Dog Training Collars Really Work

By: echarter
There are a wide variety of dog training collars available on the market, so it gets hard to decide which particular training collar is right for your pet. Dogs need a lot of exercises to keep their lungs, heart, bones and muscles strong. Therefore, walking your dog is of great importance, but for your own sanity and your pet's safety, collar dog training is of great importance.

Although, a lot of pet owners say that collar dog training is not the most humane training method, it is still a very popular one. No matter what training method you choose, pet training requires patience, time and commitment.

Pet training collars come in wide range of types and sizes. A good one gives you control, but does not hurt your pet, and should fit comfortably around its neck. Before going out to buy a dog training collar, it is a good idea to take the measurements of your best friend, the area of his neck and head.

The Martingale collars are a type of dog training collars used for flyball training, but they are not easily removed, because those pet training collars actually fit quite well to the neck. The Martingale pet training collars are flexible, thus eliminating the danger of choking even if the dog gets very excited.

Another one is the choke chain collar, but its popularity has decreases significantly, because it severely chokes the dog is he tries to make a quick move, or changes direction suddenly. Since this dog training collar consists of chain of heavy steel links, the more the dog struggles, the more the chain tightens.

The limited choke collar is a good choice for a dog training collar, since it doesn't get any smaller when pull the leas, so there is no pain involved for the dog. Overall, the healthiest dog training collar is probably the snap around choke collar. The advantages of this pet training collar are that it does not contract like the choke collar and rides high on the dog's neck, thus it won't hurt the dog even when the leash is pulled.

The German Pinch dog training collar is made for wild and difficult to control dogs. Those collars apply pressure directly on the neck, but without damaging its windpipe.

Recently, the electronic dog training collars have started to grab the attention. Such pet training collars set off radio waves that shock that dog, but it will always will with fear, waiting for the next shock wave. The electronic dog training collars are suitable for problematic dogs that have been untrainable so far. Remember that the electronic collars should not be used if your dog has heart problems or it is less than ten months old.

Bottom line is that the dog training collar is not a trainer itself, you are. So it is your responsibility to train your pet and use the training collar in the best possible manner. When it comes to dog training collars, use your common sense and gain some knowledge on their proper use, before applying it to your pet.
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