As a responsible dog owner, you must have realized the need for owning a dog that behaves well with strangers and other animals and who obeys commands that are given. The need to train your dog must be recognized at the earliest if you want to enjoy owning a dog, but you may not be very clear about what it takes to train your pet dog. You will certainly come across dog training tools while you are searching for ways and means to train your dog and a most useful dog training tool that you should consider for your dog is the electronic dog collar.
Electronic Dog Collar
Of all the different dog training tools available, the electronic dog collar comes in many different types and it has two main purposes. The first is to keep your pet within the boundaries of your home, while the second objective is to get the dog to understand basic house rules and to behave well around friends and family.
I personally do not like to use electronic dog collars as I have seen some bad outcomes from dog owners using these. They have worked exceptionally well for others. It is up to you if you chooses to use them with your dog training.
These dog training tools can work well in helping to train the dog, especially the way it behaves and the electronic dog collar works when shock waves are sent to the dog that makes him understand that certain dog behavior is not right. The shock can be sent on its own or through operation of a remote control. Though such dog training tools are a good tool to get your dog to behave properly, there is still the humane aspect that should be also considered and the dog should not be abused by giving it excessive shocks, even though the shocks are not very powerful there are still risks of using electronic dog training collars.
Besides the electronic dog collar, there are numerous other dog training tools that are being introduced into the market which are very attractive, yet still not a substitute for the basic knowledge required in order to properly train a dog. You could also use clickers, which are hand-held devices that you can carry in the palm of your hand and emit a click-clack sound that can be detected by the dog, even in the presence of common background sounds, so it is very useful in getting the attention of the dog.
Other dog training tools include leashes which come in all sizes, with those that can extend up to thirty feet and which can be retractable. Another alternative would be to use chest halters and even full vests, that gives the trainer a stronger hold on the dog. You can use muzzles which are another type of dog training tool.