Dog Training Collars - Companion Dogs / Short Range
Some problems that owners have with their dogs are quite simple. They don’t want their dog to drag them down the street on their leash, no matter what the distraction; they want him not to jump up on them or other people, especially children; and they want some good manners around the house. And with the right training your dog can become an ideal companion who will be with you for years to come.
Do any of these examples sound like your situation? When all other methods of obedience training have failed then a dog training collar could be just the answer and it’s never too late to teach your dog to obey your verbal commands by reinforcing them with an electronic dog training collar that can be used in a variety of ways e.g. a Garmin Delta Smart collar that emits a low level static correction for teaching commands, a higher level for misbehaviour if the dog isn’t ‘listening’, or you can also use tone and vibration as warning only. There are a variety of products to choose from to suit your needs and the different breed and temperaments of dogs e.g. a Dogtra CliQ Remote Trainer with built in Clicker training.
Electronic dog training collar is one of the simplest and most humane training aids for dogs. Many people get upset at the thought of administering a tiny jolt of static electricity as a correction to their beloved pet, while not thinking twice about giving their dog a much more painful whack on the back for stepping out of line, or dragging him off his feet with a "choke" collar when training him to heel. These are just some examples of ‘training’ that some people use to correct a dog’s behaviour and with that said a dog training collar is just an added tool to an owner’s or dog trainers kit. Advanced modern technology enables the manufacture of these devices to be much more humane than the e-collars or ‘shock’ collars of the past, output is only about 2 volts @ 20 milliamps. These devices produce the ‘static' from batteries in the collar; the energy level they produce is extremely limited, and comparable to the static you would receive when touching a metal object after walking across carpet or touching the car door on a dry, windy day. It is uncomfortable, yes and you quickly move away; but it is not harmful and it is the startle factor that is the key.
When you understand how these collars work the benefits of working with this type of collar are simple e.g. the trainer can immediately correct a dog's mistakes at a distance far greater than leash training allows. A dog training collar is not a magic time-saving device to speed up training.
One of the basic steps before using a dog training collar or e-collar as they are also known as is to make sure the dog knows the meaning of the command he is refusing to follow, e.g. ‘sit’, ‘stay’, ‘come’ this is particularly important if you are training a dog for yard work or utility training. This is when timing is everything when using the correction from the dog training collar and because all dog’s are different you will need to find the correct stimulation level at which to correct the dog.
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