COLIN'S REVIEW

"This one is a distraction method to deter barking - 10 Levels of Automatic and Varying Vibration - So the random vibration and its varying length is distracting every time... There is less chance your dog will get used to it. It’s very affordable and the 'dual activation' stops accidental activation. Plus, it's waterproof!"

Petsafe Vibration Bark Collar VBC-10

  • 3 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • Accurate Bark Detection using Perfect bark technology
  • 10 Different Combination of Random Vibration Stimulations

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COLIN'S REVIEW

"This one is a distraction method to deter barking - 10 Levels of Automatic and Varying Vibration - So the random vibration and its varying length is distracting every time... There is less chance your dog will get used to it. It’s very affordable and the 'dual activation' stops accidental activation. Plus, it's waterproof!"

PetSafe® Vibration Bark Control Collar


The PetSafe VBC-10 Vibration Bark Control Collar controls and trains your dogs by delivering vibration stimulations whenever they bark excessively. The strength of the vibrations is very safe but is distracting for your dog which is effective at reducing or in most cases, eliminate nuisance barking with careful and proper training.

To ensure that your dog does not get used to the vibration and the effectiveness of each correction, 10 combinations of random vibration stimulation have been included in the collar. It is built to be very durable and waterproof and takes advantage of Perfect Bark™ Technology, dual detection for more accuracy and consistency in training.


What’s GREAT about the Petsafe Bark Control?

KEY FEATURES

  • 3 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • Waterproof & Durable
  • 10 Combinations of Random Vibration Stimulation
  • Perfect Bark™ Technology for Accurate Bark Detection
  • On / Off Switch to Conserve Battery Life
  • LED Battery Status Indicator
  • Uses PetSafe® RFA-188 Lithium Battery
  • Adjustable Collar Strap for Neck Sizes up to 71cm

WHAT'S IN THE PETSAFE KIT?

  • PetSafe VBC-10 Vibration Bark Control Collar
  • PetSafe® RFA-188 Lithium Battery
  • Adjustable Collar Strap
  • Owner’s Manual
  • Training Manual

Specification

Model

PBC17-13338

Correction Modes

Vibration
Activation Mode Patented Perfect Bark™ Technology (Microphone & Movement)
Correction Levels 10 - Random Vibration Stimulation
Waterproof Yes
Dog Size 3.6kg and Up
Strap Size 71cm
External Controls Yes
Battery 3v Petsafe RFA-188
Battery Status Indicator Yes
Bark Collar Weight 74g
Progressive Correction No
Collar Strap Material Nylon
Dimensions 55mm x 28mm x 27mm

 

 

3 YEAR MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY

The PetSafe Vibration Bark Collar VBC-10 is covered by a manufacturer’s warranty for 3 years.
 

WATERPROOF & DURABLE

The PetSafe VBC-10 Vibration Bark Control Collar is completely waterproof for water-loving dogs. It offers you peace of mind by reducing your dog’s nuisance barking as well as protecting itself and your dog from water damage.

 

VIBRATION STIMULATION – 10 RANDOM COMBINATIONS

The PetSafe Vibration Bark Collar – VBC-10 uses vibration stimulation to deter a dog from barking excessively. It’s a lighter solution compared to static stimulations but can be just as effective with the proper training. It features 10 random combinations of vibrations to ensure its effectiveness every time.
 

PERFECT BARK TECHNOLOGY – DUAL DETECTION

With Perfect Bark Technology, the PetSafe Vibration Bark Collar requires both vibrations and sound coming from your dog’s vocal cords to be detected simultaneously before delivering stimulation.
 

ADJUSTABLE COLLAR STRAP FOR SMALL TO MEDIUM DOGS

Best suited for small to medium dogs, the included collar strap is adjustable for a perfect fit for dogs with neck sizes of up to 71cm.
 

LED BATTERY INDICATOR – ON / OFF SWITCH

An LED indicator will let you know if the PetSafe Vibration Bark Collar is running low on battery. This eliminates the risk of a dog running around your yard and making a racket. An On/Off switch is also built-in so you can save battery when the collar is not in use.
 

USERS PETSAFE RFA-188 3V LITHIUM BATTERY

The PetSafe Vibration Bark Collar uses the PetSafe RFA-188 3V Lithium Battery. It’s a special battery from PetSafe that also helps with waterproofing the unit.
 

 

 

PetSafe Vibration Bark Collar VBC-10 Owner's Manual
 


THE WAY THE SYSTEM FUNCTIONS

The Vibration Bark Control Collar has two major characteristics designed to reduce the training phase and advertise excellent behavior.

Initially, the bark control provides 10 mixtures of vibration correction. Once the dog barks vibration is delivered from one of the two Vibration Points. The length of the vibration is random, which interrupts the dog’s bark. When used in accordance with instruction the Vibration Bark Control Collar properly reduces (and in most cases eliminates) nuisance barking.

Secondly, the Vibration Bark Control Collar involves Patented Perfect Bark™ technology. It uses both vibration and sound sensors (dual-detection) to discriminate each bark from other external noises. This ensures your dog’s bark is the only sound that will cause the correction.

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 1 minute.
 

ESSENTIAL DEFINITIONS

Three Color LED: Demonstrates good or low battery and signifies Test Mode.
Sound Activated Sensor: Detects the sound of your dog’s bark.
Vibration Points: Provide Vibration Correction.
On/Off Battery Module: Turns the collar on and off.


FIT THE BARK CONTROL COLLAR

Important: The right fit and placement of your Bark Control Collar is very important for successful operation. The Vibration Points will need to have direct contact with your dog’s skin on the underside of his neck.

To guarantee a proper fit, make sure you follow these steps:

1. Be sure that the battery is in the “OFF” position.
2. Have your dog standing comfortably.
3. Center the Vibration Points underneath your dog’s neck, touching the skin (B).

Note: It is sometimes needed to trim the hair around the Vibration Points to make sure that contact is consistent.
CAUTION: Do not shave the pet’s neck because this may possibly increase the risk of skin irritation.

4. Examine the tightness of the Bark Control Collar by placing one finger between the strap and the dog’s neck (C). The fit ought to 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 preferred length of the collar with 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 the excess. 
c. Seal the edge of the cut collar by applying a flame along the frayed edge before placing the Bark Control Collar back onto your dog.
 

ON/OFF BATTERY PACK UNIT

The PetSafe® Vibration Bark Control Collar is packaged 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. If the collar is not going to be used on the dog immediately leave it in the “OFF” position.
 

TO PLACE AND REMOVE THE BATTERY

Note: Tend not to put in the battery while the Bark Control Collar is on your dog.

  1. Align the line on the battery with the triangle on the Bark Control Collar (A).
  2. Use a coin to turn the battery clockwise until the line points to 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.
  4. 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 employs a replaceable PetSafe® battery C (RFA-188). This unique battery is designed to make battery replacement easier and increase water safety.

A replacement PetSafe® battery (RFA-188) can be obtained at many retailers. Get in touch with the Customer Care Center or visit our web site at www.petsafe.net to locate a retailer near you.


BATTERY LIFE

Regular battery life is 3 to 6 months, depending on how frequently your dog barks. However, due to greater use during your dog’s training, your first battery may not last as long as replacement batteries. To save battery life span, turn to the “OFF” position when the Bark Control Collar is not in use.
 

LED FUNCTION AND RESPONSE TABLE

Function

LED Light Response

Unit is on

Green LED Light flashes once every 5 seconds

Low battery condition

Red LED Light flashes 3 times every 5 seconds

Delivering vibration

Red LED Light flashes for each correction

Test Mode

Orange LED flashes


TO EVALUATE THE VIBRATION BARK CONTROL COLLAR

  1. Start with the Collar in the OFF position.
  2. Turn to the ON position until the LED shows Orange.
  3. Immediately turn to the OFF position after seeing the Orange LED.
  4. Turn to the ON position. The LED will flash Orange and you are now in test mode.
  5. Blow into the microphone and the Orange LED will flash to indicate that the microphone is working.
  6. Scratch lightly between the Vibration Points to indicate the vibration is working.
  7. If the LED light does not flash and there is no vibration, ensure that the battery is properly installed, and/or replace the battery. If there is still no response, contact the Customer Care Center at 1-800-732-2677.
  8. Turn OFF to end the test mode. The test mode will also time out after 30 seconds and resume normal operation.
     

WHAT TO ANTICIPATE DURING USE OF THE VIBRATION BARK CONTROL COLLAR

Important: Do not leave your dog alone the first few times he receives a Vibration Correction.

Put the Bark Control Collar properly on your dog and wait nearby until he barks. Most dogs will understand very quickly that the Bark Control Collar is interfering with their urge to bark and will relax and stop barking.

Because the Vibration Correction from the Bark Control Collar may be surprising or startling at first, some dogs may bark more at the initial correction.

On unusual occasions, a dog might get into a bark-correction-bark-correction cycle. If this happens, reassure your dog with calm, soothing tones. He will understand that if he becomes quiet, he will not receive any more Vibration Corrections, as your dog relaxes.

The small minority of dogs that have this reaction will only have it the first time they wear the Bark Control Collar.

You must discover a reduction in your dog’s barking within the first couple of days that he wears the Bark Control Collar. At this point, it is essential to keep in mind that the learning process is still not complete.

Dogs will “test” this new learning experience and will boost their attempts to bark. This normally happens during the second week a dog wears the Bark Control Collar.

Remain consistent and do not alter your use of the Bark Control Collar if this happens. You must position 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.
 

IN ORDER TO AVOID SKIN IRRITATION FROM OCCURRING

Risk of skin damage. For comfort, safety and effectiveness of this product, you should ensure that you check the fit of your pet’s collar regularly. Discontinue the use of the collar for a few days if any skin irritation is observed. See your veterinarian if the condition persists beyond 48 hours.

Tend not to attach a leash to the Bark Control Collar. This can lead to pulling the Vibration Points too tightly against the neck of your pet. You may put a separate non-metallic collar on your dog’s neck and attach a leash. Do use a harness for attaching a leash and/or tags while using the Bark Control Collar.
 

ACCESSORIES

To buy further accessories for your PetSafe® Vibration Bark Control Collar, make contact with the Customer Care Center or visit our website at www.petsafe.net to locate a retailer near you.

Component

Part Number

Battery

RFA-188

 

REGULAR MAINTENANCE

  • Wash the Vibration Points of the collar weekly with a damp cloth. (Note: Turn to the “Off” position before cleaning the Vibration Points.)
  • Check your dog’s neck for irritation and wash the neck weekly.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Will another dog’s bark set off the Bark Control Collar?

No. Patented Perfect BarkTM technology ensures your dog’s bark is the only sound that will cause the Vibration Correction.

Will the Vibration Bark Control Collar work for my dog?

The Bark Control Collar is safe and effective for all breeds and sizes of dogs.




Can I attach a leash to the Bark Control Collar?
 

No. This can result in pulling the Vibration 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 Vibration Points.


TROUBLESHOOTING





My dog keeps barking (does not respond to the Vibration Correction).

 

• Tighten the Bark Control Collar and/or trim your dog’s hair where the Vibration 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.

Accessories


Product Review


Specification

Model

PBC17-13338

Correction Modes

Vibration
Activation Mode Patented Perfect Bark™ Technology (Microphone & Movement)
Correction Levels 10 - Random Vibration Stimulation
Waterproof Yes
Dog Size 3.6kg and Up
Strap Size 71cm
External Controls Yes
Battery 3v Petsafe RFA-188
Battery Status Indicator Yes
Bark Collar Weight 74g
Progressive Correction No
Collar Strap Material Nylon
Dimensions 55mm x 28mm x 27mm

 

 

3 YEAR MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY

The PetSafe Vibration Bark Collar VBC-10 is covered by a manufacturer’s warranty for 3 years.
 

WATERPROOF & DURABLE

The PetSafe VBC-10 Vibration Bark Control Collar is completely waterproof for water-loving dogs. It offers you peace of mind by reducing your dog’s nuisance barking as well as protecting itself and your dog from water damage.

 

VIBRATION STIMULATION – 10 RANDOM COMBINATIONS

The PetSafe Vibration Bark Collar – VBC-10 uses vibration stimulation to deter a dog from barking excessively. It’s a lighter solution compared to static stimulations but can be just as effective with the proper training. It features 10 random combinations of vibrations to ensure its effectiveness every time.
 

PERFECT BARK TECHNOLOGY – DUAL DETECTION

With Perfect Bark Technology, the PetSafe Vibration Bark Collar requires both vibrations and sound coming from your dog’s vocal cords to be detected simultaneously before delivering stimulation.
 

ADJUSTABLE COLLAR STRAP FOR SMALL TO MEDIUM DOGS

Best suited for small to medium dogs, the included collar strap is adjustable for a perfect fit for dogs with neck sizes of up to 71cm.
 

LED BATTERY INDICATOR – ON / OFF SWITCH

An LED indicator will let you know if the PetSafe Vibration Bark Collar is running low on battery. This eliminates the risk of a dog running around your yard and making a racket. An On/Off switch is also built-in so you can save battery when the collar is not in use.
 

USERS PETSAFE RFA-188 3V LITHIUM BATTERY

The PetSafe Vibration Bark Collar uses the PetSafe RFA-188 3V Lithium Battery. It’s a special battery from PetSafe that also helps with waterproofing the unit.
 

 


 

PetSafe Vibration Bark Collar VBC-10 Owner's Manual
 


THE WAY THE SYSTEM FUNCTIONS

The Vibration Bark Control Collar has two major characteristics designed to reduce the training phase and advertise excellent behavior.

Initially, the bark control provides 10 mixtures of vibration correction. Once the dog barks vibration is delivered from one of the two Vibration Points. The length of the vibration is random, which interrupts the dog’s bark. When used in accordance with instruction the Vibration Bark Control Collar properly reduces (and in most cases eliminates) nuisance barking.

Secondly, the Vibration Bark Control Collar involves Patented Perfect Bark™ technology. It uses both vibration and sound sensors (dual-detection) to discriminate each bark from other external noises. This ensures your dog’s bark is the only sound that will cause the correction.

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 1 minute.
 

ESSENTIAL DEFINITIONS

Three Color LED: Demonstrates good or low battery and signifies Test Mode.
Sound Activated Sensor: Detects the sound of your dog’s bark.
Vibration Points: Provide Vibration Correction.
On/Off Battery Module: Turns the collar on and off.


FIT THE BARK CONTROL COLLAR

Important: The right fit and placement of your Bark Control Collar is very important for successful operation. The Vibration Points will need to have direct contact with your dog’s skin on the underside of his neck.

To guarantee a proper fit, make sure you follow these steps:

1. Be sure that the battery is in the “OFF” position.
2. Have your dog standing comfortably.
3. Center the Vibration Points underneath your dog’s neck, touching the skin (B).

Note: It is sometimes needed to trim the hair around the Vibration Points to make sure that contact is consistent.
CAUTION: Do not shave the pet’s neck because this may possibly increase the risk of skin irritation.

4. Examine the tightness of the Bark Control Collar by placing one finger between the strap and the dog’s neck (C). The fit ought to 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 preferred length of the collar with 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 the excess. 
c. Seal the edge of the cut collar by applying a flame along the frayed edge before placing the Bark Control Collar back onto your dog.
 

ON/OFF BATTERY PACK UNIT

The PetSafe® Vibration Bark Control Collar is packaged 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. If the collar is not going to be used on the dog immediately leave it in the “OFF” position.
 

TO PLACE AND REMOVE THE BATTERY

Note: Tend not to put in the battery while the Bark Control Collar is on your dog.

  1. Align the line on the battery with the triangle on the Bark Control Collar (A).
  2. Use a coin to turn the battery clockwise until the line points to 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.
  4. 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 employs a replaceable PetSafe® battery C (RFA-188). This unique battery is designed to make battery replacement easier and increase water safety.

A replacement PetSafe® battery (RFA-188) can be obtained at many retailers. Get in touch with the Customer Care Center or visit our web site at www.petsafe.net to locate a retailer near you.


BATTERY LIFE

Regular battery life is 3 to 6 months, depending on how frequently your dog barks. However, due to greater use during your dog’s training, your first battery may not last as long as replacement batteries. To save battery life span, turn to the “OFF” position when the Bark Control Collar is not in use.
 

LED FUNCTION AND RESPONSE TABLE

Function

LED Light Response

Unit is on

Green LED Light flashes once every 5 seconds

Low battery condition

Red LED Light flashes 3 times every 5 seconds

Delivering vibration

Red LED Light flashes for each correction

Test Mode

Orange LED flashes


TO EVALUATE THE VIBRATION BARK CONTROL COLLAR

  1. Start with the Collar in the OFF position.
  2. Turn to the ON position until the LED shows Orange.
  3. Immediately turn to the OFF position after seeing the Orange LED.
  4. Turn to the ON position. The LED will flash Orange and you are now in test mode.
  5. Blow into the microphone and the Orange LED will flash to indicate that the microphone is working.
  6. Scratch lightly between the Vibration Points to indicate the vibration is working.
  7. If the LED light does not flash and there is no vibration, ensure that the battery is properly installed, and/or replace the battery. If there is still no response, contact the Customer Care Center at 1-800-732-2677.
  8. Turn OFF to end the test mode. The test mode will also time out after 30 seconds and resume normal operation.
     

WHAT TO ANTICIPATE DURING USE OF THE VIBRATION BARK CONTROL COLLAR

Important: Do not leave your dog alone the first few times he receives a Vibration Correction.

Put the Bark Control Collar properly on your dog and wait nearby until he barks. Most dogs will understand very quickly that the Bark Control Collar is interfering with their urge to bark and will relax and stop barking.

Because the Vibration Correction from the Bark Control Collar may be surprising or startling at first, some dogs may bark more at the initial correction.

On unusual occasions, a dog might get into a bark-correction-bark-correction cycle. If this happens, reassure your dog with calm, soothing tones. He will understand that if he becomes quiet, he will not receive any more Vibration Corrections, as your dog relaxes.

The small minority of dogs that have this reaction will only have it the first time they wear the Bark Control Collar.

You must discover a reduction in your dog’s barking within the first couple of days that he wears the Bark Control Collar. At this point, it is essential to keep in mind that the learning process is still not complete.

Dogs will “test” this new learning experience and will boost their attempts to bark. This normally happens during the second week a dog wears the Bark Control Collar.

Remain consistent and do not alter your use of the Bark Control Collar if this happens. You must position 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.
 

IN ORDER TO AVOID SKIN IRRITATION FROM OCCURRING

Risk of skin damage. For comfort, safety and effectiveness of this product, you should ensure that you check the fit of your pet’s collar regularly. Discontinue the use of the collar for a few days if any skin irritation is observed. See your veterinarian if the condition persists beyond 48 hours.

Tend not to attach a leash to the Bark Control Collar. This can lead to pulling the Vibration Points too tightly against the neck of your pet. You may put a separate non-metallic collar on your dog’s neck and attach a leash. Do use a harness for attaching a leash and/or tags while using the Bark Control Collar.
 

ACCESSORIES

To buy further accessories for your PetSafe® Vibration Bark Control Collar, make contact with the Customer Care Center or visit our website at www.petsafe.net to locate a retailer near you.

Component

Part Number

Battery

RFA-188

 

REGULAR MAINTENANCE

  • Wash the Vibration Points of the collar weekly with a damp cloth. (Note: Turn to the “Off” position before cleaning the Vibration Points.)
  • Check your dog’s neck for irritation and wash the neck weekly.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Will another dog’s bark set off the Bark Control Collar?

No. Patented Perfect BarkTM technology ensures your dog’s bark is the only sound that will cause the Vibration Correction.

Will the Vibration Bark Control Collar work for my dog?

The Bark Control Collar is safe and effective for all breeds and sizes of dogs.




Can I attach a leash to the Bark Control Collar?
 

No. This can result in pulling the Vibration 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 Vibration Points.


TROUBLESHOOTING





My dog keeps barking (does not respond to the Vibration Correction).

 

• Tighten the Bark Control Collar and/or trim your dog’s hair where the Vibration 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.


RFA188 Petsafe 3 Volt Collar Battery

AU $23.4

RRP AU $25.99