Are you overcome by guilt at the thought of purchasing a dog shock collar? Don’t be. Today’s units are perfectly safe – you can even test the shock level on yourself. The shock emitted is more like a tingle or a buzz rather than a jolt. However, there are some states and countries that prohibit the use of dog shock collars. Find out first whether these are permissible in your locality.
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The term shock collar is used to describe electronic training collars (also called e-collars or electronic collars) that produce a static electrical pulse at varying degrees of intensity and duration to the dog, via a small transmitter incorporated into a dog collar. These collars are commonly used as a form of positive punishment, where the static charge is applied at the moment an undesired behavior occurs to reduce the frequency of unwanted performance. The units work by training the dog to associate bad behaviors with punishment. They allow you to correct these behaviors without confusing your dog, which he sometimes does when you use voiced commands. It also eliminates the possibility of intimidating or alienating your dog from you by having to constantly scold him.
Nearly all dog shock collar models warn your pet before the correction is applied by sounding an alarm. Some models also include vibration or tone-only settings, which can be used as an alternative to or together with the static electrical pulse. Some collars with a vibrating alarm can even be set to only warn your dog with just the vibration alone without administering the static shock.
Electric collars for dogs are readily available and widely used in obedience training, pet containment, and military, police and service training. They are available in different weights, intensities, and functionalities to suit every need and breed. Large or stubborn dogs may require a stronger or longer shock. Some models also allow you to set variable intensities. Shock collars can also be integrated with Internet mapping capabilities and GPS for location and tracking and could serve as an anti-theft device to alert owners of their whereabouts.
When choosing a shock collar for your dog, look for a compact receiver that won’t weigh your dog down, and ease when replacing batteries. As with any dog training tool, improper usage, abuse, and negligence can create undesirable results. Always follow the instructions that come with every shock collar to ensure safe, quick training. Successful operation and usage of electronic collars may require the guidance of a professional specializing in these devices. You can also learn from online videos and “step-by-step” instructions.
A well trained dog will be safe from accidents and is a pleasure to have around. So, once you’ve found out that dog shock collars are officially permitted for use in your locality, you can go ahead and buy one for your pet.
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