Dog training collars are an invaluable asset to many pet owners. They can help address behavior problems that could pose dangers to family members or animals, such as jumping onto guests or knocking them over, barking constantly keeping neighbors awake or eating foreign objects. Some owners even use dog training collars to train working dogs for hunting, search and rescue, service patrol and patrol duties – however these dogs must perform these roles with neutrality and confidence; otherwise they cannot perform effectively in their jobs.
People looking for electronic collars for their pets typically aren’t seeking to train their animal to hunt, serve or protect – instead they simply wish for it to remain a happy member of their family and society. Most pet dogs can be trained with positive reinforcement training (reward-based). Many professional dog trainers use this approach.
However, some pet owners discover their dogs have a behavioral issue which should be addressed using an electronic training collar. Many have used an e-collar with their previous dog and come to appreciate its control, freedom, and safety benefits for themselves and their pup.
No matter the reason behind needing an e-collar, its introduction requires careful timing. Too early and your dog could become confused and resistant to training sessions; too late can set back several steps of progress in his or her education.