When it comes to choosing the right shock collar for dogs can be difficult in order to rectify the responses of your dog. You can find plenty of devices to suit your needs and each coming with different functions. At times, it can be quite difficult to find an appropriate type of training collar given that dogs of more breeds are being domesticated these days. While buying this type of collar, you should check the availability of the following 5 features.
Multiple Stimulation Levels
Hand-held remotes or transmitters for collars need to be flexible enough to suit the level of stimulation needed to match the temperament of your dog. The level of the intensity of stimulation should be suitable for your dog’s size. With a smaller collar having too weak stimulation, the radio frequency might not be enough to change your dog’s response. With larger collars having a higher stimulation, your pet might suffer physical and emotional damages. You will find most of the collars clearly mentioning what size of dogs they are appropriate for.
Collars with continuous stimulation deliver electric stimulation only as long as the remote button is kept pressed. Those with momentary stimulation deliver a short stimulation or “nick” in a few seconds. Some remotes also come with auto shutoff features.
The higher the range the shock collar for dogs has, the better it generally is. For an electric collar, the effective range may differ as per line of sight, environmental conditions and type of terrain. For basic obedience training in the front or back yard, a range of anywhere between 150 – 300 yards is quite sufficient. Collars with a long range and having transmitters with strong and dependable signal are necessary for training dogs in fields.
Almost all dog shock collars warn pets with the help of a sound alarm before delivering a correction. Some of the models also come with tone-only or vibration-only settings, and these can be used along with a static electrical pulse or as a substitute. Some of the collars come with a vibrating alarm that can be set to warn pets with only vibration warning without using static shock stimulation.
The remote operated collar that you choose should come with smart setting with an internal antenna in order to prevent being caught from the body of your pet. If you wish to train your canine companion in the pool or in places around water bodies, it is recommended that you go for waterproof collars.
The design of the handheld transmitter should be small enough, so that you can carry it easily in your pocket. Many companies make lightweight and small transmitters. Go for collars that come with transmitters which have been tested for rugged punishment as well as water resistance. While getting dog shock collars, choose one with a compact receiver which does not bog down your dog. The design of the remote should also be convenient enough to allow you to replace its batteries with ease. You should at all times follow the directions offered in the manual coming with each shock collar in order to ensure fast and safe training.