Bark Collar FAQs
What is Static Stimulation?
Static Stimulation is a small static pulse delivered through the collar to break the focus of the dog. Humans feel static stimulations more than the dogs do, due to perspiring through our skin.
An example of static stimulation is the pulse you sometimes feel from a car door. Static stimulation is also used by massage therapist to stimulate the muscles.
Will it Harm my dog?
When used in conjunction with the instructions e-collars do not harm your pet. An independent study on e-collars was conducted at a leading Veterinary University in the U.S.A. The study found that the use of an e-collar to curb barking was no more cruel, than taking your dog to your Vet for a “check-up”. The energy delivered from a typical e-collar equates to approximately 2 volts @ 20 milliamps. Find out more about e-collar safety.
Is it waterproof?
Most of the Bark collars are waterproof to 1 ATM (10 meters)
Can my dog wear it all the time?
We ask that you DO NOT leave the bark control collar on your dog for more than 8 - 10 hours per day. Pressure Necrosis (pressure sores) may occur if you leave the bark control collar on the dog indefinitely.
Can I change the probe length?
Yes, depending on your dog’s fur, Longer probes may need to be fitted to get through the longer hair of some breeds.
Does citronella work on all dogs?
All dogs are different and have different levels of ‘Drive’. Citronella is effective on scent sensitive dogs. The citronella spray acts as a deterrent as it involves more of the dog's senses and thus has a higher chance of getting the dog's attention. We have also found that many barking dogs do not like the smell of citronella and learn quickly to stop barking in order to avoid the unpleasant spray. Citronella bark collars are also a good option for people who live in states where static correction anti bark collars or the use of them are restricted.
Will Ultrasonic stop my neighbour’s dog barking?
The effectiveness of any bark control device depends on a number of factors such as the dog's temperament, breed, size, age and the motivation for barking. Sonic and ultrasonic anti barking devices can be effective for puppies or small barking dogs with placid/timid personalities but larger barking dogs or barking dogs with a determined temperament may ignore the audible or ultrasonic deterrent noises that these anti bark products emit and continue on barking.