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Training Collar Guide

Training Collar Guide

To provide as much useful information as possible to assist you in selecting the most appropriate dog training collar, this comprehensive buying guide gives descriptions covering each factor that should be considered, including collar size, battery type choices, probe lengths, transmitter ranges and transmitter features. You'll also find details on the various correction modes, such as static shock, vibration, ultrasonic, audible tone and citronella spray.

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Dog Shock Collars: Using the Vibration & Tone Feature

Dog Shock Collars: Using the Vibration & Tone Feature

Why does your dog bark when he hears the doorbell ringing? Through repetition, your dog has learned that the doorbell is a reliable cue or warning sign for the arrival of guests. When the doorbell rings, he knows there are visitors at your doorstep, without even seeing them. Dog shock collars with vibration and/or tone warning feature play the exact same role as the doorbell – through repetition, your dog will learn that the tone or vibration signal is a warning...
Shock Collars For Dogs: The "Tap" Dance

Shock Collars For Dogs: The "Tap" Dance

Many veterinarians use a series of light, rapid taps on the dog's head while he or she is restrained to direct their canine patient’s attention away from the procedure or exam taking place. During remote collar training, shock collars for dogs produce a similar effect.  K9 Electronics promotes the “Tapping” method with extremely low levels of static stimulation to redirect the dog’s behavior. The method produces a mild pulse (tapping...
What is “Static” Stimulation?

What is “Static” Stimulation?

At some point in our lives we have all received a static shock. I’m sure you can remember at least one occasion, when you walked barefoot across a carpeted floor and felt a small shock after touching a doorknob. But let’s be honest, did it actually hurt, or did it just startle you a bit? Yes, the crack of static electricity is "shocking" in that it surprises you, but there's certainly no pain or damaging effect experienced from this harmless...
Benefits Of Using an E-Collar

Benefits Of Using an E-Collar

Owners, enthusiasts and animal lovers have varied views regarding the use of an electric collar in training and behavior modification of canines. Many people are quick to jump to the conclusion that because these collars provide a "shock" it is inhumane; this opinion is often formed from a lack of information regarding these types of training collars. In fact, using the “Tapping” method at extremely low levels of static correction are much safer...
How to Use an Electronic Dog Training Collar

How to Use an Electronic Dog Training Collar

There are many types of dog training collars on the market all of which are useful in different situations. In this article I am going to focus on how to use an electronic collar or e-collar to train your dog. Sometimes called shock collars, e-collars emit an electronic pulse to your dog's neck through two small prongs on the collar. This electric stimulation is triggered by a remote control unit that can be set to a wide range of levels depending on your...