Every dog can surprise his owner with unexpected behavior. A dog barks offensively, bites unnecessarily, chases, escapes, and leaves stain marks. However, with some tactic and adequate training, you can lessen their impact. With different sorts of dog training collars, they can all be made to behave correctly.
If you have decided to use training collars for your dog’s training, then your choice must be made very carefully. Different training methods require the use of different types of dog training collars. These collars are available in many different styles, and it is not important wich size is your dog.
Three main types that are most commonly used are:
Pinch collars and choke collars work with pressure on a dog’s neck and yet keep it in check, but for aggressive and more temperament dogs, the remote controlled shock electronic collars work like magic. Different types of collars may come at different prices – an expensive range, while others are quite reasonable in price. Moreover, dogs are our family and you should not feel bad on spending on your pet.
Choke collars are the most harmless and common form of dog training collars. Actually, it is regular chain composed of a numerous of chain links. Choke collars remain relaxed on the dog’s neck when he waking slow, but it tightens up when the dog tries to run and pull the leash. If you are trying to teach your dog to heel, and when it tries to run off, the choke collar will tighten up and will choke your dog for a bit. When this happens, choke collars may cause even gasp or a cough in some dogs. Furthermore, choke collars make pressure on some anatomic structures of the neck such as lymph nodes, mandibular gland, thyroid gland, trachea, carotid artery, jugular vein and esophagus, so make sure to use the choke collars carefully and without too much pressure.
Pinch collars are made like choke collars but chain links have long and pointed protrusions on each link. Its function is similar to that of choke collars but instead of choking, it simply pokes your dog’s neck. When the prongs dig into them, dogs automatically understand that it is better to correct his behavior. The main disadvantage of this type of training collar is that it can cause multiple and deep stabs which may be prone to bleeding and infection.
Electronic Collars also known as shock collars, are the most reliable type of training collars. It gives your dog a shock if your dog tries to do something unwanted. Unlike choke and pinch collars, when you use electronic training collars you don’t need to pull harder. There is also a remote that you can press to give your dog a shock. E-collars are not easily released and thus dogs fear that they may be strangulated when pressed severely. This type of training collar is more expensive than previous, but today you can be purchased at very reasonable prices, starting from 19.90$.