 6 months at the bottom of the page.

If you have any questions about bark collars for your German Shepherd, feel free to contact one of our experts on 1300 668 931.

 

Bark Collar Recommendations for Healthy Adult German Shepherd Dogs Between 12 Months and 10 Years

Bark Collar Model Collar Features

SportDOG SBC-R No Bark Collar

  • Suitable for dogs above 5kg
  • 10 Levels of static stimulation
  • 3 Modes of operation
  • Vibration activated - suitable for multiple dog scenarios
  • Waterproof
  • Rechargeable
  • 30-Day Performance Guarantee
  • 3-Year Warranty
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Dogtra YS600 No Bark Collar

  • FOR STUBBORN DOGS ONLY
  • Suitable for dogs above 15kg
  • 10 Levels of static stimulation
  • Vibration activated - suitable for multiple dog scenarios
  • Waterproof
  • Rechargeable
  • Persistent bark indicator
  • 30-Day Performance Guarantee
  • 3-Year Warranty
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The Bark Collar by DogWatch No Bark Trainer BT-7

  • Suitable for dogs above 5kg
  • 5 Levels of static stimulation
  • 2 Modes of operation
  • Vibration activated - suitable for multiple dog scenarios
  • Bark Counter
  • Waterproof
  • Rechargeable
  • 30-Day Performance Guarantee
  • 3-Year Warranty
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E-Collar Technologies BP-504 BarkLess Pro Bark Collar

  • Suitable for dogs above 5kg
  • 8 Levels of manual set static stimulation
  • Suitable for barking, howling and whining
  • Advanced vibration sensor - suitable for multiple dog scenarios
  • Bark Counter
  • Waterproof
  • Rechargeable
  • 30-Day Performance Guarantee
  • 12-Month Warranty
  • Read more

SportDOG Premium Bark Collar SBC-6

 

  • Suitable for dogs above 12kg
  • 6 Levels of static stimulation
  • Vibration activated - suitable for multiple dog scenarios
  • Waterproof
  • 30-Day Performance Guarantee
  • 3-Year Warranty
  • Read more

DT Ultra Min-E Bark Collar

  • Suitable for dogs above 5kg
  • 8 Levels of static stimulation
  • Vibration activated - suitable for multiple dog scenarios
  • Waterproof
  • 30-Day Performance Guarantee
  • 2-Year Warranty
  • Read more

 

Bark Collar Recommendations for German Shepherd Dogs Between 6 to 12 Months Old or Above 10 Years Old

Bark Collar Model Collar Features

SportDOG SBC-R No Bark Collar

  • Suitable for dogs above 5kg
  • 10 Levels of static stimulation
  • 3 Modes of operation
  • Vibration activated - suitable for multiple dog scenarios
  • Waterproof
  • Rechargeable
  • 30-Day Performance Guarantee
  • 3-Year Warranty
  • Read more

The Bark Collar by DogWatch No Bark Trainer BT-7

  • Suitable for dogs above 5kg
  • 5  Levels of static stimulation
  • 2 Modes of operation
  • Vibration activated - suitable for multiple dog scenarios
  • Bark Counter
  • Waterproof
  • Rechargeable
  • 30-Day Performance Guarantee
  • 3-Year Warranty
  • Read more

E-Collar Technologies BP-504 BarkLess Pro Bark Collar

 

  • Suitable for dogs above 5kg
  • 8 Levels of manual set static stimulation
  • Suitable for barking, howling and whining
  • Advanced vibration sensor - suitable for multiple dog scenarios
  • Bark Counter
  • Waterproof
  • Rechargeable
  • 30-Day Performance Guarantee
  • 12-Month Warranty
  • Read more

DT Ultra Min-E Bark Collar

  • Suitable for dogs above 5kg
  • 8 Levels of static stimulation
  • Vibration activated - suitable for multiple dog scenarios
  • Waterproof
  • 30-Day Performance Guarantee
  • 2-Year Warranty
  • Read more

 

 

Bark Collar Recommendations for German Shepherd Puppies Under 6 Months

Bark Collar Model Collar Features

PetSafe Anti-Bark Basic Spray Collar PBC22-14130

  • Suitable for dogs above 5kg
  • Sound activated - not suitable for multiple dog scenarios
  • Weatherproof
  • 14-Day Performance Guarantee
  • 3-Year Warranty
  • Read more

PetSafe Big Dog Spray Bark Control Collar - PBC00-12724

  • Suitable for dogs above 10kg
  • Sound and vibration activated - suitable for multiple dog scenarios
  • Waterproof
  • 14-Day Performance Guarantee
  • 3-Year Warranty
  • Read more

 

Any questions? Talk to one of our product experts on 1300 668 931