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Many Uses For A Dog Training Collar

Updated on October 22, 2012

Having a bit of trouble training your puppy or mature dog not listening to your commands?

If so, good thing that there is a wide range of unique products available to help you.

Tops among these is the dog training collar.

While some people may feel this is an inhumane method of training a dog they might be surprised to learn that top professional dog trainers use the dog training collar to teach small to large dogs of all possible breeds what is acceptable behavior.

From hunting dogs to house kept dogs, as my Beagle is, if you need a good way to train your dog or break them of bad habits these collars are the way to go.


Success In Using The Dog Training Collar

A dog training shock collar is one I have used with great success for getting my point across to my stubborn Beagle.

He is a wonderful and very loving dog but ever since he was a puppy he has been very adept at getting past my efforts to keep him within the safe confines of my fenced in backyard.

If I lived in a rural area without major highways close by this would not be an issue, but I do not.

So it has been for his safety and my piece of mind I decided to purchase a dog remote training collar.

I selected one after observing how a good friend used his shock collar for dog training.

His Beagle had a strong desire to chase deer when they would go out for walks in the forest and this was also an issue with my Beagle.

Little wonder as the two dogs are from the same litter!

His use of the dog training collar convinced me I needed one to break my dog of digging out under the fence, chasing deer in the wooded area behind my home, as well as barking at every person walking up and down my street.

Reasons Why I Use Dog Training Collar

I selected a shock collar for dog training for a couple of reasons.

First, this type of dog training collar can be set to give a warning tone and vibration to get his attention.

If he does not listen to this first warning then with the remote control I can select up to eight different levels of electrical shock from very mild to strong.

The other reason I selected this remote dog collar training method is because the unit has a range of almost one mile.

If he jumps a deer or just makes a beeline for parts unknown, I now have the ability to give him a bit of a shock to get his attention.

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Only a couple of times, when I began to initially train him using the dog training with shock collar method, have I needed to use the highest setting.

He very quickly understood he was doing something unacceptable and returned to where I was standing.

As anyone who has experience with this breed of dog well knows they are very difficult to call off a rabbit, deer, or any other animal they are chasing.

I have been thrilled with how well this small dog training collar has performed.

The answer to my prayers!


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      6 years ago

      Anyone with a PhD should be considered suspect, as most places that award such degrees are nothing more than hotbeds of subversion and mind control.

    • Dubuquedogtrainer profile image


      6 years ago from Dubuque, Iowa

      The American Society of Veterinary Behavior and the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists advise against the use of shock collars for training dogs.It is not necessary to use shock to get a dog's attention. Proper training using positive reinforcement, particularly clicker training, rather than "positive punishment" (adding something aversive) and "negative reinforcement" (taking something aversive away) is highly effective, even with hound dogs. I know because I am a full time professional dog trainer and train dogs every day. I also work with dogs that have been damaged from the use of shock collars.

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      6 years ago

      Actually, the top dog trainers and behaviorists in the world do not agree with you. Are you suggesting that Dr. Karen Overall, Dr. Ian Dunbar, Dr. Jean Donaldson, and Dr. Patricia McConnell are all wrong? These are the top behaviorists and trainers IN THE WORLD. Yet, all of them have posted studies, written books, done seminars warning against using shock collars and other aversive training methods. They do not agree with you. Are you more experienced than they are? If so, color me impressed. However, I did not see any initials after your name indicating your credentials.

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      Laura Matkin 

      6 years ago from Laceys Spring, Alabama

      I live on a farm and we have owned Beagles as well as other hound breeds none of whom would not come when called. Take your dog to training classes or find a trainer who can teach your dog to mind off leash. Costs less than a shock collar and grows the bond between you and your dog.

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      6 years ago from Denver, CO

      Prey and scent drive are very strong in hounds. Shock collars are sometimes necessary to break bad habits that put our dogs in danger, like chasing cars or animals. A shock collar is a tool misunderstood by many pet owners and I'm glad to see an explanation on its proper application. Thank you for the hub!


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