How long should a static bark collar be worn for? 


It is suggested that a static collar not be worn for more than 10-12 hours at any one time. 

This is so that the area of skin that the contact points touch does not become irritated. 

We also suggest that you change the side of the neck the collar is worn on each day if worn most days. 


How do I position the collar on my dog's neck? 


Static barking collars should be positioned up high on the neck, close to the jawline and slightly off from centre. One prong touching the vocal cords and one in the muscle of the neck is generally the best location. Do not have it positioned in the centre of the neck as this will not give you the best results. 

What is the Difference Between a ‘Bark Collar’ and a ‘Remote Training Collar’?

There are a few major differences between the two; however, the most important is that:

 

1. Bark Collars are controlled automatically by the collar device.

2. Remote Training Collars are controlled by the pet owner via a remote.

 

Bark collars are designed to control and discourage barking whilst Remote Training Collars can be used for other undesirable behaviours such as barking at specific triggers, jumping up, rough play, biting, chewing furniture or stalking. Depending on the style of training you are looking for, these products will work to achieve an obedient outcome. Our friendly staff are always here to offer advice if you are unsure which training style suits you best. 

 

Is a Bark Collar or Remote Training Collar Better For My Dog?

Bark Control Collars that spray, vibrate or shock are usually left on your dog for a longer period of time in comparison to remote training collars. They are designed to automatically dispense the vibration, shock or spray without human interaction. This form of collar is good for people who are not looking to be on guard for the behaviour around the clock. Hence why this style of training is so specific to barking. 

 

Remote Training Collars require you as the owner to dispense the shock, spray or vibration manually via the remote.

 

For example, let's name our dog Barney. Barney does not have a barking issue; however a rough play problem with other dogs. The owner puts the remote training collar on Barney at the park then watches him play whilst holding the remote in hand. If Barney's play becomes to rough, the owner uses the remote to set off the vibration or shock. 

 

This way the owner is in control and the specific behaviour can be addressed directly. This kind of behaviour could not be solved with a simple bark control collar. 

 

Remote training collars can be used for barking, however, we would suggest for specific/environmental barking as the owner will need to be there with remote in hand. This 'specific barking’ would be if your dog has an issue with certain people or objects in day to day life eg: birds, prams, kids. 

 

When Can I Start Using a Bark Control or Remote Training Collar?

This question can depend on the size, breed, health and temperament of your puppy. The important part of this question is rather ‘at what age will my dog begin to understand the connection between the bark collar and their barking?’. 

 

We suggest at least 6 months of age, by this time (again, depending on the dog) your dog should be able to make the behavioural connection between the spray, vibration and zap with the action of their barking. 

 

Please be aware that puppies do bark as a natural instinct of finding their voice as well as to get our attention if they are hungry, hurt, stuck or upset. This puppy behaviour should not be interpreted as a ‘bark control issue’. A simple question to your vet will also help narrow down your choice.

 

Will an E-Collar Hurt My Dog?

E-collars are extremely safe to use and come with extensive user instructions, like any product if these instructions are followed you will have no need for concern! 

 

At eDog, we aim to take the 'sometimes stigma' our of electronic training devices and assure we only offer the highest quality worldwide. Methods such as a citronella spray, vibration or sound would cause no less discomfort than speaking loudly or intimidatingly to your dog or pulling on its lead with the intention to stop it from barking.

 

Shock collars are to provide a stronger and alternative action however this comes at no harm to your dog. Collars such as these are well suited to medium to extra large dogs. Remember, nascence barking is a problem and should not be accepted.

 

Are Citronella Collars as Effective as Shock Collars?

E-collars are extremely safe to use and come with extensive user instructions, like any product if these instructions are followed you will have no need for concern!

 

Shock collars are to provide a stronger and alternative action however this comes at no harm to your dog. Collars such as these are well suited to medium to extra large dogs. Remember, nascence barking is a problem and should not be accepted.

Are E-Products Safe? 

E-collars are extremely safe to use and come with extensive user instructions, like any product if these instructions are followed you will have no need for concern!  

 

I've Heard Mixed Reviews about Bark and Training Collars, Can You Shed Some Light On This?

Like anything in the modern world, people are for and against. Sometimes it is the people who are against that shout their views that little bit louder. 

 

We would not be selling or endorsing any product that was not safe or in the interest of your dog. Everybody has different views on using e-collars for training purposes,  just like others have views on raw diets, choker chains and desexing.