COLIN'S REVIEW

"A recent update in design and technology turned out well for the PetSafe Deluxe Big Dog bark Collar. I like the dual activation which was tricky in the old model but they guarantee the waterproofing for this, so yes - well done PetSafe. Follow our instructions on fitting and your dog will learn about barking with the not a lot of discomfort."

PetSafe Deluxe Bark Collar for Big Dogs PBC00-12725

  • 3 Year Manufacturer's warranty.
  • The PetSafe Deluxe Big Dog Anti Bark Collar is equipped with 10 Levels of 'Light Touch' Static Corrections
  • Prevents unwanted activation with its Perfect Bark™ Technology

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COLIN'S REVIEW

"A recent update in design and technology turned out well for the PetSafe Deluxe Big Dog bark Collar. I like the dual activation which was tricky in the old model but they guarantee the waterproofing for this, so yes - well done PetSafe. Follow our instructions on fitting and your dog will learn about barking with the not a lot of discomfort."

PetSafe® Deluxe Bark Collar to Stop Big Dogs Barking

Free Dog Training Guide
Medium to Large Sized Dogs


PetSafe® Deluxe Bark Collar to Stop Big Dogs Barking
has been superseded by the New Rechargeable Bark Collar model.

UPGRADED -  PetSafe Rechargeable Bark Control Collar - PBC17-16000 .


The PetSafe Deluxe Big Dog Bark Control Collar is the perfect training tool for big dogs that detects your dog's bark using patented Perfect Bark™ technology.

The PetSafe Deluxe Big Dog Bark Collar is for Big Dogs with excessive barking

It features 10 automatic levels of  Light Touch corrections that automatically increase. So no programming is needed, it also has a slight delay feature that will protect your dog from over-correction if your dog barks several times in quick succession. 

Dual Activation is a great safety feature - Bark and Sound at exactly the same time. So you get  Perfect Bark™ Technology which makes it very reliable and safe. IT will not activate if your dog rubs it on the pavement or the collar detects a stray noise.

Temperament Learning - This means that this collar will work out the best level for your dog to reduce the barking to appropriate levels. You can 're-set' the Learning system of the PetSafe Big Dog Bark Collar so that it will reassess the dogs barking needs as their training continues. After a good period of bark retraining, your dog should need less and less of the electronic bark collar corrections.
 

Features

  • 3 Year Manufacturers Warranty - Best for medium to extra-large dogs 25kgs and up.
  • Durable Build and Fully Waterproof / Submersible for extended lifespan
  • Perfect Bark™ Technology – Detects your Big Dog’s Bark with dual sensors to prevent unwanted activation.
  • 10 Levels of ‘Light Touch’ Static Corrections for easy training and long-lasting effects.
  • Progressive Levels – Auto Increase, No Programming Needed
  • Safety Shutdown – Protects your dog from over-correction.
  • Adjustable Nylon Strap to fit your dog’s neck comfortably.
  • Dual Color Battery LED Indicator (Low Battery monitor)
  • Uses PetSafe 3V RFA-188

Inclusion

  • PetSafe® Deluxe Big Dog Bark Collar
  • Adjustable Collar Strap
  • PetSafe 3V RFA - 188 Battery
  • Contact Posts to suit your dog
  • Owner’s Manual
  • Step by Step Training Guide

 

Model

PBC00-12725

Correction Method

Static

Activation Mode

Vibration & Microphone

Correction Levels

10

Waterproof

Yes

Dog Size

18kg and up

Strap Size

71cm

Battery

3V RFA-188

Battery Status Indicator

54 g

Bark Collar Weight

54 g

Progressive Correction

No
 

Any Big Dog Barking Any Temperament - 10 'Light Touch' Stimulations

Only remove the nuisance barking for BIG dogs, leave the good barking… Activates only when it detects both sound and vibration so it’s one of the safest Bark Collars for Big Dogs around.

The Temperament learning tracks the 10 light touch Stimulation and will remember the levels that stops your dog barking then simply re-set it to learn again after a training period. Whether you have a sensitive giant or a determined barking dog it will adjust to what is needed.

PetSafe Big Dog - Perfect Bark Technology - Dual Detection

Perfect Bark Technology is a patented feature that prevents false activations. It requires both sound and vibration to come from your dog simultaneously before activating and delivering stimulation.

10 Progressive Automatic Levels - Plus Temperament Learning

The stimulation level starts at level 1 and progressively increases (10 levels) with little touches as your dog continues to bark. Covers Sensitive dogs and the stubborn barker… BUT… It then learns the correct levels that your dog responds to and activates at that level in future. Then, after a ‘reconditioning period’ you re-set the PetSafe Big Dog Bark Collar to learn again.

Fully Waterproof and Submersible Design

A waterproof receiver unit - long lasting and durable.

Accurate and Consistent - Safety Cut-Out Feature

If your dog barks 15 times within 80 seconds- to avoid over-correction the PetSafe Deluxe Big Dog Bark Collar will shuts down for 3 minutes

Big Dog Bark Collar - Adjustable Fit Strap

The adjustable collar/strap is perfect for dogs from 25kg and up with neck sizes of up to 71cm. Adjust the quick-release strap as needed.

LED Battery Indicator - Dual Colour

The LED indicator shows Low Battery, Flashes on activation and is used to re-set the temperament learning system. Uses the RFA188 Battery module for confirmed waterproofing.

Manual

 

How the System Functions

The Bark Control Collar has two principal characteristics built to reduce the training phase and promote excellent behavior.

Initially, the Bark Control Collar has a unique patented detector that delivers the most dependable bark detection available. The Bark Control Collar uses sound detectors and vibration (double-detection) to discriminate each bark from other external noises. There is a Static Correction managed via the Contact Points only if the sound as well as the vibration in the vocal chords fit the exact same standards.

Secondly, the Bark Control Collar has a patent pending Temperament Learning System layout that's effective across many dog breeds as well as their individual barking behaviours. The Temperament Learning System includes applications that monitors how many corrections needed to significantly reduce (and in many cases remove) the number of nuisance barks.

The system has 10 levels of Static Correction. If excessive barking continues the correction intensity will increase with each successive bark until the barking stops, it begins with low-level corrections, however. Once the dog has learned to lower the barking, the initial warning corrections are lessened. As a built-in safety feature, if your dog barks 15 times or more within a 1 minute 20 second period, the Bark Control Collar will automatically shut off for 3 minutes.

Key Definitions

Two Color LED: Displays good or low battery.
Sound Activated Sensor: Finds the sound of your dog’s bark.
Contact Points: Provide the secure Static Correction.
Sensor Probe: Finds the vibrations of your dog’s barking. Note: The Sensor Probe is not adjustable.

Fit the Bark Control Collar

Important: The correct fit and positioning of your Bark Control Collar is essential for effective operation. The Contact Points should have direct contact with your dog’s skin on the underside of his neck.

To guarantee an appropriate fit, please follow these steps:

  1. Make sure that the battery is in the “OFF” position.
  2. Have your dog standing comfortably (A).
  3. Center the Contact Points underneath your dog’s neck, touching the skin (B).
    Note: It is usually required to trim the hair around the Contact Points to make sure that contact is constant.
  4. Look at the tightness of the Bark Control Collar by putting one finger between a Contact Point and the dog’s neck (C).The fit must be snug but not constricting.
  5. Let your dog wear the collar for several minutes, then recheck the fit. Check the fit again as your dog becomes more comfortable with the Bark Control Collar.
  6. Trim the collar as follows: (D)

a. Mark the desired length of the collar using a pen. Allow for growth if your dog is young or grows a thick winter coat.
b. Remove the Bark Control Collar from your dog and cut off excess.
c. Before placing the Bark Control Collar back onto your dog, seal the edge of the cut collar by applying a flame along the frayed edge.

ON/OFF Battery Module

The PetSafe® Bark Control CollarTM is packaged together with the battery module installed in the “OFF” position.To switch on the collar, use a coin to turn the Battery Module counter clockwise until the arrow lines up with the “ON” position. In case the collar is not going to be used on the dog immediately leave it in the “OFF” position.

To Insert and Remove the Battery

Note: Tend not to install the battery while the Bark Control Collar is on your dog.
1. Line-up the triangles on the battery and the Bark Control Collar (A).
2. Use a coin to turn the battery clockwise until the triangle lines up with the “On” position if you are putting it on the dog or the “Off” position if it is not being put on the dog right away (B).
3. To remove the battery, turn the battery counter-clockwise using a coin (C, D). DO NOT attempt to cut into or pry open the battery. Be sure to discard the used battery properly.

This Bark Control Collar uses a replaceable PetSafe® battery (RFA-188).This unique battery is made to make battery replacement less difficult and boost water protection.

A replacement PetSafe® battery (RFA-188) is available at many retailers. Make contact with the Customer Care Center or check out our site at www.petsafe.web to locate a shop in your town.

Battery Life

Common battery life is 3 to half a year, the way typically your dog barks. Due to greater use during your dog’s training, your first battery may not last as long as replacement batteries. To conserve battery life, turn to the “OFF” position when the Bark Control Collar is not in use.

Two Color LED

The two color LED indicator displays good or low battery. Good battery equals to 1 flash each and every 5 seconds with Green LED. Low battery equals to 3 flashes each and every 5 seconds with the Red LED. If there are no LED lights it is time to change the battery.

Methods of Operation

Temperament Learning Normal Operation

As soon as the Bark Control unit has been turned on, the LED pattern will flash as follows:

  1. The LED will turn solid Green for 1 second.
  2. The LED will turn solid Orange for 2 seconds.
  3. The LED will flash Green 5 times to indicate that the unit is starting normal operation and is ready to be placed on the pet.

Note: Please go to page 4 for an explanation of the Temperament Learning System.
 

To Reset the Correction Level:

Right after switching the bark control off, the Temperament Learning System preserves the last correction level that the pet reacted to (Levels 1-10), and utilizes that correction level the next time the collar is switched on.

If you would like to reset the correction level to 1, complete the following sequence:

  1. Switch the unit on.
  2. The LED will become solid Green for 1 second.
  3. The LED will become solid Orange for 2 seconds.
  4. As soon as the LED is Orange switch the unit off, (do this by using a coin to switch the battery module to the “OFF” position.)
  5. Wait 2 seconds with the unit switched off.
  6. Switch the unit on (do this by using a coin to switch the battery module to the “ON” position.)
  7. The LED will flash Orange 5 times to indicate that the correction level has been reset to Level 1 and the unit is starting normal operation. The unit is now ready to be put on the pet.

 

What to Expect During Use of the Bark Control Collar

Important: Don't leave your pet the first couple of times he receives a Static Correction.

Put the Bark Control Collar correctly on your pet and wait nearby until he barks. Most dogs will realize quite quickly that their impulse to bark is being disrupted by the Bark Control Collar and will relax and quit barking. Some dogs may bark at the initial correction as the Static Correction in the Bark Control Collar might be startling or astonishing in the beginning.

On infrequent occasions, a dog may enter a bark-discipline-bark-discipline cycle. If this happens, reassure your dog with calm, soothing tones. As your dog relaxes, he will understand that if he becomes quiet, he will not receive any more Static Corrections. The small minority of dogs that have this reaction will only have it the first time they wear the Bark Control Collar.

You need to see a decrease in your dog's barking within the very first few days that the Bark Control Collar is worn by him. Now, it is necessary to keep in mind the learning procedure remains incomplete. Dogs will "test" this new learning experience as well as increases their efforts to bark. This typically happens through the second week the Bark Control Collar is worn by your dog. If this does occur, remain consistent and do not alter your use of the Bark Control Collar. You must place the Bark Control Collar on your dog in every situation when you expect him to be quiet. If your dog is not wearing the Bark Control Collar, he may resume barking and his learning would suffer a setback.

To Avoid Skin Irritation from Occurring

For security, relaxation and effectiveness of the product please make sure that you inspect the fit often. If any skin irritation is observed, discontinue the use of the collar for a few days. See your veterinarian if the condition persists beyond 48 hours.

Don't attach a leash to the Bark Control Collar. This can lead to pulling on the Contact Points too closely against your pet’s neck. Do use a harness for attaching a leash and/or tags while using the Bark Control Collar.

Accessories

To acquire additional accessories for your PetSafe® Bark Control CollarTM, contact the Customer Care Center or visit our website at www.petsafe.net to locate a retailer near you.

Component Part Number
Battery RFA-188
Big Dog Red Collar and Skin PAC00-12730
Big Dog Blue Collar and Skin PAC00-12731
Big Dog Pink Collar and Skin PAC00-12732
Big Dog Green Collar and Skin PAC00-12777
Big Dog Orange Collar and Skin PAC00-12776
Little Dog Red Collar and Skin PAC00-12733
Little Dog Blue Collar and Skin PAC00-12734
Little Dog Pink Collar and Skin PAC00-12735
Little Dog Green Collar and Skin PAC00-12779
Little Dog Orange Collar and Skin PAC00-12778

Frequently Asked Questions

Will another dog’s bark set off the Bark Control Collar? No
Will the Bark Control Collar work for my dog? The Bark Control Collar is safe and effective for all breeds and sizes of dogs. However, the Big Dog Bark is recommended for dogs 40+ lbs. and the Little Dog Bark is recommended for dogs up to 55 lbs.
Can I attach a leash to the Bark Control Collar? No.This can result in pulling the Contact Points too tightly against your dog’s neck. Attach a leash to a separate, non-metallic collar or a harness, making sure the extra collar does not put pressure on the Contact Points.

Troubleshooting

My dog keeps barking (does not respond to the Static Correction). - Tighten the Bark Control Collar and/or trim your dog’s hair where the Contact Points touch his neck to ensure good skin contact.
- Replace the battery.
- If your dog still does not respond, contact the Customer Care Center.
The green LED light stopped flashing and there is no red light. - Ensure that the battery is properly installed.
- Replace the battery.
-If the green LED light is still not flashing, contact the Customer Care Center.

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Model

PBC00-12725

Correction Method

Static

Activation Mode

Vibration & Microphone

Correction Levels

10

Waterproof

Yes

Dog Size

18kg and up

Strap Size

71cm

Battery

3V RFA-188

Battery Status Indicator

54 g

Bark Collar Weight

54 g

Progressive Correction

No

 

Any Big Dog Barking Any Temperament - 10 'Light Touch' Stimulations

Only remove the nuisance barking for BIG dogs, leave the good barking… Activates only when it detects both sound and vibration so it’s one of the safest Bark Collars for Big Dogs around.

The Temperament learning tracks the 10 light touch Stimulation and will remember the levels that stops your dog barking then simply re-set it to learn again after a training period. Whether you have a sensitive giant or a determined barking dog it will adjust to what is needed.

PetSafe Big Dog - Perfect Bark Technology - Dual Detection

Perfect Bark Technology is a patented feature that prevents false activations. It requires both sound and vibration to come from your dog simultaneously before activating and delivering stimulation.

10 Progressive Automatic Levels - Plus Temperament Learning

The stimulation level starts at level 1 and progressively increases (10 levels) with little touches as your dog continues to bark. Covers Sensitive dogs and the stubborn barker… BUT… It then learns the correct levels that your dog responds to and activates at that level in future. Then, after a ‘reconditioning period’ you re-set the PetSafe Big Dog Bark Collar to learn again.

Fully Waterproof and Submersible Design

A waterproof receiver unit - long lasting and durable.

Accurate and Consistent - Safety Cut-Out Feature

If your dog barks 15 times within 80 seconds- to avoid over-correction the PetSafe Deluxe Big Dog Bark Collar will shuts down for 3 minutes

Big Dog Bark Collar - Adjustable Fit Strap

The adjustable collar/strap is perfect for dogs from 25kg and up with neck sizes of up to 71cm. Adjust the quick-release strap as needed.

LED Battery Indicator - Dual Colour

The LED indicator shows Low Battery, Flashes on activation and is used to re-set the temperament learning system. Uses the RFA188 Battery module for confirmed waterproofing.


Manual

 

How the System Functions

The Bark Control Collar has two principal characteristics built to reduce the training phase and promote excellent behavior.

Initially, the Bark Control Collar has a unique patented detector that delivers the most dependable bark detection available. The Bark Control Collar uses sound detectors and vibration (double-detection) to discriminate each bark from other external noises. There is a Static Correction managed via the Contact Points only if the sound as well as the vibration in the vocal chords fit the exact same standards.

Secondly, the Bark Control Collar has a patent pending Temperament Learning System layout that's effective across many dog breeds as well as their individual barking behaviours. The Temperament Learning System includes applications that monitors how many corrections needed to significantly reduce (and in many cases remove) the number of nuisance barks.

The system has 10 levels of Static Correction. If excessive barking continues the correction intensity will increase with each successive bark until the barking stops, it begins with low-level corrections, however. Once the dog has learned to lower the barking, the initial warning corrections are lessened. As a built-in safety feature, if your dog barks 15 times or more within a 1 minute 20 second period, the Bark Control Collar will automatically shut off for 3 minutes.

Key Definitions

Two Color LED: Displays good or low battery.
Sound Activated Sensor: Finds the sound of your dog’s bark.
Contact Points: Provide the secure Static Correction.
Sensor Probe: Finds the vibrations of your dog’s barking. Note: The Sensor Probe is not adjustable.

Fit the Bark Control Collar

Important: The correct fit and positioning of your Bark Control Collar is essential for effective operation. The Contact Points should have direct contact with your dog’s skin on the underside of his neck.

To guarantee an appropriate fit, please follow these steps:

  1. Make sure that the battery is in the “OFF” position.
  2. Have your dog standing comfortably (A).
  3. Center the Contact Points underneath your dog’s neck, touching the skin (B).
    Note: It is usually required to trim the hair around the Contact Points to make sure that contact is constant.
  4. Look at the tightness of the Bark Control Collar by putting one finger between a Contact Point and the dog’s neck (C).The fit must be snug but not constricting.
  5. Let your dog wear the collar for several minutes, then recheck the fit. Check the fit again as your dog becomes more comfortable with the Bark Control Collar.
  6. Trim the collar as follows: (D)

a. Mark the desired length of the collar using a pen. Allow for growth if your dog is young or grows a thick winter coat.
b. Remove the Bark Control Collar from your dog and cut off excess.
c. Before placing the Bark Control Collar back onto your dog, seal the edge of the cut collar by applying a flame along the frayed edge.

ON/OFF Battery Module

The PetSafe® Bark Control CollarTM is packaged together with the battery module installed in the “OFF” position.To switch on the collar, use a coin to turn the Battery Module counter clockwise until the arrow lines up with the “ON” position. In case the collar is not going to be used on the dog immediately leave it in the “OFF” position.

To Insert and Remove the Battery

Note: Tend not to install the battery while the Bark Control Collar is on your dog.
1. Line-up the triangles on the battery and the Bark Control Collar (A).
2. Use a coin to turn the battery clockwise until the triangle lines up with the “On” position if you are putting it on the dog or the “Off” position if it is not being put on the dog right away (B).
3. To remove the battery, turn the battery counter-clockwise using a coin (C, D). DO NOT attempt to cut into or pry open the battery. Be sure to discard the used battery properly.

This Bark Control Collar uses a replaceable PetSafe® battery (RFA-188).This unique battery is made to make battery replacement less difficult and boost water protection.

A replacement PetSafe® battery (RFA-188) is available at many retailers. Make contact with the Customer Care Center or check out our site at www.petsafe.web to locate a shop in your town.

Battery Life

Common battery life is 3 to half a year, the way typically your dog barks. Due to greater use during your dog’s training, your first battery may not last as long as replacement batteries. To conserve battery life, turn to the “OFF” position when the Bark Control Collar is not in use.

Two Color LED

The two color LED indicator displays good or low battery. Good battery equals to 1 flash each and every 5 seconds with Green LED. Low battery equals to 3 flashes each and every 5 seconds with the Red LED. If there are no LED lights it is time to change the battery.

Methods of Operation

Temperament Learning Normal Operation

As soon as the Bark Control unit has been turned on, the LED pattern will flash as follows:

  1. The LED will turn solid Green for 1 second.
  2. The LED will turn solid Orange for 2 seconds.
  3. The LED will flash Green 5 times to indicate that the unit is starting normal operation and is ready to be placed on the pet.

Note: Please go to page 4 for an explanation of the Temperament Learning System.
 

To Reset the Correction Level:

Right after switching the bark control off, the Temperament Learning System preserves the last correction level that the pet reacted to (Levels 1-10), and utilizes that correction level the next time the collar is switched on.

If you would like to reset the correction level to 1, complete the following sequence:

  1. Switch the unit on.
  2. The LED will become solid Green for 1 second.
  3. The LED will become solid Orange for 2 seconds.
  4. As soon as the LED is Orange switch the unit off, (do this by using a coin to switch the battery module to the “OFF” position.)
  5. Wait 2 seconds with the unit switched off.
  6. Switch the unit on (do this by using a coin to switch the battery module to the “ON” position.)
  7. The LED will flash Orange 5 times to indicate that the correction level has been reset to Level 1 and the unit is starting normal operation. The unit is now ready to be put on the pet.

 

What to Expect During Use of the Bark Control Collar

Important: Don't leave your pet the first couple of times he receives a Static Correction.

Put the Bark Control Collar correctly on your pet and wait nearby until he barks. Most dogs will realize quite quickly that their impulse to bark is being disrupted by the Bark Control Collar and will relax and quit barking. Some dogs may bark at the initial correction as the Static Correction in the Bark Control Collar might be startling or astonishing in the beginning.

On infrequent occasions, a dog may enter a bark-discipline-bark-discipline cycle. If this happens, reassure your dog with calm, soothing tones. As your dog relaxes, he will understand that if he becomes quiet, he will not receive any more Static Corrections. The small minority of dogs that have this reaction will only have it the first time they wear the Bark Control Collar.

You need to see a decrease in your dog's barking within the very first few days that the Bark Control Collar is worn by him. Now, it is necessary to keep in mind the learning procedure remains incomplete. Dogs will "test" this new learning experience as well as increases their efforts to bark. This typically happens through the second week the Bark Control Collar is worn by your dog. If this does occur, remain consistent and do not alter your use of the Bark Control Collar. You must place the Bark Control Collar on your dog in every situation when you expect him to be quiet. If your dog is not wearing the Bark Control Collar, he may resume barking and his learning would suffer a setback.

To Avoid Skin Irritation from Occurring

For security, relaxation and effectiveness of the product please make sure that you inspect the fit often. If any skin irritation is observed, discontinue the use of the collar for a few days. See your veterinarian if the condition persists beyond 48 hours.

Don't attach a leash to the Bark Control Collar. This can lead to pulling on the Contact Points too closely against your pet’s neck. Do use a harness for attaching a leash and/or tags while using the Bark Control Collar.

Accessories

To acquire additional accessories for your PetSafe® Bark Control CollarTM, contact the Customer Care Center or visit our website at www.petsafe.net to locate a retailer near you.

Component Part Number
Battery RFA-188
Big Dog Red Collar and Skin PAC00-12730
Big Dog Blue Collar and Skin PAC00-12731
Big Dog Pink Collar and Skin PAC00-12732
Big Dog Green Collar and Skin PAC00-12777
Big Dog Orange Collar and Skin PAC00-12776
Little Dog Red Collar and Skin PAC00-12733
Little Dog Blue Collar and Skin PAC00-12734
Little Dog Pink Collar and Skin PAC00-12735
Little Dog Green Collar and Skin PAC00-12779
Little Dog Orange Collar and Skin PAC00-12778

Frequently Asked Questions

Will another dog’s bark set off the Bark Control Collar? No
Will the Bark Control Collar work for my dog? The Bark Control Collar is safe and effective for all breeds and sizes of dogs. However, the Big Dog Bark is recommended for dogs 40+ lbs. and the Little Dog Bark is recommended for dogs up to 55 lbs.
Can I attach a leash to the Bark Control Collar? No.This can result in pulling the Contact Points too tightly against your dog’s neck. Attach a leash to a separate, non-metallic collar or a harness, making sure the extra collar does not put pressure on the Contact Points.

Troubleshooting

My dog keeps barking (does not respond to the Static Correction). - Tighten the Bark Control Collar and/or trim your dog’s hair where the Contact Points touch his neck to ensure good skin contact.
- Replace the battery.
- If your dog still does not respond, contact the Customer Care Center.
The green LED light stopped flashing and there is no red light. - Ensure that the battery is properly installed.
- Replace the battery.
-If the green LED light is still not flashing, contact the Customer Care Center.