Selecting The Right Bark Collar For Your Dog!

A Guide To Buying Bark Collars K9 Control New Zealand offers a wide selection of Bark Collars to help you control your barking dog. The only downside to this is that it can get a little confusing when trying to select the right solution that suits you. Hopefully this short guide will

Selecting the Right Bark Collar for your Barking Dog!

K9 Control New Zealand offers a wide selection of Bark Collars for dogs, to control nuisance barking. The only downside to this is that it can get a little confusing when trying to select the right solution that suits you. Hopefully this short guide will help you select the right collar for your barking dog. Firstly, lets look at the different types of collars out there:

Sonic Collars:  These collars emit a piercing audible tone. When your collar detects your dogs bark (or another dog's bark...unfortunately) via a built in microphone it goes into action! Unfortunately many dogs become used to the tone and continues barking after a short time of using the product. We only recommend them as an alternative for young small dogs with low drive or a timid temperament.

Spray Collars:  Collars that emit a burst of Citronella spray when activated by a barking dog are often referred to as Spray Collars. Citronella Anti Bark Collars are probably the most well known though not necessarily the most effective option. Citronella anti bark collars have a microphone which is how this type of bark collar is activated (that's right, any loud noise can set them off) and both Multivet models on the market are classified as weatherproof (not waterproof!!). 

PetSafe citronella spray collar models are waterproof and activated by a vibration sensor as well as a microphone, meaning no accidental corrections. PetSafe also has the Nano spray collar for small dogs. Spray collars are reasonably effective for many dogs (approx 70% effective). However we do not recommend them for stubborn or working dog breeds as they often get used to the spray and bark through the spray. They are also a little more expensive to run as spray refills are an ongoing cost.

Static/Electric Collars: This variety of anti-bark collar is widely regarded as the most effective (98-99% effective). Static bark collars are designed to stop barking dogs within a fairly quick timeframe. This style of bark control collar also come in a wide variety of models for the small dogs right through to the large and/or stubborn dog. You can also choose between bark collars that are rechargeable or use replaceable batteries. All Static bark control collars are activated by a vibration sensor that is in contact with the dog's neck and is activated by the barking of the dog. Certain anti bark collar models will use a microphone sensor with the vibration sensor for extra reassurance. Electric bark collars are far more advanced than in years gone by, with automatic cut out switches as a safety feature, and variable settings to find the right operating mode for your dog. These collars cannot be worn all day (10-12hrs max).

We currently offer a money back and price matching guarantees (see 'Our Guarantees' for more information) on our Spray and Static Collars to give you re-assurance when purchasing one of our products. So even if the product you choose does not work you can upgrade it to a different model.  Keep an eye out for the 'At A Glance' product reviews designed to help make your selection process even easier. 

Remember, we are only a phone call away if you wish to speak to us about getting the right product for your dog.  Good Luck!!

Citronella Spray Anti Bark Collar Product Comparison Guide

Static Bark Collar Product Comparison Guide