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The Best Shock Collars For Dogs & Puppies

Find the Perfect Dog Shock Collars For Your Pup

Shock collars come in a range of sizes and types, and the 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 for your dog!

For those new to shock collars, we first recommend that you determine whether your dog is small, medium, or large by DogGear standards. You can generally assess this by your dog’s weight:

We broke shock collars down into three size-based categories to help save you time and money. Our selection of collars for small dogs is first. If your dog is medium or large, please skip to the lower sections. If you are not sure what type of shock collar is right for you, try completing our short quiz, which will take you less than 1 minute. The quiz helps us formulate a personalized recommendation for you based on the time the DogGear team has spent researching every type of shock collar on the market.

Best Shock Collar

It’s a little difficult to talk about electric collars without getting too technical. A lot of these collars now are very comparable to each other. E-collars such as Garmin, Tri-Tronics, Dogtra, and SportDog, to name a few, make great products. I prefer Tri-Tronics just because I’m familiar with the device, using them in the military. However, I do know guys who prefer Dogtra collars for the convenient size of the controller. Usually, the choice of an electric shock collar will be based on your preference and needs, so make sure to read up on the collar’s capabilities.

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Best Shock Collars for Dogs

Best Shock Collars for Small Dogs

Our top picks by your dog’s needs

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*The DogGear team did not stop with small dog shock collars, we moved on and analyzed the dog crates for medium dogs as well. Read on to gain knowledge and save time.

Best Shock Collars for Medium Dogs

Our top picks by your dog’s needs

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*Last, and certainly not least, the DogGear team did not forget about large dog shock collars, we know big dogs are almost never forgotten, and they also need a place to rest. Keep diving in to our research, woof.

Best Shock Collars for Large Dogs

Our top picks by your dog’s needs

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DogGear Philosophy

We at DogGear are always expanding our reviews and value your feedback. Getting the right shock collar is important. If you come across another product you would like us to review, let us know and we will. These collars help dog owners around the world train their dogs.

For most, these collars are enough, but if you are interested, feel free to peruse our other specialty collars such as citronella collars, anti-bark collars, prong collars, leather collars, and Martingale dog collars.

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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.

Remote-Controlled collars

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.

Invisible Fences

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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Best Dog Collars, Best Puppy Collars, Best Anti Bark Collars

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