An electronic collar for dogs can help strengthen the relationship between pet and owner by serving as an effective training and behavior modification tool, enabling owners to communicate with their dogs from a distance and remotely communicate when off leash, such as when running into traffic or chasing wildlife. In addition, trained dogs can experience more outdoor adventures and experiences together with their owners leading to happier and healthier lives for everyone involved. Unfortunately, some owners might misuse or overuse it and cause irreparable harm; therefore it is vitally important that owners understand its proper usage and timing in order to protect the safety of all involved parties involved.
This article will give you all of the knowledge needed to use an e collar effectively. We will cover how and when to wear the collar as well as its intensity settings, as well as answer frequently asked questions like whether dogs need collars at all times and how to ensure comfortable fitting collars for them.
Before using your dog care e collar, read and understand its user manual and functions. Be familiar with each button’s modes, settings and levels of intensity so you can select an optimal setting for your canine’s needs. Doing this also makes teaching commands and correcting unwanted behavior much simpler!
Introduce the electronic collar gradually to your dog. This step is especially crucial with puppies and smaller breeds; begin by having them wear it for short intervals at first before gradually increasing it over time as they adjust. E-collars should only be worn during training sessions to avoid overuse or skin irritation.
Your electronic collar can help train your dog to return when called. Start by applying pressure on the lead and using stimulation through the collar to draw him or her toward you; when they come close enough, stop stimulation and reward with treats. Over time, they will learn that stimulation = moving away from you and will come when called back!
One of the most frequently asked questions about electronic collars (e-collars) is whether or not they can cause burns and pain to your dog. Although injuries can happen due to misuse or using low-quality products, shock collar burn treatment should generally not be necessary if following manufacturer instructions and choosing reliable products. Furthermore, if your pup experiences shock collar burns due to an unsafe collar system you should immediately consult a veterinarian in order to address them as quickly as possible.
The Dog Care e-collar comes equipped with silicon caps that you can place over its contact points to prevent accidental shocks. Place one cap either side of the collar to provide extra protection to both receiver and collar.