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7 Best Bark Collars For Dachshunds in 2023 | DoggoMag

This page was last updated on 15 March 2023.

Dachshunds were bred to chase rabbits, foxes, and other small animals around the farm. That makes their prey drive break all the charts. They are scent dogs, which makes them highly prone to follow lingering smells and deny entry to strangers and other dogs into their families.

So, if you were thinking about why your dog is howling like he’s lost a lover or barking at every stranger, now you know why.

Worry not, however, because the following best bark collars for Dachshunds will save you from your neighbors’ constant complaints and your dog’s incessant barking.

You should also not worry about whether they are humane or not. I have used them in training many Dachshunds and Chihuahuas before. They are perfectly humane as long as you don’t use them 24/7 on the dog to punish it.

I haven’t included any collar that will char the dog’s skin or cause him unnecessary stress.

Related: Dogs that get along with Dachshunds.

Why do Dachshunds always bark?

Dachshunds bark a lot. That bit you already know. They are highly alert and get anxious very soon, but there are also some good reasons for it. Their playfulness is off the charts, so they mostly communicate with people around them.

The medium is, obviously, barking. And if you are failing to keep your dog afloat on the ship of excitement or mental stimulation, it’ll definitely fall into the waters of boredom, and – bark.

All reasons in sight, you have to choose which barking you want to control and which do not.

1. Look for the causes 

The first thing to do when starting a training regime is to look for the causes of your dog’s barking. I listed some but there could be many. You want to delve deeper into what’s causing it to lose its mind.

Generally, when you address the cause, such as removing your doorbell, watching its dental health, and so on, they stop barking. 

But it’s Dachshund we’re talking about. It’ll always find a way to tell you what’s going on.

2. Play the distraction game

Distraction plays a vital role in engaging a dog in a stimulus. When your dog starts barking like the world is going to explode, you start playing a game that distracts him.

In my years of training dogs, especially Dachshunds, I’d pick their favorite toy and start the game. Or, I’ll use treats to get them out of their barking spree.

Here, too, however, you’ll have to first set the ground rules – that is, train them what to do when you throw a cue. I have plenty of articles written on that. You’ll find them on this website. 

3. Simply Ignore

Ignoring is the best policy when the dog’s barking. Leave the room where he’s started his tirade to show that you aren’t interested. The more you try to shut him up, the more he’ll bark because he’ll think you approve of it. It makes you act!

4. Use shock collars

The motive of this article is to help you bypass all the whatnots of training a Dachshund not to bark by using shock collars. They are a cheap and shortcut way of teaching your pet that barking unnecessarily or barking at a stimulus that doesn’t need should be stopped.

Your push of a button sending vibration, beep, or tone to the dog’s neck will form the necessary association in the dog’s memory. 

However, make sure you don’t try to correct harmless barking – the one that’s the very communication medium of the dog.

The List of 7 Best Anti-Bark Collar For Dachshunds

Here’s the list:  

1. Trulrox – Dachshund Barking Collar

Trulrox has made it to the first slot because of its different programming or correction modes. It is smart, to be honest, even though I can’t say this about the collar’s looks.

It is bulky and may not be as conspicuous as you think. So, your dog may become wary of it over time.

The prongs are well suited for medium to long coats. Your Dachshund’s skin will receive vibrations and shocks just fine. 

About the corrections, there are two. For the first minute, it activates for about 6 barks and tries to stop the dog by mixing different modes – beep, vibration, and shock. For the next 2 minutes, it stops working to save your dog from unnecessary stimulation. 

You could easily set the shock levels and choose whether you want it in the first place or not. 

However, you should know that the device may not work on the first bark as I noticed on some occasions. But since it’s still a device, I’ll give it that leverage. 

The noise cancellation works perfectly only work when your dog barks. It turns a deaf ear to sounds around it. Maybe that’s why it was so effective in stopping a 10-month-old dachshund who had a liking for barking in the morning.

He may be barking at the angels descending at that hour but we needn’t look into that matter. There were no complaints from the neighbors. Everyone was happy. 

I can’t say the same about another Dachshund I tried to train with. He got collar smart right after 15 minutes and would wait until the time arrived when the collar wouldn’t zap him.

That’s not on the collar but on the dog, which was more intelligent than its peers. If only there was an option to disallow the collar to start from a smaller level, that dog wouldn’t have caused its owner another collar with a remote.

  • Shock cancellation mode
  • Does not shock the dog unnecessarily
  • Has a long battery life
  • Noise cancellation is my favorite feature
  • Doesn’t have an option to stop resetting the cycle on its own

2. Dog Shock Collar by Delupet

Delupet has taken things one step further in terms of the remote’s design. It’s like you’re holding a TV remote but therein lies the beauty. You have fewer chances of messing up with the keys because of the immense real estate for them. Their placement is the key, you see.

On the giant remote, there’s an LCD that could have been bigger but that still shows the majority of things in clear sight. You have the shock levels visible with the channels, mode, battery level, and so on. Just a glimpse at it will reveal most of the vitals during your training. 

The buttons are few and placed far off from each other, which brings the accidental pressing to a halt but does not necessarily give you the freedom of blind usage. The tone and vibration buttons are separate but the nick and continuous shock buttons are joined and tilted for whatever reason. 

The makers may have wanted to continue their desire of giving all the keys more room. But if you’re not in the mood of using the remote, there’s even a keypad lock. You don’t see that in every remote. Some models of Dogtra don’t have them.

Talking about the collar, it’s perfectly suited for the small neck of a Dachshund. If you ask me, I’ve tried it on my Beagle and it works like a charm.

It’s small, round, and thus, not overbearing on the poor thing. The nylon strap, however, could have been made a little sturdier.

With 1600 feet range, that size isn’t bad at all. Speaking of which, you would seldom get any inconsistencies in the signal. The range is low so that naturally happens. It’s inevitable.

Besides static stimulation, the vibration also has 3 levels. For most dogs, they are enough but you may have to select shock levels from 1 to 20 for dachshunds. I do agree that 99 levels are a bit too much for such a small dog regardless of whether they are hot or not.

This collar is going to make you happy if you hate charging things frequently or every day. Regardless of what the company says, a single charge lasted for a month for the dogs that I have trained. Even charging isn’t a major hassle as well. You can plug it into a laptop or socket and let it charge fully in 2 hours or so.

To summarize, Delupet is for you if you’re looking for a large remote, more static stimulation levels, a decent range, and good customer service.

  • Great for novice users
  • 3 vibration levels
  • 99 static levels
  • Cheaper than most
  • Built for small dogs
  • The collar strap isn’t tough

3. SportDOG Bark Collar for Dachshunds

SportDOG has carved its name on my mind because this is the collar that came to my rescue when a stubborn dachshund didn’t yield. 

With its 7 levels of stimulation, I was able to make him listen to me without pulling my major weapons. Just level 3 was enough for him.

But before that, I had to send beeps or tones as a warning mechanism that if he didn’t listen to it, the shocks would follow. I think that’s what worked like a charm. 

The vibration was a little hard to work with because of a slight design flaw. They have set the vib/tone on the same turn on the knob. I wish they both had separate buttons or positions on the knob.

Things would have been easier for novices as even I had a problem figuring out how to do that. Mind you, I’ve used tens of shock collars. 

This is a one-dog system. While two to four-dog systems have their perks, I love the focus you have on one dog system. With your sausage dog, you’re gonna need that, trust me. 

About the dog that I trained with it, I had to use the continuous stimulation feature at least once a week. The dog would become relentless when he’d find a new playmate.

Constant barking when it’ll go away a little farther from my dog was a part of it. The collar has no auto bark, so I couldn’t trust it’d do things on its own. I had to intervene. 

That’s the only thing you’ve to do. The collar will take care of the rest. 

But to keep it working, you may have to charge it every night. 

  • Ergonomic remote control
  • Continuous stimulation for the stubborn dog
  • Fits dachshund necks easily
  • One dog system discounts confusion
  • Vibration and tone had the same position on the knob

4. Garmin Delta Sport XC

Garmin Delta Sport XC doubles as an auto anti-bark collar and a manual behavior correction collar. There’s a BarkLimiter, maybe a patent of the company that lets you control your dog’s unfounded barks. 

It works fine for timid dogs that have found barking as their new method of releasing energy. You may have to manually zap stubborn dogs, though. 

I’d like to go manual with this one if you ask me. There was a time when one of my client’s Dachshunds had developed a liking for barking at people from the window.

She was so relentless that her brothers and sisters would join in the barking spree. It was almost as if they had a cult going on. I intervened with this product. Since it is a 3 dog system, we just had to buy extra collars. 

I think the BarkLimiter worked when the dogs were in their 4th bark. But since I had to intervene and do away with training at the earliest, I used the manual features. 

The remote was easy to use. I even used it blindly when I sensed the dogs were becoming collar-smart. The 36 levels of stimulation helped a lot in the sense that I needn’t use any other training method. 

There weren’t any delays in the response but I do hope the collars’ charge would last longer just like that of the remote. 

You may have to cut the collar to the size of your dog because it’s huge. I replaced the plastic material with nylon for some and bungee for others. My work was made easier. 

  • 5 corrections modes for different behaviors
  • BarkLimiter can be switched off
  • Blind operation is a breeze
  • Solid construction
  • You may have to cut the collar for your sausage dog

5. Bousnic Dog Shock Collar for Dachshund

Bousnic has pulled off white a show with this product. It’s stylish, elegant, and simple, but the looks don’t betray the features. 

Buy this asap if you own two dogs and have to train them in unison. The remote’s a work of art. You’ll have no problem getting used to it. You’ll be already using it out of the box. 

It has a huge LCD, which is unique in the world of remote collars. Not every remote is this readable. The indications are vivid. There are only three buttons for the functions. The side buttons are given to increase the shock level. 

Now, the shock levels are 16, but honestly, you don’t need to go that far. When I was training a pup with it to get used to its fence and stop barking for once, I only had to go as far as level 3.

If I had to increase the level, I’d use the silicone caps given with the collar. Those gave me the freedom to go beyond 5 when there was a need. I didn’t have to worry about the dog’s skin at all because silicone was there to mitigate irritation on the skin.

These are some of the reasons why I recommend this for novices or first-time owners. 

However, the collar may give you a hard time if your dog’s smaller than 80 lbs. You have to cut it shorter. Make sure to cut it with care so that it fits the pup’s neck and is not like a tight prong collar. As this is a shock collar so a tight one may cause harm to your pup’s skin. Since it’s nylon, doing that should be a breeze. 

Charging it from several devices has also added to the convenience I seek in a shock collar.

But don’t listen to what they say about the charge lasting for 15 days or so. It only does for a day and a half until you’ve to charge it again, which takes 2 to 3 hours. 

  • Big LCD
  • Easy to use remote
  • Collar size suitable for a Dachshund
  • Two dog system; second collar comes with the package
  • The charge doesn’t last as long as the company claims
  • No continuous shock

6. ABBIDOT Budget Bark Collar for Dachshund

When nothing works on your Dachshund, not even muzzling, pinch collars, or admonishing, then it’s time you have Abbidot a try. 

Imagine a dog trainer like me telling you to use this when nothing works. I’m speaking from my experience with two of the most stubborn Dachshunds I’ve ever trained. 

One was on 50 acres of a farm and didn’t listen to commands and broke away from fences like he was some escape master. Two weeks in with this collar and things smoothened out with him. Only the beep would then suffice. 

The second one was hell-bent on terrorizing the neighborhood with its constant lunging, barking, and breaking away from the leash to devour the other dogs.

With this one too, the collar worked to calm him down when he was on a walk. In one week, he was a good boy you wouldn’t find anywhere. 

The fact that the collar stays well under the budget makes it appreciable for most first-time owners. Most of the features are akin to those found in premium devices. 

There are three correction modes, each having its button. A decent but not well-lit LCD.

Two buttons for increasing the shock levels from 1 to 16. And a keypad lock, which you have to hold for 1.5 seconds to work. 

Only the last feature could have been made less cumbersome. You might forget to long-pressing the button. Humans. 

I’ve found the signals reach over the wall to the dog as was the case with the Dachshund on the farm.

But the striking feature is that the collars turn off stimulation when it surpasses 10 seconds, thus, disallowing accidental shocks. Also, while most of the collars may be too large or small for your dog, this one will surround the neck snuggly.

  • Remote could be used blindly
  • Signals work over barriers
  • Snug collar for small dogs
  • Shock levels have decent gaps
  • The Remote isn’t waterproof
  • The keypad lock takes 1.5 seconds to work

7. PORUIS Training Collar

PORIUS has taken the design of its collars to the next level. This one, particularly, takes my attention because of the remote. It fits in the palms because of its streamlined design.

That’s something you should be looking for if you’re training a stubborn dog. Frequently holding out the remote could put a strain on your palm. But not this one. 

I noticed that when I was training a one-year-old Dachshund with severe anxiety issues. It would continually bark after being moved to its new house by the previous owner who couldn’t take care of it anymore.

I was called for help. Dealing with the anxiety took less time but the barking wouldn’t stop at all. That’s when we researched and bought this collar.

I had other options as well but I suggested it because of its price, consistency in functioning, and the fact that it’s lightweight. The owners loved it too.

They didn’t want to shock their new sausage continually, so the remote’s lack thereof was something they welcomed with open arms. 

There was little for me to oppose as I’m a man of correcting the dog’s behavior other than the dog’s usual behavior. That means if I’m to work on the barking, I’ll ignore the usual barks.

A dog has to bark, no? Instead, I’ll only try to contain the dog’s continuous barking. The manual one-time shock works great in this regard as you have greater control over it.

The owners of that rescue dog also wanted to adopt two new puppies of a different breed in the future. For that, the collar had three channels and that proved to be another reason for getting it. 

  • Super easy to use
  • Great value for money
  • Works with three dogs at a time
  • White color is better for Dachshund’s dark-colored coat
  • No continuous shock
  • Shock levels are hot for small dogs

Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the FAQs I receive from clients and readers of my blog are listed below.

Can you stop a Dachshund from barking?

Yes, you can. Do some positive reinforcement training. Take things a step further and use shock collars or pinch collars to get his behavior corrected.

How do I stop my Dachshund from barking at everything?

You could use auto shock collars available in the market for your breed. I recommend Trulrox’s shock collar as it shocks the dog with the barking intensity rising.

What type of collar is best for a Dachshund?

A shock collar suitable for neck sizes 6” to 27” are most suitable for Dachshunds. If it has shock, vibration, and beep modes of correction, then buy it asap.

Do Mini Dachshunds bark a lot?

Dachshunds tend to bark when their territories are threatened. They are hound dogs, so barking at things comes naturally to them. However, this behavior could also be a result of poor training on the part of the owner.

Why are Dachshunds barking so loud?

They bark loudly to ward off dangers to their loved ones or territory. I have a theory that they make up for their small sizes in loud barks.

Is it better to have 2 Dachshunds?

Owning multiple dogs of the same breed has its perks. You don’t have to buy things for them separately because their needs seem to be the same.

At the same time, dealing with their collective behavior could bring a little nuisance to your otherwise tranquil life. Therefore, own 2 Dachshunds only when you think you can take their collective shenanigans. 

Which is better a male or a female Dachshund?

Both have their benefits. However, I suggest you should go for a female Dachshund. They are calmer and timider as compared to their males.
At the same time, though, they could go rogue on you if you don’t train them well. That could happen, especially, when she’s nursing her little ones.

Are Dachshunds biters?

Dachshunds are not intrinsically biters but they could become if you don’t train them well. This holds for all the breeds out there.

Too much scolding, jailing, and rough dealing could incite them to bite, nip, or lunge at you. They have a boundary and you shouldn’t cross it.

Conclusion – The Winner

Dachshunds are family dogs but they could get vocal over small things just as many hairballs that I trained would get.

Some of them discarded or ignored their owner’s commands, while others would get over the training they’d received before.

The rest were very stubborn in their decision to terrorize their entire neighborhood. But thanks to these collars, I fulfilled my duties and trained them well.

You could do that, too, by choosing one of the collars suited to your needs. However, first, ask yourself, do you have enough training to use one?

About the author

Linda Michaels

Linda Michaels is a proud owner of a Labradoodle named Mylo. She is a trainer who posts about dog training and behavior.
🎓: University of California, Davis
📍: Washington Boulevard Animal Hospital