Dog shock collars are used for different purposes. They can be used with underground fences to keep dogs from leaving your yard. They can be used as bark collars. Hunters use them as dog training devices to help encourage dogs to obey commands better. And, shock collars can be used in some kinds of obedience training. I personally do not condone much less recommend the use of of shock collars under most circumstances. I believe that non aggressive training methods can yield excellent results and in my opinion is far superior to aggressive techniques. I also understand that some dog owners have tried every method under the sun and want to take a different approach, this article is aimed to help those individuals looking for shock collars as a new or different approach.
The dog shock collar you choose for your dog will depend on why you need the collar. If you need a wireless fence for your dog, the best systems are made by Havahart. They are the Havahart Wireless Radial and the Havahart Wireless Custom. These systems are rechargeable with five correction levels. The Wireless Radial covers 11 acres and the Wireless Custom covers 25 acres.
If you are looking for an underground fence then the PetSafe UltraSmart PIG00-13619 and the Innotek UltraSmart Contain and Train are considered the best. The petsafe has three correction levels and the innotek has nine. They have battery back-up and cover 25 acres.
When it comes to bark collars, the PetSafe Deluxe Little-Dog Bark Control Collar, PBC00-10782 is considered to be the best bark collar for small dogs.
Are Dog Shock Collars Safe?
Yes, shock collars are safe for your dog. They operate on a battery that is attached to the collar. The shock that your dog receives is a static charge. It is similar to the charge you get when you walk across carpet and touch a door handle. It doesn’t hurt you but it will surprise you. This is how it functions with your dog. It surprises the dog into stopping what he’s doing, whether it’s crossing the fence boundary to leave your yard or nuisance barking.
What About Spray Collars?
Some people like to use spray collars but customers say they do not work as well as shock collars. Spray collars usually use a citronella spray, or some similar spray, that sprays in your dog’s face instead of using a static charge. Some dogs will get used to the spray and continue doing whatever they’re doing.
What About An Ultrasonic Tone?
Some collars and systems use an ultrasonic tone. They do work with some dogs but not all. Some dogs will ignore them and continue doing whatever they’re doing.
What If Another Dog Barks and My Dog Gets Shocked?
Some shock collars are made so that they only respond to the vibrations in your dog’s neck and not to the sound of barking. That way they don’t shock your dog if another dog barks.
You can also look for other special features such as collars that give a warning tone and collars that provide different levels of correction. The collar can give a mild correction and, if your dog doesn’t stop barking, the correction will get stronger.
The dog shock collars here have received the best customer reviews on their company sites and on different online sites. If you are looking for a shock collar for your dog, choose one that has the features you need for your particular situation.