Remote E-Collar TrainingAngela Bentley
FAQ’s About Remote E-Collar Training for Dogs
Remote E-Collar Training is often a misunderstood training tool for owners and trainers. Here is a list of some basic misconceptions when it comes to using remote E-Collar training for your dog.
You can’t use a shock collar on a small dog:
First, let’s get away from calling a remote E-Collar training device a shock collar. Quality E-Collars have a different feel than bark collars or invisible fence collars. It feels more like static and with the lower levels of stimulation on todays quality collars it is easy to tweak the feel so that the dog works on a level that is just perceivable to them. So, yes they are safe on small dogs as well as big dogs.
I don’t want to stress my dog out.
Any training program can cause a little stress during the learning stages. During this time your dog is receiving structure he may have never had to deal with before and learning self control. This takes a lot of concentration on his part and mental stress that’s no different than a human child having to study their school work. It is also a good workout for the dog when other exercise is not available.
Remote E-Collar training is for stubborn dogs, dogs with behavioral problems, or as a last resort for bad dogs.
Totally false. Trainers today are using a remote E-Collar as a training tool and not exclusively as a correction device. These methods work for any dog not just problem dogs.
An E-Collar on a dog aggressive dog will only make the dog more aggressive.
While two dogs are fighting or one dog is targeted onto another dog’s presence is NOT the time to introduce a dog to the E-Collar stim. With proper foundation training an aggressive dog can learn self control around other dogs with amazing results. Again, train, not correct, for lasting results.
I’ve seen vibration training collars. Aren’t these a better alternative?
Vibration collars don’t have the advantage of multiple settings like remote E-Collars do. With the startle effect that the dog gets from the vibration puts it in the correction use category not the training category like the E-Collar.