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Just because a dog is small, that doesn’t necessarily mean it is quieter. Large breeds of dogs have those loud, roar-like barks with so much bass that they could be mistaken for dubstep. Smaller breeds of dogs, on the other hand, can have a much more shrill and yappy style of bark that just pierces you to your core.
You love your little pup, but you’re not sure how much longer it’ll be before the neighbor shows up at your door, furious about the sound of barking. You don’t complain about the weird noises they make in the middle of the night, so what’s their problem? Anyways, even without being prompted by a neighbor, proper training is an important part of being a responsible dog owner.
Some dogs are naturally a lot quieter than others, but most dogs can be trained to bark only when necessary. A no bark collar is a tool that’s often used for just this.
We’ve taken a look at many different bark dollars for small dogs, and have put together a list of the very best options for you to consider. There’s a popular misconception that bark collars are going to cause your dog a considerable amount of pain and suffering, but any collar that gives off an electric shock should only be a very minor shock, similar to the static electricity you feel when you drag your socks across the carpet then touch a light switch.
Aside from the shock-style, there are other types, as well:
Citronella: When the dog barks, this type of collar omits a citronella odor. The dog finds it unpleasant, and learns that barking is a bad behavior with a not-so-pleasant consequence, without physically hurting the dog in any way.
Sound: Instead of a mild electric shock, there are also no bark collars that simply play a high-pitched sound that the dog finds very annoying to listen to. In a sense, it’s fighting fire with fire, so to speak. The dog realizes that if they want to avoid this unpleasant sound, all they’ve got to do is to avoid creating unpleasant sounds of their own.
We’ll be featuring 5 different options of no bark dollars for small dogs. We’ll be taking a look at different styles, and ensuring that we have options for different budgets as well. In summation, we’ll have something for everyone here – no matter which type of collar you’re looking for or how much you’re looking to spend.
It’s good that you’re taking some time to do a little research, and our goal is to make that process as easy as possible for you.
Our K9 Anti Bark Collar, Sound and Vibration – Pain Free
Here’s a very affordable option that uses sound and vibration to train the dog against barking. It’s meant for small dogs in particular, and should fit just fine on most smaller dogs. This brand offers numerous collars, so make sure you’re choosing the correct size. The reviews are mostly positive. It is programmed to allow the dog two barks, which are matched with sound from the device, before a correctional vibration occurs on the 3rd bark. There’s no shock, just a series of beeps and ultimately a vibration, which is more than enough to get most dogs attention.
This one starts off similar to the previous model we just featured, however it does have the final option of a mild shock. It also starts off with a sound, then a vibration, and finally a very mild static shock that won’t hurt your dog. This one might not be suitable for the very smallest of dogs, and is recommend for dogs starting at around 15 pounds however people use it for dogs that are smaller than that.
You can adjust the level with the push of a button. This is definitely a budget collar, like the first one, but the reviews are solid and it does the job. Make sure you visit the full listing in order to see the rest of the features.
Petiner Harmless No Bark Dog Training Collars Anti Bark Control Collar With 7 Level
Petrainer Rechargeable and Rainproof 330 yd Remote Dog Training Shock Collar with Beep, Vibration and Shock
Here’s another device featuring beep, vibration, and then finally shock. It also has a light option. It comes with a one-year replacement warranty. Once again, it’s not meant for tiny dogs, as the collar sizes from 14 – 23 inches. As long as your small dog isn’t tiny, it should be okay, but if you need something for a very, very small dog – you’ll want to avoid this one and the previous.
Here’s one of the citronella-style no bark collars for dogs that we mentioned in the introduction. It works on dogs who are at least six pounds. The reviews are good, with the majority being 5-stars, but it does have some more so-so reviews than the other collars. Part of that is because certain dogs actually wise-up to it, and realize that whining or growling doesn’t always set off the collar, so they do that instead. However, most people that give it a go are very pleased with it none the less.
PetSafe Gentle Spray Anti-Bark Collar
PetSafe Gentle Spray Anti-Bark Collar
Digity Dogs No Bark Collar – Training Collar with 7 Sensitivity Levels for Small Dogs
This collar also works for large dogs, it’s not exclusively for small dogs. It features humane and safe training, and the collar automatically disables itself for 60 seconds after being activated. You can increase the sensitivity level. It’s important to make sure you have it at a setting that is sensitive enough to pick up your own dog’s barking, but one that won’t get set off by other dogs or other noises, because that’s unfair and just plain confusing for your poor pooch.
This collar learns the sound of your dog’s bark over time, and adjusts accordingly. It comes with a full, 100% money-back guarantee so you don’t have to worry about whether it will work for your dog or not.
Digity Dogs No Bark Collar
Every dog is different, and they all react differently to collars and training. It’s important to find the one that works best for your dog, fits them properly, and actually accomplishes the goal. If the collar isn’t helping, it’s time to try another one or to try something else. Don’t get discouraged, your puppy really does want to make you happy, sometimes it just takes them a bit longer to figure everything out.