Dog Training Tips with a Shock Collar

I frame with Shock-collar to me is one of the easiest and safest means of training a dog. It allows you to communicate with a dog at distance with extremely well-timed communication. It’s gentle on a dog.

There are dogs who don’t respond well to leash pressure, who don’t respond to food, who have no toy drive of any kind. They are just kind of set in their ways an e-collar allows you to communicate with dogs that in some cases otherwise could not or to communicate with dogs when their level of excitement gets too high or their drive gets too high or to build it up, in the beginning, to develop relationship with a dog because the dog is distant or independent of you.

We can change all that with the e-collar when it’s done correctly. We can teach obedience behaviors and we can fix problematic behaviors with a lot of really well-timed communication that’s easy on the dog and easy on the people. Well, ultimately it reduces chaos and increases control and that makes everybody happy.

Training Method

There are many ways to train a dog including clicker training, marker training, leash and collar what’s called the killer method of dog training. Which is more physical based more guidance with the leash? Then you have Shock-collar dog training and there’s a variety of styles even with Shock-collar dog training community. There’s those who intermittently tap in a sequence or cadence and then there’s those who continuous or those who use it as proofing or some who use it only as a correction or punishment.

Each one has its merits but most trainers stick with one or two particular styles. I myself use more medium to low levels and continuous. Because I find it’s easier for me to communicate with a dog. It’s less stressful on ad dog. It helps me communicate and have fun. Give the dog it’s off-leash freedom and I will take more time and I’ll take. I’ll be patient in order to get the behaviors that I want long-term. So with successful repetition and supervision and guidance and participation. I’ll get the dog that I want faster than with many other mediums. The electronic collars from Garmin offer two types of stimulation.

Continuous and Momentary Stimulation

Continuous and momentary and both can be used in a variety of ways to get the desired result and they’re both used at different times or in different methods. From my experience only I can talk about continuous pressure and momentary pressure as effective methods of training a dog. With continuous you press the button and it stays on for a preset duration of time in the case of garment collars. It’s about 8 to 8 and half seconds and then it automatically shuts off as a safety.

So when the dog is asked to perform a command you press the continuous button, the stimulation stays on the dog until the dog starts to perform a task or the collar times out. On momentary, it’s also a preset length but it’s a very short duration. Generally, 125th seconds in order to continue the process you will tap repeatedly in a rhythmic cadence or uniform cadence tap-tap until the dog begins or initiates the proper behaviors and would point the tapping stops.

Both are very effective, both are very useful and I use personally depending upon the dog and how it responds to stimulation. Some dogs do better on momentary or rhythmic tapping while other dogs do much better on continuous and you have to look at the dog understand what response the dog is giving you to determine which one is better for the dog.

Level of sensitivity 

So depending upon your dog and it’s level of sensitivity we may fit the collar in different areas around the neck but the location will generally be the same. So the dog the collar will go high upon the dog’s neck above it's a flat collar or training collar. But it will be behind the back of the jawbone. So one of the areas if you put it too high in the neck. It will actually make contact with the jawline and create interference.

So we want to just south or down from that location so it fits either in the muscle group or directly over the throat. There are two reasons that we would change position. One if a dog is extremely sensitive to stimulation and many dogs are very sensitive to it.

If we place it directly over the throat there’s less muscle tissue there and it’s primarily skin and nerves, they will be less affected by stimulation than they are if it’s in a major muscle group on either left or right side. So if a dog is not affected by stimulation and it is a little bit stronger or less sensitive than if we put it into a major muscle group on the left or right side of the neck.  South of the baseline of the year than you have good contact and the dog will feel the sensation at lower levels

Last Updated on February 15, 2021 by Leo Evans

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