Dogtra YS600 Review: No Bark Collar

 

In addition to the Dogtra YS300 vs YS600 comparison guide we previously put together, we’ve put together a Dogtra YS600 Review of this popular no bark collar.

The YS600 in particular has low to high stimulation levels, so is better suited to larger dogs of 35lbs and up, from softer up to harder to train more stubborn dogs.

In this review, we go over the best features, as well as pros and cons of this anti bark collar, so you can get a quick idea of whether it’s good for your dog/s or not.

Let’s check it out!

 

(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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Dogtra YS600 Review: No Bark Collar

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Dogtra YS600: Review

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Features

A no bark collar for bigger or more stubborn dogs

Has both static stimulation, and vibration only training options

The static stimulation has 10 different levels of varying intensity static

The static power output is low to high, so can be used for soft up to harder temperament or more stubborn dogs

The vibration is the High Performance Pager (HPP) vibration training option

The collar is completely waterproof

The collar is for dogs 35lbs and up

The collar has a 2 hour quick charge rechargeable battery

Has a persistent bark indicator

Has a battery indicator on the collar

Has Accelerometer Bark Sensor technology

Comes with plastic shielded 5/8″ Enhanced Contact Points

 

Drawbacks

Not for small dogs

There’s no tone only training mode

If you don’t have the collar on correctly, the stimulation or vibration can be inconsistent or ineffective

 

Overall

One of the better bark collars for bigger dogs, but like other bark collars, you may get frustrated that the collar either doesn’t work, or will work but inconsistently

 

Dogtra YS600: Buyer’s Guide

What Is The YS600 Designed For?

To train your dog not to bark by delivering static correction or vibration training cues based on your dog’s barking.

For best use:

You should be able to place one finger between the contact point and your pet’s neck

The collar should not be able to shift, and should be placed on the front of the neck and in the center of the neck

Also,  the contact points should be making skin contact

 

How Does The YS600 Actually Work?

You turn the collar on

You choose the static stimulation level on the collar, or set the collar to vibration only

The collar should respond with a vibration warning and static stimulation, or just a vibration, in relation to your dog’s bark

 

Who Might The YS600 Be For?

Dogs 35lbs and over

People who want a static stimulation, and a vibration only training option

 

Who Might The YS600 NOT Be For?

Dogs under 35lbs

People who want a tone only training option

 

What Do You Get In The YS600 Kit?

No Bark Collar

Battery Charger

Test Tool

Owner’s Manual

 

Other Bark Collar Options

If you want to look at some other bark collar options, you can read this best bark collars 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

 

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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