Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 25
Rated 1 out of 5 by Jewels Buy a better quality
I bought this 2 months ago from PetSmart and the worker told me that they get this product returned all the time and complaints about it. I bought it to try and should've bought a different brand. It ran through the first set of batteries quickly. Our dog then began to not respond to it even after changing batteries again and making sure collar fit correctly. Turns off after a short while if not used. How is that good if you need to use it in the dog and can't until you physically turn it back on on the collar.
August 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JCHwifey It works, My stubborn dog is almost normal!!
Let me start by saying I have a 10 lb dachshund. He lives up to a true dachshund, hes a barker and stubborn as all get out. I've tried everything to keep him from going crazy every time someone walks down the road or a squirrel runs through yard. I put it on my arm to try it before I put it on him. It hurts, but its nothing like I thought it'd be. I like the warning feature, I wish it vibrated instead of beeped because when he's barking he doesn't always hear the beep. I turned it on the lowest setting, and it didn't take but twice and he had it figured it out. Run from mom; get shocked. Bark like a crazy dog; get shocked. Apparently he's a faster learner than I figured he'd be!!! This is a great product. I'm satisfied with it and I'm hoping my neighbor will let me try it on their dog :)
I did receive this product as a sample to try for this review. But in no way did that sway my opinion, but it WAS pretty awesome!!
June 6, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Clover Dog collar
I found this collar hard to adjust with just one person. Also there is a lot of extra collar that just hangs ony dog. I only use it when we run/walk because I can't get her to heel. For her the noise only works when I am out of breath. It does the job that is need for me.
June 6, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by ShelbyP24 Works but construction is questionable
When I first received the product, I was a little disappointed in the packaging. The design of the box was attractive, however I felt that it looked cheap considering the product was over $100. Upon opening the box, my next impression was that the internal packaging and the collar/remote also seemed a little cheaper than I would expect for the price. I did, however, like the neutral but attractive color choice for the collar (slate grey with black control), and was also pleased that they included the batteries for the collar. They did not, however, include the battery required for the remote which I found a little inconvenient. Not a deal breaker, but important to note when purchasing. There were 2 sets of collar probes included to accommodate short & long fur lengths, as well as a hand strap for the remote. The collar length was quite long but easily trimmed. Setting up the remote & collar was easy and quite intuitive. I tested the collar by shocking myself (on low) and it hurt! I didn't expect the low voltage to be so shocking. They recommend that it not be used on dogs under 9lbs and I can definitely understand why. As a 140lb human, the low voltage shock was not pleasant! I definitely did not try the medium or high levels. Once I knew that the collar worked properly, I fitted it to my dog. She didn't seem to mind the new collar at first. The behavior I hoped to correct was her incessant barking at passersby. Initially I would correct her by saying "no!" but she did not respond. I would use the collar's warning feature (a loud beep) to correct my dog a second time. If she still did not cease barking, I would correct her again and activate the static collar. She yelped out anytime I corrected her with the shock. It did produce the desired affect after several tries. The warning feature also proved to be quite helpful because the collar beeps just prior to shocking, so the dog knows to associate the shock with the beep. The warning feature only produces the beep with no shock. I imagine that eventually most dogs would stop their negative behavior simply by hearing the warning beep. My dog would occasionally forget about the collar and I would have to escalate to shocking her. But as the days progressed, I found that her barking definitely lessened. I have not had any issues with performance and the original batteries are still operating fine. This collar definitely seems to be working exactly as it was intended to. I received a free sample of this product in exchange for my honest review.
June 5, 2015