How to Use an Electronic Dog Training Collar: 10 Steps
I was in Fresno, CA recently instructing a dog training workshop on how to use electronic remote training collars
I have never used a dog shock collar for training purposes before and was a bit skeptical regarding their effectiveness. After researching several different models, we chose the PetTech collar based on the positive reviews and great price. We have a lively golden retriever pup who loves to jump on people as well as chew/nip. The directions state the collar should be used on dogs 6 months and older; however, we have been using it on our 4 month old. The collar is very lightweight and doesn’t seem to bother our pup. We’ve been using primarily the vibrate and sound modes, rather than the shock option. So far, we are impressed with the results we are seeing with only a week’s use. He has definitely calmed down and we are seeing improvement. I’m anxious to see his reaction when our grandchildren visit as he really loves little kids. Thanks for producing a quality product at a low cost. AND, the lifetime guarantee is a rare thing these days. Thanks, PetTech!
this works great and holds its battery charge for long time. We have a 5 year old cocker spaniel that we did not train well as a puppy. As a result, she runs away, jumps on the table and just does not obey. I was concerned that this collar would not work because she really isn’t obedient at all and doesn’t learn well. However, I have been very pleased. After the very first time having it on, she will now obey and do what I ask her. She will stop immediately what she is doing and do what I ask. The only thing I would say is that you should start the shock at a very low number. I believe it goes 1-100 however even 10 was too high for our dog, so we use it at an 8 and it is still very effective at correcting her behavior without hurting her. Very happy with this device and wish I would have ordered one sooner.
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Most trainers use the Ecollar as a positive punishment. The dog chases deer so they put the collar on the dog and the next time he starts chasing deer, they blast him with a high level jolt of electricity. He learns that chasing deer leads to an unpleasant experience, no matter how far he is from his handler, and the behavior becomes extinct. (Actually this has two parts, the first part, when the button is pressed to give the dog a stimulation, is positive punishment. The second part, when the dog breaks off the chase and the stimulation is stopped, is negative reinforcement.) If you're not sure about how to use an e-collar, a training video, book or manual is a MUST if you want to be successful with your dog. See all of our .
When I start training a dog I find his level of stimulation by turning the Ecollar up very slowly until I see some reaction from him that he feels the stimulation. This can show itself several ways. One is an ear flick; another is scratching, as if bitten by a flea; another is a furrowing of the dog's brow; another is the dog moving his head away from the collar as if a grasshopper had landed on him. This is far below the level used by most Ecollar trainers. Some of them train at the highest level of stimulation that a dog can tolerate. I train at the lowest level of stimulation that the dog can feel. Safety is paramount when using an electric dog collar. Experts agree are safe when used properly. When used carelessly they can be ineffective and even confuse or frighten your dog. If you have already purchased a collar, read the accompanying manual and operating instructions completely before putting the collar on your dog. This article is only a summary, however, K9 Electronics offers a free, step-by-step, e-collar training guide with every purchase that will show you exactly how to introduce the collar to your dog and its correct use in much greater detail.