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Are Dog Training Collars Humane And Ective?
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Are Dog Training Collars Humane And Ective?

Are Dog Training Collars Humane?

With the advent of technology it only makes sense that companies use things such as high tech collars to try and control man's best. These vary from collars with remotes, the collars that respond to a dogs bark to those that shock a dog when he or she gets close to a boundry line.

First of all, I'd like to go into the various types of collars and systems that I have seen. Among these are: Remote Collar: these collars are used for training dogs. When the dog does something bad the owner presses either a warning tone or shock button. A minor shock is applied and as a “negative reaction.”

Bark Collar: These collars come in three varieties, shock, high pitched squeal (higher frequency than humans can hear), and scent. The shock collar is pretty simple, the dog barks and the collar emits a shock. The “squeal” one works much the same way but with a tone. And the smell one emits a smell that the dog finds objectionable

Boundary System: This is the most common that I have seen. Usually a wire is set around a home and the dog has a collar. As the dog approaches the boundary the collar emits a warning tone. If the dog continues to approach the boundary it will give a minor shock. This is supposed to strongly discourage the dog from leaving the yard.

So now that we know the terms I would like to give you some insight into these systems:

Bark Collars: Dogs are natural guardians. The police and the military have both used them to help guard and protect . So is it right to punish a dog for doing what comes naturally? If you have a dog of any type and a burglar comes up then there is a chance that your dog could be the one factor that discourages them from attempting entry.

Applying a dog collar may keep your dog from barking permanently. They may associate pain with barking and thus not do it at all.

My best suggestion would be to use a collar as an extreme last resort. I would try getting a training system for working with them or hiring a professional trainer.

Remote Collars: I have used these before with absolutely no success at all. Maybe I am old school but these don't do anything but cause discomfort for the dog. These type of collars can be counter productive also. For instance, if you tell a dog to come and he doesn't come then you hit the warning tone and after the appropriate amount of time the shock then you may very well possibly discourage the dog from coming. You would be better off buying a 50ft lead, rolled up news paper, a bag of treats and dog training book.

Containment System: This is the only type of shock collar that I would recommend. There are 2 downsides 1 of which can be a person can completely avoid. The first is that you must take the time and train your dog. Otherwise he or she will eventually learn that if they run hard enough they can make it through the barrier, and guess whats there to greet them when they come back home: that same barrier. The second downside is that if you have a large yard then you are going to spend all day tilling up the earth installing cable that makes the electronic barrier.

This is where the electronic fences come in. Simply put this is either one or a series of transmitters that provide a shock if your dog approaches a boundary.

Furthermore the Havahart system will not only allow you to set your own custom boundary but also allow you to set exclusion zones that will keep your beloved dog out of places like the flower bed, garage, pool etc.

This is a great way to keep keep your animal safe and your yard whole.

First of all thank you for taking the time to read my article. I hope that you find the information on here beneficial and helps you with your dog training needs.


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