Q: Can the Bark Stop Collar be used on a puppy?
A: The Havahart® Bark Stop Collar should only be used on dogs older than 6 months and weighing more than 8 lbs.
Q: Can the Bark Stop Collar be used with a leash?
A: No. A leash should not be used with the Collar. It will add too much pressure to the Vibration/Stimulation Probes against the dog’s neck.
Q: The Collar is not delivering any correction. What should I do?
A: If the Collar appears to be working, but not correcting your dog, ensure the Collar is properly fitted to your dog. The Collar should be snug around your dog’s neck, but still allow you to slide one finger between the Collar and the neck.
Q: Is the Bark Stop Collar safe for my dog?
A: Yes. It is designed to safely and effectively help control nuisance barking by delivering an audible warning first, then a mild static correction, and finally a third correction selected by you. This is a training device to help communicate to your dog when it’s not appropriate for barking. It should be used to gain your dog’s attention and interrupt the barking. This should not be used as a punishment to the dog.
Q: Can I use the Bark Stop Collar with my wireless dog fence system?
A: No. The Bark Stop Collar will not work with wireless dog fences.
Q: Will this help my dog to stop barking completely?
A: The Bark Stop Collar is used to control nuisance barking, usually due to boredom or other factors, and should only be used when you don’t want your dog to bark. It will have limited effect on protective or instinctual barking, as with an intruder. The collar helps train your dog by teaching him when it’s inappropriate to bark.
Q: How long does it take for the Bark Stop Collar to work on my dog?
A: Training is a vital process to ensure optimal success. Depending on your dog’s age, size and temperament, the time you make for training will determine how long it takes for the Bark Stop Collar to be effective. It is recommended to train your dog 3 times a day, for 5 minute sessions each, for a one week period of time to begin correcting nuisance barking.