Looking into dog bark collars for your incessantly barking dog? Congratulations for choosing to train your dog this way, a considerably affordable and effective approach. You should, however, keep mind there are conditions that render such dog training less effective. We will cover in this short piece some problems dog owners encounter when training their dogs.
The wrong size of collar will bring your problems
Some dog owners assume that what worked for one dog will work for another, and so use dog bark collars used by other dogs on their dogs. That, you can be sure, is a problem. Dog comes in various sizes and breeds, and a collar that fit snugly on one breed might not be a good fit on another dog of similar breed. To get a crash course on dog collar sizes, you can always contact your vet or go online.
You don’t want a bark collar that activates intermittently. You will get a dog which gets mixed signals about its barking. The good quality dog collars activate only when the nodes on the device sense vibrations from the dog’s throat, when it barks. When the dog barks, the bark collar’s nodes in contact with the dog’s throat activates, and the dog feels a stimulus – a spray, a sound, a static.
The goal is for every bark to be met with a deterrent. If you use a loose collar on your dog, it will not be able to activate upon every bark.
A bark collar that slides around is also exposed to avoidable wear and tear. The dog might be clawing at the device and banging it around should you not be around. So do not be surprised should your dog keep barking due to a damaged device. What’s potentially worse is for your dog’s curiosity to result in his accidentally adjusting the intensity settings on the bark collar – an unpleasant experience that may result in its resenting the collar even more.
Don’t choke your dog by tightening the collar. You’ll just be giving your dog more discomfort. Your dog could hurt itself with attempts to dislodge the collar from its neck. These problems can be avoided by getting the right size of bark collars. When you go buy or try out some collars for your dog, be sure to (1) ask or check that your dog’s breed matches the recommended sizes, (2) check if the collar is 2-3 inches over your dog’s neck’s circumference, and (3) be able to slip under the collar (when you try it on your dog) 2-3 fingers.