Dog Training Equipment
There are verities of training collars. Chokers, pincher, shock, all of these collars are designed in the help of training your pet. A great deal of control in necessary when using such collars, such collars if used improperly can cause serious pain or even death to your pet. Learning proper use is essential when using these training devices. Make sure to read any packaging the product comes with. There should be instructions. Any questions you have should be answered by calling your vet.
The use of a training collar is usually necessary when an owner is unable to control their animal. A choker chain is often used on large dogs, or adult dogs that are adopted. The physics of a choker chain is simple, but when using one remember to use one with a wide surface area. This is because larger surface areas prevent the chain from cutting into your dog's neck. When using a choker chain make sure you put it on correctly. This is a common mistake by many inexperienced dog owners. While walking your dog move the collar up towards the head. Hold your lead close to you. When the dog goes to run gives a sharp tug on the lead this is supposed to get attention. Jerking your arms in the air will only serve two purposes one making you look silly the other hurting your dog. When you are done with training be sure to take the collar off of your dog. This will prevent accidents involving choking. As a dog gets older and stops trying to pull and jerk. Start using just a regular collar instead.
When using any type of training collar be sure to know what you are doing. Contact with your local vet can provide all of the necessary information you will need about using such a device. Training collars are a tool. If used properly can help with training a dog that is other wise unreachable.
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