Are you having hard time training you dog? Is it exhausting for both of you? Dog is not responding, running away, is not listening to your commands and you think it would be great to have some tool which would help you? Electronic collars which are sometimes incorrectly referred as electric collars are widely used with great success by new owners and professionals. How to choose the right electronic collar? What brands are there? What are the experiences of the electronic collars users?
Electronic collars are designed for all sizes and breeds of dogs. Most of the electronic collars available on the marker are suitable for dogs between 5 to 50kg. Special collars are also being made for very small breeds, just like the collars for big dogs. By the right choice of the electronic collar you will get great tool and training aid which will help you and your dog friend.
It is mainly about the strength of the pulses – vibration or electrostatic pulse which decide how the dog will react to your command. Quality collars offer several levels of correction so it is easy for you to adjust it just for your needs and needs of your dog. The pulse won’t be uncomfortable for him.
In the mean of maltreat can be turned even the wooden stick. The purpose of the electronic collar is definitely not to be a tool for maltreating your dog. These collars are produced as training aids and you need to use them in right way. Dog has to get to know the collar step by step and you need to try the intensity of electrostatic pulse very carefully. You should get to the point where the dog is responding to the pulse – it means he listens to your commands but pulse is not hurting him. Just because of this the collars offer up to 100 levels of the pulse intensity.
It is important to learn how to use electronic collar properly. Most of the modern collars use three different ways of warnings. First is sound warning, second is vibration and the third is electrostatic pulse.
Warning is always used with the concrete nicely pronounced vocal command (e.g. Don’t! Sit! Stay!). You talk to dog, say the command and if he is not responding we repeat the command and use the first sound warning. If your dog is still not responding repeat your command and use vibration or command with pulse warning. Dogs are smart and fast learning so they will easily get the connection between command and the warning so at the end of your training you will have to use only two of them.
Training collars for dogs can be divided by several features, e.g. by the correction type which they offer. There are mainly these types on the market:
While choosing electronic collar one of the important roles is the brand of the product which is guaranty of some standard, quality, duration and reliability. Most accessible electronic collars on the Czech market are following brands.
Training of your dog is not simple. We all know who has the dogs know it. Every dog is different and successful training requires consistency, patience and clear commands from the trainer. Sometimes even despite all recommendations of the professional trainers is impossible to train the dog. And that is a problem because disobedient dog can easily find himself in life threatening situation (running away) or you can just simply take him to other dogs without being worried what he will do.
Training electronic collars features well known aid for dog training for whose even the most professional trainers do not hesitate to use. The key is the right use of the training collar when in one hand with the command comes the correction. In what particularly can electronic collar help you?
Nothing is more than personal experience. But you are just starting with training collars so you are searching for the experiences from the other dog owners. Every owner has different opinion. Helena in one discussion about electronic collars wrote: “At first I thought electronic collar is the extreme possibility, but we had a hard time during the training with our doggie. Until our neighbor convinced us that training collar is really okay. And it really works, we are very satisfied. We don’t even use the electrostatic pulse anymore. Sound warning or vibration is enough”.
Dog owner Denisa is using electronic collar for two years and she is very satisfied with it. “I didn’t want to get one, I was afraid to put the collar around my dogs neck. We chose Aetertek collar which has many features and number of levels of pulse correction. I tested first on my hand with the lower levels and it was completely okay. Dog is responding to my commands, he is able to cope with basic training and he is let go some of the bad habits he had”. she wrote in one internet discussion.
While choosing electronic collars you can find some reviews of specific brands on websites like Heureka. We chose the Aetertek collar review which is one of the most popular brands in the industry. One of the satisfied users of Aetertek collars wrote this review: “It works with our stubborn terrier. It was enough to use the vibration few times and she is a dog which is paying attention to the owner and our walks became really relaxing than ever before. After two weeks we are walking even without the leash. I used electrostatic pulse just few times when she started eating something unwanted - 100% success”.
Electronic collars offers you different features depending on its type or brand, it varies in levels of pulses, range and also waterproofness. When you will choose the electronic collar make sure what you expect from the product. Would you use it for basic training, training in garden or park? Or are you looking for more professional training collar which has range up to several kilometers, its waterproof and you could use it for more dogs at once?