What is the Best Bark Collar for my Shih Tzu or Maltese

Author: Neil Smith   Date Posted:31 July 2018 

Maltese and Shih Tzu Dog Breeds

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 - they can be a pocket rocket full of energy! They're quick to learn new things, and like all dog breeds, it's important to train them from a young age so that they know their place, boundaries, and expectations.

 

Bark Collars for Maltese Dogs

We're no stranger to bark collar inquiries related to Maltese or Shih Tzu dogs - these small dogs can become quite a strong yapper given the chance! Citronella spray bark collars can be an effective form of bark control with Shih Tzu or Maltese dogs with a timid temperament but may not be successful for dogs with a high drive to bark. If your dog has a stubborn temperament, we recommend a static electric bark collar.

Please keep in mind the size of your dog:

  • If your dog is above 5kg, please scroll down to the bark collar recommendations chart for dogs above 5kg.
  • If your dog is under 5kg, please scroll down to the bark collar recommendations chart for dogs under 5kg.
  • If your dog is under 6 months old, please read the paragraph below.

 

For puppies under 6 months old.

For puppies under 6 months old, we generally don't recommend using any form of bark control because puppies still need to be puppies, however, in situations where your Shih Tzu or Maltese puppy has taken barking to a whole new level, we only recommend using the PetSafe Deluxe Little Dog Spray PBC00-11283 Bark Collar. You can find more information about this collar at the bottom of this page.

 

If you have any questions in regards to bark collars for your dogs, feel free to contact one of our experts on 1300 668 931.

 

Collar Recommendations for Shih Tzu / Maltese Dogs above 5kg

Bark Collar Model Collar Features

PetSafe Deluxe Little Dog Anti-Bark Collar - PBC19-12443

  • Suitable for dogs above 3.6kg
  • 10 Levels of static stimulation
  • Temperament learning function - retains the last level of correction your pet responded to
  • Dual activated (sound and vibration activated) - suitable for multiple dog scenarios
  • Safety cut off feature
  • Waterproof
  • Rechargeable
  • 30-Day Performance Guarantee
  • 3-Year Warranty
  • Read more

Dogtra YS300 No Bark Collar

  • Suitable for dogs above 5kg
  • 6 Levels of static stimulation
  • Sound activated - NOT suitable for multiple dog scenarios
  • Waterproof
  • 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

PetSafe Deluxe Little Dog Spray Bark Control Collar - PBC00-11283

  • Suitable for dogs above 3kg
  • Dual activated (sound and vibration activated) - suitable for multiple dog scenarios
  • Low spray indicator
  • Low battery indicator
  • Waterproof
  • 14-Day Performance Guarantee
  • 3-Year Warranty

 

Collar Recommendations for Shih Tzu / Maltese Dogs under 5kg

Bark Collar Model Collar Features

PetSafe Deluxe Little Dog Anti-Bark Collar - PBC19-12443

  • Suitable for dogs above 3.6kg
  • 10 Levels of static stimulation
  • Temperament learning function - retains the last level of correction your pet responded to
  • Dual activated (sound and vibration activated) - suitable for multiple dog scenarios
  • Safety cut off feature
  • Waterproof
  • Rechargeable
  • 30-Day Performance Guarantee
  • 3-Year Warranty
  • Read more

PetSafe Deluxe Little Dog Spray Bark Control Collar - PBC00-11283

  • Suitable for dogs above 3kg
  • Dual activated (sound and vibration activated) - suitable for multiple dog scenarios
  • Low spray indicator
  • Low battery indicator
  • Waterproof
  • 14-Day Performance Guarantee
  • 3-Year Warranty
  • Read more

 

 

Collar Recommendations for Shih Tzu / Maltese Puppies Under 6 Months Old

Bark Collar Model Collar Features

PetSafe Deluxe Little Dog Spray Bark Control Collar - PBC00-11283

 

  • Suitable for dogs above 3kg
  • Dual activated (sound and vibration activated) - suitable for multiple dog scenarios
  • Low spray indicator
  • Low battery indicator
  • Waterproof
  • 14-Day Performance Guarantee
  • 3-Year Warranty
  • Read more

 

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