This can disorientate the dog so that it doesn’t associate the shock with the desired effect. Such confusion is obviously counterproductive. For instance, your dog won’t come when you call him and pays you no attention, so you click the remote. He may well associate the pain with being called, so every time you call him you provoke a nervous or aggressive reaction, depending on the dog’s temperament. If the dog has a naturally aggressive nature he may attack you, because he sees you as the source of his discomfort and the fear that you are hostile to him. If the dog has a nervous disposition and doesn’t realize why he is being punished, this will only make him worse. That’s the case for the prosecution. There will be many people who claim that one of these collars has saved their dog’s life. They cite cases, where a normally obedient dog has one undesirable trait which cannot be controlled, such as chasing cars or bikes or worrying farm animals.
Although books/videos tend to be the least expensive technique, they require a lot of time, and in these days, very rarely does anyone have the time to spend countless weeks in teaching a dog simple commands like sit, heel, etc, let alone anything more advanced, and as everyone knows, time is money. Providing that necessary time to train a dog using orthodox methods usually referenced from books/videos requires eliminating that time from sometimes more important tasks such as work, or family time. On the other hand, sending a dog or a puppy to an obedience school quite often requires the same amount of investment as a training collar. Not to mention that that dog will not be trained by the owner, but by someone else which often the dog will not be able to refer back to the owner. Even choosing obedience schools where the owner takes part in the training, again that can get expensive and time-consuming.
It is a much more complicated design and can actually interfere with its intended purpose. This type of dog training collar has been known to cause neck and spinal injuries to a struggling dog. There is another type of dog training collar that tends to look scary. The prong collar is extremely effective for controlling large, thick-necked dogs, but not for the dog who is going to yank your arm. This device almost looks like some medieval torture device where the prong’s purpose is to pinch the dog’s neck by applying mild pressure. It will not do your dog any harm as the pressure is mild and does not hurt. It merely urges your dog in the right direction. This type of device is not recommended for dogs that pull on the leash steadily as it is merely a correction device and not a constant collar. You must have it fitted properly, but like any tools, it can harm your pet if not used correctly. If you are a new dog owner, this type of dog training collar is not recommended unless extensive studying is done on its use. You should also consult a veterinarian prior to fitting it to your pet. Finally, an old standby called the choke chain is not for the novice as this type of device comes in dead last. When it comes to selecting the right dog training collar for your pet, there have been numerous studies that have shown extensive neck injuries to dogs with this type of collar. It is not recommended unless you are an experienced trainer. When it comes to dog training collars, use a little bit of common sense and gain some knowledge on their proper use. You and your pet will be a lot happier for it!
Many people who have had dogs around for their entire life still don’t have any idea how to train their dogs. They think they do, but the truth is that the dog is in control instead of the owner. It’s the Alpha Dog Syndrome. It’s time to reverse the roles. Before you begin your dog training, you should know that there is a secret to success. Family dogs have been a part of my entire life. You may know the kind. They were mutts that came about as a consequence of wandering male and female dogs meeting clandestinely. Don’t get me wrong, we loved all of them, and they were fun to have in the house, but dog training was not a part of their early years. We would teach them to beg for a treat and maybe even get them to play dead (one of them, anyway). But if there was no treatment in sight, the dog had a mind of its own. It didn’t matter to us whether the dog was like Lassie or Rin Tin Tin. It was just a dog.
By the time they are weaned and sent on their way to new homes, they have learned a vast amount of things – all from their mom, their littermates, and from any environmental influences they had. Hopefully, if the pup comes from a reputable breeder (or from a mixed-breed home with understanding about raising puppies), they have had a good foundation set for future learning. This is one of the biggest reasons to purchase a pup from a knowledgeable and reputable breeder. Innate personality – there is a set type of personality all animals and people are born with. Environment – and the enriched environment will provide positive experiences and socialization. In-home work with potty training, crate training, leash & collar training, teaching appropriate stuff to chew on, your household routine, words, basic home manners. Training classes outside the home – where you teach your puppy the essentials of obedience commands, manners, and ability to do everything without the distraction of other people and dogs. Serendipity – what the up learns on his own – a huge part of early learning! As you are reading this article, YOU are learning, but so is your dog! What is your dog doing right this moment? One big thing pups learn is that when you are busy or distracted, they are free to make their own decisions, good OR bad!
Dog training collars can help you teach your dog all the basics like sit, stay, and heel as well as helping your dog with behavioral problems such as excessive barking. Dog training collars are remote-controlled collars that emit a light corrective “static” shock when your dog behaves badly, immediately linking the behavior and negative response in their mind. They are one of the simplest and most humane training aids I have found for working with dogs. However, the subject of dog training collars is also unquestionably the most controversial subject I’ve ever seen written about in the dog training world. Many people freak out at the thought of administering a tiny jolt of electricity as a correction to their pet, while not thinking twice about giving them a much more painful whack on the nose for stepping out of line, or hauling him, gasping, off his feet with a “choke” collar when training him to heel. I agree the potential for abuse and misuse of these devices is also great.