Electric Dog Training Devices
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Electric Dog Training Devices


Some dog trainers love to work with electric dog training devices, while others never use them. A third group of dog trainers only use electric dog training devices in a few special situations or when they train certain types of dogs. The subject is quite controversial and as a dog owner you should listen to several different opinions before you make up your mind. You should also keep in mind that the ideal training methods will differ from dog to dog. For one dog, electric dog training devices might work out great, while an other dog should definitely not be trained using a an electric dog training device. You must therefore try to find out the best solution for your particular dog.

The electronic dog collar is one of the most frequently used electric dog training devices. By using this type of electric dog training device, you can give your dog a small electric shock when you need to correct certain behaviours. The electronic dog collar comes with a remote control, which means that you can correct your dog even from a distance. Today’s modern dog training devices will usually allow you to give your dog electric shocks of varying strength.

Many people startle when they here the words “give the dog an electric shock”, and for good reasons. If used by irresponsible or ignorant dog owners, this type of electric dog training device can naturally be very harmful to a dog. When used responsible, it can however prove a very valuable tool. Remember, you are not supposed to electrocute your dog. A high-quality electric dog training device will only deliver a light electrical shock. The shock should only give the dog a small unpleasant sensation, not harming it. Some dog owners feel that they could never use this type of electric dog training devices, but when their dog gets out of line and need to be immediately corrected they never think twice about pulling them violently by the leash, use a choke collar or even hit them on the nose. When you decide whether or not you will use an electric dog training device, you should therefore always compare it to the alternatives. Can you correct your dog using a milder method, or will you retort to hitting and hauling?

Those in favour or this type of electric dog training devices usually appreciate them since they make it possible to correct a dog at a distance and thereby make it possible to train the dog without keeping it on a leash. When training field dogs, it is for instance not desirable to keep them on a leash. At some point during the training, you always have to start training the dog without keeping it on a leash. The electric dog training devices will also make it possible for you to train your dog even when your dog is not aware of your presence. Some dogs will behave great as long as they know that you are looking at them, but happily participate in all kinds of mischief as soon as you turn your back. By using an electric dog training device, you can correct a dog even from another room, when the dog does not know that you are watching it.

Never use an electric dog training device without first learning about how it should be used. Many problems caused by electric dog training devices occur because they are used by inexperience dog owners that have not been willing to dedicate some time to learn about how the device should be used. Before the dog can be trained, the master must receive his or her training from a professional dog trainer.

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