Know Everything About Good Dog Training Collars
Most dog owners wish that they could have more control over their dogs. With dog training collars, however, you can get what you want, i.e., better control with more comfort, and make sure that you are leading your dog more effectively. You will find that there are basically two types of head halters that are available for dogs. One type is known as the gentle leader and the other type is known as the Halti.
Though both dog training collars are useful, the gentle leader has an advantage because of its better design that ensures better control. The design is simpler, as it settles behind your dog’s ears and then goes around the muzzle. Under the dog’s chin, it is connected with nylon straps. But do not confuse it with a muzzle. The dog can be controlled simply by using of general leader to control his nose. This is sure to make your dog follow.
The second type of doing training collar is the Halti. It has been made following the same type of principles as the gentle leader. However, the design is much more complex and this can even cause problems as it might interfere with its functioning. In fact, at times, these dog training collars have been known to cause injuries to the neck and the spine of the dog.
There is another type of dog collar available that looks kind of intimidating. This is known as the prong collar which is quite effective for controlling dogs that are large and have a thick neck. However, these are not meant for those that yank in your arms. The collar, that tries to pinch the dog’s neck by using light pressure, may remind you of a torture device used in the medieval times. However, as the pressure is mild, it does not really hurt the dog, and thus it does not cause any harm. It only helps to make sure that your dog moves in the right direction. These dog training collars must not be used for dogs that tend to steadily pull on the leash since this is essentially a correction device, not a constant collar. This type of a dog training collar should not be used if you have just become a dog owner, and extensive studying for its use is yet to be done.
Also, it is always advisable to consult your vet before you fit it to your pet.
An old type of a standby, known as the choke chain, is also available. As it comes in last it is definitely not for the novice. There have been many studies proving that a number of neck injuries are caused by this type of collar. Therefore it is not advisable to use these dog collars unless you are quite an experienced trainer.
So, when you are selecting a dog training collar, get some information on their proper use and use some common sense too. You and your dog are sure to make a happy pair!