Just as it is natural for humans to speak, it’s natural for dogs to bark. You could almost say they don’t think about why they’re doing it before they do. While a dog’s barking is not a problem in many cases, sometimes it can create a massive disturbance for you and others around you. As you know, if you have a pet, it’s your responsibility to ensure that the animal is not a nuisance to anyone else. Whether your dog is trampling on someone else’s garden or leaving droppings in an undesirable location, it’s up to you to manage the behavior.
However, barking comes so naturally that you may not put it in the same category. Nevertheless, you can train your dog in that regard. Anti-bark collars are built to help you cut down your dog’s excessive and potentially disturbing barking with technology-based reinforcement methods. Many aspects of dog training require mental associations to be made. If the excessive barking becomes associated with an undesirable outcome, you can curb the behavior for the foreseeable future.
Below is a look at some of the best anti-bark collars with remote attachments on the market.
One of the best things about this collar is that it falls under the no shock category, which means it’s a much more humane way of training your dog’s barking patterns than one that relies on electric jolts. The PF652 includes three different modes and eight different adjustable levels. The basic premise is that the device uses vibration and beeping when the dog starts barking too much. The three modes are vibration only, beep only, and a combination of the two. These, combined with the eight intensity levels, should be enough to do the job you require.
It features a built-in rechargeable Lithium-ion battery that requires up to three hours for a full charge. On the said charge, the remote can last for up to 15 days when actively used, and up to six months on standby.
This remote is incredibly powerful, and it can communicate with the device when it is as far as 1000 feet away. The package ships with two collars and the remote, which means you can train two different dogs simultaneously.
The product has an incredible 12-month warranty, so you are entitled to redress if manufacturing faults begin to interfere with you. The customer service team works on a 24-hour availability system, so someone is always waiting to assist you.
The second option on the list also falls under the category of humane bark training alternatives. Instead of resorting to an electric shock, it uses a spray mechanism. Once the dog goes beyond the barking threshold, the collar then lets out a burst of citronella spray to stop the noisy barking. Note that the said spray is entirely harmless, but it is not a completely pleasant experience either.
The collar includes a remote control and two different training modes. While citronella spray is one option, you can also incorporate two different beeping sound levels. Connectivity between the collar and remote is continuous for a range of up to 500 feet. Additionally, should you purchase a pair of these collars, you can control them both with a single remote.
As is the case with the previous collar, this one is rechargeable and requires three hours to get to a full charge. The battery life is slightly shorter, though, since it only lasts for five to seven days. There’s an IPX5 waterproof design, which preserves the device’s condition and integrity even when exposed to light rain or wet grass.
The spray is refillable, and there is an indicator on the device to let you know when the battery is getting too low. Any breed of dog over eight pounds and an age over six months old should be able to wear the collar.
The next entry on the list is from DOBE, and it is billed as a complete dog training system. While the collar doesn’t use the standard electric shock, it has an electrostatic pulse option, one of three modes. The other two are the traditional beep and vibration options. The system works well for indoor and outside purposes, and the remote has a range of up to 1500 feet.
Both the remote and the collar make use of built-in Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. On standby, the small can last up to 90 days, while the collar can last up to two weeks on a full charge. As was the case with the other two listings so far, the charging period is a maximum of three hours. While the remote may not be waterproof, the collar is, and it’s not to a light extent.
Though there is a remote included in this offering, the collar can also be set to its automatic training mode. Once set that way and the mode is selected, the device can automatically respond once your dog starts barking excessively.
The manufacturer offers a one-year warranty and invites customers to reach out as soon as possible if any issues occur.
The remote that is bundled with this collar has the most excellent range of any on this list. It stands at a very impressive 3000 feet. Additionally, it’s built so none of the training mode actions can be engaged by accident. It’s always a plus to have a pocket safe remote, as you would not want to trigger a reinforcement method on your dog for no reason. There is support for a second collar if you wish to use your existing remote to train two dogs.
The collar uses a quick charge system that requires only two hours for a full charge. After that time, the collar can operate for 30 days, while the remote can work for 60. There’s a convenient, low battery indicator that helps you remember when it’s time to charge.
IPX8 waterproof technology is also present, so you don’t need to worry when your dog starts playing around and getting wet. The collar can handle a depth of 3.2 feet underwater for up to half an hour without any dip in performance.