PetSafe Elite Dog Training Collar Review

PetSafe Elite Dog Training Collar Review

This simple little collar does a not-so-simple job: it teaches your dog to refrain from barking. It uses up to 10 levels of static correction (the delivery of harmless static shocks) and vibration to annoy your dog every time it barks. This consistency increases the effectiveness of this device.

You don’t have to worry about selecting the right level or programming the device correctly. You simply put the collar on your dog, ensure that it’s tight enough, and turn it on. The Elite Bark Controller does the rest.

PetSafe Elite Bark Control Collar

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Use this collar anywhere barking is a problem. Because it responds to the vibration in your dog’s vocal cords, it doesn’t need a remote transmitter. It works wherever your dog is barking: indoors, outdoors, in a car, in a kennel, and anywhere else your dog happens to be.

You don’t have to push a button every time your dog barks. The collar senses the sound waves and administers static correction. It automatically adjusts its level of correction until barking stops. It begins at a low level and gradually increases the intensity. You don’t have to decide on a setting or frequency.

The PetSafe anti-bark collar adjusts to the barking of your dog for custom bark response, increasing and decreasing the intensity as needed. Given that you don’t have to control this collar, you have freedom of movement and activity.

About The Product

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    Size: Available in 2 sizes, including Little Dog for small- and medium-sized dogs (up to 55 lbs), and Big Dog for dogs over 40 lbs
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    Color: Black
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    Levels of Correction: 10
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    Automatic Shut-Off: Yes; System shuts down after 80 seconds of continuous correction
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    On/Off feature: Can turn the unit on and off to preserve battery life when not in use
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    LED Battery Indicator: 2 lights let you know the battery’s condition (“good” or “low”)
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    Features: Progressive static correction, Perfect Bark Detection system blocks false corrections, waterproof and submersible up to 5 feet
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    Includes:  PetSafe Elite Bark Control Collar, 1 lithium metal battery

This bark control collar from PetSafe deserves the description “elite.” It is incredibly responsive to your pup. As soon as it detects a bark (it senses vibration), it delivers a low-level static correction. If she continues to bark, the collar will increase the strength of the correction until the barking stops.

The collar is so responsive to your dog, in fact, that it responds only to your dog. PetSafe has patented their Perfect Bark no false corrections technology so you don’t have to worry about your dog receiving static correction for another dogs’ bark or in response to other environmental noises.

Nothing is completely foolproof, and some reviewers have indicated that other things do occasionally cause the Elite Bark Control Collar to respond with a static correction to their dog. These reports appear to be isolated incidents, and many users verify that the Perfect Bark technology is effective.

Because it is consistent and responsive, this collar works quickly. It’s not uncommon for people to notice a reduction in their dog’s barking in as little as a few days. The barking will then continue to steadily decrease.

How long you’ll need to use this collar to control barking will depend on your dog. This collar has been proven to be effective; however, each dog is unique with his own levels of sensitivity and will thus have his own experience with it.

This collar will reduce barking in a way that is safe and gentle for your dog. It’s a win-win.
PetSafe Elite Bark Control Collar

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Some dogs stop barking almost immediately. They need the collar for a short time and won’t use it again. Others are much more stubborn and may need to wear the collar for an extended period. Still others will fall in between, ditching the collar, needing it again down the road, then ditching it again.

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What We Like

This collar is waterproof, so it works in the rain. Your dog can even jump into water, completely submersing the collar up to five feet.

Your dog can jump, run, and play while wearing this collar thanks to its small, slim design. The device doesn’t get in the way of an active dog’s style, nor does it present the hazard of catching on objects or hanging low in the way of trotting paws.

What We Don’t Like

While the collar is adjustable, it can be difficult to tighten it enough for very small dogs, and the collar tends to loosen throughout the day and with activity.

The unit can be difficult to turn on and off. This is for a good reason—it prevents the system from accidentally powering down if the button is pressed while your dog is playing. We like this. But we don’t love having to work to turn it on and off. A coin works well, but you must have one on you.

Buying Advice

The PetSafe Elite Bark Control Collar can work wonders in training your dog not to bark. We think this is a particularly good anti-bark collar because it monitors the barking and adjust its correction levels up and down accordingly. It also focuses on your dog’s barks rather than other noises and barks.

Amazon offers a good deal on these PetSafe collars, and you have full, direct access to PetSafe customer service should you need it.

PetSafe Elite Bark Control Collar

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Conclusion

Barking is a behavior that causes quite a bit of stress, annoyance, and strained relationships with neighbors. Many people love their dog dearly but dislike the barking. PetSafe gives you a great solution with their Elite Bark Control Collar.

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