Best Shock Collars

Review & Comparison, Last Update August 29, 2017
If you are still on the fence about such humane device as an training or bark collar, then we are here to give prominence to the major benefits that will whittle down your fears and help you choose the most fitting one for your beloved animal. Check out our best conscious picks!   ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2017
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
TYPE
STIMULATION LEVELS
STIMULATION MODES
RANGE
MOISTURE RESISTANCE
RECOMMENDED PET WEIGHT
COLLAR SIZE
 
PROS
A convenient charging device allows you to charge both a receiver and a transmitter at the same time. The display light on a transmitter makes it easy to use the collar in the late hours.
CONS
No transmitter block button.
OUR VERDICT
It is a perfect choice for people who are new to the remote method of training. The device boasts a wide variety of stimulation modes and ease of use.
detailed parameters
TYPE
Obedience, Training, Stop barking
STIMULATION LEVELS
100 levels of static shock and vibration, 1 level of beep
STIMULATION MODES
Vibration, Shock, Beep, Light
RANGE
Up to 330 yards
MOISTURE RESISTANCE
Waterproof
RECOMMENDED PET WEIGHT
From 15 to 100 lbs
COLLAR SIZE
From 7 to 26 inches
PROS
It has a light function that helps you find where exactly your dog is at night. The transmitter has separate dials for different modes.
CONS
No rechargeable battery.
OUR VERDICT
The operating range of this device allows you to train your pet indoors and outdoors. Therefore, it can serve all your training needs.
detailed parameters
TYPE
Obedience, Training, Stop barking
STIMULATION LEVELS
16 levels of shock and vibration
STIMULATION MODES
Vibration, Shock, Beep and Light
RANGE
Up to 330 yards
MOISTURE RESISTANCE
Water-resistant
RECOMMENDED PET WEIGHT
From 25 to 100 lbs
COLLAR SIZE
From 7 to 27 inches
PROS
The collar has an upgraded regulator chip to ensure durability of the internal components. It takes only 1 second to switch the remote from sleep mode.
CONS
No stimulation level buttons.
OUR VERDICT
Due to the variety of intensity levels and modes, your dog training will be a piece of cake for you with no harm to your small furry friend.
detailed parameters
TYPE
Obedience, Training, Stop barking
STIMULATION LEVELS
100 levels of shock and vibration, 1 level of beep
STIMULATION MODES
Vibration, Shock, Beep and Light
RANGE
Up to 330 yards
MOISTURE RESISTANCE
Water-resistant
RECOMMENDED PET WEIGHT
From 15 to 120 lbs
COLLAR SIZE
Up to 23 inches
PROS
Long contact points make the receiver suitable for all dog hair types. Also, the sleep mode saves battery life greatly.
CONS
No display backlight.
OUR VERDICT
This device guarantees that your favorite pet will never jump on random people, pick up unknown things from the ground or bark on pedestrians.
detailed parameters
TYPE
Obedience, Training
STIMULATION LEVELS
1 level of vibration and beep, 9 levels of static shock
STIMULATION MODES
Vibration, Shock and Beep
RANGE
Up to 400 yards
MOISTURE RESISTANCE
Water-resistant
RECOMMENDED PET WEIGHT
From 6 to 50 lbs
COLLAR SIZE
From 2 to 9 inches
PROS
This is a humane collar that uses only vibration and sound for training. The collar automatically responds to the barking and hence, doesn't use any transmitter.
CONS
It is not suitable for complex training.
OUR VERDICT
A particular collar model is a great option for the owners who wish to wean their dog away from barking without any commands.
detailed parameters
TYPE
Stop barking
STIMULATION LEVELS
7 levels of vibration, 1 level of beep
STIMULATION MODES
Vibration and Beep
RANGE
Triggers by the barking wherever the dog is
MOISTURE RESISTANCE
Non Resistant
RECOMMENDED PET WEIGHT
From 15 to 120 lbs
COLLAR SIZE
From 7 to 30 inches

What is a Shock Collar?

Shock collar is an innovative and humane device that corrects pets' behavior remotely without causing any harm. The collar communicates with a pet by sending either a slight vibration, light, shock or beep sound via a remote control. The use of these collars can help you simplify the whole process of training for you and your doggie. Under no circumstances should this appliance be used as a punishment for an animal because this may lead to severe aggression. Such collars are favored among many professional trainers and are also used for detective dogs' training.

After selecting a model of the collar for your pet, be sure to pay attention to the dog houses. It will be an excellent choice of a safe and cozy shelter for your precious friend. You should also take a glance at the pet bowls and choose the most exclusive model.

What Features to Compare

Operation

When choosing an electronic collar for your furry friend, the first essential thing you should pay attention to is the amount of stimulation levels. This feature allows choosing relevant level of impact on the animal depending on how it responds to your command. In modern models, the number of stimulation levels can reach up to 100. This enables you to fine-tune your device as well as to test different levels. In addition to the number of levels, you should consider the number of stimulation modes. This feature shows how the collar can affect your doggie when it's mischievous. There are several modes that can be distinguished: electric pulse (shock), vibration, beep, light pulse, and voice command. In some models, you can find combined ways of stimulation, such as vibration + electric pulse or sound + vibration + electric pulse. Also, think what type of collar you want to buy for your pet since there are behavior correction collars and those that will help wean the barking. Make the choice that best fits your needs. 

Convenience 

Speaking of usability, it is necessary to pay attention to the range that the device can cover, and the maximum number of collars that can be connected to one remote control. If you are looking for a device that will be used only during the walk within your yard or house, then you should consider models with the max range of up to 300 yards. And  if you plan on using the collar for hunting dog training, then the set should have a range of no less than 1000 yards. What is more, if you have several pets, then you need to notice the amount of collars that can be connected to a single remote transmitter.

Functionality

Mind the water resistance that collars and transmitters may have since this factor determines whether they are suitable for use in the bad weather or swim adventures. If you choose a waterproof model, then you can use it even during heavy rain or bathe the animal without removing the collar. And if you get to choose the model with a water-repellent surface, then you can only use it under little rainfall. It is not recommended to immerse them in the water completely because they can break down. Also, you should consider the power source of the receiver and the transmitter. There can be either built-in rechargeable batteries which are charged from the mains or conventional batteries. There are also models with a display for accurate control of stimulation levels. Apart from that, display light can come in handy during the late hours, so keep that in mind when picking the right model. It is also recommended to measure the diameter of the neck and the weight of your pet so as not to back the wrong horse with the choice of a collar model.

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Petrainer PET998DBB 330

Operation

Petrainer PET998DBB 330 gives you a slew of choices to influence the behavior of your pet: an electric signal, vibration, and transmission of audio signals. To select the optimal stimulation, you can choose between 100 levels of stimulation. The electrical and vibration impact will help you gradually accustom your pet to obey your orders. However, you should measure the weight and the size of your pet in order to set the right intensity level.

Convenience

This model has a signal range of 330 yards. This is more than enough for serving your training needs. Whether it will be a backyard or a park, it's up to you to decide. It goes without saying that Petrainer PET998DBB can monitor the behavior of your pet at the same distance of 330 yards, however, make sure that the land is unobstructed because the signal may get shorter. You can also simultaneously control 2 collars with a single remote transmitter, which is perfect for training several pets at a time.

Functionality

This model has a receiver that is completely waterproof. Therefore, you won't even have to worry about the rainy weather and that your dog might hit the puddles after a long run. Also, you don't need to take this collar off when bathing your pet. There are embedded battery cells in both transmitter and receiver, that provide fine battery run time. Moreover, the charger has outputs for both receiver and remote control, so you can charge them at the same time. The LED display has a blue backlight which makes it simple to use it during the night-time. Also, the represented model is fitted with an energy saving system that significantly improves battery life.

Petrainer PET998DBB 330
Petrainer PET998DBB 330
 

BOOCOSA Wireless Electric

Operation

This functional collar allows you to control the behavior of your pet by such methods as voice command, vibration, and transmission of the electric signal through a specially equipped contact points on the collar receiver. The variety of intensity levels makes the selection easy and accurate. There is a choice of 16 levels that can emit vibration or electric signals, thereby the impact won't be too high or too low.

Convenience

With BOOCOSA E Collars you can control the behavior of an animal at a distance of 330 yards, which allows you to train your dog comfortably within small areas or your home or yard. This collar will be a great acquisition for owners of several pets since the remote control can be connected to 2 receivers in the same breath. Also, they come in 2 different colors, so you won't get confused by mismatching the receivers.

Functionality

We should note that this model has water-repellent receivers, which allows you to use them during the light rainfall. However, we don't recommend to bathe the animal in this collar. The manufacturer installed a backlit display into the transmitter, which displays all the information about the modes and levels of exposure to the animal. To power up this model, you need to put 2 AAA batteries in each of the receivers and a remote control.

BOOCOSA Wireless Electric
BOOCOSA Wireless Electric
 

Esky Rainproof Rechargeable

Operation

Esky EP-R300-C1 is a perfect device for your pet best friend. It allows you to correct dog's behavior with the voice command, vibration, and electric signals. To pick up the desired exposure for training, you need to select between 100 stimulation levels with the button on the transmitter. The variety of levels will surely help you discover the appropriate one that your dog will tolerate. As a result, both you and your doggie will be happy.

Convenience

This model has an Advanced RF 434MH range, which makes the transmitter and the receiver operate properly at a distance of 330 yards. Hence, you can use it for training within your backyard as well as for neighborhood walks. The transmitter can control two receivers, which is great if you have 2 pets or just plan on getting a second one. However, the second collar is not included in a packaging, so make sure to purchase another one in case you need it.

Functionality

This model has a water-resistant transmitter that you can use in the rainy weather. However, it is not submersible, so beware of heavy rain. Also, we don't recommend to bathe your pet in this collar. The remote control has an LCD display that reflects all the current information on the receiver performance. It also has a display backlight to simplify the use at any day time. The advanced charging chip extends the operating time of your receiver, so you don't need to charge it very often.

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Esky Rainproof Rechargeable
Esky Rainproof Rechargeable
 

Aetertek Rechargeable 2

Operation

This model uses a sound alarm, vibration, and 9 levels of static electricity for stimulation. Thus, there are a lot of options on how to treat your animal at different stages of training. The compact design of this model allows you to use it for small dogs of dwarf type, or even for your crazy cats. It has several types of contact points in the receiver, so you can select the most suitable according to your animal's hair.

Convenience

The transmitter with the receiver can operate at a distance of up to 400 yards. This allows you to use this model for street walks and for backyard training. Moreover, some customers claim that this very collar can be extremely useful during vacation trips with their doggies. Since the remote control can connect several signal receivers, it makes possible to train multiple pets at the same time. The packaging consists of one transmitter and 2 receivers.

Functionality

This model is not waterproof, so it is not recommended for use during rain and bathing. Hence, beware of deep puddles that your dog can hit during the outdoor training. The remote control has an LCD display, thus, you can control the level of stimulation as well as monitor the battery consumption. The manufacturer has thoroughly thought about conveniences and installed a built-in rechargeable battery both in transmitter and receiver.

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Aetertek Rechargeable 2
Aetertek Rechargeable 2
 

Petiner Dog Bark Control Collar

Operation

This model represents a range of collars that are designed for weaning your pet's barking. This correction method is considered to be the most humane way of an impact since it uses vibration and beep sound only for pet's behavior correction. The operating principle is simple: a sensor detects the vibration of the vocal cords of an animal and after the dog starts barking the collar vibration is activated at a minimum level, and if the dog continues barking, the level increases automatically. The vibration level increases gradually, varying from 1 to 7.

Convenience

The model works without a remote control as the sensor that detects vibrations of the vocal cords is located directly on the collar. So it's safe to say that you can use Petiner Bark Control Collar in any place and at any distance without a need for remote control. It turns on automatically whenever your pet is about to bark. Some say that it is a real cure for dogs who have an issue with barking while no other conscious method works. The packaging has only 1 collar.

Functionality

To prevent heavy damage to the collar, it is not recommended to use it when it's about to rain. This model is also not mentioned for bathing since it is not protected from moisture. To operate, the receiver uses removable 6-cell 4LR44 batteries. You can easily adjust the size of the collar to fit your animal's neck. It is important that the contact points reach the skin directly in the neck area so as to ensure a fixed and steady signal.

Petiner Dog Bark Control Collar
Petiner Dog Bark Control Collar
 
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