How Long will your Dog Need to Wear the Bark Collar?
The bark controller detects the vibration of the vocal cords as your dog barks. The first cycle of barking is stimulation free. If barking continues excessively the collar will repeat the warning which will be accompanied by a single static pulse (at a pre-selected stimulation level) every 4 seconds until the barking activity subsides. The PAC Bark Controller Collar comes pre-set with vibration and correction level 2 as standard, this correction level is similar to the "static" you get when you touch a car door, it’s just above most dog’s comfort zone so it distracts the dog to stop excessive barking but, if needs be, can go up to level 8 for very headstrong dogs.
After a few corrections, the dog will realize that the correction is caused by the barking - the dog will then resist the urge to nuisance bark at normal neighbourhood activities. Then in some cases, if required it can be set to level ”0” which is vibration only.
So, owners can plan ahead on how to train their dog in avoiding nuisance barking. For example, we have customers that put the collar on every night consistently. This will change the dog’s behavioural pattern. After a few weeks, they will remove the bark collar and are satisfied with the result. Others do a weekly refresher, which is very effective because it will remind the dog about the training. However, some dog owners leave the bark collar on at times when they go out or they know the dog will start barking. It is all dependent on the dog’s drive when it comes to persistent barking. Avoid leaving the PAC Bark Controller Collar on your dog for over 12 hours per day and wash the dog’s neck area weekly.