An electronic dog training collar is dog training equipment that is primarily used to facilitate a small electric shock to the dog. It is placed around the dog’s neck in lieu of the original collar and the owner or trainer of the dog has a transmitter that can send remote signals to the electronic dog training collar. The transmitter in the hands of the owner or trainer has a button which the individual can push, in order to send the small electric shock to the dog via electrodes implanted on the electronic dog training collar.
Kinds of Electronic Dog Training Collars
There are three basic types of electronic dog training collars. These include the manual collar that needs a person to press a button to activate the electrodes, the collar that is activated when the dog barks and the collar that activates itself when it comes close to the perimeter where the dog is not allowed to cross.
One risk of using an electronic dog training collar to regulate and monitor your dog’s behavior, is that there have been times when the collar randomly discharges an electronic shock on the poor dog, without it doing anything wrong. This can undo the good that the collars have done and may confuse the dog, especially if it is resting and not doing any training. This can be solved by taking the electronic dog training collar off when training is not in session. For those collars that need to be worn all the time to curb barking and monitor the dog’s perimeter, this can be confusing for the dog.
Another risk of using an electronic dog training collar, is that the owner of trainer may not be able to fully control the emission and send out a shock that is too long or too intense that it can harm the dog. Some dogs can tolerate small electric shocks and may need a bigger and longer electric shock, which is actually very inhumane.
The dogs might also eventually figure out that the collars are the cause of its discomfort and become unruly when the collar is off, or may even refuse to have the collar on. Regression may also occur when the dog has figured out that the shocks come from the collar and behave only when the collar is on.
Another risk of using an electronic dog training collar is lesions which stem from using the snug collars. The lesions are not from the electric shocks but from the snugness of the collar, which is necessary for the electrodes to come in contact with the dog’s skin.
The risks associated with using a collar, far outweigh the benefits. With proper training and patience, owners can achieve the same results.