PetSafe Basic Bark Control
Dog training collar device corrects problem barking
Our take on the PetSafe Basic Bark Control by Crutchfield's Eric Angevine
Stop nuisance barking
The PetSafe Basic Bark Control collar has a vibration sensor inside, so it can detect when your dog — and only your dog — is barking. It automatically triggers the lowest form of static correction, then increases gradually if the barking continues. It won't harm your dog — built-in safety features stop the process after 50 seconds of continuous correction.
- detects your dog's throat vibrations to know when it's barking
- 6 adjustable levels of static correction
- correction level increases automatically until your dog stops barking
- safety shut-off: correction stops after 50 seconds
- collar and device are durable and waterproof
- for dogs 8 lbs. and up
- powered by RFA-67 battery (included)
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Red bark control collar
- Operating Guide
- Customer Support sheet
- Hazardous Substance Table
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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 50-second period.
Note: 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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