Are electronic dog collars really worth the money? Can they instill obedience in your pooch where treats and trainers have failed? Here are just a few of the benefits of e-collars.
If your dog is behaving aggressively at the park, you don’t have time to talk him down or woo him with rewards. You need to act fast before someone gets hurt. The same goes for teaching him not to run into the road or jump on guests: There’s only a small window of opportunity before things take a turn for the worse. Shock collars will deliver an instantaneous surprise to your dog that will keep his impulses at bay long enough for you to re-gain control of the situation.
You can’t watch your dog every minute of the day, and that’s when the sneaky little rats get themselves into trouble. With an e-collar, however, you won’t need to keep them constantly underfoot. The collar responds automatically to their behavior, like no-bark collars reacting to the vibrations in the throat, so discipline is enforced even if you’re not around to see it.
If you have a problem with giving in, with allowing your dog to wear you down through persistence or cuteness, e-collars are a great way to put authority in the hands of an impartial judge. They’ll be unmoved by whining and impervious to puppy dog eyes. They’ll simply do their job and train your dog into becoming a gentle and well-behaved companion.