Remote E-Collar TrainingAngela Bentley
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.
5 Top Lies about Remote E-Collars
You can’t use one on a small dog:
Quality E-Collars are used differently than bark collars or invisible fence collars. We use them to “teach” dogs how to “do” something and not as a punisher. With quality collars like Dogtra or Technologies, it is easy to find just the right level so that the dog works without discomfort. So, yes they are safe on small dogs as well as big dogs.
It will stress your 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 while 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. A training program shouldn’t be about having no stress at all. But, rather, teaching the dog how to deal with the stress to be able to function in different situations.
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 as a correction device. These methods work for any dog not just problem dogs. The Remote E-Collar is only a tool. Not unlike prong collars, headhalters, leashes, buckle collars, etc… the tool doesn’t train the dog, the trainer trains the dog with the tool in hand. It’s all how you use it.
An E-Collar will make a dog more aggressive.
Proper Remote Collar foundation training is necessary for any dog to learn self control around other dogs. Also, we use other Techniques and tools along with the E-Collar to help the dog make better choices. Again, train, not correct, for lasting results.
Vibration training collars are a better alternative.
Vibration collars don’t have the advantage of multiple settings like remote E-Collars do. Plus, most dogs are startled by the vibration but are not from the stimulation of the e-collar. And, the wide range of levels allows for personal tailoring the feel to each dog unlike a one size fits all approach.