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PetSafe Bark Collar PBC-102

Pros

  • Inexpensive

Cons

  • Proprietary Disposable Battery
  • Non-removeable Collar Strap
  • Vibration-Only Sensor


RATING 3

Retail Price: $69.95

Our Price: $54.95

Availability: In stock

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PetSafe Bark Collar

  • PetSafe Bark Collar
  • PetSafe Basic Bark Collar
  • PetSafe Basic Bark Collar
  • PetSafe Basic Bark Collar

The PetSafe PBC-102 Bark Control Collar is a basic entry level collar made by PetSafe and shares the same electronics as the SportDog NoBark 6 collar.

PetSafe Bark Collar

 

Bark Sensor

PetSafe Bark Collar

The PetSafe Basic bark collar uses a vibration probe that is mounted between the two correction probes. The vibration probe contacts the dog’s neck and detects the movement of the dog’s vocal chords when the dog is barking.

Vibration probes are far superior to the old sound based sensors, that were more prone to being accidentally triggered by non-barking noise or by other dogs barking. But, the vibration probes are more prone to error than the vibration pad systems like Dogtra YS-500 and the Tri-tronics Bark Collar, or the even better dual probe systems like the PetSafe Deluxe Bark Collar and the SportDog 10R. With some dogs, the vibration probe can be triggered by an innocent event like the dog shaking or the dog riding with you in a car.

 

PetSafe Bark Collar Battery

Disposable Battery

The PetSafe Bark Collar uses a PetSafe brand battery. The battery looks like a quarter and costs around $4 each. Battery life varies a lot depending on how much your dog uses the collar, but 2-3 months is a good approximate.

 

The battery is screwed into the collar, and is rotated a few degrees to switch the collar on and off. If you want to save a little battery life, you can switch the battery off when the collar is not in use and you can usually coax out another month of battery life from the bark collar. A low battery is indicated by a warning light on the side of the collar.

 

Collar Probes

The PetSafe Basic bark collar uses two integrated stimulation probes, and a single vibration probe sitting between them. The probes on the PetSafe PBC-102 are a medium-length and can be used on long and short hair dogs.

PetSafe Bark Collar

 

Collar Band

The band on the PetSafe Bark Collar is made of woven nylon fabric. Unlike most fabric collars bands, the band on the PBC-102 is not removable. This makes the collar band difficult to wash without wetting the whole collar.

The collar closes using a plastic quick-release buckle. These buckles are great for getting the collar on and off the dog quickly and having a consistent fit. However, the buckles on the PetSafe Bark Collar are a cheaper grade of plastic than we would like which makes the latch a bit less durable than those on higher quality bark collars.

PetSafe Bark Collar Strap

 

Testing

To test the PetSafe Basic Bark Collar, simply run the collar probe along a rough surface such as a tabletop, concrete, or carpet. The collar beeps to alert you that it was activated.

Conclusion

The PetSafe Bark Collar is missing many of the key features of the better bark collars on the market. This should come as no surprise based on the price of the PetSafe PBC-102. Although the price is attractive, the substandard quality combined with non-rechargeable batteries makes it difficult to recommend this collar.

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