Barking Collars For Small Dogs
Got a new pup who just won’t stop barking?
We know better than anyone how much excessive barking can cause a major disturbance to yourself and the whole neighbourhood.
So if you’re looking for static barking collars for small dogs, DogMaster Trainers has got you covered. Aside from our top-quality bark collars, we also carry citronella collars, vibrate collars and ultrasonic bark deterrents for all your dog training needs.
Are barking collars safe for small dogs?
If used correctly, barking collars are safe for small dogs. However, it's essential to consult a veterinarian or professional dog trainer before using this device to ensure your dog's safety.
How do I choose the right barking collar for small dogs?
Choosing the right barking collar for small dogs requires consideration of your dog's age, temperament and barking behaviour. Here are some factors to consider when selecting a barking collar for small dogs:
- Brand reputation — Choose a reputable brand (such as a Dogtra bark collar) with positive reviews and a good safety and effectiveness track record.
- Type of collar — There are several types of bark collars, including spray, sonic, and electric collars. Consider which type of collar will work best for your dog and barking behaviour.
- Level of correction — Some collars have adjustable correction levels, while others have a fixed level. Consider your dog's sensitivity to correction and choose a collar with an appropriate correction level.
- Size and weight of the dog — Choose a bark collar suitable for your dog's size and weight. A heavy or loose collar can be uncomfortable or ineffective.
- Safety features — Look for collars with automatic shut-off or warning beeps to prevent overcorrection.
- Seek expert advice — Before using a bark collar, consult a veterinarian or professional dog trainer to ensure it's an appropriate solution for your dog's barking behaviour.
How do I introduce my dog to a bark collar?
Introducing a bark collar to your dog requires a careful and gradual process to ensure your dog is comfortable and doesn't become fearful or anxious. Here are some steps to follow when introducing a bark collar to your dog:
- Introduce the collar — Allow your dog to sniff and become familiar with the collar before putting it on.
- Positive association — Associate the collar with positive experiences by praising your dog or offering their favourite toy while the collar is on.
- Test the collar — Before using the device, hold it close to your dog's neck and activate it.
- Start with the lowest level of correction — This helps your dog adjust to the sensation and reduce any discomfort or fear.
- Monitor your dog's response — If your dog shows signs of discomfort or fear, adjust the collar and note their behaviour.
- Use positive reinforcement — When your dog stops barking, give them praise, treats or their favourite toy to help reinforce their good behaviour.