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Best Bark Collar

When your dog barks unnecessarily and incessantly it is not only annoying to you and your neighbors, but can also lead to fines. This undesirable habit can be unlearned, but it takes diligence and consistency. There are several options for bark deterrent collars on the market, with different levels of effectiveness including electronic stimulation (“shock”), citronella spray and ultrasonic. The collars on the following list were chosen because they are the most effective and safe options of citronella and electronic stimulation collars. Ultrasonic, though an option have not been rated well as a bark deterrent and were not included on the list. Bark collars are only effective and safe when used properly, so no matter which one you choose, follow the instructions carefully.

PetSafe Deluxe Bark Control Collar, PDBC-300

As one of the most popular and highly rated collars, PetSafe Deluxe Static Bark Collar will help you train your dog to not bark in the most effective way possible. With three modes, and six levels of correction, this is the collar that dog lovers use when they've hit roadblocks with others. What sets this one apart from others is the option to increase intensity of correction with each subsequent bark, ensuring your dog understands the connection between barking and the electronic stimulation. This collar is waterproof and easy to use.

SportDOG Rechargeable NoBark 10R Bark Control Collar

SportDog caters to sporting and hunting dogs, and carries many products to train and improve behavior. The NoBark 10R is a highly rated product that will help you curve your dogs barking through a quick electronic stimulation that will repeat each time the dog barks, teaching your dog that being quiet will cease the stimulation. This product is no different than SportDog's many other high tech products using three modes, with ten different stimulation levels to deter your dog from barking. The patented DRYTEK waterproofing will put you at ease that your dog will be safe even in the rain or if submerged in water.

Doctors Foster and Smith Anti-Bark Spray Collar

Doctors Foster and Smith Anti-Bark Spray Collar

When you want a eco-friendly, safe alternative to the electronic stimulation collars, there is another option. Citronella collars work the same as the “shock” collars, but rather than emitting a zap they spray a harmless mist of citronella in your dog's face when they bark. Fosters and Smith's Anti Bark Spray Collar is water-resistant, and light weight and comes with a refillable reservoir. This collar is safe for humans, dogs and the environment so you'll feel comfortable while you're deterring unwanted behavior.

D.T. Systems 1125DT No Bark Trainer

D.T. Systems offers a bark deterrent collar that will curb your dog's unnecessary barking by catering to your own dog's needs and requirements. The 1125DT offers eight levels of intensity, including a “Gentle Touch Stimulation” for more sensitive breeds, you can pick which level of electronic stimulation to use. This product detects movement in the vocal chords ensuring to only activate when the wearer barks, rather than when other dogs bark in the area.

PetSafe Elite Big Dog Spray Bark Collar

For another citronella spray option, PetSafe has the Elite Big Dog Spray Bark Collar, and they also offer a small dog alternative. This refillable, waterproof collar is highly rated as effective for most dogs and is powered via 6-volt battery. The way this, and most spray collars work is through a burst of citronella scented spray emitted into the dog's face when barking. This is unpleasant, but completely harmless, and the quick reaction will help deter unnecessary barking.

Nicole Cormier
Nicole is an animal lover and advocates for responsible pet ownership. Having worked in animal sheltering, behavior and as a longtime pet parent, Nicole is quite knowledgeable about the joys and struggles of choosing to be an animal companion. She enjoys the company of her figurative menagerie of a pitbull, two chihuahuas, two cats and several fish and turtles. There are so many essential items to be purchased as a pet parent, and Nicole will keep you in the loop on the best products to keep your furry companions safe and happy.
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