Dogtra No-Bark Collar YS500: The Magic of Silencing Your Dog at Will

e-collar trainingThe Dogtra YS500 No-Bark Collar will silence your dog on-demand, but could also eat away at your conscious.

The Dogtra YS500 No-Bark Collar No- bark collar is a exactly as it sounds. It’s a neck collar for your dog that literally stops him from barking.

How you ask?

Like any e-collar, the no-bark collar consists of two metal sensors connected to an electronic box that rests on the dog’s adam’s apple when the collar is fastened. When the dog barks, the sensors literally feel his vocal cords flexing. And when their vocal cords flex, the dog gets an immediate electric shock. This shock teaches the dog that as long as the collar is fastened, any time he barks, he could feel an uncomfortable electrical jolt.

Note: The No-Bark collar (or any e-collar for that matter) should be a tightly fastened fit on the dog as both metal sensors must touch his skin)

How do I know which level is right for my dog?

To determine which level is right for your dog, start low. Put it at 1 and see how he reacts. If the collar silences his barking, that is the right level for your dog. If it doesn’t stop him from barking, move it up to two, three, etc….until you reach the point where he reacts favorably to the correction he got from the collar. It could be at level four five or six depending on the physical toughness and sensitivity of the dog.

Note: Never start from high to low when adjusting the shock level. If the shock level is too high, the shock can startle the dog into a state of sheer hysterics that can confuse the dog and he will not be able to understand what is happening to him.

Is it cruel?

That really depends on your ethics. I personally think it’s perfectly fine. I’ve used it on my dogs (who I love just as much as you love yours) and have seen this product literally prevent many otherwise loving dog-owners from having to give their dog up for adoption due to the noise associated with the excessive barking.

On the other hand, for some dog owners, the mere thought of electro-shock therapy for their dog makes them cringe. And although I’m a believer, if you really don’t feel comfortable putting an e-collar on your dog, don’t. Just bear in mind that any other solution will be second rate.


Dogtra describes the YS500 asFully-waterproof no-bark collar designed for medium and large breeds, with the same reliable electronics found in the popular Dogtra e-collars.“

And some of its key features include

  • Activates from the vibration of the dogs’ vocal cords
  • Receiver weight 7.5 ounces for medium to large breeds
  • Convenient dial that controls the ON/OFF function and the seven intensity levels
  • LED battery life indicator
  • Fully waterproof

The project comes with

  • Yapper Stopper with collar strap
  • Rechargeable battery & charger
  • Test tool
  • Owner’s manual


If your dog barks excessively and you need him to shut up during specific hours of the day/night, the Dogtra YS500 No-Bark collar is the most surefire way to ensure that the excessive barking ends. All you need to do is make sure it’s charged and set the level accordingly as I described in this piece. This automatic taser for barking dogs allows you to just kick back and enjoy the silence….and for most dog owners, silence is golden.

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David Sidman is a certified professional K-9 trainer with a specialization in training military and Police working dogs. Sidman qualified as an I.D.F explosive detection dog handler and was certified in Police K-9 Training by the Eastern States Working dog Association (ESWDA)

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