Shock collars come in a range of sizes and types. DogGear team has put in hundreds of hours determining which ones are right for you and your dog. Finding the right shock collar is important and many times frequency of use, range and size of the transmitter impact our recommendation. Read on to find the best shock collar in 2021 for your dog!
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How To Find The Perfect Shock Collar
Keep reading to learn more about shock collars and reasons you might consider one.
When used properly shock collars are an excellent tool to drive training results with your dog. In addition to correcting behavior, these collars are used as tools to help keep your dog safe.
Positive punishment tools are the training category shock collars fall into. The shock’s intensity is controlled by the owner, which should be adjusted based on weight, tolerance and overall size of your dog. The tool is designed to redirected your dog’s focus and attention, not to hurt your dog.
STOP EXCESSIVE BARKING
Many pet parents live in close quarters of other homes. The function of the shock collar is very focused, and it is not the same tool to help you set physical boundaries for your dog. This vibration or shock is delivered when a bark occurs, whether the pet parent is present or not.
This type of collar is controlled by the pet parent and is connected to a receiver, which is attached to the dog’s collar. A correction is delivered by the pet parent by beep, vibration or light shock to help direct the dog towards the desired behaviors.
Collars that accompany invisible fences are also a form of shock collar. When a dog reaches its geographical boundary, it receives a shock. These are very common fences in both suburban and more rural areas, especially popular near golf course communities where fences are banned.
If you have never used a shock collar before, be sure you consult your vet and also balance this tool with other training tools. Many dogs become conditioned to obey when wearing this type of collar and then revert to less-desirable behaviors once the collar is removed. We recommend using the least amount of power possible to achieve the desired behavior change. Our experts want to ensure your dog does not become fearful of the collar and become agitated by the training tool. Most of our recommended collars also beep to avoid shocking and still achieving training value.
Understanding your range and function will help you find the right collar. Most people do not need ranges over 300 yards, allowing you to save money and still get a great product. Most of our team is partial to Dogtra. They last, professional trainers love them, they are easy to use, and they have great customer support.
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