Part of a dog's instinct is to bark; they were naturally gifted to do so – it is in a way, their form of speech when they are alerted to a threat or something which is new to them. While barking is acceptable to some owners, others find this to be irksome and disruptive; especially when they have a baby in the house or perhaps someone who works at home and needs peace and quiet – not to mention neighbors who start complaining on the first sign of disturbance. This is why the Citronella Dog Collar has become a popular item when it comes to the field of barking control training as it is humane, safe and effective. Citronella is non-toxic and will not harm the dog in any way; it is activated when the equipped microphone detects the dog's bark. This product has become easily available in specialty pet stores and online.
The MultiVet No Bark Spray Collar and the Premier Gentle Spray Anti Bark Collar are the top two popular brands, and to be honest there's not a lot of difference between the two. These collars come in a kit when initially purchased. The kit contains a comfortable nylon collar which is adjustable so any sized dog can use it. The kit also includes the actual device, a spray canister, a battery, user manual, warranty and in some cases, a training CD. Should the citronella canister run out, there are replacements available; the most common brands are MultiVet, Premier, Dynavet, ABS, PetSafe and Aboistop. If you're planning on using the citronella bark collar, I'd suggest buying a replacement of replacement canisters and replacement batteries at the same time.
This product is also available as a remote controlled device which uses a 6 volt battery. Using the remote controlled collar, a trainer or owner can voluntarily trigger the spray as needed. Remote controls typically have a 250 foot proximal to ensure that whenever the owner is within distance of their dogs, they can easily activate the spray while supervising their pet's activities and continuing on their daily routines. The sizes of these collars are not really a point of concern; although some brands fit most dog sizes, they can not attest to its fitting capacity on large dogs. However, some brands come with extra long straps which can be trimmed and sealed off as soon as the ideal length or fit has been reached. You can have peace of mind when you use the Citronella Dog Collar as it is safe, effective and humane in every single way.