Shock Collar Training Tips
Shock Collars are a very controversial training aid and one that’s been discussed thoroughly since their inception into the market. The use of shock collars, remote training collars or dog training collars is most commonly found when attempting to stop dogs from barking or keeping them inside a certain property perimeter. Other common uses for shock collars are to train dogs, stop behavioral issues and teach dogs to stay away from dangerous animals or objects.
Always remember to avoid using an e-collar as punishment or to eliminate dog aggression in any form. Aggressive dogs could potentially turn on their owner or others if given static stimulation via a shock collar. Training your dog with a remote training collar is quite common nowadays in the dog world, especially with the stricter government regulations and society’s view on well-behaved dogs.
With anything you pursue in your life, be it a product or a new challenge you plan on undertaking, doing the necessary research beforehand is crucial. If you believe a shock collar could allow you to reach the results you’re hoping to achieve with your dog, then purchase a training system.
Training with dog training collars is only effective as the owner operating the training system. Without a confident, knowledgeable person using an e-collar, then this type of training will be ineffective and possibly detrimental to your dog’s health and mental state.
Follow these suggestions to achieve the optimal results with your dog:
When first receiving your electronic training collar, start at the lowest level of stimulation and observe your dog’s body language when you send a signal from the remote transmitter to the receiver fastened around the dog’s neck. For instance, the dog’s ear might twitch or may move his head in attempt to get away from the collar. If there’s no response from your dog at the lowest level of stimulation, up the stimulation by one level at a time until you’ve found a stimulation where you’re achieving a reaction from your dog. When we say reaction, we mean a twitch of an ear or a subtle head movement, not yelping.
Say a command, ensure it’s a command the dog is familiar with, such as sit or stay and await your dog’s response. If he ignores the command or isn’t paying attention to you, activate the button on your remote transmitter to send stimulation to the dog and repeat the command. Once he responds, praise your dog thoroughly, with a simple “good dog.”
A crucial part of training is sending correction at an appropriate time and attempting to achieve the fastest correction possible. Plan for your dog’s bad behavior, if your dog digs holes in the backyard; be ready with your remote training collar when letting him outside.
The most common process with a remote transmitter is starting with the beep function to warn your dog, if there’s no reaction, you move onto the vibration feature. Lastly, if there’s still no response from your dog, you engage him with the shock stimulation.
We hope you pull some useful information from this blog post but remember, this isn’t the complete guide to training your dog, and there’s a vast amount of detailed information out on the web.
We suggest searching on Google with the phrase of “Shock Collar Training Tips” to achieve the best search results or contacting your local professional dog trainer.
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