Sunday, September 15, 2013
I love my dogs very, very much. I love cuddling with them, walking them and playing with them. I take tons of pictures of them. What you don't know is that these two ten pound and under dachshunds are huge barkers. When they want food, they bark. When they want water, they bark. When they want to come inside, they bark. When ANYONE walks by our house, they bark.
As much as I love them, I do not love their barking. When I had the chance to review this FirstAlert Bark Collar, I jumped at the chance to try to fix my dogs bad behavior. I have used bark collars in the past with my parent's big dogs and they work pretty well.
This collar automatically gives the dog a shock when the dog barks. To test it out, I put the collar on Jaxen first and within a few minutes of being outside, of course he found someone to bark at. The collar gave him a small shock and he was quiet the rest of the time!
I could not let Jaxen be the only one to try the collar. I put the collar on Queen Bee Ava. When she barked, she got a shock and was so scared. I felt bad but at the same time, if the dog learns not to bark by getting a few shocks, it is worth it to me.
The collar comes very large and can be cut down to size. This same collar could be used for a large dog or a small dog. I fit the collar to both of my dogs and cut off the excess. You can choose how big of a zap you want the dog to get. I put it on the easiest setting so that they could get just a small zap. For larger dogs, you may want to put the setting on higher so that they actually feel it.
This collar gives a safe, human and effective static pulse to correct unwanted behaviors in dogs. It fits up to a 28 inch size neck. The collar retails for $49.99 which is similar in price to other bark collars I have seen. It is safe for both indoor and outdoor use.