Dogtra Bark Collar Reviews
Welcome to our review of the best Dogtra bark collars. Electronic no bark collars are a very effective way to train a dog not to bark excessively and Dogtra are one of the leading suppliers of dog training collars. In this review, we have picked three of the most popular models of Dogtra bark collars and given them a thorough test.
If you would like to learn more about how to choose the best anti-bark collar for your dog, take a look at our Ultimate Buying Guide to Buying Bark Collars where you will find tips on selecting the best bark collar for your dog, tips on how to use bark collars, and our recommendations for the five best bark collars you can buy today.
In the meantime, here are our thoughts on three of the best bark collars from the leading brand of Dogtra.
II. Short Reviews for Top Rated Dogtra No Bark Collar
1. Dogtra YS300 Dog Collar
The Dogtra YS300 No Bark Dog Collar Is the smallest rechargeable anti-bark collar in the Dogtra range and it is designed for use on dogs weighing 10 pounds or over. The system uses a sophisticated microprocessor to filter out background noises and the sound of other dogs barking, so the collar should only be activated by the barking of the dog wearing it. This system is very effective at distinguishing between background noise and the dog barking, but without the vibration detection system that some anti-bark collars have, this collar could be triggered falsely if you have many dogs in your home.
The static correction levels are described as being from low to medium intensity, so it is ideal for small dogs, and there are 7 levels of correction within that band that you can set this Dogtra bark collar too. The YS300 also has a vibration function. You can either have the collar set on vibrate only mode, or you can set the dog collar to issue a vibration warning before it issues a static correction.
The YS300 Dogtra bark collar is powered by a rechargeable lithium battery. With average use, the battery will last for about a week and recharging takes about two hours. The collar is compact, light and it’s waterproof too.
Our verdict on the YS300 is that is an effective way to control a dog barking. The long life of the battery is a particular bonus with this model, but the Dogtra YS300 Dog Collar would possibly not be the best bark collar for you if you have multiple noisy dogs in your home.
2. Dogtra YS500 Water Proof No Bark Collar
The Dogtra YS500 Water Proof No Bark Collar is designed for use on medium to large sized dogs, the receiver unit is quite large and it weighs 7.5 ounces, so it would definitely not suit a small dog. This Dogtra bark collar detects the dog’s bark through a vibration sensor, so there is no possibility of it being triggered by other dogs barking or by background noise.
The Dogtra YS500 has seven levels if static correction, which are easily set on a small dial on the collar. The collar also has some second delay between corrections, to give the dog time to react to the correction before it receives another one.
This Dogtra bark collar is powered by a rechargeable battery, which should last about fifteen days before it needs a recharge. However, the battery can take some hours to recharge. There is a LED light on the collar that warns when the battery is getting low.
The collar that comes with the YS500 Dogtra bark collar is a plastic belt-style collar. It’s very easy to clean, but the collar is a bit awkward to put on and take off a dog. The device is fully waterproof, so there is no problem leaving the collar on a dog when it is out in the rain.
Overall, the Dogtra YS500 Water Proof No Bark Collar comes out as one of the best anti-bark collars around. It is however one of the largest no bark collars on the market, so it would not be suitable for small dogs.
3. Dogtra YS-600 No Bark Collar
The Dogtra YS-600 No Bark Collar is a fairly recent addition to the Dogtra bark collar and, as such, you can expect all the very latest technology to have been used in this model. The YS-600 Dogtra bark collar is one of the lightest and most compact anti-bark collars that we have seen and the receiver is ergonomically designed for a comfortable fit. This Dogtra bark collar is designed for use on medium to large sized dogs weighing more than 20 pounds.
The collar uses the very latest technology to detect the dog’s bark and the highly accurate accelerometer bark sensor system tunes into the sound of your dog barking, so it should not be triggered the sound of other dogs barking nearby or by other sounds. The corrections can be set at 10, low to high, levels of stimulation, and a vibrate only mode, so the YS-600 can be used with timid dogs, all the way through to stubborn dogs. The collar will also alert you if the collar has been triggered many times, to help avoid excessive corrections.
The unit is fully waterproof and it operates on a rechargeable lithium polymer battery, which will take around two hours to recharge. It’s a great new anti-bark collar for medium to large dogs from Dogtra.
III. Advantages a Dogtra bark collar
While the design and the features of Dogtra bark collars vary with each model the quality is consistently high across all this manufacturers’ anti-bark collars. When you buy any electronic anti-bark collar, it is important that you check the specifications carefully, especially with regards to the size of the dog that the collar is designed for. The Dogtra bark collar range tends to be at the top end of the scale when it comes to technology, and their use of rechargeable batteries can be a real cost saver over other brands of anti-bark collars. Here are the common features of Dogtra bark collars that we really like:
Things We Liked
- High quality, hard-wearing dog training collars
- State-of-the-art technology
- Rechargeable batteries
- Adjustable levels of correction
IV. Disadvantages of a Dogtra bark collar
The various models in the Dogtra bark collar range do use different bark detection systems and some have different features as well. That’s not a big disadvantage, as such, but you do need to read the specs carefully to make sure that the model you are buying will suit your needs. Another complaint that some people have about Dogtra bark collars is that the plastic dog collars that come with the units are a bit stiff and they are sometimes a bit difficult to buckle and unbuckle.
Things We Disliked
- YS300 probably not suitable in a home with multiple dogs
- Collars only come with one size of contact points