2015 Dog Bark
Collar Buyer's Guide with Reviews

Best Bark Collars

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  1. SportDOG SBC-10R Bark Control Rechargeable Collar Box Front

    "Our best bark collar."

    SportDOG 10R NoBark Rechargeable Bark Control Collar
    $99.95
    List: $119.99

    A top choice rechargeable bark control collar. It uses 10 levels of stimulation within 3 user modes: Temperament Learning, Progressive Correction or User-Selected Correction mode. Also includes their "Perfect Bark" technology creating a more accurate correction triggered by both vibration and sound. The SportDOG 10R is for dogs 8 lbs. and up...

  2. PetSafe Customizable Deluxe Big Dog Bark Control

    PetSafe Customizable Elite Big Dog Bark Control
    $99.95
    List: $109.95

    Using PetSafe's patented Perfect Bark technology, the Customizable Elite is a top choice cure for unwanted barking. When your dog barks, the collar begins with low corrections, and if barking continues the correction intensity will increase until your dog learns to stop the unwanted behavior. Customize the collar with your choice of skins and collar straps. Uses replaceable PetSafe 6V batteries. For dogs 40 lbs. and up...

  3. PetSafe Customizable Deluxe Little Dog Bark Control

    "Perfect for small dogs."

    PetSafe Customizable Deluxe Little Dog Bark Control
    $89.95
    List: $99.95

    Our best selling and most recommended bark collar for small dogs. We feel that this is the ideal solution to stop your little dogs from excessive barking. The brilliance in this collar is that it automatically increases the level of its safe stimulation until the unwanting barking stops. It works very quickly and effectively at stopping the problem once and for all. For dogs between 8 and 55 lbs...

  4. Dogtra IQ No Bark Collar

    Dogtra IQ No Bark Collar
    $74.99
    List: $89.95

    Stimulation Type Momentary, Vibration

    A less invasive way to achieve the same result. Included in Dogtra's popular IQ line, the No Bark Collar uses a unique vibration feature that safely warns your dog that a static correction is coming if their nuisance barking continues. Once your pet learns this feature, the vibration alone is usually enough to quiet them. Comfortable contact points, compact and light weight, and available in black, pink, purple, or blue. For dogs 10 lbs. and up...

  5. Dogtra YS-500 Yapper Stopper

    Dogtra YS-500 Yapper Stopper
    $84.99

    The Dogtra YS-500 (the Yapper Stopper) is simply a straight forward, solid, dependable, bark collar built with the medium to large dog in mind. The best part about it is that it delivers a vibration just prior to the static correction, conditioning your dog to learn that the vibration means to stop. With eventual use, you'll be able to turn off the static correction of the collar, and keep your dog from barking with just vibration. For dogs 35 lbs. and up...

  6. Dogtra YS-300 Yapper Stopper

    Dogtra YS-300 Yapper Stopper
    $84.99

    This collar is extremely effective in stopping your little dog from barking. The best part about it is that it delivers a vibration just prior to the static correction, conditioning your dog to learn that the vibration means to stop. With eventual use, you'll be able to turn off the static correction of the collar, and keep your dog from barking with just vibration. For dogs between 10 and 45 lbs...

  7. Garmin Bark Limiter Deluxe Collar (Rechargeable)

    Garmin / Tri Tronics Bark Limiter Deluxe Collar (Rechargeable)
    $99.99

    This is Garmin's upgrade to the rechargable Tri-tronics Bark Limiter G3, and remains one of our most effective bark collars. It includes a autorise functionality which allows your dog to set its own level of stimulation. For dogs 8 lbs. and up...

  8. Petsafe Deluxe Citronella Bark Collar

    Petsafe Deluxe Citronella Bark Collar
    $65.98
    List: $104.95

    "Wait a minute! I'm not going to "stimulate" my dog!" We have come to learn that dog owners are demanding a more friendly approach to nuisance barking. PetSafe understands this too and has created the "spray collar". The Deluxe Citronella Bark Collar uses a mist of all-natural lemon scent and apparently, dogs don't like it. So there you go, kinder and gentler, and it works. For dogs 8 lbs. and up...

  9. PetSafe Deluxe Little Dog Citronella Bark Collar

    PetSafe Elite Little Dog Citronella Spray Bark Collar
    $104.49

    A safe alternative to correcting unwanted barking. Uses a burst of Citronella spray, aimed at your pets nose, to distract and deter unwanted barking. Perfect for smaller house dogs and surprisingly effective! Your little friend will appreciate this softer approach. For dogs 8 to 55 lbs...

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The best bark collar can make all the difference with stopping your barking dogs fast... and with so many dog bark collars to choose from, we figured we'd cut through the clutter and show you the ones we were most impressed with. This page shows our recommendations for controlling nuisance or excessive barking.

Bark Collars Made Simple.

Let's face it, dogs bark. It's the way they communicate. However, like humans, some dogs communicate much more than others. We're not here to tell you whether your dog is a nuisance or not, that’s for you (or your neighbor) to determine. Nonetheless, if you are dealing with unnecessary problem barking then that's probably what lead you to us in the first place. Nuisance barking can usually be attributed to a few different factors such as boredom, loneliness, or simply a bad habit. But, thankfully, excessive barking can usually be corrected with the right bark collar.


What exactly is a bark collar?

A dog bark collar is basically a device that uses sensors to detect barking and then uses a form of correction to train your dog to quit barking. The most effective types of collars have both sound and vibration sensors to detect barking. If the collar only uses one form of detection then the device could pick up other sounds from your dog or from other animals and just puzzle your dog. Most quality bark collars fit into this category. When it comes to barking collars you usually get what you pay for.


What types of collars are available for my dog, and how well do the collars work?

There are three main types of effective bark collars that use both sound and vibration to detect barking: the static collar, the ultrasonic collar and the citronella or spray collar. Bark collar reviews can often be confusing and misleading so we will try to break it down so you can understand exactly what each type of device actually does and which collar would be most practical for your situation.

The most effective type of bark collar is the static collar. This device uses a static "shock" similar to the sensation you feel when you touch something and are “shocked” by static electricity, like touching a metal object. It scares you but, it doesn’t really hurt. The static collar usually has several levels of intensity so if you have a sensitive or stubborn dog the settings can be adjusted to customize the collar for your dog.

The second most effective collar is the citronella or spray collar. This collar sprays an unsavory citronella scented liquid towards the dog’s muzzle. It does not hurt the dog but, they sure hate the smell and the taste.

The third and least effective dog barking collar is the ultrasonic bark collar. This collar emits a high frequency tone that only dogs can hear. Quite frankly, and from what we see in customer reviews, this is one of those hit or miss collars. It either annoys your dog and the dog stops barking or it doesn’t. It’s too hard to tell without actually trying the collar out.


Choosing the right collar to stop your dog's nuisance barking.

Petsafe is by far the most effective bark collar option we carry.  It's our best selling collar to get your dog to finally stop bothering your neighbors or yourself so darn much. It basically is an e-collar that uses sensors to detect barking and then uses a form of correction to train your dog to quit barking. The most effective types of bark collar devices have both sound and vibration sensors to detect barking. If the bark collar only uses one form of detection then the collar could pick up other sounds from your dog or from other animals and just puzzle your dog. Most quality barking dog collars fit into this category. When it comes to barking collars you usually get what you pay for. Now with small dog bark collar reviews for all of our smaller collar systems. Stop your barking dog with a bark collar system.  Collars fit all sized dogs.Knowing a bit about what a bark collar is and the types of collars that actually work, filtering through the clutter and choosing the correct bark collar for your needs is actually pretty simple. First, choose the right size unit for your dog, usually by weight, breed and neck size. Then determine which type of bark collar (static, sonic, or spray) you think will be most effective for your dog. The last step is choosing between the many brands of collars. We feel that Petsafe, SportDOG, and Garmin offer the best bark collars on the market. Don't forget to take a look at the reviews before you buy, because you'll usually learn something from someone's experiences with that product. Remember, you usually get what you pay for.

Finally, when using any type of barking collar, please follow the instructions that come with the collar to insure that you do not cause additional stress to you beloved pet, and always be patient... The barking will not stop overnight. Your dog needs you to understand that barking is a natural part of who they are and when properly trained, whether using a bark collar or not, your dog should learn the correct usage of their canine chatter. For little dogs, take a look at our small dog bark collar reviews.

The Bark Collar Reviews and Buyer's Guide.

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