Our dogs affect our lives 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.
Dog Training Collars
Dog Training collars came about when both the hunter and the dog had a difficult time finding out each other in secluded positions in the brush. Depending on the dog breed used, the hunter had to be be swift on his feet and instinctively know where his tracking dog is. Corrective collars were invented to keep hunting dogs at a traceable distance. This didn’t work out since the dogs were bred to track and flush, not wait for someone to catch up.
After the shock collars, came another set of collars that emit beeps when a sport dog is near. It worked fine in tracking the dog, but just made too much noise in seeking the dog that it disturbed the concentration needed at the hunt. Hunters trying to zero in on the beeping missed out on a lot of feather and fur because of the ruckus caused by the invention.
The need for a device that would address the hunter’s need at the same time not disrupt the dogs tracking skills was a concern. With the improved dog training collar, the hunter and tracker can hunt without much thought to the distance between them. The modern Dog Training Collar includes a receiver and a transmitter, this time both the receiver and transmitter produces a feedback signal that makes homing in on each other. When the dog is tracking game the hunter uses this time to trace the direction of the signal given by the dog collar.
Today, using the same components: receiver / collar and hand-held remote control, remote control allows anyone to control and train pet dogs even at a distance. Breakthroughs in research and in design have made remote training available for multiple dog function per transmitter. Depending on the manufacturer, adjustments and settings are easily done with no configuration needed.