Training Collars For Dogs
Training Collars for Dogs
There are many different dog collars used in dog training. They range from flat collars, choke collars, prong or pinch collars, martingale collars, no bark collars and remote training collars. There is also equipment used that doesn’t fit around the dog’s neck. See the harness below. I have seen many gimmicky collars that claim to stop dogs from pulling on walks but you are much better off to condition your dog not to pull through dog training. Each of these collars listed below have a place in dog training but must be matched to the dog’s temperament and used correctly.
I have included pictures in the post of your basic collars used in dog training. Each have their place depending on what method your dog requires. I find that trainers using passive methods tend to use flat collars, Martingale collars and harnesses.
The flat collar is great for hanging dog tags from for identification but offers little to no use for getting your dog’s attention when they go in “Drive”.
The Choke Collar can help correct a dog that pulls on walks but they must be used with the correct method or your dog will end up dragging you down the street in full choke and they won’t be bothered by it.
The Prong or Pinch Collar is a little bit easier to use however if your dog pulls to the point of your leash staying tight, your dog will ignore the pressure and again drag you down the street.
The Martingale acts similar to a choke collar but has a safety mechanism which prevents from putting too much choking pressure on the dog’s neck. This collar is not so good for the high drive dogs or distracted dogs.
No Bark collars are used for dogs that excessively bark while the owners are gone. The collar delivers a static correction when the dog barks. Most of these no bark dog collars are made to increase stimulation as the dog continues to bark.
The remote training collar is a great dog training collar to teach obedience, correct unwanted behaviors, manage aggression and to have complete control of your dog while “Off Leash” but only if used correctly. You can ruin a dog with the incorrect introduction or use of this type of training equipment. These collars have come a long way from the first generations and are capable of very low stimulation as well as tone and vibration options.
The harness is often used by owners for walking dogs but they don’t work so well with large breed dogs that pull on walks. Police canine handlers will use a harness to track a person. The harness prevents interfering with the dog when the tracking line gets tight which allows the dog to track without the handler correcting him/her while on track.