The Bark Collar mini™ is designed to modify and improve your dog’s barking behavior. If your dog barks excessively, the Bark Collar mini delivers a vibration or a stimulation at a level that is just enough to distract your dog and break the barking cycle.
The Bark Collar mini has 6 adjustable settings from low to high plus a vibration option so you can select a setting appropriate for your dog. The vibration or stimulation gradually increases within the selected setting if the dog continues to bark. When the barking stops, the collar resets.
- Bark Collar
- Collar Strap
- 3.0v CR1/3N battery
- medium and Short Contact Posts
- Owner’s Guide
6 Adjustable Settings
The 6 adjustable settings include a vibration setting, 5 stimulation settings.
When the dog barks, the level of the vibration or stimulation (for that setting) slightly increases . When your dog stops barking, the Bark Collar resets to the lowest level for that setting.
When the barking begins, there is a brief delay before the collar activates. This helps differentiate “acceptable” from excessive barking.
Provides information about how often the collar activated. Helps you learn about your dog’s barking behavior – even if you are not there to observe it.
The long-lasting, user replaceable battery typically lasts up to 6 months depending on usage.
Low Battery Indicator
Lets you know when it is time to replace the battery.
Lightest weight and smallest of any bark collar!
Mini Bark Collar Specifications:
FAQWhat is the purpose of the BarkCollar?
The BarkCollar is used to reduce and eliminate excessive barking.
The collar strap needs to be placed on the smallest part of the dog’s neck, just below the dog’s ears. It must fit snugly so the contact posts are touching the center of the dog’s neck where the vibration from the dog’s bark can be detected. If the collar is placed too loosely or too far from the center of the dog’s neck, the bark may not be detected.
Battery life depends on frequency of use and the barking behavior of the dog. A collar that is worn for long periods and triggered frequently will need battery replacement more often than a collar that is worn for shorter periods and triggered only occasionally. The battery typically lasts around 6-months or less for a collar worn daily with moderate activation.
A sensor inside the BarkCollar is activated when the dog barks. After three seconds of barking (the ‘bark-forgiveness’ period), the collar activates and delivers either a vibration or an electronic stimulation. The vibration or stimulation setting is adjustable and should be set to a level that is just enough to distract the dog from barking. If the dog continues to bark, the intensity of the vibration/stimulation gradually increases from the minimum to the maximum for that setting. As your dog begins to associate barking with the vibration/stimulation, he also figures out the sensation stops when the barking stops.
Yes. Our online shop is a fast way to get one. Battery wholesalers also carry the required battery. Please make sure there is no plastic sleeve on the new battery as the sleeves will prohibit the activation of the bark collar.
Yes. If there is no need to have the collar on the dog, it should be taken off the dog and turned off. We recommend removing the collar at night to prevent skin irritation.
Turn-on the BarkCollar and and set it to ‘V’ (Vibration). Put the BarkCollar on your dog. Observe the dog barking and look for a response such as a head shake, ear twitch, or change in barking behavior. If you do not see a response, or if the dog continues to bark with no apparent reaction to the collar, increase the setting one level and repeat the process. Do not increase ny more than one level at a time. When you see a subtle reaction from your dog, that setting is a good place to begin training.
There are several variables that affect how quickly your dog’s behavior will change, most notably the personality of your dog, the frequency of things that trigger the barking and your dog’s tolerance for distraction when baking. Most dogs begin to understand the relationship between barking and the sensation from the vibration/stimulation after several activations of the collar. Barking behavior will diminish quickly in some dogs and more gradually in others. If there is no noticeable change after a reasonable trial period, check the collar to make sure the fit is good and the contact posts are the correct size. If collar fit is appropriate and the dog continues to bark, the BarkCollar setting should be increased one level.
Turn on the BarkCollar. If the Status Light on the BarkCollar blinks green, the battery is charged and the BarkCollar is working. There is also an auto “self-test” (see below) to confirm that the BarkCollar is working.
There is an auto “self-test” built into the collar. When you turn it “on” and each time the setting is changed, the BarkCollar will vibrate briefly and the status light will illuminate. This auto “self-test” confirms the BarkCollar is charged and working properly.
The Bark Collar mini should be effective on dogs as small as 2 kg.
We recommend waiting until the dog is 4-6 months old.
No. The electronic stimulation is mild. Imagine a slight tickle or light static, like touching a metal doorknob after walking across carpet. The stimulation gets a pet’s attention, similar to a tap on the shoulder. Electronic collars utilise electronic stimulation (ES) not electric shock. ES is the artificial stimulation of a living tissue by means of an electric field or current (IEC). The ES delivered by electronic bark collars is transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), which artificially stimulates nerves and sensory receptors. TENS has no injurious consequences and is often used to manage chronic pain in humans. Typically the ES travels through tissue between two electrical contact points, which are applied to the skin. The ES is contained to the skin and superficial tissues when the contact points are less than 60mm apart.
If used on two dogs, will the bark of one dog set-off the other dog’s collar?
No – the collar must be in contact with the dog’s neck to be activated.
Yes. The warranty is 3 year.
There are no specific health restrictions. If you have a concern about your dog using a bark collar due to a health condition, we suggest you contact your veterinarian.
We recommend using medium posts for dogs with long hair or a thick coat. Short posts should be fine for short haired dogs who do not have a thick coat.
The components in the BarkCollar are specified to operate from minus 4 degrees (C) to 52 degrees (C). A significant and rapid change in temperature may temporarily disrupt some of the Bark Collar functions until the device adjusts to the new temperature level.