The Dogtra YS500 Water Proof No Bark Collar is built with a vibration sensor to detect a dog’s bark effectively. This no bark collar is also known as “yapper-stopper” or YS as indicated in its product name. This product is suited for medium to large built dogs and even for dogs that stay outdoors as it is waterproof. It has seven intensity levels and comes with a rechargeable battery.
This anti-bark collar uses gel pad vibration sensor to detect the barking sounds. The pad sensor detects the bark from the throat movements of the dogs. This feature eliminates the possibility of creating a false alarm. Your pet dogs will not be corrected for another dog’s bark or external sound as with the case of a sound detector.
Dog owners can test the unit by scratching the pad using a coin or a pen to see if it works or to experience the simulation levels.
Levels of correction
This device boasts of seven levels of correction. Plus, the collar goes into a delay mode that lasts for 15 seconds after detecting a bark to give the dogs enough time to process the correction before the device delivers another correction.
The level of correction can be set by rotating the dial that is placed beside the collar. Dog owners will also know whether a correction is being given through the indicator light.
The yapper-stopper operates on rechargeable NiMH battery that can save dog owners on battery expenses. The battery can last up to two weeks, a feature that dog owners highly recommend.
“Very sturdy, battery lasts as long as it says 15 days, it has been my life saver. I highly recommend !!” – Amazon user comment.
Recharging the battery, however, takes as much as 8-10 hours.
The unit comes with a LED light battery indicator to let dog owners know when it needs to be recharged.
Ease of Use
The belt-style collar strap is built from plastic which makes it easy to clean. The buckle style, however, makes it difficult for dog owners to place and remove the collars from their pets. This is a common complaint among users.
“The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because it is a pain to take off and on. It doesn’t have a quick click buckle, it has a buckle like a traditional belt and since the collar itself is pretty stiff it is very hard to buckle and unbuckle.” – Amazon user comment
The device also does not come with long contact collar contact probes. Dog owners with furry dogs may need to order the long collar probes which increase the anti-bark’s cost. Or, dog owners can trim the hair of their dogs.
This unit is also waterproof and can be used for outdoor dogs or even when the canines are being given a bath.
This yapper stopper weighs 7.5 ounces and can work on medium and large sized dogs only. This product is one of the bulkiest anti-bark collars in the market.
Many users complained that the collar is just too bulky even for medium sized dogs.
“This thing is the size of a brick. It’s not the shock that keeps the dog from barking. It’s the thought of carrying a brick around it’s neck. It works fine, but it is huge! My dog is 55lbs so according to the chart I needed the large size. It’s too big. I don’t understand why the manufacturer recommends this size and I should have listened to the other ratings that said the same thing.”—Amazon user comment
“This product works. I’m ordering another. The only negative is that it’s so clunky looking. But it works!!!”—Amazon user comment
What the users are saying
The Dogtra YS500 Water Proof No Bark Collar or the yapper stopper has received a rating of 4 out of 5 stars among Amazon users. More than half of those who have used this product have given a rating of 5 stars while less than 10 percent has given one-star rating.
Most users praised the effectiveness of this anti-bark collar in quickly getting rid of nuisance barking and its rechargeable and long battery life.
“I don’t even have to use it past the lowest setting, no batteries to deal with, and water proof. Esssential if your dog goes swimming in your pool.”—Amazon user comment
“This was our last hope for quieting our dog that barked all day. The setting didn’t have to be too high to get it to work. We like that it is rechargeable instead of having to get batteries for it.”—Amazon user comment
Many reviews, however, complained about the size of this collar saying that it is too bulky for dogs
“My other comment is size. I originally purchased the Med/large size for my med 26lb dog. I then returned it and purchased the smaller size since the med/large was way too big and heavy.”—Amazon user comment
- Rechargeable battery with long battery life
- 7 levels of correction
- Gel pad vibration sensor
- Delay mode to allow dogs to process the correction
- Easy to navigate control dial
- Durable and waterproof
- Quick to correct nuisance barking
- Belt-style dog collar made of plastic that’s difficult to put and remove
- No long contact probes. Dog owners will have to either buy separately or trim the hair of flurry dogs
- Very bulky even for medium built dogs
The Dogtra YS500 Water Proof No Bark Collar can quickly get rid of the excessive or nuisance barking of your dogs. The control is user-friendly for dog owners, and the device is durable and waterproof. It is one of one of the more expensive anti-bark collars in the market, but it comes with a rechargeable battery that can save dog owners money in the long run.
This yapper-stopper however is one of the largest and bulkiest anti-bark and may be too bulky even for medium sized dogs which might make dog owners think twice about buying this anti-bark collar.