Used correctly the e-collar or shock collar is an invaluable tool. It generally is a short term tool to help the dog understand what you want. Once the correct behaviours are learned the e-collar can be reserved for times when greater control is needed.
They are a great aid in training your paddock or field dog and there is no one-size fits all approach when it comes to training your dog. Even when used on VERY low stimulations you can get great results. You need to tailor the training to suit the dog.
One of the biggest problems training a dog, is that if it runs off, by the time you get hold of it, it is too late for telling off - you would in effect be punishing the dog for coming back to you. You should never correct a dog when you are angry. Patience is key in dog training. Use a balanced approach when using a dog training collar, don’t over-correct and don’t under correct.
There are a variety of products to choose from that you can use for your training and these include the entry level working dog remote trainers: Dogtra IQ plus, advance working dog training system with new technologies: Garmin Delta/Delta Sport, easy to use electric dog trainer: Dogtra 200c/202c and the new Slim & lightweight trainer: Dogtra ARC.
If you are not sure which product to use, please visit our "Dog Training Collars Buying Guide" page for more information. If you still not sure, don't worry, just give our friendly staff a call on FREECALL 1800 300 364 and discuss with us the best product to suit your needs.