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    Senior Member Montview's Avatar
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    Hi all,
    We recently moved (Sept) to a little 1923 house in a pretty highly-populated residential area and our older dog (will be 9 this year) is starting to bark if people drive by or he hears the recess bell at the school two blocks away (which sounds surprisingly like our doorbell) when outside. That, in turn, sets off our 5 year old and our 11 month old- all labs. It wouldn't be a big deal if it was a single alarm bark but it can go on for a while and there is, in particular, a four-plex that literally sits about 10 ft from our back yard where this is occurring. I feel terrible for the residents as sometimes I can't get out there to correct the dogs because we also have an almost 5-month-old baby... who takes frequent naps etc.

    I've had bark collars in the past that worked great (one was SportDog and one was TT)... wondering what the current thoughts are about good, reliable bark collars on the market? I probably need to get 2 of them, hopefully without breaking the bank.

    Thanks a ton!
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    Dogtra. YS 500. Never need another one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeOverby View Post
    Dogtra. YS 500. Never need another one.
    X2!!!
    I've owned both TT & Dogtra. Still use the Dogtras I bought over 10 yrs ago.
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    I third the dogtra Ys 500, bought it from recs on here. My dog whines more than barks and it works wonderfully!

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    Can those dogtras be left on the dog for days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JL82 View Post
    Can those dogtras be left on the dog for days?
    No bark collar can be left on a dog for days.

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    That's what I always thought but there are some folks that said dogtra makes a collar without prongs that can be left on.

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    I have both Dogtra bark collars. I prefer the ys 300 . It is smaller and just as effective as the larger ys500. Also, it has an indicator light to show when it is fully charged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeOverby View Post
    Dogtra. YS 500. Never need another one.
    This one is good. Has 1(low)-7 (high) to turn up.
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    The new Garmin/TT bark collars have 2 new features that are nice. One is that they automatically increase the stimulation level with every bark and they also record how many times they go off during the day.

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