No-Bark Trainers
Bark Collar Mini

No-Bark Trainers

Whole Lotta 'Lil Barking Goin' On?

The wee little ones are ten feet tall and bulletproof in their minds for sure but they aren’t afraid to let us know that. The BarkCollar Mini is a pint-sized version of our standard BT-7 no-bark collar. Weighing-in at only 1.2 oz., the BarkCollar Mini is the perfect solution for smaller dogs. All the great features of our larger model in a more compact package. 

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BarkCollar Mini No-Bark Trainer (BT-5)

Overview

If your small dog barks excessively, The BarkCollar™ Mini is an ideal solution. The BarkCollar Mini delivers vibration or stimulation at a level that’s just enough to distract your dog and help break the barking cycle.

The BarkCollar Mini has 5 adjustable settings (from low to high) plus a vibration option, so you can find a setting that’s just right 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.

Includes

BarkCollar
Collar strap
3.0 Lithium Battery
Medium and short contact posts
Multi-tool
Owner’s Manual

BT-5 Features

Features

5 Adjustable Settings

The BarkCollar Mini has 5 adjustable stimulation settings plus a vibration only setting.

Progressive Levels

When the dog barks, the stimulation (for that setting) gradually increases. When your dog stops barking, the BarkCollar resets to the lowest level for that setting.

Bark Forgiveness Delay

When the barking begins, there is a brief delay before the collar activates. This helps differentiate “acceptable” from excessive barking.

Correction Forgiveness

The “correction forgiveness” feature ensures that the dog is not immediately corrected a 2nd time if it yelps or barks as a result of a correction

Bark Counter

The Bark Counter provides information about how often the collar activated. This helps you learn about your dog’s barking behavior – even if you are not there to observe it.

Long-lasting Battery

The BarkCollar Mini uses a 3.0 Volt Lithium battery. The battery typically lasts up to 6 months. This varies based on the frequency of use and the dog’s barking behavior.

Low battery indicator

The status light lets you know when the battery is low and needs to be replaced.

Lightweight, waterproof

Because dogs will be dogs.

Ahhhhh.... Silence

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of the BarkCollar mini?

The BarkCollar mini is used to reduce and eliminate excessive barking.

How long will it take for my dog to stop barking?

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 barking. 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.

Will weather affect how the unit works?

The components in the BarkCollar are specified to operate from minus 25 degrees (F) to 125 degrees (F). A significant and rapid change in temperature may temporarily disrupt some of the BarkCollar functions until the device adjusts to the new temperature level.

How big does my dog need to be to use the BarkCollar?

The BarkCollar should be effective on dogs as small as 4 pounds.

How old does my dog need to be to use the BarkCollar?

We recommend waiting until the dog is 4-6 months old.

Can my dog wear both the Hidden Fence collar and the BarkCollar?

Yes!

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No-Bark Trainer FAQs

What is the purpose of the BarkCollar?

The BarkCollar is used to reduce and eliminate excessive barking.

How does the BarkCollar work?

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.

How do I fit the BarkCollar to my dog?

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.

How long does the battery charge last?

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 to be recharged more often than a collar that is worn for shorter periods and triggered only occasionally. The charge typically lasts a month or more for a collar worn daily with low to moderate activation.

How long does the re-chargeable battery last and is it replaceable?

Yes. The rechargeable battery life is typically several years. The rechargeable battery needs to be replaced when the duration of a re-charge decreases significantly. Replacement batteries are available from DogWatch. The battery is easy to replace.

Do I need the take the BarkCollar off the dog when not in use?

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.

How do I pick the setting that is best for my dog?

Turn-on the BarkCollar 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. When you see a subtle reaction from your dog, that setting is a good place to begin training.

How long will it take for my dog to stop barking?

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 barking. 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.

How do I know the BarkCollar is working?

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.

How do I test the BarkCollar?

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.

How big does my dog need to be to use the BarkCollar?

The BarkCollar should be effective on dogs as small as 4 pounds.

How old does my dog need to be to use the BarkCollar?

We recommend waiting until the dog is 4-6 months.

Is the stimulation going to hurt my dog?

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.

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.

Can my dog wear both the Hidden Fence collar and the BarkCollar?

Yes.

Is the BarkCollar waterproof?

Yes.

Is there a warranty on the BarkCollar?

Yes. The warranty is one year.

Are there health restrictions?

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.

Which contacts should I use?

We recommend using long posts for dogs with long hair or a thick coat. Short posts should be fine for short hair dogs who do not have a thick coat.

Will weather affect how the unit works? (Cold, hot etc.)

The components in the BarkCollar are specified to operate from minus 25 degrees (F) to 125 degrees (F). A significant and rapid change in temperature may temporarily disrupt some of the BarkCollar functions until the device adjusts to the new temperature level.

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Features

5 Adjustable Settings

The 5 adjustable settings include a vibration setting, 3 stimulation settings and a Progressive setting that begins with Vibration and gradually progresses from Low to High if the dog continues to pull.

Progressive Levels

When the dog pulls, the level of the vibration or stimulation (for that setting) gradually increases. When the dog stops pulling, the SideWalker resets to the lowest level for that setting.

Long-lasting Battery

The long-lasting, easy-to-recharge battery typically stays charged for several days.

Low battery indicator

Lets you know when it is time to recharge.

Lightweight, waterproof

Because dogs will be dogs.