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ELECTRONIC DOG TRAINING COLLARS / SHOCK COLLARAre you in a habit of continually apologizing for your dog's behavior? Are you in the "dog house" (not because of your wife); because of your dog? Has your dog successfully staged a coups d'état, but you're still paying all the bills?
If the aforementioned sounds embarrassingly familiar, you have came to the right place. With my help, he will be calling you master and bringing your newspaper and slippers in no time. AND THAT IS A FACT! Yap, start counting the days.
DOGS WILL TAKE THE LEAD IF YOU ALLOW THEM TOI will never forget my first Pitbull friend Bauss. He was a very quick study and always obedient (boy did he have me fooled - or was I simply that naive?). Well, except one thing; when we would go for a walk, he would always want to take the lead. I could not break him of the habit (yeah, my friend, I was in the same boat as your are). Of course rule #1 of obedience training is; never let Fido take the lead. The one who takes the lead is the one in charge, the one in control. Bauss was so bad; I decided before I lost my temper, I would not be able to take him on any more walks.
SHOCK COLLAR TRAINS DOG TO FOLLOW YOUR LEADWell about the same time, I obtained Bra'tac who was about 14 months old. There was only one command that I could find that he would observe and that was "SIT"! Other than that, I could not get him to obey anything else. That is when I decided it was time to seek professional help.
I Purchased an electronic training collar / shock collar AS I DETAIL IN ANOTHER STORY and decided that if it worked on Bra'tac, it would work on Bauss. After spending a few minutes to adjust the sensitivity (detailed below), we set out for a walk around the block. By the time we had reached the half way point he was trailing just behind me. On the home stretch, twice he started to ease ahead as I slowed my pace. A simple voice command, with no stimulation, was all that was needed to send him to the back of the line again. KA-CHING!
DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND READ REVIEWSOver the last dozen years, e-collars have grown in popularity. In fact, today you can read literally thousands of reviews by both professional and novice trainers alike. I have read hundreds of reviews, and one thing is repeated time and time again, and that is:
"This was the last resort... I thought they were barbaric... I couldn't have been more wrong."Take the time to read the reviews on both CABELAS and AMAZON, and you will find one person after another who are so thankful that they set aside their apprehensions, and tried the training collar.
A WORD OF CAUTION BEFORE BUYING A TRAINING COLLAROver the past few years, remote training collars have become hugely popular. This of course has resulted in hundreds of cheaply made overseas collars hitting the market. I recently saw a cheaply made unit selling for around fifty dollars that had a 4.9 rating on Amazon with 70 reviews. This caught my attention.
Upon close examination, I noted the unit had only been available for less than 2 weeks and that all the reviews were FAKE. Although the reviews on the surface looked legit, they were simply copied and pasted from real reviews. Don't be fooled, by a cheap price. This is a product that can't afford to be defective and cause injury to your beloved pet.
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A DOG IS NOT PROPERLY TRAINEDWatch this video of a dog fight with Cesar Millan and company. In this video, Cesar has had the him for a week and when the owners come to pick up their dog, he must have forgot everything he had learned.
Watch how fast chaos erupts when two pitbulls begin to fight. This is what happens when one is not properly trained.
A LOT OF TRAINING COLLARS TO CHOOSE FROMLook for an established brand used by professional trainers. Such brands will include collars capable of shocking a hound up to a mile a way, which comes in handy in certain hunting scenarios. You may not need that. Therefore one of their lower price models may be sufficient for your needs.
WILL A SHOCK COLLAR INJURE YOUR PET?I have heard "bleeding hearts" say that the training collar causes injury. Again, these are people that have never tried it. They have no clue!
Here is a fact: electrical stimulation is used in every hospital around the country and has been the standard way of care for many ailments for nearly a hundred years.
I use this TENS DEVICE for my back. It shocks harder than what is used for anything your would train your pet for (except aggression).
FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONSAfter unpacking your unit, the first thing you should do, is put it on your own arm. Then start at the lowest setting and continue shocking yourself to see what it feels like. At the lower settings it feels "prickly" is the best way I can describe it. If you put it up high enough it does hurt! But that is not a setting you will use on your pet. Pay attention to what the settings were when you felt some discomfort.
Now FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS, put it on your dog and make sure it is adjusted so that the "contacts" are making a good connection. Then as your dog is away from you, going about his business, start turning up the unit until you notice them responding. You will see them kind of look around a little, as if to say "what was that!" That is the amount of stimulation you use to get started with. If you continue to turn it up, eventually they will yelp. Make note of that setting, and make sure you don't ever go that high. That setting is never needed except in stopping aggression issues. Where it may be necessary to use full power.
TIME TO BEGIN TRAININGAfter you have established your baselines, then start by giving a command to do something that he already responds to. You are looking for something that he knows what you want, but yet he may delay in responding. Give the command, and when he delays, give the stimulation. Repeat a few times, and it won't take long for him or her to learn that if they respond quickly they don't get the shock.
Now try another command and repeat as you did the first. Again you are teaching your dog that when they respond obediently and quickly, they don't get the shock.
Once they understand (it usually only takes a few sessions for them to get it) then proceed to tackle something were they are not obedient. You will be surprised how fast they respond! Of course, don't forget to give plenty of praise when they do well.
E-COLLARS ARE A HUMANE WAY OF TRAININGWhen someone goes into cardiac arrest, a shock, brings their heart back to life. That shock is many times the power of even the highest setting on the most powerful training collar. The only instance of training that requires full power stimulation from a shock collar is when training a dog with aggression issues. All other training never requires more than half power.
How much damage could a full power jolt from a professional grade shock collar cause? WAY WAY WAY LESS then when a dog has not been trained, and he gets into a fight and gets half his face ripped off. I have had several vet bills, and in some instances over a thousand dollars because of dogs getting into fights. But I have never had a single injury to one of my pets because of training them with a shock collar. AND THAT IS A FACT!
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