The PetSafe Deluxe PDBC-300 is satisfactory choice at a decent price, the collar works in progressive mode. It has a sound sensor and a vibration sensor to detect barking. A lightweight collar fits even the smallest dogs from 8 pounds, and a range of correction levels will satisfy the demanding owners. It is only a nonstandard design undermines the reputation of that collar.
It’s hard to differ the PetSafe collars, because the design is very similar. The collar detects barking good, but there is a loss of quality due to a light weight.
The PetSafe PDBC-300 has a good advantage with dual sensors such to stop a dog from barking. A sound sensor and a vibration sensor are more effective to do their job better than a single sensor. The sensor has a probe style which identifies better a bark in the dog’s throat. The advantage of a probe is detecting a bark without false alarm like crunching a bone or tussling with dogs, because the sensor ignores external noises.
The sound sensor uses a microphone to detect a noise of a bark. The collar will send out a static when a sound sensor or a vibration sensor detects a bark. Dual sensors appear to reduce the number of false alarm.
All modes controls by the single button which is located on the top of the collar. Holding the button allows change the mode. There are 3 modes to control a dog: low, medium and high. Every mode has 6 levels of correction, so the total levels of correction are 18. When you select the low mode the collar starts from the first level. The level increases every 30 seconds when a dog barks and reduces one level every 30 seconds if a dog behaves well. The flashing light lets you know when the collar sends out a static shock.
Nothing has changed, the coin style battery uses as usual. Life of the battery lasts 3-4 months and costs 3-4$. One dollar per month increases a total price, I think for such collar is reasonably. It will be better to see a rechargeable battery. The life of the battery can be prolonged by one month, maybe a little longer, if the collar switches off when a dog sleeps.
The collar has two stimulation probes, the third a non-active located between them. Three prongs sometimes fit uncomfortably on the dog’s neck. When I wrote about Tri Tronics Bark Limiter G3 that it has an unusual design which appears to fit more comfortable. Length of sensors allow to wear a collar as long-haired dogs as short-haired dogs.
The collar has 3 modes and 18 levels of correction. Almost all the features of expensive collars are present in it. Only a breakable design prevents to work for a long time. In spite of that, the collar works well.