We’ve written this guide so you can quickly see the options for:
– the best bark collar for dogs under 5lbs
– and, the best bark collar for dogs under 10lbs
Essentially, we are talking about toy sized breeds, which are even smaller than a regular small sized dog breed.
Breeds like Yorkies, Chihuahuas and Pomeranians are good examples.
Let’s check out the options!
(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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Best Bark Collar For Tiny Dogs Under 10lbs, & Under 5lbs
Best Bark Collar For Dogs Under 5lbs
Right now, there aren’t really any good bark collars made for dogs around the 5lbs range or smaller.
There is one remote dog training collar made for dogs as small as 5lbs though:
It features a purposely small collar receiver of 2″x1.5″x1″, and weighs 2.4 oz.
You can read more about the Educator Mini E Collar including a review in this guide.
Best Bark Collar For Dogs Under 10lbs
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)
A few bark collars that might best balance value for money with performance right now for dogs under 10lbs might be the:
- Authen Bark Collar (on Amazon) (fits small to large dogs, roughly from 7 to 120lbs. Has two training modes, and has all three of beep, vibration and static stimulation)
- SportDOG NoBark SBC-R Rechargeable Bark Control Dog Collar (on Chewy)
- SportDOG SBC-R No Bark Collar (on Amazon) – fits dogs 8 pounds or larger with neck sizes 5″ – 22″
- Dogtra YS300 No Bark Collar (on Amazon) – for small to medium dogs 10 lbs and up, with neck sizes 9″ to 20″
- PetSafe Basic Bark Control Collar (on Amazon) – cheap option. For dog neck sizes up to 28 inches, & 8lbs & up
- PetSafe Elite Little Dog No Bark Collar (on Amazon) – For dogs 8 to 55 lb. with neck sizes up to 22″
You can read reviews for some of these bark collars here:
Some people may decide they want to undertake bark training manually with a remote dog training collar instead of an automatic bark collar.
In that instance, you can check out some of the best remote dog training collars in this guide:
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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