Many people have had the experience of being awakened in the middle of the night by a barking dog. This can be very annoying. Inconsiderate neighbors leave their dog out at night, which creates a nuisance for the entire neighborhood. It’s really not the dog’s fault. He’s just doing what’s natural for him. Fortunately, there is a way to train dogs to behave appropriately and to be an asset to the owner and neighborhood rather than a burden. Training collars for dogs provide mild electrical shock or stimulation to the dog, which alters his tendency to bark. The number of times the dog actually barks can be reduced significantly with training collars. Some people think that using such devices is cruel to dogs, but this is not so. The most important thing about training collars is that they are not cruel devices at all. Being kind and humane to dogs and other pets is an absolute requirement. Training is not about being cruel. It is about teaching the animal appropriate behavior.
Dogs have a great capacity to learn.
There are really many different kinds of training collars. There are some very inexpensive ones which are very good, as well as more high-class types. The important thing is to buy and use the type that best fits your needs as an owner. You should have a clear idea in the beginning as to what you want to accomplish when you are training your dog. Problem barking can be an issue, but there may be other things about which you want to train your dog. For example, you may want your dog to come immediately when summoned and not to get distracted with something else. Being obedient is very important. A dog who does not do what his owner wants can be very problematic.
Dogs make great companions. They can be protectors and keep a good watch over property and children. Proper training is essential. Of course, you want the best training equipment available and you want to do what is best for your dog.
I love all animals and would never hurt any animal in any way. Dogs have a great ability to receive and give love. Teaching a dog appropriate behavior is really a sign of love. You will spend many, many enjoyable times with your dog when he is properly trained. The dog’s ability to give and receive love will bring great joy to your life.