The first thing you want to do on buying a new pet dog is to train it properly on manners and tricks. You might be quite sure of how to get it potty trained, but there are other areas where you need additional information.
On visiting a pet store you would be able to check out on all training tools you need. Here you come across a variety of dog training collars. You might wonder what it is all about and what their differences really are.
If your dog obeys your commands and behaves well, and even try to please you with a good response, you need to use only an ordinary regular collar-leash for training. Even otherwise you need these things so buy them and see how the pet gets on with it. Try to make him walk with you, with the collar-leash on. If he does not bother this, take it as a fine training tool.
If the dog does not get on well with an ordinary collar-leash, try using a training collar that ensures a corrective response. One of these types is called a choke or choker. It consists of a chain that either loosens or tightens around the pet’s neck, when pulled on. Make sure to use this properly, because this might be quite dangerous if not used in the right manner. Your dog would stand to suffer if you are not properly using the device.
See how it works. A slight pulling only is needed whenever the dog responses negatively or wrongly. This causes a choking effect, and the dog would learn instantly that some thing went wrong. You should not hurt or injure the animal while pulling. Again, if the dog has got a habit of pulling on the leash, this collar is not suggested. Try the device on the dog only after mastering the usage of it.
Yet another corrective device is the prong. This device fit quite loosely around the dog’s neck . It also has got a number of metal thorns on the inside. The thorns give a pinch in the dog’s skin, while you pull the leash on. Many dog lovers are of the opinion that this is a rather cruel method to train the dog. They are very much concerned over the fact that the dog’s skin get damaged in the process and that the dog would get hurt. Another set of dog lovers say that the pinching effect caused would be just like the effect that a mother dog gives when she uses her teeth to pinch her puppy when it misbehaves. Do not use it on a dog that keeps on pulling the leash. They could get hurt and also get sort of numb in the neck area.
It is your personal choice as to which dog collar should be selected for the pet. For this you need to understand your pet and its behavior and also your skills at training him/her. Then go on and choose a suitable training collar. Hopefully this article has helped to make your collar selection a bit easier.