- The Purpose of Vibrating Dog Collars
- How Vibrating Collars Work
- Details of a Good-Quality Vibrating Collar
- Top 7 Best Vibrating Dog Collars Reviews in 2019
- How to Begin Training with a Vibrating Collar
- Final Thoughts
Some dog handlers want to be able to communicate with their dogs from great distances but don’t like the idea of shock collars. Other dog handlers want to teach their dog to stop barking but also don’t like the idea of shock collars. Vibrating dog collars are a humane option to communicate with or correct your dog for barking. Vibrating dog collars have a module that vibrates when the handler presses a button on a remote or when the dark barks.
In this article, you’ll learn about some of the best vibrating dog collars available on the market with no shock, no spiky prongs, safe and reliable. You will also learn quickly what to look for in a high-quality vibrating dog collar that’ll be best-suited for your pup!
The Purpose of Vibrating Dog Collars
Vibrating dog collars do 1 of 2 things: get the dog’s attention OR correct a dog for barking. You must be careful to never do BOTH of these things. Maybe your dog is deaf and you need to rely on another form of communication. Or perhaps you want to train your dog for hunting, tracking, or rescue and you need to give commands from far away. A remote control vibrating collar would allow you to initiate the vibrating module to give your dog signals.
On the other hand, maybe your dog barks excessively at neighboring dogs, children, or wild animals. A vibrating collar with a no-bark feature detects when your dog barks, which initiates the vibrating module. The sensation signals the dog he’s done some wrong and reminds him to remain quiet.
How Vibrating Collars Work
The vibrating module attaches to the collar and usually has a pair of metal or rubber prongs that remain in contact with your dog’s neck. When the dog barks while wearing a no-bark collar, the module vibrates. When you press a button on the remote of a remote controlled collar, the module vibrates. Not all vibrating collars have prongs, but both types work effectively.
Details of a Good-Quality Vibrating Collar
Material: a collar made of something weather-proof (possibly nylon) that won’t wear out too soon due to rain, rolling on the ground, being bitten by other dogs while playing, and so forth.
Mechanism: should be water-proof and should not contain an electrical or static shock feature. No-shock is important because some dogs are too sensitive to the stimulation and some handlers reject them on principle alone. A no-bark collar should reliably respond to your dog’s barking. A remote-controlled vibrating collar should have a long-distance remote that will let you communicate with your dog from a few hundred feet.
Bonus features: reflective detailing for low-light conditions in early morning or evening. Some collars have sound and light options that give your dog a beeping signal for a different command or a light signal that lets you see where your dog is located.
Top 7 Best Vibrating Dog Collars Reviews in 2019
We’ve divided the next 7 products into 3 categories: collars for small and toy breeds, collars with anti-barking capabilities, and remote-controlled collars. We’ll give you the features of each collar and our thoughts on how they stand up to our standard of a high-quality collar. By then end of the reviews, you’ll be able to determine for yourself what vibrating collar is best for your dog!
1. eXuby Friendliest Bark Collar for Small Dogs
The eXuby Friendliest Bark Collar has all the features we want to see wrapped up in a tiny package. The no-shock mechanism means no harm to your pup. This collar doesn’t have prongs, which is just fine. It’ll still be effective in teaching your dog to be politely quiet. The module has 7 levels of vibration as well as a sound feature. Plus, the battery is rechargeable so you don’t have to worry about buying new batteries all the time.
The eXuby collar is equipped with an innovative chipset that alternates between the sound and vibration while increasing and decreasing the intensity to teach your dog to stop barking in the shortest time possible. All without injury or fear!
This collar is specifically designed for small dogs such as Shih Tzu, Yorkie, Pomeranian, Maltese, and Chihuahua. The collar is adjustable to fit your pup perfectly – 2 fingers snugly between collar and neck. And the vibrating module is small enough that it won’t get in your dog’s way while he plays, eats, or drinks.
2. GoodBoy Small Rechargeable Dog Bark Collar
The GoodBoy Dog Bark Collar fits small and toy breed dogs that are 6+ pounds in weight. It tiny, lightweight, and comfortable for the itty bitty furball in your life…who needs to learn to be quiet. The collar adjusts from 5 inches to 19 inches.
The module is an anti-barking device that does not shock the dog and does not include prongs. The module also has structural upgrades on the back of the device to improve stability. It stays in one place on your dog’s neck – against the vocal cords. It needs to be there to detect when your dog barks.
The microchip has been upgraded as well to improve the bark detection and eliminate random triggers from other dogs.
Other features include a weatherproof design that is made from a solid piece of durable plastic. The collar is also rechargeable with a cable, which is included in the package.
3. ELECANE Small Dog Bark Collar
The ELECANE Dog Bark Collar also has the features we love in a vibrating collar, but this one has 5 colorful faceplates to match your pup’s personality. In this kit, you’ll receive not only the bark collar and faceplates but also a charging cable and a bonus e-Book. You’ll get the proper education on vibrating collars with your product!
The collar fits dogs with a neck size between 6 inches and 24 inches.
The vibrating module is 100% humane with no electric shocks or spiky prongs that might irritate a small pooch. The chip inside the module is improved to deter false triggers from other dogs. The vibration sensation is triggered by throat vibrations instead of barking sounds.
The ELECANE collar is rechargeable with a USB cable that easily plugs into your computer or outlet adapter. It’s also waterproof for outdoor use.
And if you’re not 100% satisfied with the collar, ELECANE offers a full refund policy.
4. DogRook Dog Bark Collar
The DogRook Dog Bark Collar hits all the necessities for a no-bark collar that is large enough for a medium, large, or jumbo doggo. The no-shock vibrating collar controls excessive barking with 7 vibration and sound levels. You can also adjust the sensitivity level to vibrate and beep more or less often.
The reflective nylon strap of the collar is adjustable and suitable for dogs weighing between 11 pounds and 110 pounds with a neck size of 9 inches to 22 inches. The material is also water-resistant for outdoor use.
In addition to the collar, you will receive 2 extra batteries, 2 colored covers (black and pink), 2 sets of plastic probes, and a training E-book.
And if you’re not entirely satisfied, DogRook offers a 100% service warranty for 1 year.
5. SparklyPets Humane Dog Bark Collar
The SparklyPets Humane Dog Bark Collar is another solid option for teaching a larger dog to be polite and quiet. This collar fits small, medium, and large dogs who weigh between 11 pounds and 110 pounds.
The collar is entirely waterproof and can recharge by switching batteries. Use the collar outdoors and in the rain. Always have a fresh battery to constantly keep your pup’s manner in check.
The collar features 7 vibration and sound levels that leave no harm on your dog. The smart detection chip activates only when your dog barks, not when other dogs bark.
6. WOLFWILL Remote Dog Training Collar
The WOLFWILL Dog Training Collar has a lot of bonus features that put it at the top of our list for remote control vibrating training collars. First of all, this collar is IPX7-rated waterproof, rechargeable with rubber plug on charging hole, humane (no-shock), and remote controlled. Those are the basics you need to effectively teach your dog with a vibrating collar.
Secondly, the bonus features include 1,980 feet of distance between collar and remote along with tone and light capabilities. The multifunction wireless remote has an LCD backlit display with 3 working modes: tone, 1-16 levels of adjustable vibration, and light. It is also capable of controlling 2 collar receivers simultaneously if you have 2 dogs and would like to purchase 2 collars.
The collar fits dogs between 22 pounds and 88 pounds.
The only downside is the collar might not work with dogs who are aggressive or have thick fur. You may need to test the collar and return within 30 days for a refund.
7. Paipaitek No-Shock Safe Dog Training Collar
The Paipaitek No-Shock Safe Dog Training Collar is a solid runner-up for remote control vibrating collars. The basic features include no-shock operation with a USB-rechargeable receiver and remote. The receiver is waterproof so your dog can wear it swimming or in the rain.
The remote and receiver can communicate with each other up to 1,500 feet apart. The remote has an LCD screen and an intelligent FPC.
The TPU belt is 2’ 3” in length and fits a neck size from 15 inches to 22 inches.
If you’re not fully satisfied with the collar, Paipaitek offers a 100% money back guarantee as long as you email the company for the best solutions.
How to Begin Training with a Vibrating Collar
We won’t go into the full details of how to train with a vibrating collar (that’s a whole different article for a different day), but we’ll give you the basics of introducing your dog to a vibrating collar.
You want to let your dog get used to the vibrating sensation before he starts wearing the collar all the time. Start by holding it against his leg, hip, or other area of the body that is not his neck. The neck is sensitive and he may find the sensation too frightening or threatening. A paw is less sensitive and he can easily see the module.
If your dog is a rescue or you don’t know your dog’s background with E-collars for another reason, you definitely want to start slow like this. Negative experiences that you don’t know about could hinder your training if you don’t approach the situation properly. Perhaps your dog never wore a vibrating collar but once wore a shock collar. Shock collars and vibrating collars often look very similar so your dog may think he’s about to feel pain. This is why it’s important to introduce him to the collar slowly and with lots of praise and treats.
Start by doing some basic training without the collar first and get your dog used to what you want from him. Then introduce the vibrating collar as an additive to the training. He will learn to make the connection between commands and the vibrating sensation.
NEVER use a vibrating collar for both training and correction. It will confuse your dog as to whether you want his attention or if he’s done something wrong.
Some collars are anti-barking, which means the collar vibrates every time the dog barks. This reminds your pup to be quiet. That’s okay, but keep your purposes separate. If you’re teaching your dog to be quiet with a vibrating collar, you must use another form of training for hunting, tracking, rescue, etc.
Is there an age limit for dogs to wear vibrating collars?
Not really. Personally, we would recommend waiting until your dog is about 6 months old when their necks have developed almost fully. We wouldn’t want the weight of the module to put strain on their young bones and muscles.
Can I transfer the module to a different collar?
Depending on the collar, yes. Check the product details or contact the seller for more information.
Should I take the collar off at night?
Yes, especially if it’s the rechargeable type. If not, take the collar off anyway so it doesn’t get caught on anything while you’re sleeping.
Can I attach the leash to this collar?
How loud is the vibration noise?
Usually about the volume of your cell phone vibrating at its highest setting. Not very loud.
Vibrating collars can be effective for specialized training, whether it’s no-barking, hunting, search and rescue, tracking, etc. The vibrating sensation is effective yet pleasing to the handler who doesn’t want to use a shock collar.
We hope you found what you’re looking for! Thanks for reading and feel free to share or ask questions!