Dog training is rewarding and absolutely necessary for any pet owner. However, it’s possible to find that your dog simply doesn’t respond to the techniques presented in the manuals and help books on the subject. It can be difficult to know just what to do with that. If the books don’t cover it, what is left? Books tend to shy away from telling readers about external tools that have utility. A good example of a dog training tool is the training collar.
There are many different kinds of dog collar. Training collars are those that are designed to assist with training in particular. Generally, they are not intended to be worn as standard collars in everyday use. Training collars come in a number of varieties unto themselves. Remote training collars, for instance, allow the trainer to give the dog a little jolt for negative reinforcement without actually needing to be close. Some training collars work more like harnesses and are designed to apply calming, controlling pressure to the dog in the right locations, keeping them steady. Others respond to sound and give the dog a jolt if they bark inappropriately. These are often viewed as extreme, but they are sometimes necessary, especially when the dog is being trained for their own protection. Ideally, they are no harsher than what a puppy would receive from a sibling or parent.
Those having trouble training their dogs might look into training collars as a possible solution. Sometimes verbal training just doesn’t cut it and you need to expand into tools. Training collars are just one of many types of tools intended to make dog training more possible and to foster healthy relationships between pets and their owners.