FAQ - K9 Collars Bark Collars
How does the collar work?
The Bark Collar is easy to operate. After reading the Owners and Training Manual, fit the collar around your dog's neck, activate the battery module. When your dog barks, the vibration sensor picks up the bark and your dog gets a warning “beep” and a low level of “correction”. If the dog continues to bark, another warning “beep” and the intensity level of the “correction” is automatically increased with each successive bark.
Is it harmful to my dog in anyway?
No, certainly not. The “correction” that your dog receives is a static zap, a bit like rubbing your feet on the carpet and touching someone. Uncomfortable but totally harmless. The dog soon learns that he can have a couple of barks but can't nuisance bark. The dog can still be a watch dog, the bark collar does not totally stop the dog's natural instinct to bark. The bark collar also has a safety feature - if the dog continues to bark more that 15 sets of barks the collar will shut itself off.
Can dogs ignore the “correction”?
Not usually. We have a 99% success rate with the Bark Collars.
Can the Bark Collar be used on small dogs?
Yes. The bark collar is very light. The “correction” is not too strong for small dogs but strong enough for larger dogs.
Do I need to train my dog?
A training regime is located in the Training manual supplied with the collar. Training is minimal.
How long do the batteries last?
Average battery life is 3 to 6 months the first time as the dog may test the collar in the beginning. The next battery should last much longer than the first.
FAQ - K9 Collars Containment System
How does a containment system work?
A wire is run around the boundary of your yard or designated area in your yard. A radio signal runs through this wire. Your dog wears a small receiver on his collar that picks up on the radio signal. When he gets close to where the wire is, his collar gives him a beep warning, if he heeds that, nothing happens. If he doesn't heed that beep warning and walks closer to the boundary, he will receive a correction that tells him to stay away from the boundary.
How does my dog learn where the boundary is?
Our experienced staff run you through how to train your dog to stay within their boundaries. Flags are placed around your yard to give your dog a visual boundary. (flags are slowly removed once the dog knows where he can and can not go) You teach your dog to stay away from the flags. A beep warning is emitted from the receiver if he gets too close, you teach your dog to avoid this also. Then you teach him that if he ignores the warning and moves closer to the boundary, he will receive a correction.
Are all containment systems the same?
Definitely not. The system we use is the only dog containment system in Australia that works on a FM Digital radio signal frequency. The system provides the dog with maximum protection from accidental correction caused by stray radio signals.
Other dog containment systems run on an AM radio frequency that often pick up stray radio signals. These AM signals can cause the dog to receive an unintentional correction when the dog is not near the fence's hidden boundary. This may cause the dog to become confused because of inappropriate corrections.
Is it like an electric fence?
No, a Dog Containment System is nothing like an electric fence. The wire that is run around the boundary does not have an electric current running through it, only a radio frequency. Nothing happens if someone touches the wire so it is safe for children, visitors and other dogs not wearing a receiver collar.
Will the correction harm my dog?
No, the correction the dog receives is uncomfortable but harmless. The dog rarely feels the correction more than once or twice during the training period. Most dogs take notice of the beep warning they hear when they are nearing the boundary and turn away from the boundary before getting a correction.
What happens if I have two dogs?
You can contain as many dogs as you wish by purchasing additional collars. Sometimes though, if you contain the most willful dog, the other dogs may not attempt to escape. That way there is no urgency to purchase additional receiver collars.
What happens if I move house?
If you move house, you unplug the system and take it with you. It is recommended to install your new premises with new boundary wire. Taking the wire from your previous property may cause problems at your new house.
What size area will the system cover?
The system covers all size yards, from a standard house block to acreage. Once you have a system in place, you can alter areas as required - extend the boundary, add garden loops etc. Feel free to contact us for a free on-site consultation on your individual yard.
How old should my puppy be before I can use the Containment System?
Usually we suggest four months of age, but that can differ with each breed of dog. Some breeds are not ready until six months. Your K9 Collars representative can help you assess your dog's readiness when he visits for an on-site quote.
Is the battery in the receiver collar rechargeable?
No. Research shows that rechargeable equipment is less reliable. We use lithium batteries, which stay fully charged throughout their life span. The batteries can last up to 2 years. We offer a battery reminder program to let you know when your replacement battery is due.
Does your system have a warranty?
Our systems carry a lifetime manufacturers warranty when installed by an authorised dealer.