That’s basically all we know about the brand. And trust us when we say we really tried to find out more. However, we know a lot more about the Donidin No Bark Collar and we are more than willing to share.
The Donidin No Bark Collar is a bark-control collar meant to be used to teach dogs to stop barking unnecessarily. Bark collars usually make use of a number of correction methods to pass their message, and for the Donidin No Bark Collar, the primary mode is shock.
Now to have a general idea about what we are going into, we advise that you go check out these articles on dog training collars and shock collars if you haven’t already. Now that you have, we can continue with this review.
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Who Can Wear The Donidin No Bark Collar
The Donidin No Bark Collar is a shock training collar and so shouldn’t be worn by just any dog. Puppies younger than 6 weeks should not be wearing this collar.
Furthermore, Donidin says that the collar is only recommended for dogs who weigh between 18 and 120 pounds.
Features Of The Donidin No Bark Collar
1. Collar Receiver
The collar receiver is a very important feature of this collar. It is the duty of this receiver to pick up the bark sounds from the wearer, process the information, and then send the appropriate correction mode.
Now, the collar waits till your dog barks twice in quick succession before it sends a warning tone. However, if he keeps on barking, the collar will then send a static shock to him.
The Donidin shock collar comes with two pairs of different lengths of metal probes that send the shock directly to your dog’s skin. The reason for the different lengths is so that you can have a pair that will reach your dog’s skin irrespective of his size or fur length.
Now, as regards the sensitivity levels, there are 7 of them. This means that you can decide how intense you want the shocks to be. You can also decide how sensitive the collar will be to picking up bark sounds. For obvious reasons, we advise that you start out not so intense at level 1.
There are two buttons on this collar that are responsible for navigating through the sensitivity levels. One is tagged ‘+’ while the other is tagged ‘-‘. You should be able to figure out which button is for what.
The Donidin No Bark Collar is powered by 1 replaceable battery but also comes with a spare.
2. Collar Strap
The Donidin No Bark Collar is held in place by an adjustable nylon collar. Being adjustable, the strap comes with a plastic tri-glide. The strap is a one-size-fits-all, so you’ll have to glide the tri-glide along to make sure it fits.
For a clasp, the Donidin No Bark Collar uses a plastic buckle that shouldn’t give you issues as regards opening or closing. Furthermore, the collar strap is washable. Just remember to remove it from the collar before you wash.
3. Plastic Tester
The Donidin No Bark Collar comes with a small plastic thing that has a light bulb in it. The idea is for you to place the tester on the shock probes. Then you could breathe on the receiver. If the lightbulb lights up it means that the shock option actually works.
This should interest a lot of people. The Donidin No Bark Collar comes with 1 free collapsible dog bowl. It also comes with a free dog leash and 1 dog training manual. Plus, we’ve already talked about the extra battery.
Is The Donidin No Bark Collar User-Friendly?
There are only two buttons on this collar and all you need to do is press either of them. Also, the battery can be easily placed into the collar.
We have to mention here though that we do not subscribe to shock collars as we know there are more humane methods of training your dog to not bark incessantly than deciding to send him static shocks. (Click here to read our exhaustive article on dog training collars for more information).
We also recognize that this is your decision ultimately, not ours. However, we’ll advise that your veterinarian and or dog trainer be in the know of your buying this collar. They should even be able to guide you through its usage.
Pros Of The Donidin No Bark Collar
1. For the price of one collar, you get a collapsible dog bowl, a dog leash, and a dog training manual in addition to the extra battery.
2. The collar is easy to use.
Cons Of The Donidin No Bark Collar
1. The Donidin No Bark Collar isn’t the most durable collar out there in the market.
2. Because the device is not vibration-sensitive (that is, it picks up bark sounds and not necessarily vibrations from your dog’s throat), there’s only so much sensitivity that the collar can have.
This means that the collar could pick up some sounds that are not exactly coming from your dog and administer the shock correction.
Alternative Options To The Donidin No Bark Collar
Not interested in the Donidin No Bark Collar? Check out these other options:
If you would rather not have a collar that uses a replaceable battery, you should consider the Authenzo Bark Control Collar. The battery is rechargeable and the collar comes with its own charging cable.
The Authenzo Bark Control Collar is also a bit more durable than our featured collar. Furthermore, the collar has a tiny LED screen on its surface for you to see what sensitivity level it is on as you navigate.
It’s a bit pricier than our featured product, though.
No Shock Option
Not excited about a collar that administers static shocks as correction? Then you might want to consider the Everyday Urban Bark Collar. It only makes use of beeps and vibration.
Furthermore, the strap of this collar is reflective and so the collar can be used in dim light. Also, the collar comes with two faces; one blue and one orange. And luckily, this collar is less pricey than our featured collar.
This collar is a bit different from the other collars listed here because it administers neither static shock nor vibration. All it uses as correction mode is citronella liquid.
The Barkguard Citronella Anti-Bark Collar does not come with the liquid, though. It, instead, comes with an empty canister.
So you’ll have to buy the citronella liquid from another brand. And no, you can’t substitute the citronella liquid for water. That’s not how it works.
Donidin No Bark Collar
Authenzo Bark Control Collar
Everyday Urban Bark Collar
Barkguard Citronella Anti-Bark Collar
|Warning beep and static shock
|Warning beep, vibration and static shock
|Warning beep and vibration
What People Think About The Donidin No Bark Collar
People seem to think that the Donidin No Bark Collar is an OK collar but would have been better if it were more durable.
We are not excited about shock collars and the Donidin No Bark Collar has done nothing to convince us otherwise.