What is a dog training collar for small and medium breeds?

April 7, 2023
Dog Training
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The presence of important ammunition in a home dog – a collar and a leash is a mandatory rule for animal owners living in urban conditions. As soon as a small puppy grows up, it must be gradually accustomed to wearing first a collar, and then fasten the leash.

The presence of a collar in a dog not only shows the status of an animal (the presence of the owner), but is also an excellent assistant in the process of education. Thanks to the collar, the natural instincts of the animal can be pacified. But the further health of the pet, depends on how the owner chooses correctly for his animal.

To carry out dog training, dog handlers, when choosing a collar, recommend paying attention to special arrangements, stricts (parfors) and electronic collars.

The importance of the collar in dog training

The leash and the collar are the inalienable attributes of the dog, which allow not only to accustom the animal to obedience, but also easily control the pet. The presence of a collar in the dog’s training is especially important.

The animal accustomed to wearing a collar always remembers how to behave, listen to the owner. The collar allows you to pacify too active, making it supple, obedient and more calm. Thanks to the wearing of correctly selected ammunition, self-control and discipline are carried out.

In order for the collar to begin to “work” and make the pet obedient, it is necessary to conduct serious training (training). At the initial stages of training, the collar is a restraining factor, later, turning into a reminder of good behavior.

How to choose a suitable collar for small and medium breeds?

In some cases, the owners of decorative breeds of dogs choose a collar, considering it a fashionable accessory. The present purpose of collars is to restrain the pet during training or walk. With the right approach to choosing a collar for the animal, there will be no problems.

When choosing a suitable collar for your pet, first of all, you need to pay attention to the size of the dog. The length of the collar should be the same as the girth of the neck, but with an allowance of 2-3 cm. You can check whether the collar meets the necessary parameters by simply putting on the ammunition on the pet. The space where the collar and skin of the neck passes should be free to fit two human fingers.

The collar is not allowed to hang on the animal. Otherwise, getting rid of the annoying accessory to the animal will not be difficult. For everyday use, collars made of leather or leatherette are allowed. It is possible to purchase an accessory made of synthetic fabrics.

Training collars are recommended to be purchased with a special short handle, conveniently fastened to a carabiner if necessary. This will allow you to keep your pet next to you during classes.

A special collar for dog training is strict or parfors. Recommended when choosing for dogs of large breeds or aggressive. Ammunition will not allow the dog to make sudden movements, as special spikes lead to discomfort in the pet.

Characteristics of various dog training collars

There are three main collars used in cynology for professional training or training of dogs – a noose, a parfors (stricter) and an electric collar. The most successful, according to experts, option is a noose. During training, the noose gives the animal discomfort, but not pain. The pet feels the negative sensations from the choke collar only when exposed to a person. In ordinary life, the noose is not felt by the dog.

The chokes are often made of metal in the form of a chain with rings at the ends. To form a movable loop, which is subsequently put on the animal’s neck, it is necessary to stretch the chain into one of the ringsch ammunition is used to correct the behavior of an animal that strives to constantly pull or pull on the leash. It is also good to use a noose when practicing the “Heel” command.

The advantages of using a noose in dog training are:

  • Suitable for people who are not experienced in the field of training, making a lot of mistakes in the process of raising a pet;
  • Ease of use.

Cons of using a noose:

  • Careful selection of the size of such a collar for a single animal (the resulting loop should not sag or tighten the animal’s neck area too much);
  • Heaviness of ammunition – not all dogs will fit such a device, especially small and medium breeds.

The second most commonly used collar is a stricter or parfors. This type of ammunition is used in professional cynology, as it is more rigid. A metal chain with spikes on the inside should be chosen so that it does not hang around the neck. The location should be strictly just behind the auricles of the dog being trained. Otherwise, if the collar is incorrectly selected or used incorrectly, the effectiveness of the planer will be low. Constant slipping and injuries on the neck of the animal are provided.

The stricter collar is used by professionals in order to correct the behavior of the animal, and not to learn new commands. According to the mechanism of action, parfors is similar to a noose collar. If the animal rests and does not follow the “Heel” command, the spikes on the metal chain begin to rest against the skin on the neck, provoking the appearance of pain in the animals.

The advantages of such ammunition are:

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  • Achieving a quick effect from classes (but only with proper use).

The disadvantages of using parfors are:

  • Use only under the strict guidance of specialists in the field of training;
  • Use exclusively for animals with a stable psyche (shy or aggressive dogs may not respond adequately to the presence of a collar on their body, especially after they feel pain);
  • The possibility of harming the dog if the collar of the parfors is used incorrectly.

The moment of addiction is also considered a negative effect from the use of a stricter. Over time, with the constant use of spikes to correct the behavior of the animal, addiction occurs. The dog stops responding to commands.

The third electric collar on the list. Reminds an ordinary standard collar with a plastic box. Used in dog training, primarily to correct the behavior of the animal. It is also effective to use an electric collar in order to reinforce the skills acquired by the animal. It is forbidden to learn new commands using this device.

The advantages of an electric collar are:

  • Effectiveness of use to correct negative behavior in a dog;
  • Use at a small distance from the animal (there is no need to be near the owner).

Negative qualities of an electric collar:

  • Use exclusively under the guidance of a trainer or dog handler;
  • The cost of the device (it is quite difficult to find a high-quality collar with an electric current);
  • The possibility of animals to psychological trauma with improper use.

Dandemists do not recommend dog owners, without special training, to start training using special collars. Otherwise, improper behavior on the part of the owner of the animal is able to entail the development of aggression in an animal or strong fear.

How does a dog training collar work?

The Medium to Small Breed Dog Training Collar works by causing a mild electrical shock or vibration to the dog’s neck when the owner presses a button on the remote control. It helps to train positive behavior and discourage negative behavior.

When choosing a collar, it is necessary to pay special attention to the quality of the product. Cheap collars not only wear out faster, but can also cause damage on the body of the animal.

It is forbidden to use electricity seedlings in everyday life, stricts, or strangle. Only at the time of training and not for the whole day. If you do not observe this simple rule, the animal will quickly get used to discomfort or pain, ceasing to respond adequately to it.

Due to the large flow of incoming questions, free veterinary consultations are temporarily suspended. The ability to obtain psychological trauma to animals with improper use.

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