The type of shock delivered by an electronic dog training collar (also known as e-collar, dog shock collar, etc.) is similar to the static shock given off by a house lamp when you touch it after rubbing your feet across a new carpet. That is what they are designed to do.
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While much current literature on electronic training technology focuses on benefits, there is little doubt that incorrect use of the devices can pose some degree of physical and/or psychological risks to dogs.
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There are many types of dog training collars on the market all of which are useful in different situations. In this article I am going to focus on how to use an electronic collar or e-collar to train your dog. Sometimes called shock collars, e-collars emit an electronic pulse to your dog's neck through two small prongs on the collar. This electric stimulation is triggered by a remote control unit that can be set to a wide range of levels depending on your dog’s temperament and sensitivity level.
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At this point avoidance training can occur. This occurs by itself when the dog learns that that the electronic stimulation stops the faster he sits. With the dogs I've trained with this method, butts becomes a blur as the dog sits faster and faster until suddenly (to his mind) he sits so fast that he BEAT THE CORRECTION. From that day on, with only infrequent reminders, he will try to beat the correction. He has been conditioned that if sits really quickly the correction doesn't come. Electronic dog training collars have different levels of pain stimuli. Some may deliver a vibration, whereas others may deliver a painful jolt. Some users that have tested electronic collars have found the pain to be unbearable at some higher levels. Many people agree that it is inhumane to subject any animal to this kind of pain.