The Top 4 Dog Care Shock Collars (w/ Reviews)

Looking for the best DogCare shock collars? In this article we’ll cover some of the top models sold by the Dog Care brand. These collars are designed to aid with dog training and not to be used as a form of GPS or wireless fence system.

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The Top 4 Dog Care Shock Collars

Training Note – These collars may default at the 99 shock level. Please turn them down to beep first. See if your dog pays attention when you apply the beep. If not try vibration. Keep moving up one step at a time till they pay attention when you press the button. If they yelp or get very stressed you went too far. Dial it down. Again, always be thoughtful of your dog and apply the minimum correction level needed.

Top Pick – Best Waterproof Model

You can sum up this model pretty easily. The small amount you pay will pale in comparison to the $4,000 you’d pay a professional trainer.

Based on the mountains of reviews (over 20,000 at the time of this article), this model is super popular and makes tons of sales. That means it works and new people come over and are willing to try it.

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Dog Training Collar - Rechargeable Dog Shock Collar w/3 Training Modes, Beep, Vibration and Shock, 100% Waterproof Training Collar, Up to 1000Ft Remote Range, 0~99 Shock Levels Dog Training Set
  • 3 TRAINING MODES TRAINING COLLAR - Dogcare Electronic Dog Training Collar provides 3 extremely efficient and safe training modes (beep, vibration and shock modes) for you to teach a dog basic obedience commands and solve an uncontrollable dog's behaviour problems
  • NO MORE ACCIDENTAL SHOCK ANYMORE - Have you ever feel sorry for the accidental shock to your dog caused by your misoperation? Now with the Dogcare Remote Dog Shock Collar, no more accidental shock would happen to your dog. The security keypad lock prevent any misoperation on the remote. Feel free to carry the remote without worrying about the accidental shock
  • 9 CHANNELS MAXIMUM CONTROL - Unlike other training collar for maximum 2 dogs training. Dogcare Dog Training Collar supports maximum 9 dogs training with only 1 remote transmitter. If you have more than 2 dogs in your house, Dogcare training shock collar would be the perfect option for you
  • 0~99 STATIC LEVEL ADJUSTABLE FOR ALL SIZE DOGS - Do you fear to hurt your dog in Shock Mode? Dogcare Dog Training Collar offers adjustable 0~99 static level for you. You can adjust the accurate static level for your dog. Also this dog training shock collar for dogs is size adjustable. Perfect for all size dogs(15lbs~100lbs)
  • UP TO 330 YARDS REMOTE RANGE & LONG BATTERY TIME - Wireless control for up to 330 yards remote range. Feel easy to train your dog with Dogcare Electronic Dog Training Collar in the park or backyard. Long battery life ensure you an effective dog training

What We Like

  • Swimmable – Your dog can swim with this IF you use the rubber covers over the correction ports and you don’t have them go under water or stay in the water for too long.
  • Vibration or Shock modes for different styles of training
  • 1,000 feet of range
  • Great battery life
  • Easy to use and understand
  • Collar is made of webbing which is cooler in hot climates
  • Beep, vibration, or static correction (shock) modes
  • Lock on the side prevents accidentally pushing the button and delivering a correction
  • Great for training pit bulls not to lunge, for large dogs not to jump on counters, and more
  • Much cheaper than the $1,000 – $4,000 you might have to spend on a professional trainer. Get trained to use these yourself first.

What We Don’t Like

  • Vague instructions (don’t expect training instructions in the manual!)
  • Remote is a bit bulky

Best for Rain Training

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DOG CARE Dog Training Collar - Dog Shock Collar w/3 Training Modes, Beep, Vibration and Shock, Rainproof Training Collar, Up to 1000Ft Remote Range, 0-99 Shock Levels Dog Training Set
  • 3 TRAINING MODES TRAINING COLLAR - DOG CARE dog training collar features 3 extremely efficient and safe training modes (beep, vibration and shock modes) for you to teach a dog basic obedience commands and solve an uncontrollable dog's behaviour problem. NOTE: Not suitable for swimming
  • NO MORE ACCIDENTAL SHOCK - Have you ever felt sorry for the accidental shock to your dog caused by your misoperation? Now with the shock collar for dogs, no more accidental shock would happen to your dog. The security keypad lock prevents any misoperation on the remote. Feel free to carry the remote without worrying about the accidental shock
  • 9 CHANNELS MAXIMUM CONTROL - Unlike other training collars for a maximum of 2 dogs training, DOG CARE dog training collar supports a maximum of 9 dogs training with only 1 remote transmitter. If you have more than 2 dogs, Dog shock collar with remote would be a perfect option for you.
  • 0-99 SHOCK LEVEL ADJUSTABLE FOR ALL SIZED DOGS - Do you fear to hurt your dog in Static Mode? Dog CARE dog training collar provides adjustable 0-99 shock level for you. You can adjust the accurate shock level for your dog. Also, this dog shock collar with remote is size adjustable. Perfect for all sized dogs (15lbs ~ 100lbs)
  • UP TO 330 YARDS REMOTE RANGE & LONG BATTERY LIFE - Wireless control for up to 330 yards remote range. Feel comfortable to train your dog with shock collar for dogs in the park or backyard. Long-lasting rechargeable, lithium-ion battery life ensures effective dog training

What We Like

  • Same 3 training modes – beep, vibration, shock – You can easily set it to the minimum to get the training you need. Shock isn’t required (for some dogs)
  • Locked keypads – no more accidental shocks
  • Finely adjustable – Able to find the perfect beep, vibration or correction level for dogs from 15 lbs up to 100 lbs or more.

What We Don’t Like

  • Essentially the same as the other model, except this one is blue.
  • Not swimmable? – Not exactly a deal killer but we wanted to point this out. If you want a model they can swim with see the one above and follow the guidelines on swimming. Some users of this model reported their dog can swim with it but the manufacturer specially noted for use in the rain, not swimming.

Best Deal for 2 Dogs (Two Receivers Included)

This model is the same as the ones above; however, it comes bundled with two receivers. That gives you the ability to train two dogs at once.

Do note that it only has one transmitter. That means both collars are triggered when you press the button.

You want to use this setup with commands for both dogs at the same time:

  • Come
  • Heel
  • Stop
  • Lie Down

You need to be sure both dogs are within hearing range for your command. It can get a bit tricky but this is great value for the money.

If two dogs at once is a problem simply train one dog at a time. Then when both of them understand the collar use it in a small yard or area where they can both see and hear you easily.

Later, you can use this system in larger areas or on longer walks or hikes.

DOG CARE Dog Training Collar - Rechargeable Training Collar w/3 Modes and Rainproof Vibration/Shock Collar, Up to 1000Ft Remote Range, 2 Receivers Dog Training Collar with Remote
  • 3 TRAINING MODES TRAINING COLLAR - Dogcare Dog Training Collar provides 3 extremely efficient and safe training modes (beep, vibration and shock.)You could teach your dog some basic obedience commands and solve an uncontrollable dog's behavior problems with this dog shock collar
  • NO MORE ACCIDENTAL PRESS ANYMORE - Have you ever feel sorry for the accidental warning to your dog caused by your misoperation? Now with the Dogcare Remote Dog Training Collar, no more accidental press would happen to your dog. DOGCARE Dog Shock Collar has a security keypad lock preventing any misoperation on the remote. Feel free to carry the remote without worrying about the accidental warning
  • 9 CHANNELS MAXIMUM CONTROL - Unlike other dog training collar for maximum 2 dogs training. Dogcare Dog Training Collar supports maximum 9 dogs training with only 1 remote transmitter. If you have more than 2 dogs in your house, Dogcare Rechargeable Dog Shock Collar would be the perfect option for you
  • ADJUSTABLE FOR ALL SIZE DOGS & RAINPROOF DESIGN - This dog training collar with remote is size adjustable. Perfect for all size dogs including large breeds(15lbs~100lbs). The shock collar receiver is made of IPX65 material, which provides your pets with maximum flexibility during outdoor activities (Note: Please take the receiver off when your dog needs swimming and bathing)
  • UP TO 330 YARDS REMOTE RANGE & LONG BATTERY TIME - Wireless dog shock collar with remote for large dogs has an up to 330 yards remote range. Feel easy to train your dog with Dogcare Rechargeable Dog Shock Collar in the park or backyard. Long battery life ensures you an effective dog training

Best for Bark Training

This automatic bark collar sends a vibration or static correction when your dog starts barking.

Note – Even though this is an “automatic” collar you should not use it 24/7. Use it carefully and adjust settings for the first 3 days. If after 3 days your dog doesn’t understand not to bark then you may need to try other training methods.

Bark Collar - Effective Dog Bark Collar w/No Shock Mode, Sound Activated, Training Collar w/LED Indicator & 5 Sensitivity Levels, Easy to Use Bark Collar Large Dog
  • 2 HUMANE TRAINING MODE & 5 SENSITIVITY LEVEL IN 1 COLLAR – The humane anti-bark collar provides 2 extremely efficient and safe training modes (vibration and shock modes) which can solve an uncontrollable dog's barking problems. It is extremely easy to switch between these two modes by simply pressing a single button. You can also set the sensitivity level of this shock collar for the dogs, making it an especially customize shock collar that fits your dog well
  • FREE FROM REMOTE, AUTOMATICALLY STOP BARKING - Do you want to change your dog's bad behavior, but always feel too busy or lack of professional knowledge to do this? You don’t have to worry anymore with this automatic bark collar. It helps your dog learn how to stop barking with extremely low voltage. The bark collar also has the safety protection system that would stop working once your dog doesn't react to this bark collar for over 30s
  • NO ACCIDENTAL SHOCK & PROGRESSIVE TRAINING CONCEPT – Have you ever felt sorry for the accidental shock to your dog caused by a false trigger? Now with the DOG CARE bark collar, no more accidental shock would happen to your dog. Under strict control, the shock releases when barking is within 0. 8in of the collar and the sound exceeds 113 dB. DOG CARE shock collar for dogs includes progressive training method in its clip. The collar will adjust the level simultaneously to stop barking
  • LONG LASTING BATTERY & CLEAR BATTERY INDICATOR - The power consumption of the shock collar for dogs is quite low and normally this battery lifespan is up to 7 days. When the battery power is low, the first LED of shock collar from left will flash to indicate users to replace battery. Besides that, the shock collar has clear the light indicator on 2 modes and 5 sensitivity levels for you to trace the real time working status
  • ADJUSTABLE STRAP SIZE – The strap length of our bark collar can be adjusted from 8.8" to 20.8" to fit all size dogs (recommended for dogs over 22 lbs). This material and technology use for this bark collar for large dog is excellent and can use frequently and lasting for long-time

What We Like

  • Vibration setting for easily trained dogs (or to start a slightly longer training period to get them used to the collar)
  • Static correction setting for dogs that ignore the beep
  • Uses a progressive system – starts with beep then vibration then static correction
  • Automatically responds to your dog barking – no need to watch them or press any buttons
  • No more citations from the city for noise violations
  • Includes safety feature where it stops vibration or correction even after 1 minute of barking

What We Don’t Like

  • It’s not perfect – not all dogs get it. It doesn’t have the fine tune adjustments you can make with the other Dog Care collars that require manual training.
  • Needs a rechargeable battery – you’ll have to change out the batteries on this unit when they run out of juice

Replacement Dog Care Collar and Other Parts

This is just a replacement collar for the Dog Care shock collar system. Use the instructions to pair it with your current transmitter.

Dog Training Collar Receiver - Dogcare Rechargeable Shock Collar Receiver, 100% Waterproof Training Collar with Adjustable Collar Dog (15lbs-100lbs)
  • VIBRATION, BEEP, STATIC TRAINING MODE - Dogcare Remote Training Collar Receiver with 3 training modes can help you train your dog in a more efficient way. Include vibration, beep and static correction training mode. It is up to you and your understanding to your dog to choose to the proper training mode
  • RECHARGEABLE TRAINING RECEIVER - The Dogcare dog shock collar receiver, built in a 450mAh battery, can provide up to 15 days standby time. Motion sensor inside the training collar receiver, which makes the receiver can automatically turn on once it detect the motion. Now, with its on/off button, it can be turned off by yourself. Ease of use
  • 100% WATERPROOF SHOCK COLLAR - You can just bring your dog to the sea side or swimming pool. Dogcare training shock collar receiver is 100% waterproof. Your dog can just go to swim with the Dogcare training collar receiver and have a great time
  • SIZE ADJUSTABLE COLLAR FOR ALL SIZE DOG - Allow you to adjust the size of dog training collar from 7” to 25.2”. Fit perfectly for small, medium and large size dogs (15lbs to 100lbs)
  • UP TO 330 YARDS REMOTE RANGE - Easily sync the Dogcare dog training collar receiver with Dogcare dog training collar remote, you can start to train you dog and feel free to let your dog enjoy the long distance running since this dog shock collar can provide up to 330 yards remote range

To get a new transmitter you’ll need to contact the manufacturer directly or buy a new transmitter/collar combo.

The webbing material is the same webbing you can buy for camping equipment.

Strapworks Heavyweight Polypropylene Webbing - Heavy Duty Poly Strapping for Outdoor DIY Gear Repair, 1 Inch x 10 Yards - Black

FAQ

Training a Dog to Come When Called Using an E-Collar

The following quick video shows you how to use your e-collar or shock collar to train your dog to come when you call.

Do Shock Collars Hurt A Dog?

They can if they are set to high. Read the instructions and get proper training so you can set the level correctly.

The Dog Care model can be set to beep, vibration, and static corrections up to level 99. Level 99 is painful for just about any dog (or person if you test it on yourself).

We recommend always starting using the beep setting. You want to use the minimum setting to get your dogs attention with causing yelping, pain, or high anxiety. Heads and ears up is enough to tell you that the setting is working and you can progress with training.

What’s The Difference Between A Shock Collar, and E-Collar, And A Vibration Collar?

Training collars come with three forms of correction. They can beep, create a small vibration, or provide a static correction (shock). The Dog Care brand highlighted in this article can do all three. A shock collar will at least provide a static correction (shock) if not also have beep and vibration modes. An e-collar (electric collar) is really just a nicer name for a shock or vibration collar. A vibration collar primarily provides a vibration and shouldn’t have a shock feature.

These names are used pretty interchangeably. Before you get any e-collar we recommend you read the description (and reviews) thoroughly to ensure you’re getting what you expect. Again, the Dog Care system can do all three.

How Do I Turn the Collar On and Off?

Twist the on/off dial on the upper left side to turn the unit on or off. See full instructions for Dog Care shock collar systems here.

What’s the Difference Between Positive Reinforcement and Negative Reinforcement?

Both positive and negative reinforcement use the following basic steps:

  1. Command or Trigger
  2. Habit or Trick
  3. Reward

The only difference is the reward. With positive reinforcement the reward is usually treats or praise given after they do the behavior (or a small piece of the behavior desired).

With negative reinforcement the reward is usually removing a negative stimulus. For example say you want to train your dog to come using negative reinforcement via a Dog Care shock collar. First you’ll do the command or hand movement as the trigger (e.g. say “Come here”), then you’ll apply the beep, vibration, or static correction. Once they turn around to face you you turn off the beep. The removes the “negative” which is the reward for the dog.

You can even combine negative reinforcement with positive reinforcement. See the video below on “come here” training for an example. After each successful round the owner provides praise (positive reinforcement) after letting go of the vibration button (negative reinforcement).

For more info on shock collar training see our article on the benefits and how to of negative reinforcement training.