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My dog barks without a pause.
I used the ecollar Technologies bark collar on him.
I can see that he gets the shock because his head is moving to the side and the whole body is shaking.
But somehow he doesnt care, he wont stop with that collar, i tried level 2 on me and it already hurts.
He can go all up and it doesnt matter him BUT i tired another collar too, the "Sportdog SBC-8".
This collar works different.
Here i cant see any head moving or body shaking.
Just a quick shock and a yelp and the dog is quite forever.
Sounds like the perfect collar?
No....it activates when the dog is shaking or DRINKING water馃槶
This never happenend with the first bark collar that sadly dont work for him.

Does anybody know a good bark collar that will really only activate from your dogs barking and nothing other?

And yes, the bark collar is already really tight, it doesnt move around so that's not the problem...
 

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Skip the collar. Work with a positive based trainer who can give you guidance on how to minimize the barking without causing the dog pain.
 

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You've already found the problem with bark collars - they shock the dog even when he's not barking. And they either scare the dog into submission (which makes for a frightened dog) or the dog gets accustomed to being shocked and ignores it completely.

Try something different and you may be pleasantly surprised.
 
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I suspect OP is already gone, but if your dog is barking THROUGH a painful stim from a bark collar, all the time, no matter what is going on, whether you are present or absent, you need to evaluate what is causing the barking, first.

Is the dog bored? Exercised enough? Nervous? Barking at things outside? Sometimes the answer lies in training or management, because it sounds like your dog is not particularly receptive to a bark collar. You can certainly seek an e-collar trainer, but if that trainer simply suggests jacking the stim up as far as it will go and does not give you any "homework" or attempt to get to the bottom of the barking problem, first, it's probably not a very good trainer.
 

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I will search for a forum then that are not positive only rainbow believers.
Maybe there is a forum for ecollar trained dogs...
I have two very effective bark collars. They NEVER activate when the dog drinks water or does normal "dog" behavior. Both can have stim levels set manually. One is a simple dial. The other is more complex and is changed manually but you use an electronic menu to set it up. Neither was inexpensive.

I like the Garmin Bark limiter. It will run you around $100. It is only activated by the dog it is on (some bark collars will activate if an adjacent dog barks). The stim levels are adjustable.

All that said it is important to understand the use of these collars needs to be limited. I use one on a dog in an outdoor kennel when I am not home to prevent annoying neighbors (they WILL call animal control about a dog nuisance barking). I will also use one on a dog at training while they wait in "their turn" to work. Dogs barking in cars is annoying to neighbors.

If my dog was barking a lot when I was home and spending time with him/her I would want to figure out WHY my dog was barking so much. I would want to fix it as much as I could through training and exercise. When I wasn't home and could not be there to redirect the dog from barking I would use the bark collar.
 

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Does anybody know a good bark collar that will really only activate from your dogs barking and nothing other?
Just try a bunch more collars and when that fails, go talk to Haz at Shield K9. He knows his stuff.

I see that you're in Germany. Haz is in Canada but apparently a lot of people in your neck of the woods love him.
 

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I used the Garmin Delta XC for a few weeks and the problem barking was gone. I used the buzz and vibration mostly but did use shock for boundary training if he ran toward the road (even though I get about 1 car an hour.) I did give up on barking in house when delivery drivers arrive. I hated to stop that but read about a dog toy in dog's mouth every time a driver comes to door. Dog and driver now look forward to the playtime. I do agree, some people need to lighten up. A month of training and my dog goes hiking with me off leash and stays in our yard safely. We have a responsibility to keep our dogs safe. They are not aware of the dangers. We are the humans and smarter (theoretically).
 

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One thing to keep in mind is not to yell at the dog. Barking is frequently reinforced by yelling. The dogs are probably barking because they are stressed. Dog may become frightened, and your attempts to calm him down are likely exacerbating the situation and unwittingly reinforcing his behavior. Distract him from whatever he's barking at by speaking to him in a calm voice. Affection, toys, rewards, and playing can all serve as effective distractions. When my dog barks, I found that distracting her and forcing her to perform previously taught skills in exchange for rewards helped control the barking. Choose any smooth collar, such as a leather collar. You might also try teaching him to bark on cue. Then you can train him to stop barking when you tell him to. It might be more successful in circumstances like the ones you describe once he understands the cues.
Make sure he's getting enough exercise as well. When dogs are not properly exercised, their stress levels rise.
 
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