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My neighbor owns two Beagles. My friends have them. Sometimes I think the US is a Beagle country. Why shouldn’t they be when they are merrier, happier family dogs but brutal hunters?
As the dog folks call them, they are surely “big for their inches”.
However, behind those large eyes and drooping ears that melt your soul, there is a cheeky dog that may go out of your hands if not trained well.
So, here are 10 of the best shock collar for Beagles to tame your canine to your will.
What To Use The Collar For?
I wouldn’t recommend you use the collar for everything.
Like my beagle (Daise), your dog may have some behavioral deviations. For example, my dog used to stray away from the game. He (please don’t call these bundles of joy “it”) will lose interest in fetching.
Moreover, no matter how lovey-dovey this breed is, it’s still energetic enough to understand its boundaries. My dog would go haywire especially when my other babies would budge in his diet.
As it seems, I used the collar to induce patience in him. I used it to return his focus on the playfield, on the game. That was it.
No unnecessary shocks whatsoever. Not because they weren’t necessary but because you have to respect your dog. It has a personality. So, small deviations are okay.
List of 10 Best Shock Collars for Beagles
Here’s the list!
|Top Top||PetSafe Remote Training Collar||1-Year Limited Warranty||Prime||Check Price|
|Top Top||Educator E-Collar||2-Year Full Manufacture Warranty||Prime||Check Price|
|Top||SportDOG Brand FieldTrainer||1-Year Manufacturer's Warranty||Prime||Check Price|
|Top||Free Spirit Remote Trainer||1-Year Limited Warranty||Prime||Check Price|
|Top||PetSafe Stay & Play Compact Wireless Pet Fence for Dogs||1-Year Limited Warranty||Prime||Check Price|
|Top||Garmin Delta Sport XC Bundle||1-Year Limited Warranty||Prime||Check Price|
|Top||Remote Dog Training Collar||1-Year Limited Warranty||Prime||Check Price|
|Top||PATPET Dog Shock Collar||No Warranty||Prime||Check Price|
|Top||YardTrainer 300 Remote Trainer||1-Year Limited Warranty||Prime||Check Price|
|Top||Dogtra YS600||1-Year Limited Warranty||Prime||Check Price|
1. PetSafe Remote Training Collar for Beagles
This 600-yard collar is a true savior when it comes to training your dog off the leash. Since beagles are adventurers, training them off-leash is a good idea to give them more exploratory freedom.
I particularly love the three types of corrections you get with this one. You don’t have to resort to electrocuting your dog at all.
If you’re like me with a dainty heart for your pup, which you have, then using the sound or the vibration will bring joy to you. They work as efficiently as the shock, to be honest.
Whenever I take my dog for a walk, he doesn’t ruin other people’s landscapes by spraying his ahem! He also seldom attacks other dogs off the leash. The moment he hears the audio, he knows what I mean.
My previous dog training collar came with batteries. That was so annoying. I had to change the batteries after some time and in the meanwhile, my dog would forget what I taught him.
This one, however, comes with rechargeable batteries that work for a whopping 40 hours. That’s godsent for outdoors.
Speaking of which, when you’re outdoors with your companion, water could pose some dangers. My dog loves splashing around.
Such a Beagle thing to do. I’m not worried though because the collar is 100% waterproof. Talk about nylon and its water-repellent tech.
The remote control is a bit outlandish but it works wonders. You can add two collars at the same time.
I didn’t get to use this feature because I don’t have another beagle so we used the second collar on my friend’s dog.
- Three mode working
- 600-yard range
- Sturdy ergonomic remote control
- Two dogs can be controlled from one remote
- It may not work if you haven’t adjusted it well on the dog
2. Educator E-Collar with Safe Simulation
I was talking about not shocking your dog unnecessarily above. Well, the Educator E-Collar comes with humane stimulation that’s better than shocks.
It sends vibrations through to your Beagle to get his behavior straight and act on your commands.
Speaking of the highlight, it has 1 to 100 levels of stimulus. The moment you put it on your dog and hit the button, you’ll see how he sits wagging his tail.
But if that doesn’t happen, you could increase the level until you achieve the sweet spot.
As I say, with this collar, your dog understands that you’re around him 24/7. Anything from jumping from couch to couch, eating your pasta, or spreading his excretions like your house is one huge toilet will stand corrected.
The remote control has been shaped like a stopwatch. That’s handy when you want it to be less conspicuous in public.
Everyone would think you’re holding a stopwatch when in reality, you’ll be reminding your dog that you’re watching his every move.
The usuals are there in the collar. It’s waterproof, the batteries are rechargeable, and the remote works for half a mile.
But what’s new here is the LED light in the collar. When outdoors at night, you could easily find your dog by flashing the light.
The manufacturer of this collar has something for stubborn dogs as well. The remote control features a stimulation boost button.
That is if your dog doesn’t budge when you give it the required vibrations. You could click on the boost button to increase the stimulus.
That’s akin to grounding your kids when they don’t listen to kind requests.
Overall, tying this collar around your dog for a week will give your results. Please do not overstimulate your dog because that may put them under more stress.
More stress means further bad behavior. The levels on this one are given for a reason, mind you.
- The stopwatch design remote control doesn’t stand out
- Dedicated stimulation boost button
- 1 to 100 levels of stimulation
- Rechargeable batteries
- Light on the collar for night identification
- Doesn’t last longer
3. SportDOG 425x Remote Training Collar for Beagles
SportDOG is the go-to name when it comes to training collars for hunting dogs. Like the Golden Retriver, your Beagle is a hunter. If you want to use his companionship to get you the game, but don’t know how to train him, then buy this one asap.
The highlight of this model is its ability to train three dogs at the same time. Hunters, hear. Integration is seamless and there’s very little confusion when you’re switching from dog 1 to dog 3.
Yes, it will take some time to get on track. You may have a few hairsplitting days.
In the end, it will be all worth it.
There are three modes of training–vibration, tone, and static shock. The latter has 21 levels, so you should be sure which level to use for your dog when he’s out there learning how to respond to your cues during a hunt.
The static could be a little brutal, so I advise user discretion.
My Beagle understands the buzz or the beep and thus, I don’t have to go to the extreme at all. Just understand how your dog(s) respond to the different stimulus levels on the collar.
While that may take some time, one thing is for sure. The collar does send stringent signals with the help of its protruding knobs that dig into the hair of your dog.
Be sure to tie it up carefully and appropriately for it to work properly. You should only have a finger accommodating in the collar once you tie it up.
While the collar takes the true meaning of the phrase “dialed in”, the manufacturers should do something to address the mismatch in the functions of the remote buttons. That’s a rare occasion, nonetheless, possible.
For example, if you try to apply static, your dog may receive a buzz or a beep. Do check if the buttons give away the right functions before tying the collar up around your dog’s neck.
- 3 types of stimulation
- 500-yard range
- Rechargeable and waterproof
- The remote control works with three collars at a time
- Poor programming could lead to a mismatch in the functions of the button on the remote control
4. FreeSpirit – Budget Collar for Beagles
FreeSpirit Dog Training Collar is for those who are a little tight on the budget. However, cheap doesn’t mean it doesn’t work as well as the expensive ones.
There are some design awkwardnesses and the range isn’t big enough to rely upon it outdoors. Maybe these are the compromises the manufacturer has made to reduce the price.
First things first. The strap isn’t huge to make your dog uncomfortable. Nylon has been used to make a thin strap.
It may get hidden in the fur of your dog if it is 8lb or more. In all its entirety, however, the mainshock transmitter is huge.
There are no fancy features here. No night light or premium feelings. The collar is as simple as it gets. I do have to compliment the manufacturers for the extra sturdiness they could manage at this price, though.
Maybe their main focus was the remote control. It works wonders with even two collars. The buttons are fairly simple to use to increase the shock levels from 1 to 99 or induce vibration or tone.
Mind you, the shock or static on this one is a bit brutal. You may see burns on your dog’s neck or the hair may have been removed to show the skin. But that only happens when you increase the shock to unbearable levels.
Your dog is a part of your family and you must know how it responds to different shock levels.
I mean when I used this on my pup before resorting to a more premium one, I didn’t use the shock at all. The buzz was enough, which indicated how effective this gadget was. It may still work wonders for your Beagle as well.
Still, if your dog doesn’t budge when you send buzzes or tones, you could pair it up with the shock. That is, send a buzz followed by a shock if the buzz doesn’t work.
The collar’s shock makes sure the dog doesn’t deviate further from its behavior so you don’t have to increase the shock levels.
- Comes with all major features such as waterproof
- Perfect for yard training
- Three modes work at this price
- Super easy to use
- Small range
5. PetSafe Dog Collar for Beagles
PetSafe is yet another trustworthy company and their waterproof and rechargeable dog collar for Beagles isn’t your traditional one. It doesn’t come with a remote. But that’s the good part.
The base receiver placed anywhere creates an invisible boundary beyond which the dogs are shocked.
Your Beagle stays within the boundary. No more wandering off into the woods chasing squirrels, into the neighborhood to resolve a beef with their dog, or anywhere on the road to check out what happens if they step in front of those eerie moving blocks – the cars.
With rechargeable batteries that take up a complete charge in two hours at most, the collar can last long enough to give your dog the freedom it deserves.
Imagine hanging out with your friends in their house and your Beagle playing with theirs in the yard connected to the same base unit. Peace is all I can imagine.
The collar covers a ¾ acre area, which is more than enough for a medium-sized yard. After all, too much freedom isn’t going to pay well.
You won’t want your dog’s play area to cross over to your neighbor’s house.
As compared to other collars on this list, the PetSafe is for cats too.
So, if you’re owning an entourage of pets of all sizes of dogs and cats, donning the collar on each one of them will save you hours of chasing them.
Besides, the strap is very customizable, which means you can easily distinguish each pet based on its customized strap.
Talking about its shock mechanisms, your dog will receive benign static shocks ranging from level 1 to 5.
Getting the right level for your dog is just a matter of practice. You’ll need a few days to figure that out. There’s also a tone-only mode.
There’s only a slight problem with the shock levels, though. They are very mild and if you have a large stubborn pet, they may not work on him.
- Comes with customizable straps for easy identification
- You can add more transmitters to make the play area bigger
- Low humane static corrections
- Tone enabled
- The low static levels may not work on every dog
6. Garmin Delta Sport XC Bark Collar for Beagles
Garmin Delta Sport XC Dog Collar has a BarkLimiter. Living near the woods with squirrels and other animals prompts your dog into a barking spree that lasts for hours.
Sometimes it may go berserk at the shadows of the trees thinking some alien has descended to take away its owner.
Those days will be over with this collar. The BarkLimiter works by starting a low-level stimulation and increasing it as the barking rages on or continues for long.
While this surely is a new feature in this list, the collar has other things up its sleeves, too. You get two different-sized contact points for different coat depths.
Whether it’s a pup or an adult dog, you could interchange the contact points and have them under your control.
Its range is vast. The ¾ mile range works fine for your yard or when you’re out on your fancy promenade to show off your command on the dog off-leash.
You could even control three dogs at a time and relive a Doctor Strange fantasy.
With collars, I do that a lot. A little imagination makes the whole thing fun for me and my dog. Sometimes I take out my Beagle in the yard and act with my empty hand as if I’m controlling his moves with invisible energy.
Surprisingly, the dog plays along.
About the levels of stimulation, it has 36 of those with tone and vibration. The pulses could be sent continuously, which may be needed when you’ve got a stubborn companion or they could be momentary.
- Dual set of contacts for long and short hair
- Sturdy remote
- Mind-blowing battery life of the collar as well as the remote
- Best for your dog’s freedom runs
- BarkLimiter has limitations for certain dogs
7. Pet Resolve Training Collar
There are shock collars that claim to transmit “humane” shocks to your pup. If only there were no shocks at all. With Pet Resolve’s Training Collar, you have the option of removing shock from the whole system.
What remains are the beeps and vibrations.
Shocks should only be administered in the first leg of training if you ask me. That’s what I did with my Beagles.
I’d give them controlled shocks just at the start of the correction. Once they got a hold of what I meant, the beeps and vibrations would suffice.
How does the removable shock work in this one? Four contact points of different lengths are given with the pack.
If you don’t want the shock, you use plastic prongs. They are made of plastic so they don’t transmit electricity.
You also get a 2 cm long prong pair accompanied by the set. For huge dogs with a heavy coats, this works like a charm. I highly recommend it for stubborn dogs that have selective recall.
They are beings, after all. No matter how simple their brain is to ours, they still have a will, if I must say.
To practice that will, they could ignore the shock. That happened to me once or twice when I was out in the woods chasing after critters and so. The 6 years old Daise, a complex Beagle, would only come to me after she had made up her mind.
That needed some corrections. Longer prongs with increasing intensity of shock did that.
The collar also has two LEDs to shine brightly when you want to find the dog during the night. Trust me, that pays off big time.
I also like its remote, not for the quality but for its function. It isn’t complicated as it has a few buttons lined up to get the work done.
However, you may have to look down once in a while to see which button you’re hitting.
- Comes with a lot of accessories
- More options to use on big animals
- Easy to use remote control
- Removable shock
- Takes time to turn off and on
8. PATPET Dog Shock Collar
The remote should be the main highlight of the PATPET Collar. I have used many collars in the past. My experience was made or broken by the remote.
There are a dozen different sizes and shapes but trust me on this, a poorly designed remote control leads to unnecessary or accidental shocks.
The dogs end up more stressed and whatever behavior you’re trying to correct spins into another problem. This is why I recommend PATPET’s ingeniously designed collar and the accompanying remote.
I must add that the collar is well built and stylish. I have no qualms accepting that, too. That checks both the boxes of functionality plus showing off your pet’s new collar to the dog owners in that park. Been there, done that.
Back to the remote. Three buttons corresponding to the three training modes of zapping, beeping, and vibrating have raised indications on them.
That enables you to use it without looking at it at all. Three buttons, after all. Yes, there are a few buttons on the sides for changing channels to control two dogs and the auto-off function, but these you’ll use infrequently.
The collar is waterproof. It shares the rechargeable function with the remote. Both work for about a day.
The main bummer here is that you’d have to recharge them at the end of the day. And I wouldn’t call a 2-hour charging time “quick charge” to be honest.
About that auto-off function, it’s so much more convenient in not shocking your dog accidentally. Just press it for a second and it will turn off the remote, thus, saving you and your dog the extra useless stress.
- Brilliantly designed remote control and collar
- Convenient blind operation because of raised indications
- Adjustable Nylon collar to be used with a variety of dog sizes
- Improved contact points
- You may find a lot of fur on the back after use.
9. SportDOG Dog Training Collar
The SportDog Rechargeable Training Collar is a one-dog system. So, if you own just a dog and want to focus on it instead of a misbehaving pack of ruckus, then this is for you.
I could go on and on about the robustness of the whole system. The collar is praiseworthy and the remote looks like it’s even going to work in an apocalypse.
I dearly think this system is for super hyper dogs that charge at everything, even the shadows of airplanes.
Waterproofing is just one of the many perks. Talking of fitting on dog’s neck, this collar is long enough to be tied on a large dog like Great Danes and Rottweilers, while you may have to cut it short for dogs smaller than 8lbs.
The 7 levels of shocks are too strong if truth be told. My friend’s husky got his behavior corrected at just Level 1. I could only imagine what level 7 would do. I may try it on my spouse someday but not now.
After the Level 1 shock, however, he only had to use the vibration to commandeer his beloved pup. Talk about being Alpha.
You could stay that way for about 70 hours on a full charge. The 2 hours of charging time could have been reduced but I think that kind of battery backup asks for more juice. No qualms about accepting that.
On a full charge, the remote control works from a 300-yard distance, which roughly equals a football ground.
That’s enough for you to control your dog. Obviously, we’re not looking to do that from one state to another. The animal has to stay in sight.
You have to keep it in sight especially if it is unsocialized. This is where the collar proves to be reliable. Some pups who haven’t seen love in their innocence are normally more concerned about their territories.
With them, the collar would deliver in one week, that’s for sure. Do take care of the shock, though.
- Highly recommended for dogs not good with car rides
- Simple sturdy remote with three types of stimulation
- Easily memorizable button locations
- The remote doesn’t have a safety lock
- There’s no information given on when the battery ends
10. Dogtra YS600 – Best Bark Collar for Beagles
The Dogtra YS600 is especially for insistent barking. It has no remote control or anything. That’s where the genius of Dogtra comes into work.
There are German collars out here but with such a tech developed and sold in the US, your investment won’t go in vain.
I had recommended this collar to a neighbor with separation anxiety. The moment he was in his crate, he’d start barking like the world was coming to an end.
Thankfully, after a few days of use, the dog’s behavior changed. He adapted to the crate.
There are 10 corrections on the collar but he used the third level. I think most dogs would be okay on this level and you may not even need to increase it.
The collar tells you if there’s a need to increase the shock level after all.
The Persistent Bark Indicator is a specialized sensor located inside that reminds you of increasing the shock level from the previous one because the dog didn’t stop barking at that.
That and the dedicated bark sensors make the product one of its kind. While there could be a few inconsistencies in the performance, overall, the Accelerometer Bark Sensor works like a charm.
Even dogs as big as 35 lbs and more have been seen to get their barking behavior corrected.
Come to think of it, I must add here that the collar isn’t for reactive barking. I mean it could work on that but I don’t recommend it.
A dog has to react to something when it feels threatened during walks and all. That’s its nature. My neighbor would remove the collar and swap it for a remote-controlled one to discourage excessive zapping.
I appreciated that more than anything. Good neighbor’s got a good dog now.
Also, don’t worry about the contact points not reaching the skin. They are long enough to do so. But if you still think they’re not working, you may change them at will as there are different sizes available with it.
- Intelligent sensor-based collar
- Separates your dog’s barking from the environment before correcting it
- Has battery indicator
- Goes from lower to higher levels depending on the consistency of barking
- The corrections could be inconsistent
How to train a beagle to bark less?
You can train a beagle to bark less by using treats or anti-bark collars. Using treats to teach your dog something takes more time than using bark collars. However, both methods are foolproof.
Only the latter gives you more control and also helps you train the dog for anything else.
1. Using Treats
Positive reinforcement could help you teach the dog that silence is what you appreciate. It will take some time to find out when it stops barking or the moment that’s suitable to target. One way to go about this is to feed it a treat right after it stops barking – even if that’s after an hour.
But who has time to wait for that long? To stay away from agitation, leave the room. Experts also recommend leaving the room to make the dog realize you disapprove of the barking. When it stops, you come back and feed it a treat.
That’s one way of going about it.
2. Using Bark Collars
Bark collars save your time and ears by letting you control and correct the pup’s behavior by using the stimulations available. I prefer collars with three stimulations–static, tone, and vibration–but if you could find one with an automatic bark mode, that’ll do you wonders.
The Garmin Delta Sport XC Bark Collar I reviewed on the 6th slot is one such collar. It offers automatic correction, so when your beagle barks, it’ll be corrected after a few ones.
You’ll have to learn a few programming tricks mentioned in their manual, but once you wrap your head around them, you’ll be correcting your dog in no time.
3. Do not curb your dog’s useful barks
It may seem productive to silence a dog completely but it’s not. Dogs communicate by barking, so the first thing you should do before using collars or treats is to find out what’s causing them to bark that much.
1. Beagles have acute hearing sense. It may be irritated by the surrounding sound.
2. It may have associated barking with some cues such as your doorbell, someone knocking on the door, and so on.
3. You may be leaving it for a long to develop anxiety, or it could have found barking a way to get your attention.
These are some reasons that you should check before finding a remedy for barking. When you feel it’s too much to take, then is time to go for solutions.
Frequently Asked Questions About Beagles Collars
I have received the following questions from the readers so let me answer them.
Do shock collars work on Beagles?
Yes, they do work like a charm on Beagles. I recommend this type of training more than other forms. That’s because it corrects the behavior of a dog in a short time.
However, I also recommend not using shocking corrections too much. First, work with the buzz, then vibration, and as a last resort, zap. Your dog will eventually associate the three with the behavior.
How do you train a Beagle with a shock collar?
1. Associate a behavior with the vibration, beep, or zap of the collar.
2. Use treats to reward the dog when he performs the said function.
For example, for “sit”, revolve the treat around his head until he sits. Give him a treat then.
3.For “Go!” throw the treat away from a few paces from the dog.
4. The same could be done for “rollover”.
5. If the dog doesn’t obey, you may want to repeat 1.
How can I stop my Beagle from barking?
You could use a barking-limiting collar. I recommend Dogtra YS600 for its built-in sensors to detect barking consistency.
First, it uses a beep, then a vibration, and finally, a shock to correct the dog’s behavior. Please do not use it for reactive barking, though.
When should I start using a shock collar on my Beagle?
Beagles are hound dogs. They’re easily distracted by smells and sights. Use the shock collar when your commands don’t work. This is for its safety.
However, do check out the intensity of the shock before administering it. Also, make sure the collar has no inconsistent or accidental zapping because that could worsen the situation.
Do vets recommend the use of a shock collar for Beagles?
Vets do recommend shock collars for the safety and well-being of the dog. However, they do set certain limits to it.
For example, the collar must not be used to punish the dog in any way. It should be only used to correct behaviors that may hurt the dog in any way. One of them could be running after cars, wrestling your neighbor’s dog, or incessantly barking.
What to Look for in the Best Collar for Beagles?
It should be waterproof.
It should come with at least 3 types of corrective measures.
The zap or shock shouldn’t be too intense.
It should have a strap that fits the neck of the dog without choking it.
The remote control should be sturdy and have a considerable range.
Both the remote and the collar should be rechargeable.
Are training collars safe for the Beagles?
They are safe for Beagles only if you use them appropriately. Before using them, check whether the shock feature isn’t too cruel.
There are always levels of shocks on a collar. Find the appropriate one for your dog. Also, refrain from using collars for punishment. You also may want to use the collar in supervision for a few days before trusting it.
So, that was the list I wanted you to go through. I’ve included collars from top-of-the-line companies and also lesser-known ones. Buy the one that stays true to your Beagle’s needs. An expensive collar doesn’t mean the right one, remember.
However, no matter which one you’re going to use, make sure that you make yourself familiar with its ins and outs for the sake of the safety of your dog. Also, do not let it wear the collar all day and night. That could potentially harm its neck, causing bruising and holes in the flesh.