Dog Training Collars: How do They Work?

Dog training collars have been proven to be extremely effective in a number of situations including behavior problems, basic and advanced training. These are often recommended as a last resort; however, as they do provide a negative impact on your dog to assist in learning the desired behavior.

Dog Training Collars

Remote Dog Training Collars: What They Are

Remote dog training collars allow you to reinforce desirable behaviors in your dog and prevent undesired behaviors. Find here the top 10 most common problems in dogs. Many pet parents use these for problems with digging, chasing or running away. When you push a button on the remote, your dog will hear a ding, often similar to the sound of a bell, as a warning. There are several types of remote collars to choose from including a spray or static vibration.

How Remote Dog Training Collars Work?

Let’s say, as an example, you are training your dog not to dig. If your dog begins digging, you press the warning button on the remote which provides your dog with a buzz or a ding signal as a warning. If the dog continues to dig and is not listening to you, you can hit another button which will either spray your dog or give him a static shock. The shock does not hurt the dog at low levels but the dog will not like the spray or the shock. The dog will associate the ding with the spray or the shock with a negative action and will no longer perform that action once he hears the warning.

If you have any questions regarding dog training collars, our in-house pet behaviorist is available to help you.

Amber Johnson, Animal Behaviorist

Miss Amber Johnson has many years of experience with pets and is a licensed cat and dog nutrition and behavior specialist. She currently collaborates with PetPremium where she counsels clients in pet behavior and nutrition. The statements made in this article are the personal opinions of Miss Amber Johnson and based on independent experiences and could be different from the opinions of PetPremium Pet health Insurance or any other pet health insurance provider.

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