Types Of Collars

Our dogs affect our lives in in different ways, they are involved in every aspect of a pet owner’s life that different types of dog training collars are needed. Evolved from fierce or fighting dogs, some dogs have temperaments that only a shock collar can aid a dog trainer. Though today’s shock collars are of a more subdued type, this collar’s foremost function is for training and not for punishment. Most shock collar manufacturers have added safety features that limits the current, setting and duration of correction.

Some electronic training collars are made for locating, beeper collars are the type needed in hunts or searches or rescue training. These are used for dog breeds inclined to hunting and flushing. Beeper collars are the types that emit a sound or like some models, can be tracked by radio waves. These types of collars rarely have an option for correction these are beeper collars which have a built in sensor, enabling the hunter to interpret what the dog is doing even from afar. These type of collars have taken the ‘bell-type’ of warning system done before technology ever landed.

Tracking collars are used for hunting, tracking and rescue training and missions. These collars have a combination function as a training and correction aid and as a tracking unit. Tracking collars started being used as a hunting accessory for serious hunters. With hand-held technology, this became very popular with hunters and trainers alike. Basically sensor and movement based, this tracking unit can be used as a correction tool. Tracking collars can also be used on beeper hand-held transmitters depending on the manufacturer. This type is best for finding a dog in dense forest.

Bark Collars is a type of dog training collars that address pet dog problems such as separation anxiety and excessive barking. This type of correction collar comes in 3 different models:shock collars, ultra-sonic collars and citronella collars.