How to choose a training collar?
Training collars for the little ones and the biggest ones
Nowadays, there is a wide range of products in the training collar market, so you can easily choose a model suitable for very small and large dogs. But how to choose the right one? In addition to the size, it is good to take into account the type of corrections due to the temperament of the dog, its age, health, purpose, and training environment. Let's take a look at how to choose the right one!
Types of corrections
First of all, it is important to point out that training collars and their signals are used for warning, not for punishing the dog. Signaling is faster and more understandable for your dog than most other methods of alerting.
- Electronic collars - use a type of correction called impulse during training. This is an electrostatic impulse (electric current does not pass through the collar), which alerts the dog to inappropriate behavior, and helps him respond to your calls and commands. Patpet T502 will allow you to set the electronic impulse in up to 99 levels.
- Vibrating collars - the collar emits a vibration that the dog will perceive as unpleasant, but should never cause pain. Vibrating collars allow you to set several levels, so you can comfortably adjust it according to your needs. You can try, for example, the great new Reedog VS8, which offers vibration, increased vibration, and sound mode.
- Sound Collars - Audible alert is used most often and is used first with most collars. The collar emits a tone that alerts the dog that it is doing something wrong. The Reedog P30 is suitable for dogs from 5 kg and offers 8 different sound alert settings.
- Ultrazvukové obojky – obojek pracuje s ultrazvukem, který bývá většině psů nepříjemný. Není však vhodný pro psy mladší do jednoho roku.
- Ultrasonic collars - the collar works with ultrasound, which most dogs find uncomfortable. However, it is not suitable for dogs younger than one year.
- Spray collars - the spray is injected under the dog's nose. This is a gentler version of correction than impulse or vibration, so it is suitable for more sensitive dogs. This Reedog Spray Trainer spray collar also has an anti-barking mode, so it is also suitable for correcting your dog's barking.
What else to consider when choosing the right collar:
Environment – The first and most important factor is where you will be using the collar. If your dog likes to jump into water, choose a waterproof collar that can be submerged. A collar with water-resistant properties that can handle even light rain is sufficient for normal walks. You can buy a collar without water protection for use at home
Range - How much range you'll need for the collar? Is a shorter distance enough for training at home or in the garden? Or you will be training in the field, where it will be more difficult to reach the signal.
Temperament – temperamental dogs may ignore weaker and lesser corrections, while a sensitive dog will respond to the slightest warning. The collar is not recommended for aggressive dogs, as their reactions can be unpredictable.
Something extra - today there are also combined collars on the market that also offer the function of GPS location, or they combine an anti-barking collar at the same time.
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