Historically, positive reinforcement has been the go-to training strategy for working with dogs. But reinforcing behavior using treats and affection doesn’t work for every breed. And this is where remote training collars can be helpful. Remote-controlled collars can let you give specific levels of stimulation to your dog, helping instill correct behaviors.
But before you pull the trigger on a purchase, you should make sure the remote training dog collar you’re looking at has these three important features:
It’s a good idea to invest in a dog collar that can offer some level of water resistance. This can help ensure the internal components don’t get damaged by exposure to moisture. And water-resistant dog collars are pretty much essential if you’re planning on training your pooch outdoors. The resistance level should be at least IPX7 if you're planning on training your dog in a swimming pool. Plus, the remote should also have a similar resistance level.
Contact Point Setting
An educator dog collar can let you set the size and intensity of the contact point. The general rule of thumb here is to go for a size where both ends of the contact points touch your dog’s skin. And you’ll also need a wider contact if your dog has longer fur, but you can opt for a narrower contact point if your dog has short fur. Your new dog collar should let you set the intensity of the contact point, and the varied intensities should let you set a custom stimulation for different behavior corrections.
You should also look for collars that can offer a longer range, and this range is usually measured in miles or feet. A longer range can let you train your furry friend in large yards without having to run after them.
It’s also a good idea to try to find a dog collar that can offer a longer battery life on a single charge. And the remote should also have a display that shows the remaining battery life, which should help make your experience more user-friendly.
This Garmin Dog Collar lets you set the size of the contact point. And this, along with the 18 different stimulation intensities, really adds to this product’s versatility. These settings are applied via a handy remote controller that comes with a clear and easy-to-read LCD display. You can use this remote for controlling up to three collars, too. Plus, the remote also displays the collar’s battery levels.
And speaking of the battery, this dog collar offers a pretty amazing battery life of up to 80 hours. The collar, on the other hand, offers a 60-hour battery life. Both devices are rated IPX7 for water resistance too, and the collar and the remote can communicate over a distance of 0.5 miles.
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