PetSafe Elite Big Dog Bark Control Collar

PetSafe Elite Big Dog Static Bark Control Collar (PBC00-12725) - Countryside Pet…
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The PetSafe Elite Little Dog Bark Control Collar is designed with the small dog in mind. This dog training collar provides a gentle static correction. Soft and weatherproof, the PetSafe Elite's Comfort Fit system offers big dog features in a little dog size. Perfect Bark detection uses both sound and vibration to ensure that only the dog's bark triggers the collar. The PetSafe Temperament Learning System automatically adjusts the correction level to the frequency of the dog's barking. Adjustable up to 16 inches, this no-bark collar is suitable for dogs up to 55 lbs. The nylon collar closes with a quick clip, includes an ID tag ring, and operates on a 3V replaceable battery.
Elite Big Dog Bark Control
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I love the collar when it is in one piece - really stops both labs from barking when a horse trailer pulls into our Equine Veterinarian Practice. We are always afraid that someone is going to get hurt when the dogs start barking at the horses!
I hate the fact that the metal prongs are constantly coming undone which leaves the collar worthless - in the last year, we have purchased 4 Elite Big Dog Static Bark Collars (we only have two dogs) - once the prongs are missing, you either lose the control box or it no longer works because the probes are what causes the static. PetSafe was kind enough to send us one "free" probe kit which lasted less than a week! The PetSafe Elite Big Dog Spray Bark Control Collar is simple to operate. When your dog barks, a burst of citronella-scented spray
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Your BIG dog, packs a BIG bark, the problem with it is you love your dog, and may not mind some barking, but profuse barking is another thing. If you and your pet are not seeing eye to eye on the whole "when and when not to bark" thing, try the PetSafe Elite Big Dog Bark Control, also available in PetSafe Elite Little Dog for that little friend packing a BIG bark!It has performed better than many other collars I have used. From static to citronella. I do wish it came with the option of longer contacts for coated breeds. I do not want to cut the coat on my show/performance dogs as suggested in the manual. It has helped with many barking situations. I know it is not a replacement for mental and physical stimulation. I wish your manual addressed that issue and many dogs I see in my training classes have poor behavior base purely on the fact they do not get enough stimulation or time with the family.

PETSAFE RESPONSE: We're happy to hear how much you enjoy the Elite Big Dog Static Bark Collar, Leah! This style of bark control collar uses Perfect Bark® technology. Longer contact points wouldn't allow the vibration sensor to pick up the vibration of the vocal cords when barking occurs. We appreciate your suggestion regarding further information in the Operating and Training Guide as we are constantly improving our processes. We will be sure to pass your suggestion along!The Elite Big Dog Bark Control Collar detects your dog’s bark using patented Perfect Bark™ technology to ensure only your dog’s bark causes the correction. As he barks, he receives a safe but annoying static correction. The bark collar begins with low corrections, and if barking continues the correction intensity will increase. When used correctly, the bark collar reduces (and in most cases eliminates) nuisance barking. Your dog will quickly learn the association and stop the unwanted behavior.This collar works fairly well on our stubborn 4yr old PyreneesX. Not eliminating the barking completely, but stopping her before she gets too wound up, and significantly reducing the amount of barking. Also decreasing the volume of the barks, as she has a booming voice. You can really tell that she is trying not to bark, but, being a Pyr, she just can't help herself sometimes. Has had the unexpected side effect of calming her down in general, and making her want to be indoors more. Overall, we are happy with the effect this collar has had on our dog, and are not at all worried that it may be hurting her - she has never yelped or flinched, just makes a kind of chewing motion after being corrected, like she feels something funny in her throat. Price is reasonable. I only gave 4 stars because we have only had it for 2 weeks, so are still in the training phase, not sure how it will be long term. Also rechargeable batteries would be good.

PETSAFE RESPONSE: We are happy to hear that the Elite Big Dog Static Bark Collar has been working well for you and your Pyrenees mix! The bark collar begins with low corrections, if excessive barking continues the correction intensity will increase. This does help eliminate the nuisance barking. We welcome any updated feedback as your experience continues and please contact us if you need assistance with your new Petsafe product.