If you have a small dog that loves to dig holes in your yard? Or perhaps your little canine prefers jumping excessively on humans, or rummaging through your bathroom trash can? What is a doggie mom or dad to do? A shock collar for small dogs may be the right solution to get your dog to stop these unwanted bad habits. In addition to this, there are bark shock collars for small dogs that effortlessly can stop your small dog from barking excessively.
Can I use an Electric shock collar for small dogs
You may be wondering what the difference is between a bark shock collar and a training shock collar for small dogs. Obviously, the first difference is the purpose it is used for. Although they are both used to correct unwanted behaviors, a bark shock collar is only effective in regards to specifically stopping a dog from barking excessively.
A training shock collar for small dogs requires you to press a button on the remote in order for a static shock to be given. In contrast, a bark shock collar triggers automatically, without you having any responsibility to press a button. The bark collar “hears” the sound of the dog’s bark, and at the same time senses the vibration in the dog’s neck. This combination of events causes the correction in the bark collar to be triggere
8 Things To Know Before Buying A Shock Collar
Quote Form WidgetHere are four pros and four cons that we think everyone should consider before using or purchasing a shock collar for a dog. Please be sure to read these carefully, and feel free to ask us any questions you have about the pros and cons of using a shock collar.
Pros Of Shock Collars For Dogs
1. Adjustable Intensity
Most modern shock collars give you the flexibility of a warning beep or vibration mode and adjustable shock levels. This can be comforting to people who are on the fence about using a shock collar. Other collars, such as spray collars, which administer a harmless but foul-smelling blast up a dog’s snout, are usually not adjustable.
2. Fast Results
Some pet owners report that it only took a few shocks to correct unwanted behavior in their dog, and, after that, the beep or vibration was warning enough (for us, we never even needed the shock at all). Shock collars can also be very effective at keeping your dog on your property, which will help keep them safe while giving them freedom. Of course, more stubborn dogs may take longer to train.
3. You Don’t Need To Be Present
When used to control chronic barking, shock collars work even while you’re away from home or inside the house. This can be especially helpful if you’ve had neighbors complain about your dog’s loud protests. The same goes for shock collars as boundary control, although they do require some hands-on training.
Personally, I would not leave my dog unattended with a shock collar as I would be scared of overcorrecting while I was not there to observe and adjust to the situation, but this is your choice. Also, we don’t recommend leaving your dog unattended outside for extended periods of time, with or without a shock collar.
A shock collar can be a cheaper alternative to a professional dog trainer or fence. Shock collars range in price from $30 to $250+, depending on features such as remote control, adjustable warning/shock levels, a range of distances (usually 30 to 400 yards), and the number of collars included.
Cons Of Shock Collars For Dogs
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Most pet owners can’t fathom causing pain to their pet. But even with the ability to control the intensity of the correction, you are still using aversive behavior modification. Many dog trainers choose positive reinforcement (reward) as a means of behavior modification over negative feedback.
2. The Fear
Fear in dogs can be dangerous, so you never want to train a dog with fear. With shock training, some dogs may learn to fear people, objects, or situations they associate with the collar. One pet owner we know installed a wireless fence and then their dog refused to go outside after training with it. Their dog even started urinating in the house.
Without you there to control when a shock is administered, automatic bark collars and electric fences may deliver shocks unintentionally or too often. This unnecessary shock could confuse your dog by “correcting” a problem that was not even there.
4. No Positive Reward
On their own, shock collars don’t reinforce good behavior with a positive reward such as your affection, verbal approval (“Good boy!”), or a tasty treat. So while a shock collar may effectively deter negative behaviors like jumping on visitors or running after the mail carrier, it doesn’t reward positive behavior such as sitting patiently or obeying a command to “Stay!”. As with any training, you should always reinforce positive behavior with a reward of affection, playtime, or a small treat.
Best Shock Collar for Small Dogs
So, logically, if you are looking for a remote trainer, you want the best shock collar for small dogs. Here are a few highlights of one of the most popular training shock collars for small dogs.
- Lightweight collar fits dogs from 8 pounds and up, with neck sizes from 6-28 inches
- Offers a tone-only button for positive training reinforcement
- Easy to use remote with large, clearly-marked buttons
- Can be used to train 2 dogs, with the purchase of an additional collar
- Both the remote and the receiver collar run on rechargeable batteries
- Waterproof transmitter and collar. Collar is submersible up to 5 feet
- Train your dog from up to 400 yards away
So What Does “Shock Collars” Do?
First, you have to remember that “shock collars” are not made for punishment but only as a deterrent to negative and dangerous behaviours. We as pet-parents should do all that we can to discipline, well in this case, train our fur-kids. These e-collars are our best shot at having a better communication with our pets.
Remote Trainer Collars will help you train your dog on certain commands such as sit, come, stay, and heel. As well as correct unwanted behaviours such as jumping, digging, chasing, and nuisance barking. When you use a remote trainer with your dog, unlike bark control collars and dog fence collars, you always have to be present with your dog to impose the positive behaviours.
Bark Control Collars will help you control nuisance barking. Have you tried getting complaints from your neighbors or visits from the shire-people because your dog barks too much? Bark control collars will help you correct such nuisance barking behaviour.