'BennyTheBall' - You still seem keen on a bark collar of some sort. Why ?
Are you really sure you have a problem with your pup barking when you are not there ?
How much does he bark when you are home ? If it just the occasional playful bark when you are home - as you said - Are you really sure your pup is causing a problem ?
Have you spoken to your other neighbours to find out whether your pup could be classed as a ‘nuisance barker’ by your local council ? If not – then – Why haven’t you done this ?
Why take just one neighbour’s word on this matter ? I sure wouldn't - particularly if that specific neighbour was the one inciting your pup to bark !
I prefer to find out exactly what is happening with my pups – before I would even think of a remote correction device for any of my pups.
Bark collars may work for some pups – but other pups can still manage to bark with them on. So, don’t think that a bark collar is the ‘be all and end all’ of this ‘supposed’ problem you think you may have.
Please have a look at some sort of surveillance system to find out exactly what your pup is doing and what is happening in your yard. The systems are not that expensive and are easy to DIY.
The cost vs peace of mind is priceless !
I prefer to train instead of ‘so called easy fix contraptions’.
So, have a look at Kikopup’s videos – she covers everything to do with pups and her videos are always excellent. So have a good look around her site.