This really depends on how the bark control collar is introduced to the dog. There are 2 distinct approaches to be considered. Some owners want the dog to know that the bark control collar is the source of the correction. In this case the bark control collar is switched on and placed on the dog; the dog barks and is corrected. Most dogs then learn that the new bark control collar means stop barking. The downside to this method is that the dogs will know they can bark when they are not wearing the bark control collar. This is great for working dogs, to stop barking when they are in their kennels.
Other people prefer that their dog not associate the anti bark collar with the sensation by placing the bark collar on the dog but leaving it switched off. This must be done for at least a few days. The dog then considers the new anti bark collar of no importance, and then after 5 to 7 days of occasional wearing of the anti bark collar should it be switched on. The dog will not necessarily assume that the bark control collar is to blame for the correction. In both cases the dog will develop a tendency to stop barking in time, leading to a quieter dog while not wearing the bark control collar. A good method for domestic pets, helping prevent complaints from neighbours.