So, lets talk about Petsafe Bark collar. Most pet owners love having a dog and enjoy the precious time they spent with their pets. However, there are some complaints on their behavior. One small problem pet owners would like to solve is their pet’s continuous barking.
A dog’s incessant barking is not pleasing. Instead, it is an annoyance. If you are ready to address this issue, the bark control collar provides a user-friendly solution for tuning out your pet’s barking.
This is basically where the role of bark collars comes into play. When the dog barks, the bark’s vibration triggers the sensor probe of the collar. Then, the collar emits a static shock by means of the contact points. The shock starts at the lowest correction level and intensifies up to the sixth level every time your dog barks at 30-second intervals from one bark up to the next.
Once your dog stops barking, the collar self-resets to the lowest shock level. Once your dog starts barking again, the process will repeat. Each static shock is associated with a beep made also by the collar.
The static shock is a mild tingle and the bark control collar adjusts the shock level depending upon the temperament of your dog. This allows you pet to quickly learn to stop barking every time it is wearing the collar. The bark control collar has an extra safety feature, that is, it automatically shuts off for a 3-minute period once the dog has made 15 or more barks within 50 seconds.
For first-time users of the bark control collar, here is what you need to do. The first step is to fit the adjustable strap to your pet. Make sure that it is not too loose to slide off your dog’s head or too tight to strangle your pet. Then, you would have to wait nearby until your pet barks. Most dogs quickly realize that the new sensation is a way of telling it to keep quiet.
Most pet owners are reluctant to buy the shock collar and would resist buying it as much as possible. However, what they do not realize is the immense benefits of using such.
Some extremely docile and well-behaved breeds of dogs have a bad behavior that is, barking at nearby dogs. A very passive breed of dog such as a mix of beagle and pointer might get territorial at times. No matter what the pet owners do, their pet does not seem to stop barking while there are other dogs nearby.
Pet owners are reluctant to use shock collars because of their fear that these are inhumane methods of addressing the problem. So, they opt for Citronella collars instead. In some cases, the Citronella collars are effective only for one week or a few weeks. The pet owners are surprised to find out that their dog started barking again even with the Citronella collar on. This is often thought to result from dead batteries which are a relatively typical problem with this type of collar.
With this, the tendency is for the pet owners to replace the batteries only to find out they still would not work as they should. So the pet owners would buy another similar type to replace the collar altogether, thinking that the problem might be due to some defect. Still, their pet would continue barking. To put it simply, the Citronella collar does not seem to function as it should.
Pet owners would soon find out that the problem is not with the collar but with their pet. Citronella collar is effective for reducing or stopping the excessive barking of dogs. However, it so happen in some cases that the dog develops a taste for the scent of Citronella and thus, this explains why the dog is not afraid of it and continuously barks even while wearing the Citronella collar.
Such incidence causes some pet owners to reluctantly try the shock collar on their pet and saw a great change. If you want, you can try testing the collar on yourself to find out whether your dog can withstand the shock level. The shock at its lowest level is similar to a minor pin prick. Once your dog barks and feels the static shock, it will back off instantly. In some cases, a dog does not even seem to associate the shock with the collar which is a good thing since you can put the collar on your put with much ease.
However, using the bark control collar should be associated with lots of care. Monitor your pet when it is wearing the collar, especially during the first time of use. Monitor the reaction of your dog so you will be able to praise your pet once it stops barking.
In addition, you should watch out for the rather uncommon but scary incident when the dog shocks itself, then, as a reaction whimpers and then gets shocked again due to the whimpering reaction. This would result in a cycle of vicious intensifying shocks. Just imagine how painful that would be for your pet.
This, yet again, is a rare case. However, it is something pet owners should be warned about to be avoided. That is the only downside of using the shock collar otherwise this type of bark control collar will do wonders for the nuisance barking of your pet like a charm. You will not have to always shout to keep your dog quiet to calm your angry and annoyed neighbors and everybody will now get a good night sleep.