Using dog training collars provides a dog owner with a means of steering a dog’s behavior in the right direction. That said, there are several types of the collars available and it goes without saying that matching your dog with the correct training collar is very important. There are significant differences between them and you need to understand what these are if you want to succeed in ensuring your dog is to become manageable and obedient, without causing harm. You need to assess your dog’s strength, temperament and unique personality before matching it with a training collar if you hope to find success in modifying the development of its behavior.
Dog prong collars are sometimes known as dog pinch collars and the feature ‘prongs’ on the inside surface. You would typically select this type of collar if you have a very strong dog which tends to be aggressive by way of lunging at people and other dogs.
The prong collar features a limited circumference so that pressure from the prongs is evenly spread around the dog’s neck. There is no danger of the collar closing around the neck, which does happen with a sip collar.
Dog Shock Collars
In appearance, a dog shock collar looks like an ordinary dog collar however it contains a device that will give the dog a mild electrical shock. You can control the intensity of the shock by way of setting the level via a remote control device which is intended to modify the dog’s behavior.
It provides a way to train your dog without using a lead and has the advantage of allowing the dog owner to correct the behavior as soon as he/she observes it. You might need to experiment to find the appropriate sensation level which will be the most effective for your particular dog.
Dog Choke Collars
These are sometimes known as slip and is likely the most known of the dog training collars on the market today. It works well for large dogs who like to dictate where you are going to walk and is intended to teach the dog that some behaviors are not acceptable.
The idea is for the owner to be able to tighten and release the collar while the dog is wearing it. When the dog feels the collar tightening, it learns not to indulge in the behavior that causes the tightening. The collar must be able to slacken off quickly so that the dog doesn’t experience any negative sensation immediately the inappropriate behavior ceases. There are nylon dog choke collars available for puppies and small dogs too.