One misconception about placing Electric Dog Collars on dogs is this: the aim is to teach through pain. The aim is always to interrupt your dog’s bad behavior – barking, chewing on furniture, etc. The longer the dog is exposed to the interruption, the more chances it will associate the behavior with the expectation of getting the same stimulus.
It must be kept in mind that pain administered is nowhere near debilitating. The shock the dog is dealt with is no more painful than static felt on a carpet or windshield. This kind of obedience training is instituted by many pet owners to reduce the problems their pets cause.
Shock collars can be of two types. One is activated by both your dog’s bark and the vibration his barking causes. This is to ensure that the device can discriminate between your dog’s bark and any other loud sound. The second type is activated via a remote control. The bark-activated obviously discourage only one kind of behavior – barking – while the remote one can be used to discourage many other bad behavior.
Your dog might have the habit of stealing other people’s shoes and chewing them up, or chasing smaller pets. The quick succession between bad behavior and unpleasant stimuli, experienced by the dog, pays off over time. Other types of training have also benefited from the use of remote electric collars. Agility training, pet containment, and hunting are some of these regimen.
The idea of interrupting your dog’s behavior is to discourage it from ever engaging in them in the first place – a principle shared by other types of no bark collars. The types are sprays, ultrasonics, and vibration.
The remote control in your hands allows you to instantly interrupt whatever problem behavior your dog is showing.
Spend some time with your dog – after a while you’ll notice the difference when using Electric Dog Collars.