Sportdog No Bark 10R Collar Review

The SportDog Rechargeable NoBark 10R Bark Control Collar is considered as one of the best anti-bark collars in the market. This device has dual sensors, sound and vibration sensors to correctly detect the barking sound.

It also boasts of three training modes and an automatic shut-off feature to prevent overcorrection of canines. It also runs on a rechargeable battery with a long life. The SportDog Rechargeable NoBark 10R Bark Control Collar comes with a rechargeable battery, a charger and operating manual and it has a lifetime warranty.

This no bark dog collar is water resistant and can be submerged in water up to 25 feet. It works on all dog breeds and for dogs weighing eight pounds and above.

Three training modes

Dog owners can choose from any of the three training modes—temperament mode, progressive mode and user-selected correction mode. It also has 10 levels of correction mode.

The dogs are subjected to an increasing stimulation or shock until it stops barking with the temperament mode. The correction level where it last stopped will be the new starting level when the dog resumes its barking.

On the other hand, the progressive correction mode increases stimulation until the canine quits barking and it resets to the lowest correction stimulation when the dog barks again.

The user-selected correction mode allows dog owners to set or choose the correction level. Some owners prefer to use this correction mode and they start by trying out the collar’s simulation on themselves.

The varieties of training modes as well as the 10 levels of corrections are designed to prevent dogs from getting hurt despite being punished for its barking. These features are highly commended by dog owners like this one “Works great on our dog. The settings on this are very good. They slowly creep up in strength so it doesn’t hurt the animal. Our beagle is 100% better now.”

Dual sensors

Detecting the bark effectively is crucial for any anti-bark collars, and this product can successfully detect the barking of your pet dogs.

It boasts of dual sensors to prevent false alarms by ignoring ambient sounds– a vibration sensor and a sound sensor. This device only sends shocks to the dogs if both sensors detect the bark.

The vibration sensor is built in one of the prongs, detecting the vibration from the dog’s throat. Vibration sensors are great detectors since they detect the movement of the dogs rather than sounds coming from other places within the area.

Ease of Use

The product has a single button to control the preferred settings and training modes. Dog owners, however, must take the time to read the manual to correctly navigate the settings given that it has several training modes to choose from.

It also has a display to show the level of correction as well the battery life. Users are also spared from having to assemble the unit.

Battery

This anti-bark shock collar also stands out because of its battery. For one, it has a rechargeable battery which saves dog owners money.

Plus, it has a very long battery. The manufacturer recommends dog owners to charge at least once a week. But those who have used this product vouch that the battery lasts longer than a week or even for several weeks.

“The battery life is actually pretty incredible. I’ve had mine for about 9 months and I’ve charged it about once a month. Keep in mind, my dog wears this while he’s in his kennel for 8 hours a day. The other reviews I’ve done on the battery state approximately 2 years or longer on the battery.”—Amazon user comment

“Stays charged forever! Well worth the $ and never have to deal with buying new batteries.”– —Amazon user comment

Durability

This anti-bark collar is water resistant and can be submerged in water as deep as 25 feet. It can even be worn by dogs that are taking a bath. This feature is perfect for dogs that stay outdoors and frequently wrestle in mud or run heavily on grounds.

One dog owner even relayed “Mine get water and mud all over theirs and it doesn’t seem to matter. They appear to be made for sport dogs who retrieve birds from water, etc? I gave my muddy collie a bath with his on. They seem to be very water resistant and they don’t shock the dog unless they bark.”

This electric anti-bark collar also has a lifetime warranty.

What the users are saying

The SportDog Rechargeable NoBark control collar has received a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from Amazon users. Almost 70 percent of the users gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Users raved about the effectiveness of this collar in getting rid of nuisance barking and complimented its long battery life, its variety of training modes and correct detection of barking.

“Battery life is at least two years given the first one I owned. Battery charge lasts a long time too. You are more likely to have to replace the whole unit like I did than the battery at about 2-3 years. If the dog wears it a lot the screen eventually wears out. I have owned two now and it is an amazing product.”—Amazon user comment

“Wish I had known about this collar a long time ago! It has made living with my American Bulldog a pure joy! I can even leave the collar off for periods of time and he won’t bark! Great product!”—Amazon user comment

“The features are fantastic! A lot of options for correcting bad behavior.”—Amazon user comment.

Pros

  • Effectively detects barks with its dual sensor
  • Three training modes and 10 levels of correction
  • Rechargeable battery with long battery life
  • Durable and water resistant
  • It comes assembled
  • Lifetime warranty

Cons

  • May not be used for very small dogs as it weighs 11 ounces
  • Dog owners will have to read the manual carefully to select and control the training modes and level of correction

Conclusion

The SportDog Rechargeable NoBark 10R Bark Control Collar is value for money as it effectively corrects the nuisance barking of dogs. It correctly detects barking sounds and has three training modes to choose from. Dog owners also get to save money in the long run due to the product’s rechargeable battery that lasts long.