Maybe you’ve heard about bark collars, but never really got to know them much. A bark collar is a device that aims to put a stop to a dog’s nuisance barking.

The unit is often placed in a dog collar-like device and from there, produces a prompt that holds a dog back from barking in the form of low-level shock, a series of vibrations, or a beeping noise. Some bark collars even give off a quick, harmless spray of citronella oil.

These items are safe and will not harm your pet, in fact, it will train them not to yap persistently.

Dogtra’s YS300 is a model built for smaller dogs, and this review will center on the benefits and setbacks of the unit.

Features

  • Sensors get activated from dog’s vocal chords
  • 5 ounces’ weight suits medium-large breeds
  • 7 intensity levels with dial
  • Rechargeable battery with charger and LED life indicator
  • Waterproof
  • Includes testing tool
  • Includes user manual

Advantages

The YS300 is fit for dogs with medium-to-large builds, up to 10 pounds. It is capable of utilizing a vibrating feature, and since this is designed for smaller dogs, its efficiency as a product for dogs that weigh more than 10 pounds is not known.

The unit features six correction levels with two modes being the P and T. The P mode is a vibrate-only function while the T mode means testing mode, which provokes the mike to distinguish a subtler bark.

To train the dog, the collar will vibrate when the dog barks, and then send a static shock.

Its battery is rechargeable, which is a good thing since you won’t have to run to a store to buy replacements. It includes a lithium-ion battery, and charging time for the battery is 2 hours. The battery once fully charged can go for up to a week.

The device will not harm your pet or any living being for the matter. It only discharges a low level of stimulus that gives an impression of tingling or a sort of ticklish feel.

However, for safety reasons, the collar should not remain on your pet dog for more than eight successive hours. The device should also be switched off if you are playing or tending to your pet, or if you are going out of the house.

If you are going to do any of those things, it is recommended that you take the collar off of your dog for the time being.

Disadvantages

Unlike its predecessor the YS500, which has a vibration sensor, this particular unit features a microphone to perceive a dog’s bark. The device’s mike sensor is said to be less effective than a device that relies on vibrations.

The sensor is capable of catching sounds other than your dog’s bark, so if you own more than one dog, you have to settle for another type of bark collar. Also, the device should not be used on dogs under six months old.

Verdict

Dogtra’s YS300 is a gentle, safe and efficient means of managing your pet dog’s never-ending barks. It is capable of sifting through the sound and makes use of sound assessment technology.

Once your dog barks, the sound notifies the correction unit, which in turn, produces a cautionary vibration before generating a low-degree shock. It includes a safety method that guarantees that it won’t give off another stimulus correction for 15 seconds.

The unit is a good option to consider because of its tried-and-tested features. It features fast-charging procedures, longer lasting lithium-ion batteries, voice recognition, and can fit smaller dogs over six months old.

It also includes a test mode, so beginners with the unit can familiarize themselves with the product first before using it on their dog. It is also easy to use, and you will not have any problems setting it up.

It has a rechargeable battery, so you won’t be obliged to get replacement batteries for it.