Types Of Training Dog Collars
and Which Collar Is Right For Your Dog

Training dog collars can help provide support for pet owners who are having trouble training their new dog. There are numerous types of dog training dog collarstraining collars on the market, and the type you will need depends largely on the kind of training you are doing.

Remember that not all training collars will work well with every dog, so you may have to try several options before you will find the one that will work the best for your dog.

In order to start determining the type of collar you will need, start by deciding on the type of behavior you want to work on.

 

 In general, there are three different types of behaviors that training dog collars will cover:

In general, there are three different types of behaviors that training dog collars will cover:

Bark collars – These collars are supposed to help teach your dog not to bark. They usually spray your dog with something, emit a sound only your dog can hear, or deliver a very small static shock. All of these mechanisms are meant to tell your dog to stop barking. The only problem with some of these particular training dog collars is that they tend to go off if a nearby dog happens to be barking even if the dog wearing the collar isn't making a sound.
 

Border collars – These training collars are made to teach your dog about acceptable boundaries. Some pet owners install a wire around the exterior of the yard, and the collar delivers a small static shock, a sound, or a spray when your dog nears and / or crosses the borderline. These collars are usually quite effective.
 

Remote collars – Dog owners and trainers who are looking for a more freehand type of training often turn to remote operated collars so that they can correct the dog for obedience purposes. Some of these collars can be used in conjunction with or instead of clicker training. Dogs that are deaf or have hearing problems may respond better to a spray that they can feel rather than a clicker that needs to be heard in order to work. Remote training collars are very versatile and helpful in numerous different training situations.

When considering the type of training collars that you want to use, do your research before deciding whether you want a shock, spray, or sound collar. Every collar won't work with every dog, and some owners are especially concerned about how each of these collars work.

Some dog owners are looking for an easy answer when it comes to training their dog, so they start looking at training dog collars as the answer. But while these collars may work well as an additional tool in your toolbox of dog training implements, they will never provide all of the solution. It will always be up to you to provide the love and support your dog needs in order to be successful in the type of training you are trying to do.