Types of Training Collars For Dogs

Spray collars

If you’re interested in a spray collar for your dog, you can find a number of different kinds on the market. Some are aimed directly at the dog’s lower jaw, while others are designed to be gentle but effective. Both types of spray collars deliver citronella in a mist, and many are adjustable to ensure a comfortable fit.

One of the most popular brands is Dogtek. This brand’s spray collars have a good reputation and are effective for all types of dogs. Its wide collar will fit any size dog, though it is not recommended for puppies under six pounds. Its lightweight receiver allows it to be worn comfortably by any breed of dog.

PetSafe makes one such dog spray collar that is designed to control nuisance barking. This collar uses a microphone to pick up the sound of your dog barking and trigger a burst of citronella or unscented spray. The collar includes a recyclable canister that lasts for 35 to 40 sprays.

Citronella spray collars can reduce nuisance barking by up to 88%. These collars can be easily recharged and emit a fine mist when your dog barks. Many of these sprays are battery operated and are safe, as the batteries can last up to 40 hours.

Metal prong collars

Prong collars for dogs use metal prongs on the neck to apply pressure to the dog’s neck. The prongs are usually blunt or rounded but some are made with soft vinyl tips to prevent irritation. The collars should fit snugly and be able to fit two fingers under the dog’s neck. A loose collar may cause your dog pain or injury. Make sure the collar fits beneath the jawline and under the ears.

A prong collar works by applying pressure evenly around a dog’s neck. This teaches the dog to release the pressure when it wants to obey. It can also serve as a foundation for recall training. Because the pressure is even, it releases quickly when the dog submits. The advantage of using a prong collar is that it is incredibly effective for teaching your dog basic obedience.

While prong collars may be effective for some situations, they can also cause harm. The pain caused by prongs can cause anxiety and fear in a dog, which can result in physical issues. In some cases, it can even lead to cervical (neck) damage. In one study, 91% of the dogs that suffered from cervical injuries were exposed to jerking on a lead.

A good metal prong collar should be secure and snug around a dog’s neck. It should sit right below the dog’s ears, but it should not be too tight or too loose. If it is not snug, the collar can slip down your dog’s neck. If you are unsure of how to fit the collar properly, there are many videos online by trainers and experts to teach you how to properly fit a prong collar.

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