Dog Collar Training
Dog collar training can be a great way to get your dog to behave the way you want.
There are several different types of collars that you can use for training your dog. There is also controversy following the use of some types of training collars. Collars that shock or hurt the dog are used as training tools but some say that they should not be used for inhumane reasons. People argue that you can teach the same things to your dog without harming them through clicker or dog obedience training.
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Not all training collars are harmful however; some collars are used for the training and tracking of dogs. We will go over some of the most popular collars and their uses. Dog collar training can be an effective training method.
Dog Shock CollarsThe shock collar operates by sending an electronic wave through the collar to zap the dog when they display bad behavior. The shock can come from a transmitter held by the trainer. The shock collar is used in some conditioning and obedience training and the most common is field training for hunting dogs. Shock collars can be used for correcting several unwanted behaviors. Shock collars are also used for larger breeds with aggression problems. The shock collar is also used in some of the invisible fence systems.
Dog Prong or Pinch CollarThis dog training collar is the most common training collar and has been used for years. The design of this collar varies but the basic idea is the same, to tighten and jab. The collar consists of usually a chain link style that has prongs on the inside and tightens when the trainer yanks on it. When the collar is yanked the dog gets jabbed by the prongs on the inside signaling a bad behavior.
Dog Bark Stop CollarThis type of collar helps your dog learn the difference between good barking (for protection) and bad barking (due to boredom or over-excitement). The collar picks up the vibrations from your dog’s vocal chords as they bark. The bark collar senses the vibrations in your dog's throat that happen only during barking. The vibrations cause the collar to send an electronic shock to your dog. Then if the dog continues to bark, they will get a slightly stronger correction. Your dog will quickly learn that barking causes the signal, and that not barking is the way to avoid the signals.
Dog Tracking Collar
This type of collar is used mainly for hunting dogs in case the dog follows a scent out of the hunter’s vision. The hunter can then track the dog s whereabouts. The basic tracking collar consists of a receiver, antenna, and the collar. Some of the newer tracking collars come with built in GPS. The woods are a messy, dangerous place for your little buddy to get lost in. The GPS and the modem synchronously help you find your dog. You can track your dog on your home phone, computer or cell phone. This can be an effective use of dog collar training.
Dog Invisible Fence CollarThe invisible fence collar works the same as the shock collar and the bark stop collar. The main difference is that the transmitter for this type of collar is usually underground. This dog training collar is used for keeping your dog in a designated area. The collar sends a steady currant when the dog is out of the acceptable range allowed and continues until the dog returns to the appropriate area. When your dog wears the receiver collar, he or she hears a tone that warns them that they are at the edge of his or her boundry boundary. They learn very quickly not to go out of their designated boundry.
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