When buying training collars for your dog, factors to consider include, but are not limited to, the number of dogs you have, the size, and perhaps the size of the are your dogs will be running around in. At least these are the starters – because if you’re new to this you need to start somewhere simple. As for the circumstances dog owners find themselves in, here are some samples. You could have a neighbor, Martha, who’s go four big dogs she loves to take walks with deep in the woods. An officemate, Junner, might have hunting dogs some of which may not take to him too easily. On Mark’s farm, his working dogs can be a handful to manage. For different dogs, there are different needs.
If you go online to shop. you might find out the options or features listed under each model may not be straightforwardly simple. That there are so many options of models of training collars in the first place is part of the complication. If you need a quick and easy-to-understand guide, this article is for you.
Decide on the distance. One rule of thumb that’s still followed today is to take a distance you’ll dogs will roam in and multiply it by two.
The resulting figure will be the more-or-less range you need for the transmission range of your training collar.
Short range means 500 meters and below that. Medium is from 500 to 1000 meters. Long range means 1000 meters and above. These are the ranges available for transmitters. Of course it pays to know about the park you’ll be taking your dogs to, the yard in your property, or the woods you’ll them hunting in.
But do keep in mind that this transmission range is only one factor, since there are others, as you’ll see below.
All weather, all terrain toughness. If yours are work or sheep dogs, you may want some more sturdiness into the both the transmitter and the collars themselves. It’s crucial for the transmitter to keep working despite getting dropped and soaked. Same goes with the collars – rowdy dogs running in the woods or skidding in puddles or running under the rain can challenge some models. So choose a model that’s water-resistant, with a long battery life, and which can get through some rough handling. Along with ruggedness is another features – indicators. You want a battery indicator for the transmitter and the collars, so can tell if you need to charge them, and call the dogs back in before the batteries run out. The recommended models also have indicators how far the dogs are relative to your transmitter’s position. That way you can tell if they’re about to leave your transmission range.