The PetSafe® Little Dog Deluxe Anti-Bark Collar uses several features designed to shorten the training phase and promote good behaviour. The Deluxe Anti-Bark Collar uses both vibration and sound sensors (dual-detection) to discriminate your dog's bark from other external noises. A static stimulation is administered through the Contact Points only if both vibration from the vocal chords and sound from the bark are detected. Using a patent pending Temperament Learning System, the Deluxe Anti-Bark Collar tracks the number of stimulation instances needed to substantially reduce (and in most cases eliminate) the number of nuisance barks.
I bought the Little Dog Deluxe Anti-Bark Collar around 3 months ago for my adorable (but yappy) Maltese Shihtzu. I got noise complaints from my neighbours and was told that if we got one more complaint, we had to move or get rid of precious Poppy. This left no room for error, so after lots of researching on the internet, I decided on the Little Dog Anti-Bark Collar.
I hardly walked Poppy before we had the collar, as she just barked the whole time and it was only stressful and embarrassing for me. Once I got home with the collar, I set it up, fitted it on her and took her straight out for a walk. It didn't take her long to bark (10m to be precise), in which the shock got her. Didn't hear another peep out of her for the whole walk. I was so excited by this as soon as I got home, I got my partner ready and told him he had to come for a walk to see him for himself. It was unbelievable.
In short, we LOVE the Little Dog Deluxe Anti-Bark Collar. We are able to enjoy Poppy 1000xs more and she now gets daily walks and we haven't had another noise complaint.
I was initially concerned with the whole concept of a shock collar, but after seeing it in action with my 4kg Maltese Shihtzu, all worries were gone. She seems like such a happier pup.
Couldn't recommend this product enough! We don't even recognize Poppy as the same dog and now get comments when we are out walking at how cute she is, instead of the judging looks.
> PetSafe Response: Hi Esther, thank you for sharing your story with us! How inspiring that yappy Poppy has learned so quickly to curb her barking to enjoy walks and daily life with you both. We're so pleased to hear of the impact it's had and how much happier Poppy is too. Thanks again! :)
The most remarkable thing this collar did was not actually stopping the barking (which it is extremely effective at doing!!!) - it was the temperament change from a constantly nervous, reactive, high alert dog to a normal, calm, content non-reactive dog. Both "nervous Nellie's" are suddenly calm enough to accurately assess "threat input" and no longer live on an emotional roller coaster of fearfulness, and constant alert.
They are now calmly confident dealing with unknown sounds, persons or animals - they bark once perhaps, receive a verbal "no barking" command and settle back down. No tearing around the house, barking non-stop. No more winding up the other dogs to join them in their hysteria.
I had hoped the collar would give the neighbors and ourselves some peace, and it certainly has. But best of all, and something I had not considered, is the improvement in the dogs quality of life!
My only complaint is the high battery cost - $15 a pop is outrageous and the only reason I do not award 5 stars.
> PetSafe Response: Hi Lorinne, thank you for sharing your experience with us and it's wonderful to hear that the anti-bark collar has done the trick. Dogs can be incredibly sensitive creatures and they need help to learn the right behaviours to situations (just like we do!) What a lovely story that your dog's life (and yours) has improved as an added bonus. Thanks again!
I have a little Jack Russell terrier (1yr old) who nuisance barks(ed) all day long. I tried everything - every kind of expensive training sessions, diet changes etc and then resorted to cheap bark collars to try to stop the problem. Nothing worked. My very patient neighbour eventually had a word and so i looked to this as last resort. It has worked amazingly well - she stopped nuisance barking immediately. I only put it on her when I am there, also taking it off at night and during walks but her barking has almost totally stopped even when she is not wearing the collar. She occasionally lets out a little bark but that is fine - it was the endless barking for hours without drawing breath that was the problem!
I was concerned before purchasing this that she might become withdrawn and sad or go off her food/generally display signs of depression until she got used to it but that didn't happen at all - she was her usual self and still is 2 months on. When she gets a shock (more and more rare these days) she yelps quickly but is still wagging away and seems unphased 2 seconds later. I really would recommend this to anyone, it has made such a difference to our lives and her character hasn't changed one bit.
Worth every penny.
> PetSafe Response: P this is great feedback, thank you for taking the time to let us know and share your experience with fellow pet owners! This is a great product and as you say can really make a big difference to your dog's daily life.
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