"I love my SportDOG 10R no-bark collars. They work wonders! I have 4 dogs that require a bark collar every night and then I keep a few around incase I have a female in heat or some other distraction that gets the rest of my dogs worked up.
I also have one pointer - "Merle" that only barks when he is on the dog truck. He doesn't bark when we are still or going in reverse, but the second you put the truck in drive he barks non stop. The 10 R stops him cold. It's the best on the market."
The 10R gives you multiple stimulation options to fit your dogs needs.
Temperament Learning -- "Green light" This mode begins at level 0 and increases the stimulation as the dog barks. Once the collar finds the right level it sets it's self to that level and remains there until the dog barks again. If the dog continues to bark the intial level will increase until your dog finds the right level for him. The 10R comes out of the box in this mode.
Progressive Correction - "Blue and Green light" This mode increases the stimulation with every bark like the Temperament Learning mode but in 30 seconds increments. Once the collar finds the level that will get the dog to stop barking for 30 seconds then it resets to level 0. If the dog barks later it starts at the lowest level again.
This is the mode that I use on the majority of my dogs. What I LOVE about the progressive correction is that it allows the dog a couple of free barks with very low level corrections. This is great for the dog that "forgets" he has a collar on from time to time and just needs a little reminder to stop.
I have one hard headed barker "Sage" the GSP. I can't use Progressive on him so he gets User-Selected Direct Set stimulation.
User-Selected Direct Set Stimulation "Blue with a number level" -- This mode allows you to set the exact level that your dog requires to get his attention.
This is the SportDOG SBC 10R no bark collar. This is my favorite bark collar and it's the one that we recommend the majority of the time nowadays.
What I like the most about this particular bark collar is it has three different modes of operation. You have two progressive modes and then one direct set mode. What is a progressive mode does is that as the dog continues to bark, it starts at the lowest level, the dark barks, and it gradually increases the stimulation as the dog barks until it finds the level that stops the dog from barking.
The first mode is designed to increase to the level that stops the dog from barking. And then once the dog stops, it lowers itself by one level and sits there. And if the dog barks again, it then starts at that level and increases up until it stops the dog from barking again.
The second mode is what I use. It starts at the lowest level, increases as the dog barks. Once he gets to the point that he has stopped barking and is silent for a short period of time, it immediately resets itself to the lowest level. That's a great mode for dogs that are not just really bad barkers. It gives them the opportunity to bark once or twice and receive a low level correction and be reminded that, "Hey, you are wearing a bark collar and barking's not good." But it doesn't overstimulate the dog. It really lets him control it. and then once he figures out what's going on it drops the level back down lower. The majority of my dogs work on that level and they work really well.
The third mode is a direct set mode. The 10R has 10 levels of stimulation. And in the direct set you can find the level that your dog requires and you can put it directly on that level. I have one dog that really needs that. On this collar he works on a 7. Anything less than that, including the progressive modes, he's going to bark, and he's going to bark a good bit. So for Sage we set this collar on a direct set number 7, and it is rare; once he gets that first correction he's usually through. He won't bark while he's wearing the collar.
It's a rechargeable bark collar, which, for years, I was not a big fan of. But battery technology has really caught up with it. I can go a while without charging them. I have eight of these at the kennel and I only have one charger. I rotate through every once in a while. I can easily go a couple of weeks without charging one.
Great little bark collar. It's got a screen on it. You control all the changes through the button on the front. Very simple to use. We've been real happy with them.
"My son recommended this collar and he was right. We only had to use the collar twice, on the lowest setting, and our dog quit barking at the neighbor dog for a week."
My son recommended this collar and he was right. We only had to use the collar twice, on the lowest setting, and our dog quit barking at the neighbor dog for a week. She then went outside and barked and all I had to do was show her the collar and she stopped barking. Thank you for this great product. I highly recommend this product for anyone who is trying to train a dog to quit barking.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 165 Reviewed: 2010-01-23 Featured Review
"This is at least the 4th if not the 5th no bark collar that we have purchased over the years and the 10R works far better that any other collar."
Just wanted to let you know that we love the 10R collar. We've had it for about a month or so and it works great! This is at least the 4th if not the 5th no bark collar that we have purchased over the years and the 10R works far better that any other collar. The fact that Raleigh doesn't bark at all when wearing the collar has really calmed him down.
Thank you. It is easy to use and holds its charge. The customer service we received has been excellent. It is a terrific value.
Dan & Susan
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 117 Reviewed: 2009-11-09 Featured Review
mixed. Family pet. We have an 8 month old mixed breed dog who we adopted from the Humane Society. He barked a lot at anything and everything, which would get our other two dogs all stirred up and they would join in the barking as well. We purchased the SportDOG NoBark SBC-10R Rechargeable No-Bark Dog Collar online. He got a correction the first time he barked and seemed to be a quick learner. His constant barking has totally stopped! It is also waterproof, which is important because this dog loves to jump in our pond. We are so glad to have found this product!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 4216 Reviewed: 2013-10-22 Featured Review
Owns 2 dogs. Family pet. In doubt?? Just get it! I have a 140 pound Greater Swiss and an 85 pound mixed Shepherd. Swiss is an alarm dog, Shepherd is a constant barker. I have tried nearly every type of collar. Just ask my credit card. Got the Tri-Tronics (now Garmin) limiter. That one works OK, but we were not getting consistent control over barking and the shepherd can be consistent barker. We were going crazy - annoying us, and I am certain the neighbors as well. Finally found this site and read all the information and reviews and felt it was our last chance at a working controller. Almost bought the Garmin 2 in 1 training collar with bark limiter to give added (manual) control but figured it would only work as well as my current bark limiters. I took the plunge and ordered two of the SBC-10R units. Life is good now. I use the "progressive" as recommended, and we get occasional barks (which we like), but not the incessant barking. Had them two weeks now, and so far they have been great. Last night was Halloween and figured with all the neighborhood traffic it would be a good test. Right off the bat the incessant barking started up, and boy I was unhappy. Stomped outside with the thought of another big expense on collars down the tube. Turns out my wife did not turn the collars on. Turned them on and the dogs went right back to occasional single bark. Hint - like most electronic devices, they must be turned on to work! So far an excellent product. Gun Dog Supply was great to work with. Website is full of information and easy to use. Highly recommend the product and GDS.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 4873 Reviewed: 2013-11-01 Featured Review
"Dogs bark once and that's it, they don't bark again! Solved all our neighbor problems with barking."
Full Collies. Owns 2 dogs. Family pet. This is the best product! We had cheap bark collars from the pet store that we had to replace the batteries in, and they did not work. These collars don't even have to be tight and they work great. Dogs bark once and that's it, they don't bark again! I love that they can be re-charged. We put them on every time they go out in the yard, and take them off when they come in. Solved all our neighbor problems with barking.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 6166 Reviewed: 2013-12-03 Featured Review
Owns 2 dogs. Family pet. BEST bark collar! We've bought several different brands, and none of them have worked. This allows the dog to learn and control their bark. I also like how there are different modes for training. Both of my dogs have different personalities, and I was able to use the same type of collar for both of them, which was a huge plus. I've also had it 3 weeks and have yet to need to charge it! Great product!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 11322 Reviewed: 2014-06-05
"If it will stop a Beagle from barking that quickly, you've got a winner here!"
Family pet. We bought this collar because we were getting complaints from our neighbors on each side of our house. There was an instant change in his behavior just after getting shocked two different times the first day. By the end of day, he had completely stopped barking at our two neighbors as they worked in their backyard. I really like the progressive setting, because it lets the dog decide how much/intensely he wants to be corrected. If it will stop a Beagle from barking that quickly, you've got a winner here!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 11206 Reviewed: 2014-05-31
Family pet. Not only am I happy with this collar, but my neighbours are grateful for peace and quiet. I really like the progressive setting, as it warns him gently then gradually gets stronger if needed. I have recommended this to friends. I wish I had known about this collar 7 years ago.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 11903 Reviewed: 2014-07-01
Family pet. Purchased this particular unit based upon your info, video on your website, and some other sources. It was easy to figure out how to use it, and it has worked great. Our dog stopped barking within 2 days, and the correction has stuck, even on days when we have forgotten to put it on. I feel your hands-on product demo made the difference in helping to decide which unit to buy, and most importantly, where to get it. Your personal involvement with explaining the items you sell makes all the difference to me. Thanks for investing your time.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 12693 Reviewed: 2014-08-08
Hunts. He learned the first time not to bark with the collar on. He isn't barking as much. I have the collar on the setting that resets to the lowest stimulation if he doesn't bark for 30 seconds or longer. If he does start barking, all I have to do is put the collar on and no more barking.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 13721 Reviewed: 2014-09-14
Owns 8 dogs. Competes. I've never used an E-collar, bark collar or anything like it. Breeder friends recommended it to me, and I tried it. I can only say I wish I had bought it a long time ago. My dogs learned very quickly that barking is not an option, unless of course the collar is off, and they are guarding me and/or the property. Thank you Gun Dog Supply!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 13274 Reviewed: 2014-08-30
Poodle. Family pet. My male poodle constantly tapped at my Doberman any time I was outside. I put the collar on him and WOW silence! I would recommend this collar to anybody with a happy dog. Thanks so much!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 13216 Reviewed: 2014-08-28
"You are selling a very good product, and your customer service is outstanding."
Owns 2 dogs. Family pet. This collar really works. I have purchased other brands, but did not receive the success I have had with this collar. It worked so well for my large Malinois that I purchased one for my smaller collie. Thanks for the great service your company offers. You are selling a very good product, and your customer service is outstanding.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 13142 Reviewed: 2014-08-25
Hunts. Family pet. My lab started barking during the night, so after several sleepless nights I decided to buy this collar. Best decision ever! She barked one time the first night and not another time since. Great product!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 13114 Reviewed: 2014-08-24
Family pet. It's like I have a new dog. She would work herself into a frenzy when the squirrels started teasing her. Not only would she bark, she would also chew on a wooden fence and the tree that the squirrel was in. All of that has stopped. Money well spent.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 13098 Reviewed: 2014-08-24
Bichon. Family pet. We keep it on BLUE ZERO. She was a real barker... an embarrassment at best. We started the collar last week... NOT A PEEP from that little dog. I watch her close. She has no ill effects from wearing the collar. When we finish our walk, with several interactions with her once arch enemies, we can praise her for a job well done... i.e. keeping her mouth shut
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 10508 Reviewed: 2014-05-05
Family pet. We keep it on BLUE ZERO. She was a real barker... an embarrassment at best. We started the collar last week... NOT A PEEP from that little dog. I watch her close. She has no ill effects from wearing the collar.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 10507 Reviewed: 2014-05-05
Hound/Shepherd Mix. Family pet. Love this collar. I adopted this dog from a county shelter in Dec 2013, whom would have euthanize him shortly. He has been a terrific dog, gets along with the senior beagle I have and the cat. He was already house broken, but not really trained beyond that.
About a month after having him, he started to experience severe separation anxiety. It was to the point that he was harming himself, ie bit his tongue several times, and eventually broke a tooth trying to get out of his crate while I was at work. He even started to urinate out the side of his crate onto the floor. You could see him getting all worked up in the morning when I was getting ready and grabbed my keys. His barking was terrible and I just knew animal control would eventually be called do to his nuisance barking.
I spoke with my vet, whom also extracted his broken tooth, and we decided to put him on an anti anxiety med. We believe he will eventually grow out of it, since his history is unknown and was most likely abandoned. The meds did help a little but do take a while to kick in. I then remembered I had an anti bark collar, and decided to try it. It was an off brand I bought years ago. I used it once (about 15 min), and hated it. It constantly corrected him and he would just sit in the center of his crate panting like crazy.
So one day I was reading reviews on different collars and stumbled upon this device. I am glad I decided to try it. It has been such a positive outcome. No more nuisance barking, no more urinating. I like the fact that it only corrects the nuisance barking and will not correct him for every noise he would make. I also like how it will adjust to only use the minimal amount of stimulation necessary to correct him. It only took about 1-2 days for him to adjust. He doesn't even fear the collar(unlike the last one). I highly recommend this product. I can't attest to the durability yet, but from what I read it is very reliable.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 10158 Reviewed: 2014-04-23
Owns 8 dogs. Family pet. Competes. This is by far the best bark collar I have tried. Bernese aren't normally big barkers, but I do have one young dog with a very high pitched bark that barks constantly when moving from room to room in the house, or as she goes outside. She is so loud it hurts your ears. I put this collar on her using the progressive learning mode. After a few hours, her barking was almost down to nothing. Now after a week of use, she isn't barking at all when wearing the collar, and her barking is reduced a lot when the collar is off. I would recommend this collar and plan to buy another.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 10054 Reviewed: 2014-04-17
Family pet. This is the second bark collar I've bought for my dog. The first one was for stubborn dogs, and it kept increasing in sound the longer he barked. We went through 2 batteries in about 1 month without resolving the barking problem. His new collar seems to be working so far, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it continues. Thanks for a good product. Kathy
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 10025 Reviewed: 2014-04-16
Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. This collar really works. First time used, she barked twice and stopped. I leave it on during the day when she is outside, and I am not home, no barking. This was needed after two neighbors complained about multiple hours of incessant barking while I was away from home. She has also stopped barking when I am home without the collar being installed. I've only charged it once in two weeks, and it was not fully discharged at that time. GREAT Product.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 11677 Reviewed: 2014-06-19
Owns 4 dogs. Competes. I love the collars. It took one time wearing them for them to learn. I put the collars on now turned off and no barking. The greatest temptation is a visiting male golden retriever. The collars are turned on then. They get a shock at least once during these visits. I am highly recommending these collars and Gun Dog Supply. Great product and excellent customer service.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 11643 Reviewed: 2014-06-18
Owns 2 dogs. Family pet. We were nervous initially to go with a shock collar, but we've tried everything. Our Aussie is a territorial barker, and our Berner barks a lot when we are not home. After trying citronella collars and high-frequency boxes, we were at our wits end when a neighbor called the police to complain. Within 1 week of putting the collars on, both dogs have significantly decreased their barking. We've kept them on training mode which seems to work and lets them get a bark or two out. Our friendly neighbors (not the ones who called the po-po) have told us they never hear them when we are out now. Thank you so much for a great product.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 11390 Reviewed: 2014-06-07
Hunts. This bark collar seems to me to be more user friendly than previously purchased units. Dog seems to have adjusted to this collar much better than previous models. I was very pleased with the order and delivery, which only took three days from the order placed to the collar at our house.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 16445 Reviewed: 2014-12-08
English Setter. Family pet. Worked perfectly. Our English Setter barked excessively, indoors and outdoors. The collar has completely broken him of this behavior. He doesn't even need to wear the collar much anymore!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 15370 Reviewed: 2014-11-09
Family pet. We've had our rescue hound mix for 6 years and has been the greatest dog, with the exception of mail delivery times and car rides. With kids, 2 young children in need of naps, and relative peace and quiet, we had to do something. Within the first use of the 10R, Angie barking stopped using the recommended setting. Our dog no longer barks non-stop at the mailman and during car rides, allowing toddler and newborn to nap through each occasions when needed.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 15108 Reviewed: 2014-11-02
Llywellin setter,Golden Retriever. Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. Great item. Using it for both dogs. Solves the barking problem immediately. Battery lasts two weeks plus, with daily use. The first setting is all that was needed. The setter will still bark if the collar is not worn.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 17338 Reviewed: 2015-01-03
Owns 8 dogs. Hunts. My husbands best hound had a bad habit of barking in the box on the way to the hunt. When you need to be in the woods by daylight, this can be very annoying to the people in the homes you drive by. Also distracting when you have a race going, and he is in the box, barking his brains out. This collar did the trick. He may bark once or twice, then hushes right up. No false corrections, either. Good product!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 17133 Reviewed: 2014-12-30
When asking the neighbors how the barking has been lately, the response was 'silent'. Guess this collar is doing the job! Thanks much for helping to keep the peace in the neighborhood! Lynn Callaway, San Marcos, CA.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 17126 Reviewed: 2014-12-29
Owns 13 dogs. Family pet. These collars were a God send. The dogs learned not to bark within a matter of hours. They don't even bark when the doorbell rings! This is one of the best investments we have made in years when it comes to our pets. I would highly recommend this to anyone who has an issue with a barking dog.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 17781 Reviewed: 2015-01-16
Owns 11 dogs. Best No Bark out there. Worked the first time. I used the progressive setting, and they barked about twice until it got there attention and haven't barked since. I only use it at night to keep the neighbors happy!!! lol
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 17470 Reviewed: 2015-01-07
Family pet. This collar stopped a strong-willed 180 lb nuissance barker within the first five minutes of use. Putting the collar on allows us to relax knowing our 'baby' won't be bothering the neighbors anymore.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 18300 Reviewed: 2015-02-02
Competes. My dog wore the collar for only a couple of days, and he has not barked outside since. I heard this collar is not going to be made anymore, and replacement battery is difficult to find. Is this true? I hope not!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 13067 Reviewed: 2014-08-22
Lab. Hunts. Family pet. Good quality and easy setup. The rechargeable design is perfect for those of us that use a bark collar only occasionally.
SportDog is also great on service. My 5 year + old rechargeable training collar stopped functioning ... a call to support diagnosed the problem and had a replacement battery in the mail within 15 minutes ... I had to purchase the battery but it was not expensive.
As always GDS delivers on price and quick delivery.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 12817 Reviewed: 2014-08-13
Owns 2 dogs. Family pet. My hyper alpha male lab barks at everything and even some things that don't exist. Literally the first day, I was witnessing a miracle in front of me. I have it on the progressive setting. He would bark a few times and once it was at the correction level that he was not ok with he would yelp and then it was pure silence! He truly is a better dog now. It has actually calmed him down in a way I was hoping old age would do but hasn't. I can actually enjoy him once again. He's 8 and I should have done this 7 yrs ago! Work every cent!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 14465 Reviewed: 2014-10-12
treeing cur. Hunts. I have a young walker/cur cross that can rattle the windows while in the pen. He barks all day all night non-stop. I put the collar on and instant silence. No ill affects in the woods. As far as the customer service. It was at my door within 24 hours. I've never seen anything shipped that fast. Thanks Steve I'm a customer for life.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 14429 Reviewed: 2014-10-11
"I love the safety features and the different levels on this collar"
Competes. I have a Sheltie, so I was concerned d/t hair and barking is what Sheltie's do. Just this one barked waaay more than others. It worked great. Love it. She still gets to bark at play but in the house she has stopped. I'm against shock collars. I always train positively, but sometimes this collar is the only answer.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 13991 Reviewed: 2014-09-24
Owns 2 dogs. Family pet. Works great. My only concern is the collar itself is not what I expected. I thought it would be leather. Not sure what it is, some type of plastic strap material. I have only had it for 1 week, and it seems durable. And I know the collar is for training only.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 14677 Reviewed: 2014-10-19
Family pet. My dog would bark and howl relentlessly any time I left my apartment, and I was afraid my neighbors would complain. I bought this collar and only had to use it once. Now he never barks when he's alone. And he seems much more calm too.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 15596 Reviewed: 2014-11-15
Owns 2 dogs. Family pet. Collars work great. Used in default state. They hold their charge for weeks. Dogs learned quickly that barking was not allowed when the collars are on. Smart dogs. Neighbor is VERY happy. Worth the money.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 15312 Reviewed: 2014-11-07
My normally mild yellow lab had picked up the nasty habit of barking in her kennel at around three in the morning while I was away for work. I ordered a SportDOG NoBark 10R to limit the sleepless nights my wife was having to endure. The first collar I received did not work, but one quick call to Steve and another was on its way. The second collar worked wonders. When I am away, my wife puts the collar on the dog and is able to sleep through the night. Thanks for the great customer service.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 15006 Reviewed: 2014-10-29
Anatolian & Pyreneese. I've tried others and they just didn't work. The contacts to short and these breeds would bark right through the other collars. This collar works! And I'm saving lots of money with the rechargeable batteries too. I would recommend this collar to others.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 16566 Reviewed: 2014-12-11
Owns 4 dogs. Family pet. I have these collars for 3 of my 4 dogs. My 3 shepherds who use the collars all have different temperaments and range in ages from 2 years old to 6 years old. The ability to adjust these collars to meet these different needs is perfect! I don't have to worry about false corrections either, since the collar needs both the vibration AND the sound before making a correction. Nobody gets a warning or correction because someone else barked. Good stuff here. My neighbor said she hasn't heard my dogs bark in the 3 months we have had these collars. They still play and rough-house, just without barking now. I like the fact that they are easy and quick to recharge. Easy to operate and adjust. Very reliable with no false signals. You (and your neighbors) will love them. So will your dogs, since now they can go outside whenever they want - no worries about them bothering anyone with barking.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3855 Reviewed: 2013-10-18
Competes. So far so good. She seems to get the correction right away. She has not pushed the limits by continuing to bark. I tried two other bark collars before this one and had little to no luck. Thanks, Steve
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 4894 Reviewed: 2013-11-01
"With the very first use, this collar got my dog to stop barking."
Catahoula Leopard Dog. Family pet. I have tried three other bark collars and they did not work on my dog. With the very first use, this collar got my dog to stop barking.
I recently moved to a different area with a lot of wildlife around that she is not used to. She was barking at every chipmunk, squirrel, neighborhood pets, etc. It was driving me and my new neighbors crazy.
Although it cost more than other bark collars, I bought this particular collar due to the great reviews and because it was a "Steve's Pick". This collar turned my dog from nervous and always agitated to calm and watchful. It was worth every penny.
This collar saved me from having to get rid of my beloved Tova. Thank you GunDogSupply !!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 4869 Reviewed: 2013-11-01
"When these collars bite the dust, I will get more of them. I think they are even cheaper now than when I got mine. Well worth the money to keep the neighbors happy."
miniature schnauzers. Owns 5 dogs. Family pet. I purchased two of these collars at the same time. I have two little schnauzers that are barkers. It has worked 100% on one of them to eradicate barking, while the dog is WEARING the collar. I can put the collar on her and even with it turned off, she will not bark. It only had to shock her twice for her to never bark again when wearing the collar. When collar is off, she still barks. The other little schnauzer has it set on a 6 and it shocks her every time she barks. It has reduced her barking by about 50%. Sometimes she chooses to bark even tho you can tell she is being shocked. My dogs wear the collars only when they go outside or if I am leaving the house. The instructions tell you the dog should not wear the collar more than about 12 hrs a day. They are set up to charge very easily. I would guess they hold a charge for about a month and recharge fairly quickly. I had had other bark collars before and every time I turned around I was having to buy more expensive batteries for them. These collars have been well worth it to me and I think my neighbors probably appreciate the fact that I bought two of them. The LED light is also good. One night the collar fell off my dog and i was able to find it by walking thru the dark and seeing the LED light blinking on it. When these collars bite the dust, I will get more of them. I think they are even cheaper now than when I got mine. Well worth the money to keep the neighbors happy.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 5721 Reviewed: 2013-11-24
"So effective I bought a second one, to work both my Aussies at the same time."
Australian Shepherd. Competes. So effective I bought a second one, to work both my Aussies at the same time. Dogs very quickly learned appropriate amount of barks to do their jobs, and no more. In competition training, this reminds my young dog to do her job without excessive barking;she has learned self control, and can concentrate on her job. Thanks!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 5677 Reviewed: 2013-11-23
Competes. These are the best. I've owned Dogtra, Petsafe and others, but these are far superior in every way. I don't have to worry about my dog being over corrected, and I love all the different settings, making it versatile for using to stop any type of unwanted barking behavior on any type of dog.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 5190 Reviewed: 2013-11-08
Family pet. Best product ever!! Molly figured it out within the hour and stopped barking at the new neighbors 3 dogs. She also figured out how many barks she can get it before the corrections start....LOL
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 6136 Reviewed: 2013-12-03
Omg, this is the best collar ever!! I can put my dog outside now without having to hear him bark at everything. It's fabulous. Wish I had gotten this sooner. This collar saved my marriage and my dog having a place to live.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 7357 Reviewed: 2014-01-15
"My house is much calmer without the instigator inspiring a chorus of hysterical barking at the drop of a leaf."
Competes. It works as advertised. It is not set off by head shaking or scratching which is the big disadvantage of most collars at this price. The very helpful video and suggestions from Steve were a bonus. Very sophisticated for the price. My house is much calmer without the instigator inspiring a chorus of hysterical barking at the drop of a leaf.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 6758 Reviewed: 2013-12-27
Owns 2 dogs. Family pet. Using the collar on the younger of two dogs. He is a bit nervous and barks at everything--even family members if they act in a (playfully) threatening manner. The 10R was easy to charge and program. Best of all, it worked! After putting it on I heard one partial bark, a yelp of surprise, and then quiet. I have tried numerous old-school remedies and a cheaper collar in the past; the 10R was so easy, I kicked myself for dragging my feet. Since using it, have recommended it to others who are also having quick success. Thanks for a great product!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 6641 Reviewed: 2013-12-23
"Much less yelling at the dog, and much more playing/cuddling with the dog!!!"
Vizsla. Hunts. Family pet. No kidding, it took our Vizsla like 1-2 minutes to figure out that if she barked, she wasn't going to be very happy. Great collar, easy to set up and most importantly IT WORKS!!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3401 Reviewed: 2013-07-12
"Need another one for the Wire Haired Fox Terrier now because he thinks he's suppose to trek up the lack of barking since my barkers are now quiet. Love these collars."
Owns 15 dogs. Family pet. I bought two of these collars and they work very well. My Westie barks at the dark, but has stopped that now. My 1 Golden Doodle barks at the neighbor dogs and kids, but has stopped that now. All because of this collar. Need another one for the Wire Haired Fox Terrier now because he thinks he's suppose to trek up the lack of barking since my barkers are now quiet. Love these collars.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3397 Reviewed: 2013-07-04
I bought this collar as a last chance for my dog, Brandy. She would bark all day, and I had received threats from neighbors to shut her up. After trying several other no bark collars, it came down to this one either working or find her a new home. This collar saved her life. She barked once and learned her lesson. I can let the battery die and she wont bark. She is a sweet rescue dog that was never taught manners and not to bark. During a recent move, the charger was lost. Just having the collar on her worked...for awhile, until she realized it didn't zap her. She again, barked all day. This collar is amazing. When nothing else worked...this one did.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 631 Reviewed: 2011-04-24
"No other collar has their features, including a safety mode that prohibits false corrections."
I have tried many different types of No-Bark Collars. None lasted very long. The last brand had many false corrections, which caused my dog to bite me because I was unable to remove it fast enough between false corrections. Then the Sport Dog SBC-10R came along. The "Cadillac". Affordable. No other collar has their features, including a safety mode that prohibits false corrections. Easy to recharge, holds its charge. It works on my dog so well. I have only heard one tiny correction in a week. I just ordered 3 more. I know it will train my dogs faster than ever before, and safer. Thank you.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 231 Reviewed: 2010-05-20
"The Progressive mode is very impressive, allowing dogs to learn to bark responsibly."
An extremely versatile no bark collar with three modes of operation. The Progressive mode is very impressive, allowing dogs to learn to bark responsibly. (*the only improvement I can think of would be to allow me to suggest the starting point in Progressive mode for harder dogs) I've successfully used this collar to help interrupt: (1) separation anxiety, (2) destructive behavior (where noise is an established part of the ramp up to the destructive behaviour), (3) alert barking in reactive dogs and even (4) aggressive behavior (where alert barking is an established part of the ramp up to the act of aggression). Best of all rechargeable means great value, no more running around, shopping for batteries, when you could be working your dogs.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 108 Reviewed: 2009-10-26
This has been a perfect product. Our rescued hound barked until my neighbors were insane, and we were fit to be as well. Two years of using consistent behavioral training, and then finally trying correction collars and ultrasonics, we were broke and crazy! This has been a more humane solution than others - fewer corrections because it works correctly and he understands. Unlike other collars, there are no false corrections. It works where all else failed.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 59 Reviewed: 2009-07-25
I got the collars last night and got them charged up. I have a beagle (you can probably hear her in Starkville on most days) and a Lab. They both spent the entire day outside and I have not heard ONE PEEP out of either of them today!
I am quite happy with the product and I KNOW my neighbors are!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 17 Reviewed: 2009-04-28
Family pet. We have a lake place and our dog would go crazy at anything that came near our dock. She would bark constantly, very embarrassing and made it impossible to talk to neighbors riding by. The first time we put the collar on her, she was "reminded" not to bark. She is a completely different dog. So much more relaxing on the dock now. Thank you!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3382 Reviewed: 2013-06-05
"Very good product. Love all the features. Great quality. All my friends are now buying them."
Owns 8 dogs. Competes. We have 8 borders, 3 who bark while we work our other dogs. After exhausting all the bark collars on the market, we found Steve's site for collars. First time the dogs wore the collar, 2 of the 3 stopped right away. One was more persistent, but at much lower activity. By day two, he gave it up, too. Very good product. Love all the features. Great quality. All my friends are now buying them. The kennel is now quiet, and all the dogs are relaxed.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3316 Reviewed: 2013-03-05
Owns 3 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. This is the 2nd one I have bought for my girls. They have a great time barking, jumping on the fence & claiming their space & yard. I love them to death, but our neighbors wish we would move. So my husband & I have gone to bark collars & fencing reinforcements to correct this problem. And I take them running to work off their high energy. Hounds are smart & they can figure out that if they have a standard bark collar that they can pause & then start up again because they know the standard collars will return to the lowest setting of shock! Smartest pets I have ever had.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3200 Reviewed: 2012-10-12
Bichon/poodle mix. Family pet. Thank you so much to the Sportdog NoBark 10R!
I love my dog (almost 2 years) so much and he is a sweet dog ever... He would not bark when people pass by the front door ; EXCEPT when he hear another dog barks outside.
When he hears that, he runs to the kitchen and barks back to the dog facing toward the window. (Day and Night; anytime when he hears it (T_T) )
I did not know what to do.
Before the No Bark Collar, I used to go over to him and told him to "sit" then said "It`s okay" "Calm" but I noticed that I have to be there at the moment all the time...that was impossible for me to do.
My neighbor also asked me why he barks.. then I knew she was not happy with it.
I was scared to use the No Barking Collar, but I wanted to make sure he does not bother anyone in my building.
Thanks to Steve, I got this product so quick (I live in Canada). I charged it, and used it on him that night.
I used "TEMPERAMENT LEARNING" MODE.
As usual, I hear the dog was barking outside and watched my dog`s reaction. He went over to the kitchen and started to bark.
1st reaction ; "woof" and "zip" He stood there looking confused.
2nd reaction: "woof" and "zap" started to come back to crate with whiny voice
and STOP! Yippie!
1st reaction: "woof" and "zip" came right back to me and lay down by my side.
1st reaction: "woof woof woof" and "zip" He went "Yip" with a little shock and came right back to me
Oh, my...the 3rd day was hard for me.... I cried when my dog "Yipped"
but after that, he DID STOP!
Now, I have this collar for a couple of weeks. As soon as I put or show him the collar, he is the quiet boy.
Yes, we still hear another dog barks, but my dog does not bark at all like he used to be. He just whines and that`s it.
This product worked great on my dog!
Thank you, Steve!
P.S. I just placed my order for Remote training collar...I can`t wait to try on him.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3167 Reviewed: 2012-09-07
"My dog is smart and the first time we used it we had it on the progressive setting which he stopped barking at three barks."
LabraDoodle. Family pet. I used the NoBark as instructed and it only took a week! We live in a highly populated area right by the elementary school. My dog Coal would bark non-stop at all the kids because he wanted attention and to play with the kids. No matter how many times I stopped him barking he would start up as soon as I left his sight. My dog is smart and the first time we used it we had it on the progressive setting which he stopped barking at three barks. Even without the collar he only barks three times then stops for hours.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3813 Reviewed: 2013-10-18
Hunts. This collar is well made and good quality, it really does work! The excessive barking has stopped. We are extremely happy with this bark collar. I would definitely recommend this collar. It fits around the dog's neck comfortably, and he is at no distress. Great product!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 7874 Reviewed: 2014-02-02
Owns 2 dogs. Family pet. Works great. Depending on the dog, the battery can last months or days. If you start with it early for temperament training, it helps to keep the dog from being a barker when they are older. I tried several other collars before I found these, and they are the best.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 7801 Reviewed: 2014-01-30
"After 1 week with the collar, he has already caught on"
2 GSP\'s and 1 EP. Owns 3 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. I was reluctant at first to put a bark collar on my 12 year old GSP, but the progressive option of this collar has made it a good choice. After 1 week with the collar, he has already caught on and stopped barking at every passing horse, squirrel, etc.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 7683 Reviewed: 2014-01-26
"It solved the problem on my GSP after 2-3 corrections"
I have a yellow lab golden retriever mix who had serious kennel bark, she had a pet safe brand collar that she just ignored. After 2 barks with the sport dog collar she has been barkless for weeks. This collar has worked miracles for my dog and had eliminated the bi-weekly purchasing of batteries for a ineffective model. Have and will continue to recommended this company and product!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 9802 Reviewed: 2014-04-09
"This collar really works well, and has survived the pool, too"
Family pet. This collar really works well, and has survived the pool, too. We have had it for a few months now, and so far, so good. My dog learned how to "fake" bark without making a sound when he gets really excited, but as long as the neighbors can't hear him, that is what I want. I love the rechargeable feature!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 9636 Reviewed: 2014-04-02
Wanted to add an addendum. Like I said, I love this collar! I would so prefer a clip collar instead of the buckle type... This would make it so much easier for me to put it on him and take it off. Any suggestions for me???? Thanks!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 9409 Reviewed: 2014-03-25
Family pet. For all of you out there who don't know what to do about your dog who is constantly barking for any reason outside and your neighbors are complaining... well, I cannot believe how this collar has changed our living environment. I have a German Shepherd, and he is an exceptional wonderful guard dog, but he tends to bark a lot. I can tell when he is barking at something that is nothing, and I can tell when he is barking at malicious people. He knows how many barks he can get away with. I highly recommend this to anyone who has a dog with a barking problem. Peace and quiet from outside when he is outside. I have tried other collars, and they didn't phase him. This collar gets the message out definitely! Thank you Steve!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 9408 Reviewed: 2014-03-25
Black Mouth Curr. Family pet. Works great. Only use it when she is left outside during the day. She will still bark once or twice, but not constant. Starts with a light shock then gets stronger. Has a limit of 90 seconds then won't shock them any more for 3 minutes. Tried on myself first, feels like a pinch.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 9145 Reviewed: 2014-03-16
Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. Haven't had the collar very long, but so far it works great. No barking and reduced barking when she is not wearing it. I bought this as a replacement for the "Bark Limiter", which worked well for about a year until the switch failed. I just turned the NoBark on and kept it in the default mode. Very easy.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 10944 Reviewed: 2014-05-20
Owns 2 dogs. Family pet. I waited to send my review because I had to wait until the snow melted and my kennel dried up before I could really test it. When I was finally able to put the dogs outside, I was amazed how fast it worked. He stopped barking almost right away. I have had other collars that were inconsistent and eventually just stopped working. I have a box of broken collars, so I did some reading before I ordered another one. I finally settled on the 10R after reading this website and the many positive reviews. I love all the features of this collar. So far it is working great. Thanks!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 10511 Reviewed: 2014-05-05
GSD. Family pet. We bought two of these for our GSDs that will bark at any and everything. They work great! One caught on a little quicker than the other, but we don't have any issues with annoying barking anymore. I highly recommend this collar!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 8964 Reviewed: 2014-03-10
"Getting ready to order one more for the other dog"
Family pet. This collar works great. I've used other popular retail collars with to no avail, but this one really works. I started off by letting the collar adjust to my dogs barking, but eventually had to put it on a stationary #6 to work on my dog. I finally get some peace and quiet. Thanks Steve.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 8801 Reviewed: 2014-03-05
Family pet. I am very impressed with every aspect of my interaction with your company. I compared prices of the collar that I needed with several other companies, and you offered the lowest price and the ordering process was very easy. Gun Dog Supply gave a span of time in which to expect receipt of my item, and my order actually arrived much sooner than expected, which was a pleasant surprise. The collar was exactly as described and continues to work very well. Overall, I am extremely impressed with your company, and when a need arises I will most definitely order again from Gun Dog Supply.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 8512 Reviewed: 2014-02-24
Owns 7 dogs. Hunts. I can't have a barking dog where I live. All my dog are pretty quiet except for a new dog, Blue Tick/Bull dog mix, which loves to hear himself bark at any and everything. Once the NoBark SBC-10R was placed around his neck, the barking was over. Now we can all live together, and I don't have to give up an up-and-coming hog dog. Thanks Steve. This was a great buy!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 8459 Reviewed: 2014-02-22
Dachshund. It does it's job very well. Only thing I didn't consider was things like sneezing or snorting will set off the shock. But overall it's stopped the barking the first day. Worked very well for me.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 8815 Reviewed: 2014-03-06
Owns 3 dogs. Family pet. NOT for dogs that snore!! I have 3 dogs, one Boxer, and two Boston Terriers, and when one 'alerts' to something they think should be barked at, there's no stopping the 3 of them. So I purchased two of these units for the two main barkers (Bostons-the Boxer mainly grumbles) in an attempt to save our sanity! My male Boston Terrier quickly learned a bark that does not set the collar off! I will say that this bark is preferable to his 'pre-collar' bark, and much more tolerable. But the main problem is that the collar DOES go off when he snores!! This collar is a godsend on my female Boston Terrier though, and well worth the investment. I have purchased a replacement collar to fit the unit to my Boxer, and will go with SD400 training collar for my mail Boston, so that I have control over when he is corrected, rather than depending on a collar to discern between his barking and snoring/snorting, which is really quite loud. If your dog isn't clever enough to work his bark around the collar, and does not snore, this is a PERFECT collar (I've had it for a couple of months, and have only charged it twice!) ...function, size, options, etc.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 679 Reviewed: 2011-05-03
This collar provides more settings than another I used previously. It doesn't stop barking 100% but does seem to curb excessive barking. I think it would be more effective for short hair dog, but I'm satisfied. It is helping sufficiently.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 10961 Reviewed: 2014-05-21
Family pet. We put this collar on our dog, and his barking caused him to cry (hypothetically). We only had it on for 4 hours the first day, it seemed to cause him distress. The next day he didn't bark, so we thought he was a fast learner. For the next few days, there was little barking again. I did put it on one day because he lost his mind again. It only took one time, and he stopped barking. He seems good, except when my daughter's dog comes over. Her dog barks at anyone that comes, so our dog thinks he should bark as well. I will scold our dog, and he will stop because he remembers the shock.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 7845 Reviewed: 2014-01-31
Norwegian Elkhound and Beagle. Owns 2 dogs. Family pet. At first I wasn't sure if this is what I wanted for my dogs. I have seen other anti-barking collars out there - one which uses citronella oil. But the reveiws for that were mixed. I needed something that would do the job. Set at the level which increases with each bark, this one works. My dogs may bark once but generally that is it. They will not even bark to come in anymore, so I have to make sure I keep an eye through the sliding door. No more neighbors complaining about the dogs! I am concerned about the impact on the dogs in the long run physically and I do keep to removing the collar before the twelve hour time limit is up.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 8389 Reviewed: 2014-02-20
Two mutts. Owns 2 dogs. Family pet. I bought two of these units for my dogs before I bought the Bark Limiter a couple of months ago. The Sport Dog collar kept both of them from barking for a long time, then my pitbull mix started barking again. She had figured out how to shake her head and twist is around so it wouldn't shock her. I ended up having to put it on fairly tight for it to correct her consistantly and during that time, she developed horrible pressure sores. To clarify, I didn't put it on too tight, just enough for it to work, and I never left it on more than 10-11 hours at a time. Because of the sores and the continued barking, I tried the Bark Limiter because it is smaller and has shorter prongs. The change was a complete success as it works consistantly and does not leave sores. The SportDog collar works great for my German Shephard mix and I LOVE the fact that is rechargeable. I also love the increasing intensity so they can have a couple of freebie barks (I like knowing when someone comes up the driveway) but I don't think its as affective on seriously stubborn dogs.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3280 Reviewed: 2013-01-22
Owns 4 dogs. Family pet. Using Personalized setting of 0, and it works well (had a few breakthroughs). But as soon as the collar comes off, the barking starts. Not sure how to handle this, but will keep using the collar (may increase to 1), and hope for the best long term.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 7883 Reviewed: 2014-02-02
Family pet. My GSD is very skittish and barks constantly out of fear. She'll bark at shadows, plants, dogs, people, and any noise she thinks she hears (including wind, rain, cars, etc.). So as you can imagine, I have tried many different methods to decrease her barking with no success. Finally, after some research, I bought this collar. The reviews for it were fantastic, and I had such high hopes that I would be able to use it for a week and then she'd learn. But alas, no matter what setting the collar is on, if she wants to bark...she'll bark right through the corrections. When I had it on the automatic correction mode, it would just keep upping the level until it was maxed out and she still wouldn't stop. I will say that putting the collar on does stop some of the random nuisance barking, but she'll still bark right through the corrections if she really wants to. And if she doesn't have it on, she's right back where we started. So, I guess if your dog is as stubborn as mine, no collar will stop the barking and it's not worth the money. But if your dog is more in the normal/average range, then the rest of these reviews suggest there is still hope for you....Good Luck!
Product Rating: 2 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3410 Reviewed: 2013-08-13
"Used Tri-Tronics for years and will never buy anything else again."
standard poodle. Owns 4 dogs. Family pet. Does not work at all on my dog on the highest setting. Tried everything and it does not work. Called the company to ask if I could do a test to see if the collar is even working and they said I could pay to ship it to them. Waste of money.
Product Rating: 1 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3149 Reviewed: 2012-08-26
Hunts. Family pet. Competes. I've used bark collars all my life! This is the worst designed bark collar I have ever used. The microphone can and will be set off by another dogs barking. I have been informed by SportDog of this. I was informed by SportDog the dog with the collar on must have been emitting a low vibration while the other dogs were barking. Same results on 2 collars. If you have more than 1 dog in your kennel or in your yard, leave this collar alone. Ronnie Hall
Product Rating: 1 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 7714 Reviewed: 2014-01-27
Video of BEST-SELLER: SportDOG NoBark SBC-10R Rechargeable No-Bark Dog Collar
The SportDOG SBC-10R NoBark Collar lets you customize the type of bark control that works best for your dog, with Temperament Learning, Progressive Correction, and User-Selected Correction modes. "Perfect Bark" technology provides firm, fair, and consistent bark control, requiring both vibration and sound to trigger a correction. The automatic safety shut-off eliminates the risk of over-correction.
Features at a Glance
3 correction modes to fit your dog's temperament
3 color indicator light displays mode and low battery
"DryTek" Waterproof design submersible to 25 ft.
Uses "PerfectBark" technology to eliminate false corrections
10 levels of correction
Long-life rechargeable battery
Display indicates correction level and battery condition
The SportDOG NoBark SBC 10R anti-bark collar uses several features designed to shorten the training phase and promote good behavior. A patented sensor system provides the most reliable bark detection available. The unit delivers a static correction via the contact points only if it detects both vibration from the vocal cords and the sound of the bark.
Three Modes of Operation
The Sport DOG No Bark 10R has three user-selectable modes of operation allowing you to choose how corrections are given. These three modes are indicated by the light color and the display combination.
Temperament Learning -- The patent pending Temperament Learning (indicated by green light) mode tracks the number of corrections needed to substantially reduce (and in most cases eliminate) the number of nuisance barks. The system provides 10 levels of static correction. It begins with a low-level correction (level 0). However, if excessive barking continues, the correction intensity will increase with each successive bark until the barking stops. This correction level becomes the starting level the next time the dog barks. Once the dog has learned to reduce the barking, the initial warning corrections are reduced.
Progressive Correction -- In Progressive Correction mode (indicated by blue/green light), the correction starts at the lowest level and progresses to the next level (to a maximum of Level 9) each time your dog barks within 30 seconds of the previous bark. If your dog does not bark again within 30 seconds, the correction level will be reset to the lowest level (Level 0).
User-Selected Correction -- In the User-Selected Correction mode (indicated by
blue light only), the user presets the correction level (0-9) that will be used every time the dog barks. Note: As a built-in safety feature, if your dog barks 15 times or more within an 80 second period, the NoBark 10R will automatically shut off for 3 minutes. This safety feature is active in all three modes of operation.
The Sport DOG No-Bark 10R has a single button that allows you to turn the unit on and off, display the current operating mode, and change the operating mode.
Turn the Collar On -- Press and release the button while the unit is off. The light will flash green five times and then display the current operating mode as described above. (see "Three Modes of Operation")
Turn the Collar Off -- Press the button until the display goes blank and the red light comes on. Then release the button. The light will flash red four times and stop flashing completely. If you continue to push the button for more than 5 seconds, you will begin changing modes.
Display Current Operating Mode -- Press the button and hold it for less than 2 seconds before releasing it. The unit will display the current operating mode and the battery condition.
Change Active Operating Mode -- Press the button and hold
it for at least 5 seconds. The mode will advance and be displayed as described above.
Continue to hold the button to advance to the next available mode. Every 2 seconds the mode will advance and be displayed.
When the desired mode is displayed, release the button. The selected mode will be displayed during this time.
Once the button has been released for 5 seconds, the new operating mode will go into effect. The display will flash four times and then the unit will resume normal operation using the new operating mode. The light will flash every five seconds to indicate the current mode.
If the push-button is released too early, simply press it again within 5 seconds. The mode will advance and continue as described above.
Parts of the SportDOG NoBark 10R
1. Mode Switch: Adjusts the operating mode and level of correction your dog receives when barking. This switch is also used to turn the NoBark 10R on and off.
2. Sound-Activated Sensor: Detects your dog's bark.
3. Contact Points: Newly designed contact points eliminate the need for short and long probes and deliver a safe static correction.
4. Vibration Sensor Probe: Detects the vibrations of your dog's barking.
5. LCD Display: Displays the current mode of operation based on the color and the numeric indicator. Also displays the condition of the battery (Full, OK, Low).
6. Charge Port: Receptacle for the battery charger.
7. Battery Charger (not shown): Plugs into a standard wall receptacle for charging the collar.
Fitting the NoBark 10R
The proper fit and placement of your SportDOG NoBark 10R is important for effective operation. The contact points must have direct contact with your dog's skin on the underside of his neck. To assure a proper fit, please follow these steps:
1. Make sure the NoBark 10R is off.
2. Start with your dog standing comfortably.
3. Place the NoBark 10R high on your dog's neck close to the ears. Center the contact points underneath your dog's neck, touching the skin. Note: It is sometimes necessary to trim the hair around the contact points to make sure that contact is consistent.
4. Check the tightness of the NoBark 10R by inserting one finger between the end of a contact point and your dog's neck. The fit should be snug but not constricting.
5. Allow your dog to wear the NoBark 10R for several minutes, then recheck the fit. Check the fit again as your dog becomes more comfortable with the NoBark 10R.
Use of the SportDOG NoBark 10R
Do not leave your dog alone the first few times he receives a correction. Place the NoBark 10R properly on your dog and wait nearby until he barks. Most dogs will understand quickly that the NoBark 10R is disrupting their urge to bark, and will relax and stop barking. Because the correction may be surprising or startling at first, some dogs may bark more at the initial correction. On rare occasions, a dog may get into a "bark-correction-bark-correction" cycle. If this happens, reassure your dog with calm, soothing tones. As your dog relaxes, he will understand that if he becomes quiet, he will not receive more corrections. Of the few dogs that have this reaction, it usually occurs only the first time they wear the NoBark 10R.
You should notice a reduction in your dog's barking within the first couple of days that he wears the NoBark 10R. At this point, it is important to remember that the learning process is still not complete. Dogs will "test" the new learning experience and will increase their attempts to bark. This usually occurs during the second week a dog wears the NoBark 10R. If this does occur, remain consistent and do not alter your use of the NoBark 10R. You must place the NoBark 10R on your dog in every situation when you expect him to be quiet. If your dog is not wearing the NoBark 10R, he may resume barking and his learning would suffer a setback.
The NoBark 10R contains a rechargeable battery pack. When the unit indicates that the battery is low (battery icon on the display indicates 1 bar or less and/or the light flashes red 3 times every 5 seconds), it is time to recharge the unit. Even though the average time between charges is 30 - 60 days (depending on how often your dog barks), it's a good idea to check the battery weekly to see if it needs charging. Due to greater use during your dog's training, your first battery charge may not last as long. To conserve battery life, turn the NoBark 10R off when not in use. Follow these steps to charge the battery:
1. Remove the NoBark 10R from your dog.
2. Plug the battery charger into a standard household receptacle.
3. Plug the other end of the battery charger into the NoBark 10R charge port. The light will flash the sequence Green-Blue-Red to indicate that charging has started.
4. During charging, keep the NoBark 10R in an open, well-ventilated area. The light will flash red twice every 10 seconds to indicate that charging is active.
5. When charging is complete, the battery charger will automatically shut off, preventing overcharging. The light will flash green twice every 10 seconds to indicate that charging is complete. Note: The battery should fully charge in less than 4 hours.
6. Remove the battery charger from the charge port. The light will flash the sequence Red-Blue-Green to indicate the unit is no longer charging.
7. Unplug the battery charger.
Note: The SportDOG NoBark 10R will automatically turn off when the battery charger is connected to it. Therefore, following a charge, turn the unit back on before using it.
Will my dog stop barking completely? -- The SportDOG NoBark 10R
effectively and humanely stops barking when it is worn. It should only be worn during periods of unwanted barking.
Will another dog's bark set off the NoBark 10R? -- No.
Is the NoBark 10R safe and humane? -- Yes. The NoBark 10R is designed to get your dog's attention, not to punish him. However, the initial correction may startle your dog.
Will the NoBark 10R work for my dog? -- The NoBark 10R is safe and effective for all breeds and sizes of dogs, though it may be too large for dogs under 8 pounds to wear comfortably.
Can I leave the NoBark 10R on my dog all the time? -- No. Never leave the NoBark 10R on for more than 12 consecutive hours.
Is it possible for my dog to learn not to bark only when the NoBark 10R is on? -- Yes. This is best accomplished by placing the NoBark 10R on your dog only in situations where you never want him to bark, and never placing the NoBark 10R on your dog in situations where you find it acceptable for him to bark.
I have more than one dog, but only one dog with a barking problem. Will it cause problems between the dogs if I keep them together? -- It should not be a problem, especially if you follow the procedures described in the owner's guide.
Can I attach a leash to the NoBark 10R? -- No. This can result in pulling the contact points too tightly against your dog's neck. Attach a leash to a separate, non-metallic collar making sure the extra collar does not put pressure on the contact points.