Training a dog can be difficult, but it’s something that every dog owner should do if they want a well-behand and obedient dog. Otherwise, you’d have to deal with the challenges that come along with your dog’s character traits and personality. A lot of people don’t experience the difficulties that come with having a stubborn dog, but those that do, quickly learn that they must do everything in their power to train their dog in order to keep him safe from harm.
Many trainers will try positive reinforcement and repetition training, but sometimes even these techniques won’t cut it. And this is where a dog training collar comes into play. While many people don’t approve of dog training collars, they have proven to be a successful way to train your furry friend. A dog training collar can be set to a wide range of frequencies to give your pet just a minor shock that doesn’t harm him but only serves as a warning.
For instance, many shock collars will administer a vibration or a beep as a warning before they deliver the actual shock to your dog. The beep also enables you to give a verbal command (“No!” or “Down!”) along with the warning beep or vibration to further disrupt the unwanted behavior.
Many dogs, especially ones who have been in rescue centers and are looking to be adopted, can come with personality issues that must be addressed. In a lot of cases, people aren’t aware of the dog’s previous living conditions, or how their owner treated them. Many dogs come from abusive homes and end up as strays who have to fight for their life on the streets every single day. These dogs can become aggressive towards other dogs, and if people on the streets mistreated them, they can be aggressive towards people too.
Walking a dog that’s constantly tugging you around because they’re excited and curious can be frustrating, and that shouldn’t be the case. It might not be as much of an issue when the dog is young, but it can definitely become problematic once they get big and strong. A low-frequency shock from a training collar can let the dog know that such behavior is unacceptable and that you’re the one walking him, not the other way around.
And the best part of it all is that shock collars are generally affordable. Of course, their price will mainly depend on features such as remote control, adjustable warning/shock levels, a range of distances (usually 30 to 400 yards), and the number of collars included.