The SportDOG No bark collar is meticulously designed only to pick the sound from the bark of your dog only. Therefore, it will never confuse any sound with your dog’s bark. The collar is designed to use in the US only. This is because it is compatible only with the US 110v outlets and not with the common international 220v voltages.
Our dogs were running out of control. After four of our anonymous neighbors called the police complaining about the noise from our dogs, the police came to our house and warned us. To save our dogs, we had to do something. I researched for the best collar in the market. After reading numerous reviews, I settled on these ones.
These collars come with three different ways you can program.
The first way is the default program, but we found it very punitive. The program increases the shock levels beginning from the lowest level. As the dog continues barking, the shock levels keep on increasing until the dog stops barking. When the dog barks again, the collar remembers the last level that the dog had stopped barking. The collar commences on that level.
The second program is the one we use on our dogs. This program begins with the lowest shock level and the shock levels continue to rise until the dog stops barking. Unlike the first program, instead of commencing from the last stop, the shock levels revert to the lowest level the next time the dog starts to bark.
The final program gives the dog a shock whenever the dog barks. We do not like the program because it is not as humane as program number 2.
Before buying these collars, I compared the collars with the Tritonics and the Remington, both of which performed rightly. The sportsDOG was rechargeable and that is what allured us to the collar.
In addition, the collar had different ways of programming. This provided us with the flexibility that we wanted. The Tritonics shocks at only one level. On the other hand, the Remington has two shock programs but it lacked the escalating sportsdog’s program.
The other reason we chose the sportsdog over the Remington, despite its effectiveness, is that the Remington is new in the market and not many people have used it. When I was researching for the collars, I could not get reliable user experience reviews.
After using the collar, I can confidently say that the dogs are now behaving themselves; they no longer make much noise as before. In addition, our neighbors no longer complain.
Our dogs needed some time to be comfortable with the collar. At first, they used to behave a bit irrationally but once they figured out what was happening they started behaving normally. Program number 2 worked perfectly in reducing neurosis. In addition, the program gives the dogs a chance to learn how the collar works. Furthermore, the program is less punitive.
Overall, the collar is perfect and it worked to my standard. I also called the manufacturer and I discovered one thing: the collar is waterproof!