Important Safety Information Explanation of Attention Words and Symbols Used in this Guide This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death. WARNING indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. CAUTION, used with the safety alert symbol, indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury. CAUTION, used without the safety alert symbol, indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in harm to your pet. Not for use with aggressive dogs. Do not use this product if your dog is aggressive, or if your dog is prone to aggressive behavior. Aggressive dogs can cause severe injury and even death to their owner and others. If you are unsure whether this product is appropriate for your dog, please consult your veterinarian or certified trainer. Lithium Rechargeable Batteries This device contains Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) batteries; never incinerate, puncture, deform, short-circuit, or charge with an inappropriate charger. Fire, explosion, property damage, or bodily harm may occur if this warning is not followed. Do not expose the device to freezing temperatures (-32 °F or 0 °C) or to conditions warmer than 113 °F or 45 °C. Do not leave the unit in direct sunlight. Never leave the unit in a car where the device can heat up to high temperatures (113 °F or 45 °C). • • • • • • • Contains gas under pressure; may explode if heated. Wear protective gloves/ eye protection/ face protection. Do not breathe dust/ fume/ gas/ mist /vapors / spray. In case of inadequate ventilation, wear respiratory protection. If exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/ attention. Protect from sunlight. Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep out of reach of children. • For additional information on bed sores and pressure necrosis, please visit our website. • This product is only for use with healthy pets. If you’re not certain that your pet is in good health, we recommend that you take your pet to a veterinarian before using this product. Quick Start Guide Important Recycling Advice Please respect the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment regulations in your country. This equipment must be recycled. At the end of the product life, do not place it in the normal municipal waste system. Please check the regulations in your area or return it to where it was purchased so that it can be placed in our recycling system. If these options are not possible, please contact the Customer Care Center for further information. Important Recycling Advice Please respect the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment regulations in your country. This equipment must be recycled. At the end of the product life, do not place it in the normal municipal waste system. Please check the regulations in your area or return it to where it was purchased so that it can be placed in our recycling system. If these options are not possible, please contact the Customer Care Center for further information. PBC00-16368 Spray Bark Collar Citronella These steps will help keep your pet comfortable and safe. Some pets are sensitive to contact pressure. You may find after some time that your pet is very tolerant of the collar. If so, you may relax some of these precautions. It is important to continue daily checks of the contact area. If redness or sores are found, discontinue use until the skin has fully healed. The Spray Bark Collar must be used only on healthy dogs over 6 months of age. We recommend that you take your dog to a veterinarian before using the collar if he is not in good health. FIRST AID TREATMENT: If inhaled, get medical attention if you feel unwell. After skin contact, rinse affected area with soap and water. After eye contact, rinse/flush eyes gently using water for 15-20 minutes. The Bark Control Collar is not a toy. Keep it away from the reach of children. Use it only for its bark stopping purpose. Risk of skin damage. Please read and follow the instructions in this manual. Proper fit of the collar is important. A collar worn for too long or made too tight on the pet’s neck may cause skin damage. Ranging from redness to pressure ulcers; this condition is commonly known as bed sores. • • • • • • • • • Avoid leaving the collar on the dog for more than 12 hours per day. When possible, reposition the collar on the pet’s neck every 1 to 2 hours. Check the fit to prevent excessive pressure; follow the instructions in this manual. Never connect a leash to the electronic collar. When using a separate collar for a leash, don’t put pressure on the electronic collar. Wash the dog’s neck area and the contact area of the collar weekly with a damp cloth. Examine the contact area daily for signs of a rash or a sore. If a rash or sore is found, discontinue use of the collar until the skin has healed. If the condition persists beyond 48 hours, see your veterinarian. Radio Systems Corporation 10427 PetSafe Way • Knoxville, TN 37932 email@example.com 400-2012 ©2018 Radio Systems Corporation Please read this entire guide before beginning. For additional troubleshooting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Fit the Spray Bark Collar Charge the Bark Collar Tips and Maintenance Important: The proper fit and placement of your Spray Bark Collar is important for effective operation. The contact point must have direct contact with your dog’s skin on the underside of his neck. A To assure a proper fit, please follow these steps: 1. Make sure that the bark collar is turned off. 2. Start with your dog standing comfortably (A). 3. Place the bark collar on your pet so that the PetSafe® logo is right side up and the bark collar is directly under your dog’s chin. Center the contact point underneath your dog’s neck, touching B the skin (B). NOTE: It is sometimes necessary to trim the hair around the contact point to make sure that contact is consistent. 4. Check the tightness of the bark collar by inserting one finger between the end of the contact point and your dog’s neck (C). The fit should be snug but not constricting. 5. Allow your dog to wear the bark collar for several minutes then recheck the fit. Check the fit again as your dog becomes more comfortable with the bark collar. D 6. Trim the bark collar as follows (D): a. Mark the desired length of the bark collar with a pen. Allow for growth if your pet is young or grows a thick winter coat. b. Remove the bark collar from your pet and cut off the excess. Excessive charging can shorten battery life. Only charge your collar when the batteries are low. • Before playing with your dog, remove the Bark Control Collar. The activity may cause your dog to bark, which could lead to him associating the play with the burst of spray. • To ensure that your dog does not make the connection between you and the spray collar, don’t let him see you prepare the device for the first try, or for subsequent use. Keep your dog away while you prepare the device as well as when you replace the canister or charge the battery. • It is important that your dog’s hair doesn’t block the Spray Nozzle. If necessary, you may also consider trimming a little of the long hair around the dog’s neck for better spray effect. • Remove all other collars with metallic parts or tags. These could create noise that may needlessly activate the spraying device. • Avoid letting your dog wear the device with an empty canister. • Turn OFF the device while not in use. • The PetSafe® Spray Bark Collar should only be used with pets that are over 6 months of age. • If your pet is injured or its mobility is otherwise impaired, contact your veterinarian or professional trainer before use. • Do not leave your device unattended where your dog could accidentally damage it through chewing. • The spray from the bark collar may stick to the hair under your dogs snout. Clean your dog’s hair weekly with a washcloth and a mild hand soap. Rinse and dry your dog’s neck thoroughly. • If the spray accumulates on the bark collar, wipe the receiver clean with a damp cloth and dry thoroughly. Do not shave the pet’s neck as this may increase the risk of skin irritation. The bark collar should not be worn for more than 12 hours out of every 24-hour period. Leaving the collar on too long could leash to skin irritation. To Re-Thread the Collar 1. Plug in and fully charge the collar. This can take up to 5 hours. 2. When fully charged, the green LED on the collar will turn off. Replace the rubber cover after charging. To Turn the Collar On Press and hold the on/off button until you hear a low to high beep and the green LED appears, and then release. On/Off Button Charging Port To Turn the Collar Off Press and hold the on/off button until the collar beeps high to low, and then release. The red LED will be illuminated during the button press and will turn off when the collar turns off. Quick Tip: When you’re not using the collar, you’ll want to turn it off to increase the battery life. Spray Canister 1. Ensure the collar is Off. 2. The canister replacement is located on the bottom of the collar. 3. Press and slide the button and the canister door will open. 4. Remove the canister and replace with a new one. 5. Close the canister door. NOTE: The LED will flash yellow indicating the canister is almost empty. After it is empty the collar will beep three times and power off. Replace with a new canister. Do not puncture or incinerate the collar or the refill canister. Do not expose to extreme heat or store at temperatures above 113 F. Slide Buckle Ridges • The slide buckle prevents the collar from becoming loose around your pet’s neck. • The ridges must be facing up; the collar will slip if it is not properly threaded. Ensure a Proper Spray Pattern For the PetSafe® Spray Bark Collar to perform properly, the nozzle must be positioned correctly and there must be a clear path from the spray nozzle to your dog’s snout. Follow these steps: 1. Make sure the PetSafe® logo on the front of the unit is upright and the spray nozzle is angled out and pointing up towards the dog’s snout. 2. For long-haired dogs, it may be necessary to trim the neck hairs along the path of the spray. It is important that the spray reaches the dog’s snout to be effective. Do not shave the pet’s neck as this may increase the risk of skin irritation. NOTE: During testing additional refill canisters are available. Please contact email@example.com. What to Expect During Use of the Spray Bark Collar Important: Do not leave your dog alone the first few times he wears the Collar. Place the Spray Bark Collar properly on your dog and wait nearby until he barks. Most dogs will understand very quickly that the collar is disrupting their urge to bark and will relax and stop barking. Because the burst of spray from the Spray Bark Collar may be surprising or startling at first, some dogs may bark more at the initial correction. On rare occasions, a dog may get into a bark-spray-bark-spray cycle. If this happens, reassure your dog with calm, soothing tones. As your dog relaxes, he will understand that if he becomes quiet, he will not receive any more spray bursts. The small minority of dogs that have this reaction should only have it the first time they wear the Spray Bark Collar. You should notice a reduction in your dog’s barking within the first couple of days that he wears the Spray Bark Collar. At this point, it is important to remember the learning process is still not complete. Dogs will “test” this new learning experience and will increase their attempts to bark. This usually occurs during the second week a dog wears the Spray Bark Collar. If this does occur, remain consistent and do not alter your use of the Spray Bark Collar. You must place the Spray Bark Collar on your dog in every situation when you expect him to be quiet. If your dog is not wearing the Spray Bark Collar, he may resume barking and his learning would suffer a setback.
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