Overview: The PetSafe Basic Bark Control Collar effectively
and humanely stops your dog from barking when you don't want him to. When the
vibration of your dog's bark triggers the sensor probe, a static correction is
delivered by the contact points. Each static correction is
accompanied by an audible beep. The collar fits dogs with neck sizes from 6" to
28", and can be trimmed to size. The collar weighs 2.6 ounces, and should work
effectively on dogs 8 pounds and over.
Note: The PetSafe Basic Bark Control Collar is designed
to get your dog's attention and interrupt their barking pattern, not to
punish him or her. It is a device that helps you communicate to your dog
when it is not okay to bark, and when it is.
Effectiveness: The effectiveness of the Basic Bark Control
Collar depends upon your usage of the collar and the temperament of the dog.
You should notice a reduction in your dog's barking within the first couple of
days of wearing the Bark Control collar. Some dogs will be trained quickly and may not need to wear the collar for a long
term. Other dogs may associate not barking with the collar, and will only
control their barking while wearing the collar.
Progressive Correction: The Bark Control collar starts with
the lowest level of static correction, and progresses through six levels each
time your dog barks within 30 seconds of the previous bark. If your dog does not
bark again within 30 seconds, the collar will reset itself to the lowest level
of static correction. As an added safety feature, the Bark Control collar will
automatically shut off for 3 minutes if your dog barks 15 times or more within a
If the static correction is too high for your dog, you can obtain a resistor
from the manufacturer to reduce the level of static correction.
Waterproof: The Bark Control module is submersible up to 5
feet for 30 minutes. This allows your pet to jump in a pool or get a bath
without harming the collar. To prevent water from entering the module, you
should check to see that the battery is in the fully locked position before
bathing your dog.
Power Requirements: The Bark Control collar is powered by
the RFA-67, an easily replaceable battery specifically designed by PetSafe that
also increases water protection for the collar. Average battery life is 3 to 6
months, depending upon how much your dog barks. A Low Battery indicator light
will flash when the battery level has reached a weakened state and needs
replacing. Additional batteries can be obtained from the manufacturer.
Precautions: The Bark Control collar should not be worn for
more than 12 hours a day. If the collar is worn for too long, or made too tight,
the dog could develop skin damage. You should reposition the collar on the dog's
neck every hour or two. You should never attach a leash to the electronic collar
as this will cause excessive pressure on the contacts. A separate collar should
be used with a leash.
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