Story at a Glance
Keypoints to be discussed in this article are:
- Obedience first
- Coming on command
- Too much dog
- Electronic collars
- Selective breeding
4. Electric Collars
The electric collar, which can create as many problems as it solves, is becoming far too predominant a training tool.
The electric collar is a great training tool in the hands of a good trainer. However, there is an astronomically greater number of electric collars than there are good trainers. The truth is: In order to train a dog with the electric collar you must be able to train him without it.
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The collar does not magically impart the knowledge and skills of dog training to the guy holding the transmitter. Most folks buy an electric collar to solve a basic obedience problem, and they generally end up abusing the dog and not solving the problem, or trading one problem for an even bigger one. Proper training can solve nearly all problems in basic obedience, and you don't need an electric collar to do so.