There was a period where my dog, Harley, got into the bad habit of barking incessantly. Needless to say, our family was not only frustrated by it (try having a grumpy young toddler woken up by dog barking only five minutes into her afternoon nap!) but we were also worried about annoying our neighbors. In today’s post, I thought I’ll talk about a really effective bark control collar in this SportDOG 10R review.
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This SportDOG Waterproof Rechargeable bark control collar uses innovative PerfectBark technology, which provides firm, fair and consistent bark control, while eliminating false corrections by requiring both vibration and sound to activate a correction. The collar is waterproof and can resist up to 25ft. It includes a long-life rechargeable battery with a low-battery indicator light.
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This dynamic bark collar features 10 levels of stimulation correction along with three training modes, including Temperament Learning, Progressive Correction and a User-Selected Correction mode.
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- 10 levels of stimulation help you manage your dog’s behavior
- Tone only button offers customized training
- 3 correction modes: temperament learning, progressive correction and user-selected correction mode to fit your dog’s temperament
- PerfectBark technology eliminates false corrections by requiring both vibration and sound to activate a correction
- 3-color indicator light displays mode and low battery
- DryTek waterproof design technology with submersible protection provides durability under wet conditions
- Comes with a long life battery that is rechargeable
- Weighs very light at only 4.8oz
- Comes with an adjustable strap for a good comfy fit
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- Dogs that are 8 pounds or larger
How It Works:
This SportDOG 10R basically has one of the most dependable and reliable detection sensors that you can find. When your dog barks and it detects (from vibration as well as the barking sound itself), it simply deliver a little static through the contact points.
You’ll be glad to know that other dogs barking or any external noise will not affect the sensor or trigger it. It is also built with the safety of your dog in mind. If your dog is barking 15 or more times in a 50 second period in any of the 10 available modes/levels, the collar system will shut off for 3 minutes automatically.
The Different Modes:
Temperament Learning Mode – this is where the static delivered is at its lowest and then, increases to a different intensity every time your dog barks within 30 seconds of the previous one. The ‘smart’ collar will actually remember the correction/static level required to stop your dog from barking. Hence, the next time your dog barks again, the correction will start again at the previous level that was used.
Progressive Correction Mode – Similarly, the correction level starts at the lowest and then increases to a different level whenever your dog barks within 30 seconds of the previous bark. However, the difference of this mode is that if your dog doesn’t bark again within 30 seconds, it will ‘reset’ and go back to the lowest level again in that mode.
Manual Mode – You get to choose the correction level you want! When your dog barks, it will correct him at the level that you choose until he stops.
If you have been thinking about trying out the SportDOG 10R, I’m definitely giving you the go ahead! It not only saved our family from the anxiety regarding complaints from our neighbors and also really helped us to train Harley. Also read my post about using dog whistles for training and dog gps trackers too keep your dog safe.