Your dog can be your best friend or your worst nightmare. In order to convert your dog from bad to good, it is essential to enforce good behavior. Your dog isn’t going to fix his or her bad behavior on their own. Instead, it will be up to you to fix the behavior and this is where a dog training shock collar can prove to be helpful. Below, you will learn how to use training collars for small dogs and large dogs.
Read The Instructions Carefully
Before doing anything, it is absolutely essential to read the instructions that are provided with the collar. Each collar is different. Make sure you familiarize yourself with the collar’s operation and features. This will help you avoid accidentally shocking your dog for nothing.
Prepare The Collar
After you’ve learned more about your specific collar, it is time to prepare it for use. Open the collar and insert the batteries. Then, make adjustments to the collar, until it fits your dog’s neck perfectly. The collar may have small prongs, which will need to make direct contact with the skin. Be sure that these prongs touch the skin, without any discomfort or pain.
Give It Time
After you’ve put the collar on your dog, you should refrain from using it for at least a week. It is important to make the dog think that the collar is normal and a part of everyday life. This will prevent the dog from thinking that the collar is the problem and will force them to think about their own behavior.
Start At The Lowest Voltage
At this point, you should have already been training your dog with verbal commands. Now, it is time to begin the dog shock collar training. The shocking mechanism should be used to reinforce your commands and should not be used as a form of punishment. Make sure you start with the lowest voltage possible. Don’t increase the voltage, until it is necessary to do so. Remember to give your dog praise or a treat each and every time he or she responds to your verbal commands.
If the dog doesn’t respond, you should push the button on the remote control and repeat the command. If the dog fails to respond correctly after several attempts, you should step away and give it a rest. Return after a moderate break and try again. Remember that collar’s purpose is not to punish.
Using For Other Purposes
While the training collar can be a good training aid, it can also be used for other purposes as well. For instance, you should definitely use the collar as a way to stop a dog’s bad behavior. If you catch your dog chewing on your shoes or they bark consistently, you should pull out the remote and give the button a push. Remember to keep the remote and yourself out of view to avoid the dog associating you or the remote with the punishment. Only push the button briefly and then let it go.
By following these steps, you will ultimately be able to fix your dog’s behavior, while also teaching them multiple verbal commands.