A training collar can become a very efficient tool to teach your dog the right behaviors. It is important to select the right kind of training collar for your dog and to learn how to properly use it. Training collars are usually designed to cause discomfort or even pain but you need to use positive reinforcement along with using a training collar to get the best results.
Choke chains are typically made from metal links. It is important to choose the right size for your dog since these chains can be painful. You should never leave the choke chain on your dog while it is unattended. A choke chain can be a good training tool if you want to teach your dog to stop pulling on a leash and if everything else failed.
Prong collars are somewhat similar to choke chains but these collars have prongs that dig into the dog’s skin. It is best to use other training techniques since it is possible to cause serious pain and damage to a dog’s skin. If you want to use a prong collar, choose one that fits properly and make sure the prongs are not aligned with the dog’s trachea.
Shock collars deliver a small electric shock to discourage a behavior. You can find shock collars that allow you to send a shock when you see the behavior you want to discourage but there are also shock collars that are connected to an invisible fence and that will automatically deliver a shock when the dog gets too close to the fence.
These collars are similar in use to shock collars. However, these collars simply vibrate, which is not a pleasant experience for your dog. This is an alternative you should explore if you want to use a method that is less painful than a shock collar.
Bark Control Collars
You can find different types of collars designed to help you teach your dog to stay quiet. If your dog’s barking is becoming a nuisance, especially when you are not home, this is an option you should explore. You can find bark control collars that emit an electrical shock, unpleasant sounds or a spray. Collars that emit sounds or that spray are a more humane option than collars that will shock your dog.
Training collars can be used to eliminate a bad behavior, teach your dog not to bark or prevent your dog from running away if you install an invisible fence. It is important to choose the right kind of training collar for your dog and to explore the more humane solutions available since causing pain is not the best way to train your dog. If you are not sure what kind of collar would be best for your dog or if you cannot seem to get the results you want, you should seek help from a professional dog trainer who will show you how to properly use this training tool.