INTRODUCTION Congratulations on your purchase of the “Anti-bark collar” Model YS100. This product has been specifically designed to prevent your dog from barking excessively. It automatically emits electrical stimulation in response to the dog’s barking. Instructions are included. Please read them thoroughly before useing your “Anti-bark collar”. PRODUCT FEATURES PRODUCT SAFETY AND HEALTH STATEMENTS 1. Dogtra collars use state-of-the-art micro-technology. 2. Dogtra collars are intended for the sole use for training dogs. 3. Do not attempt to test Dogtra collars on humans or other animals. Easy to use Fits dog’s of all sizes Small size - 55 35 Convenient dial that controls the on/off function and the seven intensity levels Waterproof Thirty day satisfaction guaranteed One year Warranty 23(mm) Light weight - 103 g User replaceable 6-volt alkaline or lithium battery Alkaline Battery (6 volt) A544 Eveready PX28A Duracell 4LR44 IEC, JIS V4034PX Varta Lithium Battery (6 volt) PX28A Duracell 14 4. Dogs should be in good health during any e-collar training. 5. Dogtra collars are not intended for use on dogs weighing less than 5.5 kg or less than 6 months of age. 6. Discontinue use if signs of irritation begin to appear of the dog’s skin around the neck caused by rubbing action of the contact points. 15 PACKAGE CONTENTS INSTALLING THE BATTERY Anti-bark collar with collar strap Six-volt alkaline battery Extra set of long contact points for dogs with long or thick coats Operating instructions OPERATION 1) Use a coin to open the battery cap by inserting it in the slot and turning counterclockwise. 2) Insert the battery with the positive(+) end facing inside. Contact points Collar strap 3) Close the battery cap in a clockwise direction. IMPORTANT: Be sure the battery cap is closed tightly to prevent water from leaking inside. Battery cap On-off & Dial Intensity Level 16 17 TESTING THE ANTI-BARK COLLAR SELECTING ON-OFF & INTENSITY LEVELS The dial on the collar is used to turn the “Anti-bark collar” on and off and for selecting the intensity level. To turn off the “Anti-bark collar”, position as shown above. 1) Turn on the “Anti-bark collar” by turning the intensity dial clockwise and set it on level seven. 2) Test by scratching the rough surface of the collar (as shown in the diagram) using a fingernail or pen. When the light comes on, wait for two seconds, then repeat the same process once more. (+) Increase ( ) Decrease Level 1 is lowest and 7 is the highest. By turning the on/off dial clockwise with your thumbnail, stimulation intensity increases and by turning counter-clockwise, it decreases. 18 19 FITTING THE COLLAR NOTICE : When first using the “Anti-bark collar”, it is recommended that you start with the lowest level. Tighten the collar around the dog’s neck so that the points are in contact with the dog’s skin. If the dog continues to bark, gradually increase the intensity level. If the collar is too loose, the dog will not receive correction when it barks. Check the dog’s neck daily for possible irritation caused by the contact points rubbing the skin. CONTACT POINTS Do not leave the collar on for more than eight hours a day. A long contact point set is included. The contact points must make good contact with the skin for the unit to function properly. IMPORTANT: When screwing in the contact points, tighten by hand only. MAINTENANCE Periodically wash the “Anti-bark collar” with alcohol or detergent. Before washing, make sure that the battery cap is tightened. Dry thoroughly after washing. 20 21 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Your YS100 is a valuable training aid when used correctly. Please read the information on operating the Anti-bark collar before putting it on your dog. TROUBLESHOOTING If the “Anti-bark collar” doesn’t appear to be working: Adjust collar fit To prevent skin irritation, the collar should not be worn more than eight hours at a time. Try using the longer probes Also, it is best to move the location of the contact points every few hours. To do this, take the collar off and then put it back on so that the contact points are in a different location on the neck. Call Dogtra-Europe +33 1 30 62 65 65 If skin irritation is found, wash the area and rinse with hydrogen peroxide. Apply an antibiotic ointment. Temporarily discontinue using the collar until the skin has healed. Use the right length of contact points. The collar comes installed with contact points that are best for the majority of dogs. Included in the package is a set of long contact points that are designed to penetrate long, thick hair. Replace the battery WARRANTY AND REPAIR WARRANTY REPAIR Dogtra-Europe provides the original purchaser a one year limited warranty on parts and labor from the date of original purchase. A sales receipt with purchase date will be required, as well as a brief note explaining the problem. Proper collar strap tightness is extremely important. If the collar is too loose, it will not function properly and it may rub as the dog moves, causing irritation. The warranty does not cover failure resulting from damage, abuse or loss of parts. 22 23 The warranty is void if the unit has been altered or an unauthorized person has attempted repair.