Shock Collars. Dog Training

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Shock collars are frequently a top choice when training a dog. These collars are often referred to by a number of different names, such as remote training collars, electronic collars, or e-collars. These training collars are designed to administer an electronic stimulation to the dog when he or she is wearing the collar, in the form of a static pulse.

Depending on your needs, the duration and intensive of this static pulse can be adjusted. These collars are often recommended as a good buy for pet owners, because they are a humane and yet highly effective way to help train a dog and break bad habits.

Specialized Features

In addition to the static pulse stimulation, many of these collars also include other features that can make them even more useful for training your dog. Some collars have vibration or tone settings, which can be used in conjunction with or in lieu of the static correction pulse. Shock training collars are designed to be adjustable, making it easy to use them with a small dog, an extra large dog, and everything in between. The intensity of the electronic stimulation can be adjusted to suit every training need. When choosing the proper stimulation level, it’s important to motivate the dog without overwhelming him or her. Just as is the case with people, all dogs have individual threshold levels when it comes to sensitivity. However, it’s important to note that this sensitivity level is not necessarily dependent upon the dog’s breed, size or age. You might find that a small dog will require a higher level of stimulation than an extra large dog, or vice versa. This is yet another reason why it’s important to take your dog’s personality and needs into consideration when purchasing a remote training collar.

History of Shock Training Collars

The usage of shock training collars dates back to the late 1960s, when they were first utilized to train dogs that were being used for hunting. Today these collars are a popular solution to many dog training needs. Owners frequently use these collars as part of their dog’s obedience training or when there is a need for behavior modification. Remote collars can also be used to reinforce desired behavior in a pet. In some cases, these collars are used as part of a pet containment system, or as an anti-theft and tracking device. Service dogs such as those used in police departments or the military are also frequently trained using these collars. Some of these collars even have advanced features built in, such as GPS to help an owner locate their pet or lights and beepers that can be helpful to hunters in the field.

Uses for Shock Collars

A shock training collar can be useful when trying to stop a number of different kinds of misbehavior. When used properly, these collars can be used to prevent jumping up on people, digging, chasing, jumping up on furniture, destructive chewing, eating items that are not allowed, or to control barking. They can also be used to reinforce basic commands such as “come,” heel,” “sit,” or “down,” making these collars a useful part of a dog’s basic obedience training program. Although many people think of these collars as being intended for outdoor use, they can also be used indoors as part of an dog’s overall training regime or to help break bad habits and change undesirable behavior.

Remote shock collars can be used in a number of different ways. One method is to use them as a way of giving the dog positive punishment, which means that when he or she displays undesirable behavior, an electronic stimulation is administered. When used in this fashion, the remote shock collar will help to reduce the occurrences of that particular behavior. However, these collars can also be used to administer negative reinforcement. When used in this fashion, the electric stimulation is administered until the dog displays the desired behavior. When used in this fashion, the collar will help to increase the occurrences of the desired behavior. This technique is often used when training a particularly stubborn dog.

If the electronic stimulation is set to a very low level or set to the tone-only or vibration mode, the collar can even be used in a way that is similar to that of a clicker. When the dog displays the desired behavior, the trainer can mark and reinforce it by using the vibration or sound signal combined with a reward. Many people use an electronic collar in this fashion as part of an advanced training program. The tone-only or vibration mode is also frequently used when training a small pet such as a lap dog. The vibration or tone-only mode can also be useful in the case of a dog that has a mild temperament or when training a dog that is easily stressed or frightened.

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