Instruction sheet solutions for training

How to use ultrasonic bark control collars and in-group fence system?

Some training solutions and devices require further explanations for a safe and optimal use.

Therefore, we invite you today to better understand these products.

Basic rules for a good anti-bark solutions

  • The collar must not be used for walking;
  • Make sure to take your dog’s tag off before putting the collar on;
  • Be there on the first day you turn the device on;
  • Never use the collars before the age of 6 months;
  • Never use collars for dogs under 8 pounds (3.6 kg);
  • Never use the anti-bark collar in case of anxiety or phobia. In the majority of cases, excessive barking is a sign of discomfort or fear. In such situations the anti-barking collar can make the problem worse and make your pet even more uncomfortable and anxious.
  • Use the collar as long as the problem is not solved;
  • In the case of a dog who barks to intimidate, consult a behavioral specialist about the available options.

3 invetable principles of use :

  1. The collar has to be TURNED OFF during the first two weeks when put on the dog’s neck;
  2. Two weeks later, turn the collar on and stay CLOSE TO THE ANIMAL;
  3. ATTACH THE DOG with a leash or a lanyard (on another collar) to properly control the dog in case of strong reactions.

6 good reflexes to prevent adverse effects :

  1. Read carefully the operating manual of the product before use;
  2. Make sure that the collar is not too tight: you have to be able to pass a finger between the collar and the neck;
  3. Check the dog’s neck after every use;
  4. Don’t let the collar on the dog’s neck for more than 12 consecutive hours;
  5. Wash the contacts with mild soap once a week;
  6. It is essential to combine the collar with a positive reinforcement method to show the dog what behaviors are desired and not only to punish those who are unwanted.

Be careful: Any electrostatic necklace worn for too long may cause sores on skin.

The different types of collars

  • Spray collar
    • May be citronella-perfumed or odorless
    • Has to be tight enough so it does not spin
    • It is recommended to cut the hairs under the chin if they block the spray
  • The vibration collar
    • Vibrates in random sequence on the dog’s neck, causing discomfort
    • Make sure that the contacts touch the skin
  • The ultrasonic collar
    • Sends unpleasant ultrasounds to the dog
    • Only for dogs over 8 pounds (3.6 kg)
  • The electrostatic collar
    • Works with harmless but surprising electrostatic pulses with 6 levels, adjusted to the temperament of the dog
    • Only for dogs over 8 pounds (3.6 kg)
    • If the dog yaps more than 15 times in 50 seconds, the collar stops for 3 minutes
    • Make sure that the contacts touch the skin
    • Always remove the choke collar before use
  • Invisible dog-fence
    • The fence is designed to keep the animal inside of a backyard or to prevent access to certain areas
    • Works with an electrostatic collar
    • The system is designed for dogs that are 6 month old and more
    • The system is efficient for dogs above 8 pounds (3.6 kg)

Finally, it is important to note that the different systems presented here are among the methods tolerated, but not recommended as a solution to barking. Canine behavior training methods with positive reinforcement are recommended. You can also turn to the services of a professional dog trainer.

Our team is here to help and advise you at every visit in our stores.

We will be pleased to help you make the right choices for the well-being of your pet and your own. 

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