Review of the SportDog – SBC-10R Bark Collar
Nuisance barking, whether at home or in the field, can mean the difference between a perfect gun dog and one that annoys the neighbors while scaring away game. An electronic collar can efficiently get excessive barking under control. Here, the Sportdog 10R Bark Collar will be reviewed.
SportDog 10R Description
The SportDog 10R Bark Collar is a technologically advanced device that gives you complete control over how your dog is corrected. With three operating modes – temperament learning, progressive correction, and user-selected correction – you are sure to find the best fit for your dog.
This bark collar has 10 settings (0 – 9), as well as a safety feature that ensures your dog is not over-corrected. If your dog barks more than 15 times within an 80 second period, the correction setting will be automatically turned off for 3 minutes This feature guarantees your pet’s safety in case of emergency. This bark collar also has the ability to detect both sound and vibration. A dog will never receive a correction unless both are detected by the system.
Temperament learning and progressive correction modes are unique functionalities. Temperament learning tracks how often your dog barks. The administered stimulation starts at 0, and then gradually ramps until the proper correction level is found for your dog and he or she stops barking. During the next barking episode, the previously defined correction level will be applied. As your dog’s barking problem lessens, a lower stimulation level will be used for subsequent corrections.
Progressive mode is similar to temperament learning, except that the stimulation level reverts to 0 for each new barking episode and continues to ramp until the barking ceases. User-controlled mode is most similar to a traditional bark collar, where the dog owner defines the stimulation level the dog receives when barking is detected.
What are the Benefits of SportDog 10R?
The SportDog 10R is among the first of its kind to provide advanced modes for correction. The temperament learning and progressive correction modes allow for more intuitive training. These features are also useful for particularly stubborn dogs that might become conditioned to a single stimulation level. A tone-only mode is also available.
In addition, the safety feature is an important one, and is necessary for keeping a dog safe. Particularly in the field, where a dog can run into trouble and use his or her bark to be found, no one wants to stifle a dog’s emergency beacon.
Perhaps the most beneficial feature of this impressive bark collar is the bark detection technology. Too many collars rely only on sound, which means your dog can be corrected for sounds that he or she didn’t produce, such as barks by neighboring animals, the garbage truck, or even a gun shot. Before your dog is corrected by the SportDog 10R, simultaneous vocal cord vibration and sound must be detected.
What are the Limitations of SportDog 10R?
There are few limitations to this product. No other bark collar provides the impressive range of features of the SportDog 10R.
Who does the SportDog 10R Benefit Most?
The SportDog 10R is beneficial for any dog owner who struggles with nuisance barking. This model is especially great for the dog owner who is unable to supervise correction, thanks to the intuitive features. Additionally, dog owners who are not comfortable with electronic correction technology will find this product especially useful, as the guesswork required to determine the proper stimulation level is removed.
Ultimately the SportDog 10R Bark Collar is a powerful tool for controlling nuisance barking. The three distinct modes allow the right level of correction is achieved, while the safety features ensure your dog is never unfairly corrected.
Author Bio: Joe is the founder of HuntEmUp.com, The Worldwide Sporting Dog Superstore and Owner of Bull Valley Retrievers, Northern Illinois Retriever Training, specializing in all-breed obedience and Retriever Field and Gun Dog work. Joe brings to the table years of training and hunting experience as well as knowledge of the latest hunting and training products on the market, to help you make your hunt and dog the best he can be.
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