If you have trouble training your dog using methods of positive feedback, you might consider using an electronic collar for training. The first e-collars were used over 30 years ago. They were too strong for smaller dogs, and they did not have any way of adjusting the shock level.
Modern electronic collars offer more safety and control. When used properly, they are very effective for training dogs. The modern electronic collar comes in two varieties; the bark and beeper collar. The bark collar is used to control the dogs’ barking. When the dog starts to bark, the collar triggers a small electrical shock to the dogs’ neck. Usually this stops the barking immediately.
The collar will work whether you are with the dog or not, so barking is always under control. A major advantage of the bark collar is that the dog knows immediately what he or she is doing wrong.
Bark collars are an inexpensive way to train your dog. The beeper electronic collar is controlled with a remote transmitter. These are more sophisticated and more expensive. They come with a hand-held transmitter that automatically sends a signal to the receiver on the dogs’ training collar. This allows the owner to control more than just barking. For example, if the dog jumps on someone, you can use the transmitter to signal the shock to the dog which lets your dog know that what he or she is doing is considered bad behavior.
The only disadvantage with this type of collar is that you have to be around the dog to push the button when the dog does something wrong. When used properly, electronic training collars are a very effective way for training your dog.
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