When you have hunting or working dogs, you’re going to need several remote dog training collar to train them all with. Also, you need to be able to clearly send out signals at ranges at far as or more than 1000 meters. Here’s a concise guide to the features you want in your remote training collars, to help you in reaching in an informed buying decision.
Small, and unobtrusive profile. You want a collar that does not protrude or bulges – else you might have problems fitting it snugly around your dog’s neck. The transmitter should also be easy to figure out and easy to handle, like a cellular phone. Although there are dog owners preferring function over form, it never hurts to know there are units that hand your comfort in mind.
Transmission clarity. One complaint by dog owners is that their dogs can run off or run after any smaller animal in the open that gets their attention – and that means the dogs can get outside of transmission range. No dog owner wants to be caught in this situation, where his or her dogs can be exposed to potential harm – but how to prevent this? You need a remote training collar that reliably receives signals through wooded areas, hilly regions, and through thick concrete walls.
Resistant to wear and tear. When you compare prices and features, you might as well choose a model designed to take a beating from dogs. Dogs may play rough among themselves, bang the collar’s device around, and get it soaked in puddles. You want to be able to “correct” unwanted behavior from afar at all times. This means having a remote collar that survives the elements.
Alternatives to static shocks. You don’t have to go with collars that release static shocks if you don’t want to. There are also models that use sprays instead of shocks. The kind of spray can even be chosen, in some models. Popularly offered options include Citronella and lemon.
Can be expanded to accommodate more than one dog. When you look up features and prices of collars, see if the models that appeal to you either already come with extra collars or can be expanded to accommodate more. This is crucial since the price may be affected – vital if you are working with a budget in mind. So if you have three dogs, and you think you won’t need more collars than that number, by all means go with a package that only includes that.
Docking station. If smart phones and tablets can have recharging docking stations, why not your remote dog training collar? Choose this feature if you can as having a docking station usually means less time in charging to full capacity compared to plugging it to an electric socket.
Choose this feature if you can as having a docking station usually means less time in charging to full capacity compared to plugging it to an electric socket.