Garmin BarkLimiter Review: No Bark Collar

 

The BarkLimiter is Garmin’s version of the no bark dog collar.

It comes with static stimulation and also a vibration training mode, and fits most dog sizes.

In this Garmin BarkLimiter Review, we outline the features, pros and cons of of this anti bark collar so you can figure out quickly if it’s for you.

Let’s look at it in more detail!

 

(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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Garmin BarkLimiter Review: No Bark Collar

If you prefer, you can go straight to viewing the Garmin Bark Limiter no bark collar here:

You can also read a Barklimiter vs Barklimiter 2 vs Barklimiter Deluxe comparison guide here.

 

Garmin BarkLimiter: Review

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Features

An anti bark collar for training dogs not to bark

Fits all dog breeds and coat thicknesses

Has a static stimulation training mode

Has 7 different levels of static

Has autorise correction technology that automatically adjusts the level of the static according to your dog’s barking consistency

Also has a fixed correction mode in case you want to use one static level

Has a vibration only training mode

You can get this anti bark collar withreplaceable batteries

The replaceable batteries are CR2 batteries and last about 10 months

Uses accelerometer-based bark identification to distinguish between barking and other vocalizations – detects the vibrations in your dog’s throat

Waterproof (IPX7)

 

Drawbacks

No tone only training mode

If you don’t have the collar on your dog’s throat correctly, the collar may function inconsistently

Has replaceable batteries and not rechargeable batteries

 

Overall

Overall, like most bark collars, people can get frustrated if this collar doesn’t work consistently when your dog barks. A range of factors can effect how consistently and reliably the training stimulation or vibration works. Garmin, along with SportDOG and Dogtra to make some of the better bark collars though

 

Garmin BarkLimiter: Buyer’s Guide

What Is The Garmin BarkLimiter 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 Garmin BarkLimiter Actually Work?

You turn the collar on

You choose the static stimulation level on the collar manually, you let the collar go on automatic, 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 Garmin BarkLimiter Be For?

Most dog sizes

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

 

Who Might The Garmin BarkLimiter NOT Be For?

People who want a tone only training option

People who want a rechargeable battery no bark collar

 

What Do You Get In The Garmin BarkLimiter Kit?

BarkLimiter

CR2 battery

3/4″ black collar strap

Manual

 

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).

 

Other Bark Control Collar Options

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

 

 

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