Using a dog collar can be a hard decision, but sometimes you may feel like it is your only choice to stop your dog from barking excessively. Buying and using a dog collar for your dog can be overwhelming, but luckily, we are here to help. In this article, we will discuss the important things that you should keep in mind when buying and using anti bark collars. This includes safety reminders and things to watch out for when buying an anti bark collar. Without further ado, let’s start:
- Avoid buying cheap dog collars to save money
Aside from being more durable, expensive anti bark collars have more features compared to inexpensive collars. Some can be turned on and off remotely,
This point is even more important when you are shopping for an electric shock collar. Electric shock collars deliver a controlled static shock to your dog, and high quality collars include the ability to control the severity of the static shock. This is handy if your dog is too sensitive to the default settings since it gives you the option to reduce the intensity of the electric shock. Cheaper models will probably not have the ability to choose the shock level, which means the shock cannot be reduced at all. Buying an expensive anti bark collar will give you more flexibility over its use.
- Regardless of the settings, anti bark collars will still inflict pain or discomfort to your dog
Anti bark collars are designed to give an unpleasant or slightly painful sensation to your dog. After all, it provides a deterrent to barking, and the deterrent should be strong enough to overcome the dog’s want to bark.
For this reason, an anti bark collar will still give pain or at least, discomfort to your dog regardless of the level you set it to. If causing pain to your dog is something that you doesn’t want to do, think twice before buying an anti bark collar.
- Remote control collars can be used for more applications
An anti bark collar is designed to automatically set off whenever your dog barks. With a remote control collar, you can manually set off the collar. This is perfect if you want to take care of other negative behavior in your dog other than excessive barking. Negative behaviors such as increased aggression, chewing furniture, and other habits that you want your dog to stop can be handled by a remote control collar.
For this reason, it might be worth it to buy a remote control collar instead of an anti bark collar. One advantage of using a remote control collar is that it removes false triggers. Automatic anti bark collars can sometimes trigger even when your dog is not barking, which can confuse your dog. A remote control collar solves that problem.
However, if your dog is well behaved except for barking, an anti bark collar is probably the best choice for you.
Samira Gutoc is the founder and managing editor of Atlas and Co. She is also a content writer, blogger, poet, photographer and an editorial associate.