PetSafe Waterproof Bark Control Collar — Detailed Review

PetSafe Basic Bark Control Collar for Dogs 8 lb. and Up, Anti-Bark Training Device, Waterproof, Static Correction, Canine

The company PetSafe is a subsidiary of the Radio Systems Cooperation and the creator of the PetSafe Waterproof Bark Control Collar. This corporation is responsible for producing a wide range of pet products and offering a wide range of pet services.

PetSafe as a subsidiary is specifically responsible for producing pet products including collars. It is also involved in philanthropic endeavors; giving back to the pet society in cash and kind.

It is in this atmosphere of love and responsibility that the PetSafe Waterproof Bark Control Collar was produced. Now, the idea of a bark control collar is kinda obvious. You put it on your dog if he barks incessantly without reason.

You could check our article on dog training collar for more on that. Now, let’s focus on this collar.

 

 

 

Who Can Wear The PetSafe Waterproof Bark Control Collar?

The PetSafe Waterproof Bark Control Collar is a specialized collar. This means that it should only be used by a dog who barks incessantly. If your dog doesn’t, there is no use buying him this collar.

Also, this collar should only be used on dogs that weigh 8 pounds and above. Any lighter and you are treading dangerous waters.

PetSafe Basic Bark Control Collar for Dogs 8 lb. and Up, Anti-Bark Training Device, Waterproof, Static Correction, Canine

 

 

 

Features Of The PetSafe Waterproof Bark Control Collar

1. Vibration Detection

To know if your dog is barking, this collar does not depend on sound. Rather, it detects vibration coming from your dog’s throat. And for as long as the vibration continues, the collar will continue to transmit the static.

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The reason this is good news is that it can send the static only if it is your dog barking. If it were voice detection, the collar would send static whenever any random dog barks close to your dog and that could be disastrous.

2. Adjustable Levels Of Static Intensity

With this collar, there are 6 levels of static intensity. This allows you to adjust the maximum level of intensity to allow for what you think is acceptable.

So you test the intensity on your skin and if it sits well with you, it is probably good. You could also test it on your dog.

But if you are going to do that, start with the lowest intensity and progress if that level is not intense enough to be corrective.

Now, when your doggie is doing his incessant barking, this collar picks up the vibrations. Then it starts transmitting statics from the lowest intensity.

It increases the intensity of the static as your dog keeps barking. But the maximum static intensity it can transmit is what you’ve set. The collar automatically resets to its lowest intensity once your dog stops barking.

3. Automatic Safety

The correction will automatically stop if your doggie doesn’t bark in 50 seconds. No need for you to turn anything off.

Also, if your doggie barks more than 15 times in 50 seconds, the collar automatically stops sending static for 3 minutes. Because the point is not to punish but to correct.

4. Waterproof Strap

In keeping with the technological advancements of this collar, this collar is amazingly waterproof.

So, you don’t need to take it off for your dog to have a bath or take a swim. He can run around in the rain or be completely submerged in water without damaging the collar..

5. Battery Indicator

There is a battery indicator on the collar that tells you when the battery is low. So, you have to keep an eye on the battery indicator to know when the collar needs a change of batteries.

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PetSafe Basic Bark Control Collar for Dogs 8 lb. and Up, Anti-Bark Training Device, Waterproof, Static Correction, Canine

 

 

 

 

Is The PetSafe Waterproof Bark Control Collar User Friendly?

You could definitely operate this collar on your own. However, if you are not comfortable playing around with static correction, speak with your vet.

 

 

 

Pros Of The PetSafe Waterproof Bark Control Collar

1. It Actually Works

If the zap is administered as often as your doggie barks, he will eventually learn that barking is not appropriate behavior.

2. Waterproof

The fact that water does it no harm is another awesome thing about this collar. Dogs will always have contact with water.

If they wear a collar that breaks down with every contact with water, the purpose for wearing a collar is defeated.

3. Warning

This collar actually sends out a warning beep when your doggie first barks. It doesn’t just go full mode shock.

4. Indoors And Outdoors

It is awesome that the PetSafe Waterproof Bark Control Collar can be used both indoors and outdoors.

The reason this is even possible is because the collar detects the vibration coming from your dog’s throat and not just barking. This narrows down the trigger for the correction static to just your dog’s barking.

So whether he’ll be wearing it indoors or he’ll be wearing it outdoors, the collar is good to go.

PetSafe Basic Bark Control Collar for Dogs 8 lb. and Up, Anti-Bark Training Device, Waterproof, Static Correction, Canine

 

 

 

 

Cons Of The PetSafe Waterproof Bark Control Collar

Well, first it is a shock collar and we are aware that many dog parents aren’t exactly psyched about putting a shock collar on their dog. The thought of transmitting pain (however not intense and for whatever reason) is just too much for some people.

Also, the batteries are specific to PetSafe. You can’t just stroll into a random pet store and pick random batteries. They have to be PetSafe batteries.

If the batteries run down, you will have to order new ones from PetSafe or buy a new collar.

 

 

 

Alternatives To The PetSafe Waterproof Bark Control Collar

Not liking the PetSafe Waterproof Bark Control Collar? Check out these other collars by PetSafe

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High End Option — PetSafe Deluxe Bark Control Collar

PetSafe Elite Little Dog Bark Control Collar for Small and Medium Dogs Under 40 lb, Anti-Bark Training Device, Static Correction, Waterproof

If you have a bit of money and are willing to spend it, you could check out this collar by PetSafe. It is a bit more sophisticated than our featured collar.

For one, it has 3 modes of correction as compared to our featured collar that has just one. This is quite different from the intensity level. Each mode has 6 levels of correction.

This gives you a wider range of options as regards intensity level. You practically have 18 options. Also it is a breakaway collar. So your dog can “set himself free” in case of an emergency.

Generally, it works much the same way as the PetSafe Waterproof Bark Control Collar.

 

 

Opposite Spectrum — PetSafe Rechargeable Bark Control Collar

PetSafe Big Dog Rechargeable Bark Collar for Medium and Large Dogs over 40lbs, Waterproof, Perfect Bark Detection

 

 

We listed the PetSafe Rechargeable Bark Control as opposite spectrum because unlike the other collars mentioned, it uses rechargeable batteries. So instead of constantly changing batteries, all you need do is charge it

Also, this collar gives you the widest range of options (at least of the collars in this review). It gives 3 correction modes quite alright. But the correction intensity levels go as high as ten. So you have 30 intensity options.

Generally, it works much the same way as the PetSafe Waterproof Bark Control Collar.

 

 

 

Comparison Table

PetSafe Waterproof Bark Control Collar

PetSafe Basic Bark Control Collar for Dogs 8 lb. and Up, Anti-Bark Training Device, Waterproof, Static Correction, Canine

Click here to get this for your dog!

PetSafe Deluxe Bark Control Collar

PetSafe Elite Little Dog Bark Control Collar for Small and Medium Dogs Under 40 lb, Anti-Bark Training Device, Static Correction, WaterproofClick here to get this for your dog!

PetSafe Rechargeable Bark Control Collar

PetSafe Big Dog Rechargeable Bark Collar for Medium and Large Dogs over 40lbs, Waterproof, Perfect Bark DetectionClick here to get this for your dog!

Power Battery Battery Rechargeable
Correction 1 mode, 6 levels 3 modes, 6 levels  3 modes, 10 levels
Weight 1 Pound 1 Pound 10.7 Ounces
Dog Size 8 pounds and above 8 pounds and above 40 pounds and above

 

 

What Others Are Saying

For those that are onboard the shock collar train, this is a godsend. It works well and allows one decide how intense the static zaps can get. That is enough to even convince those who are not on board.

There are those that are not excited about this collar. However, we can categorically tell you that it has nothing to do with the brand. It’s just the idea of a prong collar that they find scary.

 

 

 

What We Think

If the shock collar is your thing, you will love the PetSafe Waterproof Bark Control Collar. Just make sure you closely monitor your dog the first few times they wears it to be sure the intensity is not too much for them. Also, pay attention to the battery level. Remember low battery equals useless bark control collar.

PetSafe Basic Bark Control Collar for Dogs 8 lb. and Up, Anti-Bark Training Device, Waterproof, Static Correction, Canine