Written by Colin Seal
Train your dog quickly and easily with the help of a Remote Training Collar.
We all know that these kinds of collars get a bad name because of the static corrections. Truth is, they will never deal an ounce of pain to your dog if you know how to use them. Training is quick and made easy with a good Remote Trainer.
There are several different ways to train your dog. You may train them using a clicker, prong collars or choke collars but they all have their pros and cons. Clicker training is best and easy when used when the dog is still young. People may have problems with Choke and Prong collars being inhumane but they aren’t if you know how to tug on them with the right amount of force but the margin for error on them is pretty small.
With Remote Training Collars, the training s easily transferable to another person because the collar will respond to anybody doing the training as long as the same commands are used and the collars are triggered when required. For example, your dog is taught how to sit by a professional trainer. That trainer can easily give you the remote, teach you how to use it and how to continue your dog’s training. Your dog will easily adapt and obey your commands in no time. Consistency is also important and you need to continue the training and practice the commands with your dog often.
Any dog can be trained with Remote Trainers no matter how small or big or how stubborn or timid they are. All you need to know is to set the collar to the right level of correction, trigger the collar at the right time and reward your dog. Positive reinforcement is also integrated into the training to further strengthen the training. These remote trainers are perfect for working and sporting dogs that need training from a distance.
Remote Training Collars are still harmless even when set on their max levels but they would surely give your dog a good startle. However, we never set them to a high level. The proper level setting for these is the lowest setting that your dog responds to. Your working level will be significantly higher than your dog’s so if you can feel the stimulation at around level 50, your dog may feel it at 20 or even lower. That’s the level you want to work with.
These static stimulations are never used as a punishment despite the term correction. They are basically nudges that turn your dog in the right direction. When they obey your command, you’ll be there to reward and praise them which strengthens the training and will offer long-lasting effects. Think of it as the collar being the bad guy and your dog seeing you as the good guy. This doesn’t necessarily mean that the collar is a bad thing though.
Despite the levels being low, when you reach the part of the training where there are distractions, your dog will still be able to focus on your command because the collar will not be distracted. As long as you trigger the stimulation at the right time, your dog will quickly learn that the collar means business. This results in the most stubborn dogs being trained in a day or two even with distractions.
The static corrections when setting to the correct working level are completely safe for your dog. They can easily be compared to that tingle you feel when your hand or leg falls asleep but only for a split second. This stimulation is not meant to be a punishment or correction despite the term used.
You can browse through the Dog Training Collars section of the website and find something you like. There are also other varieties such as trainers specifically designed for sporting dogs like the SportDog SD-1825 or the Big Leash “FireFly” Remote Trainer.