Rated 4 out of 5 by mcperez05 Will shock your dog - but definitely stops the barking!
I have a small 11 lb dog. Her barking has gotten really bad over the years - and living in a small apartment, I was desperate for help!
Size wise: I bought this product because it said "8 lbs and up" (meaning I assumed it would be small enough for my small dog). But it is a little big and cumbersome on my 11 lb dog - I personally think it would work best on dogs 20 lbs and up.
How it works: I also assumed this was more of a "bark noise collar" that just made high-pitched frequency noises to discourage your dog from barking...it is not. This is your standard "shock collar," for lack of a better term. So beware - it does zap your dog when they bark! The first couple times my dog got zapped from barking, she yelped, which terrified me and I almost stopped using it. However, I stayed with it, and she learned very quickly that barking is not allowed.
So I would overall recommend this product, just beware of those factors. The product works really well and has some great features - it gradually gets harsher as your dog continues to bark, and it doesn't go off if other dogs around yours are barking (I have 2 dogs, so this was an important factor for me). I wish the collar had a remote that allowed me to adjust the harshness, but it doesn't. So all in all, it is a product that definitely works.
January 12, 2017
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mel57 Stubborn Dog
I must have a very stubborn dog. Seems to work sometimes and at other times, she doesn't care that she's getting shocked!! I would say it has helped a little bit! I would still recommend this, as it certainly can't hurt to try to curb the barking and I will keep using it and hope that she gets the message.
January 17, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ranger This is for Apollo and it works great
This is a great bark collar. He hasn't made not one peep with this collar on. And this dog will bark continuously as soon as I walk out the door until I return no matter how long I'm gone. I can't believe he doesn't wear himself out. With the collar on there is not one sound out of him. GREAT
January 14, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Crazy4pets Great results
I was very hesitant to try this but my dogs barking was not controllable at all. She just barked constantly. After about 2 days she was totally under control. I was afraid it would hurt her but I put collar on everytime she went out and now she waits for me to put on before she goes out so she's not afraid of it. My neighbors and I are very very happy I purchased.
January 11, 2017
Rated 4 out of 5 by LuckyPenny It works
The battery compartment is a pain to work with and there is no on/off button which would make it much easier. After using, I would rather have a remote where I can correct my dog myself. She did respond very well only being shocked once to get the idea, she yelped so I am guessing it gives a good jolt. She now responds to the first beep prior to the first shock. She has learned quickly. She has also learned that if she does a deep growling bark she can avoid the shock altogether. All-in-all it worked.
January 6, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Barkingdog1 Works great
My 80lb lab barked at everything now she only barks if there is a true reason to bark. We are so happy with the product and our dog!
January 9, 2017
Rated 2 out of 5 by Niki He still barks none stop
My puppy is a immune to this product - he is a 6 month old pit bull terrier mix-
January 9, 2017
Rated 1 out of 5 by tap1 Bark collar
Sadly the collar has never worked from day one. Called about this as the battery was locked in place & could not get loosen to replace. Took it to a battery store & they managed. Put a new battery in & still no luck getting to activate. It's a dud!
January 9, 2017