Dogs are an integral part of our lives, yet sometimes their behavior doesn’t always meet expectations. If your pup pulls too hard on leash or ignores commands, a training collar could help restore them to obedience. While some may find them irritating, when used responsibly and humanely it can become an effective training tool that strengthens relationships.
Your ideal training collar for grooming sessions will depend on both your unique needs and those of your dog. When choosing a collar type, be mindful of their size, breed, neck shape, sensitivities and different forms of stimulation each collar offers.
One popular type of collar for dogs is the choke chain, a tightening chain that tightens around their neck when they pull on their leash or become disobedient. While this method may work effectively at getting their attention, too much tension in the chain could result in choking or neck injuries if improperly fitted or tightened by you.
E-collars provide another means of correcting your dog’s behavior with an electronic signal; usually a vibration but some brands also offer tapping sensations which may resemble static shocks. While these e-collars tend to be more comfortable than choke chains for dogs, make sure you select an appropriate level of stimulation according to your dog’s specific needs and preferences.