E-Collars for Dog Training Using e-collars for dog training is often a common debate among dog owners and trainers. I have seen a few petitions in the past about banning e-collars and prong collars, a shop owner being targeted at Crofts in a campaign to slander and harass his company for even selling such tools. I saw a petition to not allow dogs wearing certain tools such as e-collars, be allowed at a dog event in a public parkRead more “E-Collars for Dog Training: In the Spirit of Valentines Day”
It is time for my Halloween post.I had so much fun dressing up last year, I knew I’d find a way to pull out another alter ego this season. With that in mind, I decided we’d discuss if the use of aversives are necessary when training a dog. I know it is a topic that causes much debate amongst trainers. It is kind of like politics with the topic getting heated and people tending to gravitate to one side orRead more “Bad Girls, Bad Girls, Whatcha Gonna Do?”
Last week I wrote about a questioner I was looking for volunteers to answer in regard to their e-collar training experiences. I want to hear from dog owners who are using this tool as part of their training program. And I left you with the tidbit from one person who responded: Q: In one sentence please describe how you felt about remote collars BEFORE you started training with them. A: The only people that use them are police dogs andRead more “What do you think about remote dog training collars: Part 2”
A remote collar is not magic. I say that just about every time I meet with someone for a dog training evaluation. And then I explain what it can do for enhancing the dog and owner relationship if used properly. The key being, it must be used with knowledge. Electronic collars are not one of those tools that someone can purchase and “do it yourself”. At least most people will not be successful because the commonly held perception is thatRead more “Remote collar training can work for fearful and anxious dogs: ya just gotta know how to do it.”
If you are looking for information on remote collar training or how an electronic collar should or shouldn’t be used for training a dog, check out this recent interview on blog talk radio. Brad Phifer from Bark at Brad had some great questions for me concerning the common myths surrounding e-collar training. We discussed many concerns such a proper levels of stimulation, “shock collar burns” and can using a remote collar increase fear and aggression in the dog.
A: Lots of ways. I hope that is what participants of our workshop discovered last weekend. A remote dog training collar is so much more than just a tool used to correct bad behavior. In fact that really is one of the last options we recommend you use the e-collar for.
How long should it take to have well trained, well behaved dog? For the Earl family it was 8 years of challenges before they found the right training and techniques to turn their two into a more mannerly duo. However, once they learned about how the electronic collar could help them it was only two weeks until the problems were solve. They were then on the way to the more enjoyable life they had envisioned with their dogs.
Can electronic training collars be used to help a dog that has separation and anxiety issues? The thought of using these type of training collars for behavior problems goes counter intuitive to what many may first believe. But in actuality, the e-collar, or shock collar as some refer to it proves to be one the more humane and gentle solutions in helping dogs such as Willow, discussed below, regain a more normal and full lifestyle. Bear in mind, I sayRead more “Can remote training collars help dogs with anxiety issues?”
The idea of using an electronic collar for dog training conjures up many emotions in people. For those who have had negative experiences or no experience at all, it typically goes hand in hand with ideas of pain or fear. This is understandable given that most people
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