Training Collar Buying Guide

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What is a Training Collar?

A training collar is a device that trains a specific behaviour out of your dog such as climbing onto furniture, jumping up on people, recall issues etc. These collars come with a remote, so you control when your dog gets a correction, and over time your dog will have that specific behaviour corrected out of them.

What is a Bark Collar?

A bark collar is a collar your dog can wear that corrects your dog’s behaviour when it auto-senses barking. You put the bark collar on your dog for short periods, preferably whilst you are at home and you don’t need to push a button for your dog to be corrected. 

Read our bark collar buying guide here.

What is the Difference Between a Bark Collar and a Training Collar?

A training collar cannot auto-detect behaviour to be corrected, you control when your dog is corrected via a remote control. A bark collar will auto-detect barking only and immediately send a correction to your dog. 

Different Types of Dog Bark & Training Collars:

What Does it Do Dog Personality it Suits
Static Sends a static shock to the outer neck, some collars also beep before sending the shock. -Stubborn dogs.
Citronella Sprays citronella at the dog's jaw, some collars also beep before spraying. -Sensitive dogs
-Dogs who don’t like water.
Vibration Vibrates against the dog's neck, some collars also beep before sending the vibration. Sensitive or deaf dogs.

 

Please note: We currently do not stock any vibration collars that are remote free, thus all of our vibration collars are considered training collars in our buying guides. 

How Do You Choose The Right Bark Collar?

Choosing the correct bark collar depends on your dog, how big it is, its personality, and your preferences. Here are a few key factors to consider before you purchase a bark collar.

Type of Correction

What sort of correction does your dog need? If you haven't tried a static shock collar before, it's recommended to start off with a citronella bark collar first. If you have a highly stubborn dog then using a static shock collar may be more suitable for your needs.

Citronella Dog Collars

Citronella dog collars emit a puff of citronella spray to distract your dog from continuing its barking. Citronella is the best option for those who have a sensitive dog, a dog who may not like water, or for dog training beginners.

Static Shock Dog Collars

A static shock collar sends a small static shock when it senses barking; we recommend you try them on yourself (in your hand) first. Testing the device on yourself first helps you understand what your dog will feel, and know what level you're comfortable setting the device. A static shock collar is an effective training tool for stubborn dogs and owners who have tried every other training method to no avail.

If you are unsure which sort of correction you prefer, try using a citronella dog collar first. If your dog continues barking through the citronella, move onto a static shock dog collar option.  

Control the Intensity Level

Most static shock collars have a variety of intensity level options. Some go as high as 127, others are on a 1 to 10 scale. This allows you to control the intensity of the static shock, and ensure you are never harming your dog. Again, we recommend trying the collar in the palm of your hand to ensure that the intensity is acceptable for your dog.

Size of Your Dog

Make sure to buy a collar that suits the size of your dog. For both bark and training collars, it’s very common for them to give a guide to size with weight. This is to ensure that the collar will fit your dog’s neck. By buying a bark collar that has a weight range your dog falls into, it’s very likely the collar will both fit your dog and be comfortable on them.

Durability

If you know your dog loves to dunk its head into the water bowl, frolic in the rain, or likes to play rough, make sure you invest in a collar that can last. Most of our collars are waterproof, with some even being submersible. When looking at each bark collar, make sure it matches your dog’s lifestyle.  

Consider Your Dog’s Personality

There are a variety of contextual personality traits you should consider when investing in a bark collar. Considering personality is important, your dog needs to respond appropriately to the correction and not have their behaviour be overcorrected.  

Sensitive Dogs

If you have a dog who is anxious, sensitive and you think may react negatively to feeling a static shock, a citronella collar is a perfect fit for them. It provides enough of a distraction to teach them to stop continuing with their excessive barking, without adding to their anxiety.

Stubborn Dogs

If you have a dog who is stubborn, determined, or perhaps was a rescue dog who came from an abusive environment, a static shock collar is usually a better fit. This allows you to correct your dog’s behaviour without getting in any worrying situations, and you’ll quickly get the best out of your dog. Most dogs tend to learn from static shock collars very quickly.  In a short period of time both you and your neighbours will get some quiet. 

 

Model No of dogs & max range Collar receiver Stimulation Type Handheld Remote or Transmitter Features
PETRAINER PEvT998N VIBRATING DOG COLLAR -Up to 2 dogs on the one handset
-Has a range of 200m
-Waterproof
-Rechargeable lithium battery
-Beep
-Vibration
-LCD screen
-Rechargeable
-Customisable vibration and tone
-Adjustable collar allows it to suit all sized dogs
Barktec Remote Training Collar Beep & Vibrate 651 -Up to 2 dogs on the one handset
- Has a range of  300m 
-Rapid charging lithium battery -Beep
-Vibration
-Rechargeable -Customisable beep and 16 levels of vibration
- Adjustable collar allows it to suit all sized dogs
Barktec Citronella Spray Collar with Remote 510 -Up to 2 dogs on the one handset
- Has a range of 300m
-Rechargeable, fast-charging battery
- Waterproof
-Beep
-Vibration
-Citronella
-Rechargeable
-Large LED Display
- Choose between 16 levels of intensity
- Adjustable collar allows it to suit all sized dogs
Aetertek AT-216D Dog Remote Training Collar -Up to 3 dogs on the one handset
- Has a range of 550m
- Waterproof
- Durable
-Beep
-Vibration
-Static Shock
-Easy to use, brightly coloured buttons -7 levels of static correction
-Suitable for dogs weighing 8kg-60kg
Aetertek AT-918C Dog Remote Training Collar -Up to 2 dogs on the one handset
- Has a range of 550m 
- Waterproof
- Durable
-Beep
-Vibration
-Static Shock
-Easy to use, brightly coloured buttons -Choose between 9 levels of static correction
-Suitable for medium-large dogs
-Auto back will correct your dog barking automatically plus you can give corrections with the remote
Aetertek AT-919C Dog Remote Training Collar + Auto bark -Up to 2 dogs on the one handset
- Has a range of 1000m 
- Waterproof
- Durable
-Beep
-Vibration
-Static Shock
-Easy to use, brightly coloured buttons

-Choose between 9 levels of static correction
-Suitable for medium-large dogs
-Auto back will correct your dog barking automatically plus you can give corrections with the remote
Aetertek GT-211D Dog Remote Training Collar Rechargeable Mini -Up to 2 dogs on the one handset
- Has a range of 350m 
- Water-resistant
- Durable
-Beep
-Vibration
-Static Shock
-LCD Display
-Easy to use, brightly coloured buttons
-Choose between 10 levels of static correction
-Suitable for dogs 2kg-8kg in weight
Dogtra IQ Plus Dog Remote Training Collar -Up to 2 dogs on the one handset
- Has a range of 364m 
-Waterproof
-Durable
-Vibration
-Static Shock
-Water-resistant -Choose between 100 levels of static correction
-Suitable for dogs 5kgs+ 
Dogtra Arc Hands-Free Dog Remote Training Collar -Up to 1 dog on the one handset
- Has a range of 1.2km
-Waterproof
-Ergonomic

 

-Slim

-Vibration
-Static Shock
-Includes a remote and a hands-free remote with strap
-Clear LCD
-Choose between 127 levels of static correction
-Suitable for dogs 7kgs+ 
Dogtra 280C 282C Dog Remote Training Collar -Up to 2 dogs on the one handset -Ultra-compact -Vibration
-Static Shock
-Easy to use remote -Choose between 127 levels of static correction
-Suitable for dogs 5kgs+ 
Dogtra Arc Dog Remote Training Collar -Up to 2 dogs on the one handset
- Has a range of 1.2km
-Waterproof
-Rechargeable 
-Vibration
-Static Shock
-Easy to use remote
- Firm grips
-Waterproof
-LCD display
-Choose between 127 levels of static correction
-Suitable for medium to large-sized dogs
Dogtra 1900s Wetlands Dog Remote Training Collar -Up to 1 dog on the one handset
- Has a range of 1.2km
-Extremely durable
-2 hour rapid charge
-Static Shock -LCD display -Choose between 127 levels of static correction
-Suitable for dogs 15kgs+ 
Dogtra 200C 202C Dog Remote Training Collar - Has a range of 800m -Waterproof
-Ultra-compact
-Rechargeable 
-Vibration
-Static Shock
-Waterproof
-Rechargeable 
-Choose between 100 levels of static correction
-Suitable for dogs 3kgs+ 

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