Training your dog takes a lot of different forms, but it’s hard to argue with the results when done well. The said training spans numerous different areas, and barking happens to be one of them. Sometimes, you may find that your dog engages in excessive barking that can become a nuisance and create noise pollution almost consistently. While you may be able to do something in the moment to get the dog to calm down, the effect of your action is unlikely to have any form of permanent implications.
That’s where no bark dog collars are excellent alternatives. These collars work with an embedded microphone that sets off an unpleasant sound, smell, or shock, whenever the dog begins barking. Eventually, the dog starts to associate its action with the unwanted result, which leads to a more permanent solution.
Concerns over how humane shock collars are have always been a topic of discussion. Many manufacturers imply that their collars don’t pose any significant risk, but the debate rages on. Generally, it would be best if you did not use shock collars on puppies. No shock collars are a much better alternative and can create the kind of reinforcement you need without bringing potentially painful distress to the animal.
The first collar on the list is suitable for dogs of all different sizes, thanks to its very convenient adjustment mechanism. There is no need for you to worry about causing pain to your dog via shock, as this no bark collar does not include a shocking feature. The unit features seven different correction levels and has a built-in safety mechanism. To this end, if a dog should go on barking after the collar kicks in, instead of applying the corrective measure indefinitely, the device deactivates itself for a minute.
It is built on a state of the art microprocessor that can effectively identify different volumes and barking frequencies. Additionally, it provides adequate protection from false positives. Without this feature, you run the risk of corrective action being applied for barking coming from other dogs and sounds.
While some other models require you to be around consistently, you can leave this one on your dog when it is alone at the house. The smart functionality progressively adjusts itself as the dog ceases barking. By the time this STOPWOOFER collar is done, there are no longer going to be any problems with the dogs sounding off at passers-by, cars, or other dogs.
This design from Trulrox is next on the list, and it is also suited to small, medium, and large dogs. The item is resizable, and it is suited for dogs that weigh anywhere between eight and 150 pounds. The design is lightweight, so it isn’t going to pose a problem for your dog’s mobility. If you’re looking for a combination of affordability and function, you would be hard-pressed to find a better alternative. As an alternative to shock, this unit employs beep vibration as a reinforcement method for your dog.
The functionality is provided by a dual vibration motor, which has five different sensitivity levels that range from gentle to intense vibration. The battery is rechargeable, so there is no need for you to worry about needing to buy new ones.
Like the previous model, this Trulrox collar has smart functionality built-in, so it only triggers when the barking is coming from your dog. When other dogs or environmental sounds go off, you don’t have to worry about the unit giving false reinforcement to your dog.
DogRook gets the next entry with its bark collar design. It has two different modes and seven distinct stages of vibration and beeps. Based on evaluation and data that the manufacturer has collected, the collar has proven effective in no less than 96% of cases. The beeps and vibrations don’t require manual control, as the intensity activates based on the level of barking happening. Of course, there is no shock mechanism in this design, which means it’s not along the line of the harmful ones.
On a full charge, the battery can guarantee you about 14 days of functionality. Note that this charge requires a maximum of three hours to complete. While there is a bark control unit included, you don’t need to exercise any control over the device as it functions. It works in an automatic mode, which is designed to stop the barking by taking only necessary action. For example, a sound signal is given in response to the first bark. After that, varying levels of vibrations are added to the signal.
Note that it’s safe for you to leave the device on your dog when you are not home. Dogs between 11 and 110 pounds can use this collar, provided that their neck size is between 9 and 22 inches.
Apart from the device, your shipment includes plastic prongs, a USB cable, and two color covers.
The final entry from Tigglets is not only one of the top-rated no shock bark collars available, but it is also the most affordable on this list. It uses a masterful combination of vibrations and beeps to help you control your dog’s loud and persistent barking humanely.
The smart detection module sits on a well-designed microprocessor that is built to activate only when the wearer is barking. To this end, it provides resistance to all fake triggers, including barks from other dogs. Every purchase of one of these collars is shipped with a rechargeable battery that works via USB power.
The device offers seven different levels of bark correction. The first two levels are sound only, and the final four combine sound and vibration. When it gets to the eighth level, there is a one-minute auto-shutoff functionality, which is designed to ensure that your dog remains safe while you use it. Provided the animal is between 11 and 110 pounds, the color should fit with no issues. Note that it’s also a reflective design.