Training Collar Guide: Pick the training collar that best suits your pet

Dog Training Collar Helps Modify Behaviors

A dog’s behavior can be modified by many methods, but the three tools most often used are a dog training collar. They are most often used for barking, confinement or general behavior and each dog training collar is designed with each different behavior in mind. For example, for barking, a small box built into the collar will give the animal a slight shock when it barks. It does not take long for the dog to realize that when they do not bark, they do not get shocked.

This aversion to pain, although the shock is slight are will not cause physical harm, it does get the dog’s attention that it is doing something unwanted. Similarly, confinement training with an invisible fence, will give the animal a shock once it passes a certain boundary in the yard. The dog training collar is placed on the dog and a wire buried underground emits low-level electricity much like an above-ground electric fence used for cattle.

When the fence is buried, many people place flags in the ground marking the boundary helping the dog to recognize the invisible line that when crossed will result in an electric shock. Over a short time, once the animal learns where the boundary is located, users can generally turn off power to the fence and even turn off the dog training collar. As long as the dog feels the collar the typically will not cross the boundary line, having learned where the invisible line is located.

Off-Site Behavior Modification Methods dog training collar

There may be reasons when an invisible fence is not possible, such as living in an apartment or and electrical connection is not available for the fence. Another dog training collar is equipped with a remote control that sends out a signal to the collar to jolt the animal whenever behavior does meet the owner’s expectation.

For example, if you take the dog for a walk without a leash and the dog is to stay within certain confines, whenever it strays from the area a push on the remote control sends out a light shock to bring the dog back into the desired area. This type of dog training collar can also be used for other behaviors, such as digging in the yard or jumping up on neighbors or guests. When the animal begin unacceptable behaviors, the light shock can cause them to stop.

The owner should never use the remote for “fun” or allow children access to the remote as inconsistent use, or unnecessary use can cause the dog to misbehave and even rebel against the user of the collar.

My name is Roland Parris Jefferson III and I’m an online publisher working out of Santa Monica, California. You can find the latest information and news on dog training by visiting my Dog Training Supplies Resource.

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