The Barklo Bark Control Collar is a product of the Barklo brand as you clearly see in the picture above. However, not much information is available on the brand.
All we can really say is that this brand seems to be very interested in training collars as it has a decent lineup of bark control collars, training collars and invisible fencing collars.
Since this is all the information we were able to gather, we’ll head on over to the Barklo Bark Control Collar. The Barklo Bark Control Collar, as a bark control collar, is meant to be used to help dogs understand that bark incessantly for no reason is not accepted.
Bark collars usually have a form of correction that they produce that is supposed to serve as deterrent to the wearer. Most of them which are also classified under shock collars, use shock. However, the Barklo Bark Control Collar doesn’t.
You’ll definitely learn more about the collar as we progress. However, we think it will do you a world of good to go checkout the article on dog training collar and the one on shock collars so that you have a basic idea of what we’ll be talking about (that is, if you didn’t already). Back? Let’s continue…
Who Can Wear The Barklo Bark Control Collar?
Generally, bark control collars should not be worn by dogs younger than 6 weeks old. They are too young to be put under that much pressure.
However, specifically, the Barklo Bark Control Collar is for small and medium sized dogs. The collar strap adjusts between 5 and 19 inches. If your dog is a small breed, be sure he weighs at least 6 pounds if you want him to wear this collar.
Features Of The Barklo Bark Control Collar
1. Collar Receiver
The collar receiver is responsible for picking up bark sounds from your dog. As we said, the collar is meant to pick up bark sounds and not necessarily identify vibrations from the throat.
This means that there are reduced chances of the collar picking up actions from your dog that are not bark sounds. However, there are also increased chances of the collar picking up bark sounds from other sources.
Now, because of the latter, you have to ensure that the collar receiver is snug against the wearer’s neck. This way, it can’t pick up so much environmental sounds.
The Barklo Bark Control Collar is not a shock collar. So, it makes use of warning beeps and vibrations. Here is what happens: Your dog barks the first time and the collar sends a warning beep. If he barks the second time in 30 seconds, the collar sends another warning beep accompanied by slight vibrations.
If he continues to bark, the collar continues to vibrate against the wearer. And will progress through the 5 levels if your dog continues barking still. However, when the collar is done going through the levels, it will take a 1 minute break, whether or whether not your dog has stopped barking.
Apparently, the collar is waterproof. However, we’ll still want you to be careful if your dog is going to be submerged in water. Also, just so you know, the collar receiver is made out of plastic.
The Barklo Bark Control Collar is a rechargeable collar and comes with its own charging USB cable. You can plug the cable to any device that has a USB port. Just do not do it when your dog is still wearing it.
The only warning you get that you need to recharge the collar is a red light on the receiver. So, you’ll need to check the collar, say, at the end of the day.
3. Collar Strap
The collar strap is made of nylon which automatically means it can be washed. And yes, you can machine wash the strap. Also, the strap does not bleed color.
As we earlier said, the strap can be adjusted between 5 and 19 inches. And for this reason, it features a tri glide. The tri glide is made of plastic and is quite easy to work.
One more thing! There is a buckle on this collar for opening and closing the collar. The buckle is small enough to not be obstructive. And yes, you should know to pull the strap out of the collar before you wash it.
4. Training Manual
The Barklo Bark Control Collar comes with a training manual that is written in English. The training manual will save you the stress of trying to figure things out on your own. So, be sure to go through the manual before doing what you have to do with the collar.
Is The Barklo Bark Control Collar User Friendly?
With the training manual that the Barklo Bark Control Collar comes with, it is quite easy to work this collar. So, we think it is safe to say that this collar is user friendly.
However, (yes there is a however) we suggest that you speak with your veterinarian and or dog trainer to be sure that a training collar is what your dog needs. If they are OK with the idea, they could even give you pointers on what to or not to do.
Pros Of The Barklo Bark Control Collar
1. Safer Option
We actually prefer a collar that does not make use of static shocks. And the reason is kinda obvious. Static shocks could be quite jarring and sometimes even downright painful.
The warning beeps and vibrations are better alternatives, we think. And they actually do work, so…
Barklo says the collar is waterproof which means your dog could probably wear it in light rain or when he’s running in puddles. However, please try not to dunk it.
3. Easy To Use
The Barklo Bark Control Collar comes with a training manual that contains easy to follow instructions. In fact, you should go through the manual instead of trying to rough things on your own. Well, unless you’re a pro at these things.
We’d always choose a collar that is rechargeable over a collar that makes use of replaceable batteries. This is because we believe that in the long run, the rechargeable kind will save you a bit of money on replacement batteries. Also, you won’t have to worry yourself about finding replacements.
Cons Of The Barklo Bark Control Collar
One little thing is that this collar might not pick up whining sounds and send the appropriate correction. And this is probably due to the fact that it can’t pick up a sound that small.
Alternative Options To the Barklo Bark Control Collar
Not interested in getting the Barklo Bark Control Collar? Check out these other options:
If you’d rather have a shock collar (which we aren’t excited about), you could consider the Authenzo Bark Control Collar. It is a rechargeable collar just like our featured collar and of course comes with its own charging USB cable.
You should know, though, that the shocks this collar emits has been known to pack quite a punch. So, if you’ll be going for this collar (which we are still not excited about), be sure to start at the lowest sensitivity level.
We have a review on this collar that you should check.
Option With Batteries
If you’d rather have a collar whose battery you’ll have to replace as often as it dies down (for whatever reason), the Pet Pawsabilities Dog Collar is a good idea.
Also, like our featured collar, the Pet Pawsabilities Dog Collar doesn’t make use of static shock as a form of correction. The beeps and vibration seem to be good enough for it. Plus, this collar costs significantly less than our featured collar.
We also have a review on this collar that you should check.
Backguard Citronella Anti-Bark Collar
The Backguard Citronella Anti-Bark Collar neither vibrates nor uses static shock. It sprays a special liquid called citronella. And the point is for the spray to distract the barker enough that he ceases his barking.
The Backguard Citronella Anti-Bark Collar does not come with its own citronella fluid so you’ll have to purchase some from a different brand. Also, this collar is operated by replaceable batteries.
For more information on this collar, check out this review.
|Warning beep and vibration||Shock, vibration and beep||Vibration and beep||Citronella spray|
What People Think About The Barklo Bark Control Collar
A good number of dog parents actually seem to be excited about the Barklo Bark Control Collar. The fact that it is able to correct bad barking behavior without resorting to static shocks is one of the things that people are excited about.
We think the Barklo Bark Control Collar could be a good option after you’ve discussed with a professional.