But, this is an Authen Bark Collar Review.
We look at the features of this bark control collar, and consider who it might and might not be for.
Let’s take a look!
(NOTE: this is a general information guide only, and is not professional advice, or a substitute for professional advice. A qualified vet or animal expert is the only person qualified to give you expert advice in regards to your pet/s)
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Authen Bark Collar
If you prefer, you can go straight to viewing this bark collar here:
- [Currently not available] Authen Bark Collar (on Amazon) – you can check on Amazon yourself at a later date to see if it becomes available, or, you can read this ‘best bark collars’ guide for more bark collar options
*Make sure you know the return and warranty conditions on the collar before you order
If an owner decides they want to try a bark collar, they should be aware that they might experience issues with the collar device performing inconsistently and/or ineffectively, and there can be issues with other aspects of the collar device like durability for example (how long the collar device works properly for, or at all)
A few examples of the most popular bark collars on the market right now are:
- Trulrox Bark Collar For Large Dogs (on Amazon) (fits small to large dogs from 6 to 150 lbs. Has two modes – one with static plus sound and vibration, and one just with sound and vibration)
- Trulrox Bark Collar For Small Dogs (on Amazon) (for small dogs 5-15lbs only. Only has a vibration mode, and also a strong vibration mode)
- NBJU Bark Collar For Small To Large Dogs (on Amazon) (for dogs 11 to 110lbs. Has three modes – beep, vibration, and static. Has several sensitivity levels)
Authen Bark Collar: Review
An affordable bark collar
Has 2 training modes – Standard Training, and Advanced Training
Has all three of static stimulation, vibration and beep available
Activates via a sound chip when the collar senses your dog barks at 1000 to 2000kHZ and 80 to 90db
There’s 5 levels of adjustable sensitivity on the collar receiver to choose from
Works in 30 second cycles – every 30 seconds if there is a detected bark the collar goes to the next step, and after 30 seconds without a bark, the collar returns to step 1
There’s a safety feature – the collar will deactivate the collar if activated 7 times in 1 minute and resumes its functionality after 2 minutes.
Has a collar screen that shows a power indicator, sensitivity level display, and mode indicators
Is rechargeable – charges in 2 to 3 hours, and gives you up to 10 days of use
Collar is IP67 water rated
Fits dogs 7 to 120 lbs
Not for dogs outside the 7 to 120 lbs range
Collar strap size not immediately clear on product description
Where To Buy
- [Currently not available] View the Authen Bark Collar (on Amazon)
Authen Bark Collar: Buyer’s Guide
Who Might The Authen Bark Collar Be For?
Those looking for an affordable bark collar
Those looking for a rechargeable bark collar
Those looking for a bark collar with all three of tone, vibration and stimulation
Dogs 7 to 120 lbs
Who Might The Authen Bark Collar NOT Be For?
Toy dogs under 7lbs, and Giant dogs over 120lbs
Buyer’s Guide & FAQ Guide For Bark Collars
We’ve put together a buyer’s guide and FAQ guide with some important information about bark collars.
In that guide, we discuss:
The effectiveness of bark collar, and how bark collars can work for some, but not others
What some of the best bark collars might be
Bark collar review guides
Factors to consider in deciding what bark collar to buy
What a bark collar is
Bark collars vs remote dog training collars
Types of bark collars
Why use a bark collar and when to use one
How a bark collar works, and how to use one
What size bark collar to get
Can a puppy use a bark collar
Alternatives to a bark collar for bark control training
Some safety considerations for using a bark collar
What Size Bark Collar To Get
You might look for two key things when looking for a size of bark collar to fit your dog:
The size of dog the collar is designed for e.g. 5 to 120lbs
The length of the collar strap to fit a range of neck sizes e.g. 5 to 29 inches
So, weigh your dog and measure their neck size before ordering a bark collar.
The manufacturer’s instructions should tell you how to size your dog for a collar – so, make sure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions as a first priority.
Some Safety Considerations For Using A Bark Collar
Safety is extremely important with a bark collar.
Always always get your vet’s advice or the advice of an animal health and/or training expert – nothing is a substitute for professional advice.
Some general safety guidelines for using a bark collar humanely and safely might be:
Buy from a reputable company who put proper use of the bark collar and the safety of the dog as a priority
Read and follow the operating guide, instruction/safety manual and training guide that comes with the bark collar system from the manufacturer for operation and safety instructions and guidelines
Pay attention to any warnings issued by the manufacturer
Monitor your dog’s response both mentally and physically to using a bark collar. Take the collar off immediately and discontinue use of the system if you notice any negative implications or reactions
A good bark collar that uses static stimulation should simply stimulate the muscle (to the point of reflex) to get the dog’s attention, but should not cause pain (it might be slightly annoying for the dog to act as a small deterrent – but shouldn’t cause pain or harm).
It certainly shouldn’t cause a ‘sharp pain’ to the muscle or body.
To get a safe stimulation level – it helps if the bark collar can be set to the lowest stimulation level, and increased as required manually up to a level that gets the dog’s attention (such as changing body language when a stimulation, vibration or tone is administered) without any visible sign of pain or harm (such as yelping, or showing signs of stress).
A good bark collar company should give you all the necessary safety, use and training instructions, and should have a dedicated customer service line to help when you being using the collar.
Good bark collars usually also come with a safety shut off features for static stimulation in case a dog keeps barking.
The static stimulation function does not need to be used either – tone and vibrate training modes can be used instead on bark collars that have them.
Some owners like to even use their bark collar as a temporary training tool, and may go back to using body or verbal bark training commands once behaviors are reinforced (if suitable).
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