There are many types and styles of dog training collars. Owners of dogs really need to work out exactly what they want from their chosen style. So do your research when it comes to choosing and buying the right dog training collar. The following are points that you may want to consider.
Type of Dog Training Collars
- Electronic Dog Collar – With this type, electric signals discourage the negative behavior as it delivers a shock (a small one only should be used) each time the dog does what you do not want him to do.
- Buckle Dog Collar – Attached with a buckle, this collar can be made of leather, cotton or nylon. It is adjustable and it is made to help reduce the risk of breakage of the dog’s hair. It should be a wide one not thin. This style of collar is my personal style of dog collar.
- Choke Collar – This collar is commonly used with the jerk and praise method of dog training. It is made with a metal ring. Whether it is old fashioned training or a new modern method, this is a very common collar to use.
The collar may choke the animal if it is the wrong size. However, if the collar is not small enough, the animal can easily escape from it. The collar has to be just right to be effective and to also keep the animal secure. There are techniques to ensure you get the right size collar. You can measure the neck and allow for 2 to 3 more inches for proper adjustment. There should be an adequate gap felt around the collar if it fits correctly. Width is also important. A wide collar is safer than a thin one, especially when training.
Breed Of Your Dog
There are dog collars available which can suit different breeds. There is a sense of fashion, even for collars. You can find collars which will specifically highlight the characteristics of certain breeds.
For instance, you may notice a fierce looking bulldog looks perfectly suited for a spiked collar while tiny hand held dogs are seen in petite or jeweled collars. You must put the usage and durability of a collar ahead of fashion sense when it comes to buying a dog training collar. This is one time you need to be practical not fashionable.
The kind of fur a breed has plays a role in the kind of collar that will work best. A flat collar is more appropriate for a short haired dog so it will not leave marks. If the breed has long hair, a collar that is rounded can work nicely to prevent breakage.
You do not have to invest a huge amount of cash when buying a collar. Look around for an item you find appealing then check out the price to get a good idea of what you like and can afford. When it comes to taking in all of these factors and picking a dog training collar, the function has to be first. It may take a little bit of money to get the collar that is going to work best. However, if money is a real concern, you can take your time and look around before making a choice.