Using a shock collar for dogs is a popular way to train a dog. There are many different styles of shock collars available and they are used for different types of dog training. Choosing the right collar for your dog will help to make your training successful.
Shock collars work by creating an electrical shock to the dog through a small device on the collar. The degree of intensity of the shock can vary depending on the type of collar and the level of correction that is selected. The shock can be compared to that which is felt when you stick your finger in an electrical outlet. The feeling isn’t meant to be pleasant otherwise the correction wouldn’t be successful. Some people ask, are shock collars safe for dogs? Yes, shock collars are safe as long as the manufacturer’s directions are followed. If you have any doubt or questions about the collar that you are using, please be sure to call the manufacturer directly, don’t rely on hear-say or other unreliable information.
As mentioned, shock collars for training dogs come in many different styles. There are wireless shock collars for dogs and remote shock collars for dogs. The most popular type is the type used in wireless fence systems. A wireless dog fence uses a central unit called a transmitter that sends out a signal. When the dog wearing the receiver collar approaches the edge of the signal, the collar will beep so the dog knows it is getting near his boundary. If the dog continues towards the boundary the beep gets louder or quicker and eventually the dog will get an electrical shock correction if he does not turn around. Also, the dog will get a continuous correction until he returns to within the boundary. Of course, there are variations of this type of fence depending on the manufacturer, but this is a common type.
The remote type of collars are shock collars for training dogs. The remote is held by the trainer and as the dog is trained, the remote can be used to provide a correction to the dog via the collar if the dog does not perform the task as instructed. The use of a remote shock collar is recommended only after receiving training on how to properly use it.
In order to prevent your dog from undergoing unnecessary pain and anxiety from using a shock collar, please make sure that you have thoroughly learned how to use the device properly. Also, be sure to check the system regularly to ensure proper function. Shock collars can be very helpful when training your dog, but when used improperly, can cause a negative result.