An anti-bark collar is a collar you can use to train your dog to bark less. While it’s perfectly natural for dogs to want to make themselves known, protect their territory, and loudly share their opinions on world events, it can sometimes become a little too much. Too much barking can strain your relationship with your pup and even your neighbors! An anti-bark collar aims to solve this problem by providing a little feedback in order to classically condition your dog into no longer barking. Often, this would involve a collar that uses a control in order to offer a small shock to your dog. That may sound harsh, but it has always been a small enough shock not to really be felt through a dog’s thick hide. Now, technology has progressed now to the point where no shock is needed at all. From a dog’s perspective, a powerful vibration can be just as off-putting, which is precisely what a lot of these collars now offer instead. Better yet, most of these collars are now sound activated. That means that you don’t need to hold the controller and wait for your dog to bark in order to press the button: you can instead just leave them to it with the knowledge that they will set it off themselves if they bark loudly.
We usually organize our top picks by dog size, which we base on their weight: