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What Everybody Should Know About E-Collars for Proper Dog Training

| Dog Training | February 17, 2011

The world is moving to a new direction by ensuring that everything is attached with technology. And for dog training, there is nothing less to technology. Electronic collars have been developed to enhance dog training by exerting electron shocks that will act as simulation. The device comes with lots of advantages and also disadvantages in some areas have been experienced.

Author’s Note: On this article I’m trying to express the main positives and negatives of electronic collars. It is not my goal to convince people that E-Collars are good or harmful for dog training, I’m just wanting to report these concepts impartially.

The benefits of E-Collars

1) They are Fast. The device has proven to be fast and less tiresome in training than traditional coercive methods; it is because shocks will only take a press of the collar button to create simulation.

2) They are convenient. The rc collars have ensured that training takes place even at longer distances. The price of these devices is affordable and cheaper when compared with hiring a professional trainer who requires a considerable time to train.

3) They are easy to understand. In addition, the use of the device is simple to understand and apply. Just read the provided user’s manual.

4) They’re effective. Most trainers state that e-collars are used as the best tool to punish the dog.

The Disadvantages of E-Collars

For any advantage there is a disadvantage too.

1) They cause anxiety and stress. Several researches have proven how the shocks have created fear and anxiety to the dogs that might persist for a longer time even after training is completed. This fact has been proved by postures of the dogs and their quire behavior after the training .

2) It might be a nuisance rather than a training practice.

3) They become unuseful once the dog is out of control. E-collars are often partially efficient with certain types of dogs. This happens when the dogs get uncontrollable.

4) They are vulnerable to defect. For example some models are not water proof to prevent undue transmission of electronic currency.

5) You should check your dog’s weight. Incase of a mismatch between the dog’s weight and the voltage required, a high voltage will harm a less weighted dog and vice versa.

And you? Do you consider e-collar a good dog training tool?

About the author: M. D. Clay writes for dog training career , a blog to inform dog trainers and help folks who want to become a professional dog trainer.

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