Fiddo, producers of the Fiddo No Bark Dog Collar, is a pet company that specializes in creating aversion collars. The idea of aversion collars is to try to associate bad behavior with a not-so-pleasant stimulus.
So when a dog does something he isn’t supposed to, the collar administers a form of correction or punishment. The aversion collar can be a bark control collar or an electronic fence system. Basically, any collar that administers correction for bad behavior. And that is what Fiddo is about.
The Fiddo No Bark Dog Collar is specifically a bark control collar that makes use of static shock as its correction mode. We hope our review on this collar helps you make your best decision.
Shock collars aren’t our favorite method of controlling barking in dogs. Click here to read our article on dog shock collars to find out why.
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Who Can Wear The Fiddo No Bark Dog Collar?
The Fiddo No Bark Dog Collar should only be worn during training and by dogs who need training (particularly bark control), seeing as it is a training collar.
Also, Fiddo says that a dog who weighs less than 15 pounds should not be wearing this collar because it will prove too heavy for him.
So, if your dog has a barking problem and weighs heavier than 15 pounds, this collar is a good fit. The strap is one-size-fits-all and is adjustable.
What Are The Features Of The Fiddo No Bark Dog Collar?
- The receiver with 7 levels of correction.
- Metal prongs.
- 1 6V alkaline battery.
- 1 nylon collar strap.
- 1 instruction manual.
Don’t know what this is? It is that black box-like thing that comes with the collar and is very important to the working of the collar. The receiver is light enough that a 15-pound dog should be comfortable with the weight.
It is the duty of the receiver to pick up the bark sounds coming from your dog. However, to be sure that the collar registers your dog’s barks and nothing but that, you have to make sure the receiver is snug on his neck. But this is not really an easy task seeing as the collar has a ‘habit’ of slipping.
Anyway, when the receiver picks up the bark sounds, it then sends off the appropriate level of correction. The Fiddo No Bark Dog Collar has 7 levels of correction, all of them inter-spaced by warning tones. The collar goes through these levels in ascending order.
So if your dog starts to bark, the collar gives a warning tone and sends the static shock if he goes ahead to bark. The collar continues this until it gets to the seventh level.
After the seventh level, the collar takes a break whether your dog has stopped barking or not. This is to give all the involved parties time to make a decision. If your dog stops barking before the collar gets to level 7, it automatically resets to the first level.
2. Metal Prongs
We’ve talked about the receiver sending the appropriate correction mode. However, for the static shock to actually get to your dog’s skin, you need the metal prongs. The metal prongs are detachable metal things that allow the ‘current’ flow from the collar to your dog’s skin.
Now the Fiddo No Bark Dog Collar comes with two pairs of metal prongs; one short and one long. So, irrespective of how thick your dog’s fur is, one of the pairs will definitely get to his skin. At least that’s what Fiddo intended.
However, it seems to us that this idea fell flat because the long prongs are not long enough. And you might need to shave off some of your dog’s hair to get the prongs to reach.
The Fiddo No Bark Dog Collar comes with a white plastic thing. That plastic thing is meant to be used to test and see if the collar is working, so what you do is you fit this plastic thing over the metal prongs and then blow air on it. If the collar works, it should light up.
The Fiddo No Bark Dog Collar uses one replaceable 6V alkaline battery. This is a very common battery so you should have no problem getting replacements.
5. Collar Strap
The Fiddo No Bark Dog Collar has a nylon strap that holds it all together and allows the collar to be worn around your dog’s neck. The strap is made of nylon and is a one-size-fits-all strap. There’s a plastic tri-glide on the strap as well which you use to adjust the collar for a perfect fit.
The collar also has an easy-to-use plastic buckle for clasping and unclasping the collar.
6. Instruction Manual
The Fiddo No Bark Dog Collar comes with a manual that details instructions on how to put together and operate this collar. However, if you are new to bark control collars, you might have issues understanding the manual seeing as the instructions are not very clear.
Is The Fiddo No Bark Dog Collar User-Friendly?
We must acknowledge the fact that there was an attempt at making the collar user-friendly. However, the attempt would have been successful if Fiddo had just made this manual easier to follow.
But if you are not new to bark control collars, you shouldn’t have problems with this one.
What Are The Pros Of The Fiddo No Bark Dog Collar?
The battery is easy to come by.
What Are The Cons Of The Fiddo No Bark Dog Collar?
The collar slips off and because it’s no longer snug, sends corrections all the same by picking up random sounds even when your dog did not bark.
The Manual is not easy to understand.
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Alternatives To The Fiddo No Bark Dog Collar
Not satisfied with the Fiddo No Bark Dog Collar? Not to worry! One of these collars should work for you:
- No Shock Option: Lovatic No Shock Anti-Bark Collar.
- Option That Uses Two Batteries: GoodBoy Dog Barking Collar.
- Rechargeable Option: PetSafe Rechargeable Bark Control Collar.
No Shock Option
Lovatic No Shock Anti-Bark Collar
Not a fan of shock collars? Maybe you should try the Lovatic No Shock Anti-Bark Collar. It uses only warning tone and vibration and it works effectively enough.
The collar features an intelligent chip which picks up bark sounds coming from your dog alone. The idea is for the collar to be shut off to other peripheral noises and just focus on bark sounds that come from your dog.
Option That Uses Two Batteries
If for any reason you prefer a collar that uses two batteries, you should try the GoodBoy Dog Barking Collar. For one, the collar actually works. Also, the strap is stitched with reflective stitching, making it not only a bark control collar but also a reflective collar.
The GoodBoy Dog Barking Collar comes with an instruction manual that is actually quite easy to navigate through. Click here to read our review on the Goodboy Dog Barking Collar to find out more about this collar.
The PetSafe Rechargeable Bark Control Collar doesn’t use replaceable batteries so there is no need to run out often to get replacement batteries. The collar comes with its own USB cable with which you can charge the collar via any compatible device.
This collar is for dogs that weigh at least 40 pounds so if your dog weighs less, this collar is not for you. Look to something else.
Fiddo No Bark Dog Collar
Lovatic No Shock Anti-Bark Collar
GoodBoy Dog Barking Collar
PetSafe Rechargeable Bark Control Collar
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What People Think About The Fiddo No Bark Dog Collar
The Fiddo No Bark Dog Collar is actually doing fairly well. If you are able to figure out how it works and when it actually works, it works well.
We agree with the general assertion. However, those times seem to us to be too inconsistent. So we cannot exactly say we can bank on the Fiddo No Bark Dog Collar. If you want to though, oh well…
Fiddo No Bark Dog Collar — FAQs
Is The Fiddo No Bark Dog Collar Waterproof?
The Fiddo No Bark Dog Collar is not waterproof and so should not be used in and around water.
Also, the Fiddo No Bark Dog Collar is not water resistant, especially the battery port. So, you should try not to use this in the rain or snow.
Will This Fiddo Bark Collar Work For Whining?
The Fiddo No Bark Dog Collar could work for whining if the collar is able to pick up the sound. So, you might have to increase the sensitivity of the collar for that to happen.
What Is The Plastic Chip That Comes With The Fiddo Collar For?
That plastic chip is for testing to see whether or not your collar works.
To do that, place the chip on the metal prongs on the receiver. Then get your dog to bark into the receiver to set it off.
If that plastic chip lights up, the collar works. But if it doesn’t, you have a faulty collar. You can use this chip to test all the sensitivity levels.
Will The Fiddo No Bark Dog Collar Shock My Dog If Another Dog Barks?
The Fiddo No Bark Dog Collar could shock your dog if another dog barks but it depends on the proximity of the other dogs and what level of sensitivity the collar is set to.
If the dog is close and the level of sensitivity is high, then it doesn’t really matter who barks, the dog wearing the collar will certainly get shocked.
However, if the dog is close but the sensitivity level is at the lowest, the dog wearing the collar might not get shocked when the other dog barks.
Can You Attach The Fiddo Receiver To Another Collar?
You can attach the Fiddo receiver to any collar, provided it fits.
Does The Fiddo No Bark Dog Collar Come With A Remote?
The Fiddo No Bark Dog Collar doesn’t come with a remote because it doesn’t need one.
The collar is automatic and so send a correction when it senses a bark sound.