Written by Colin Seal
You will receive 2 Neutral Spray Citronella Refill Cartridge. This anti-bark spray collar is also rechargeable using a simple USB connector. It comes with a 3 years warranty to give you peace of mind for long term use.
Cornell University did a study on how citronella anti-bark collars compare to other types of bark collars.
However, read on to see some of the new features of the PetSafe Rechargeable Citronella Spray Bark Collar and if it is best for your dog.
Citronella bark collars make up one of the 4 main categories of anti-bark collars. Read more about our Bark Collars here. You may also like to investigate Electric Bark Collars - Vibration Anti-Bark Collars - Ultrasonic No Bark Collars.
No more worrying about having to run to shops to get a new set of batteries or wait for packages to arrive… you can now charge your dog’s spray bark collar using the USB charging cable supplied in the kit.
The maximum charging time is 6 hours and the PetSafe Rechargeable Citronella Spray Bark Collar can be used for up to 40 hours.
Don’t really like the strong smell of Citronella? You now have an option to switch to an unscented spray deterrent because the kit comes with two different cartridges (similar to a printer cartridge) that give you both scented & unscented Citronella sprays.
Both cartridges can be easily attached and removed from the spray bark collar and each cartridge refill can reach 30 to 40 sprays.
This PetSafe Citronella Bark Collar has a built-in tiny microphone & vibration sensor which lets it to only activate the spray stimulation once it detects your dog’s barking sound and the vibration from his vocal cords as he goes on a barking spree.
This PetSafe Spray Bark Collar is effective and safe for most dog breeds and sizes.
However, it may be too bulky for dogs below 3.6 kilograms.
We recommend it to dogs weighing from10 kilograms and up.
The battery & spray light indicators help you make sure you don’t run out of sprays in the refill cartridge and power in the battery - so your dog gets consistently trained to stop the nuisance barking.
No, it is not. Citronella is a plant-based natural oil that can also repel insects such as mosquitoes. The smell may be strong and bit unpleasant but it is totally harmless to dogs.
Plus, most dog-owners say that they prefer the smell of the spray than their dogs’ body odour.
Also, the ASPCA states that Citronella bark collars do not have enough toxicity to harm canines. Generally, these spray bark collars, such as the PetSafe rechargeable Citronella Bark Collar, contain a minimal amount of oil and are identified as safe for dogs.
Yes, it does. This goes to other PetSafe Citronella spray bark collars as well. As a matter of fact, a bark collar study at Cornell University proved that Citronella spray anti-bark collars are just as effective as static “shock” bark collars when it comes to stopping dogs nuisance barking.
So, the PetSafe Citronella spray bark collar detects your dog’s bark sound and the vibration through their vocal cords whenever he goes on a barking episode - this activates the stimulation (sound of the bursting spray, the mist, and the smell of Citronella) which distracts your dog from excessive barking.