Electronic Dog Training Collars
There are many brands of electronic training collars out there, but Dogtra makes some of the best collars I have seen. These are packed with the features you need to get the best response from your dog.
There are only a few situations when I would ever recommend a electronic collar, since I am from the school of thought that we have been training dogs for thousands of years without these tools. And with all the advances in Reinforcement Training, we can solve most any problem without them.
Remote Dog Training Collars
This collar is the most flexible collar on the market. While this collar has the ability to deliver a mild shock, it main feature is that it has the vibration effect. The vibration can be used for either praise or correction depending on what you train into it.
For deaf dogs we would use it to communicate a reward marker. Similar to the same way we use a clicker in Clicker Training. This is the most effective way to communicate to a deaf dog. This vibration feature can also be used as a paging feature to call your dog when they are at a great distance or out of sight.
You can also use this vibration feature to get the dogs attention for use in correcting inappropriate behaviors. Then of course it does offer the shock feature, but what is nice is that it does not deliver a high level shock. Only mild to medium, so you can never overwhelm your dog.
Often times you can not be present to correct the nuisance barking behavior. Your neighbor are ready to take drastic action and you do not have the time to do the proper training of "speak and quiet" commands. Without these collars it normally takes 3-6 weeks to solve problem barking. With these collars the results are almost immediate. Your dog will quickly learn the way it works and the barking will quickly stop. Again Dogtra uses the vibration in these collars to be used as a warning, giving your dog a chance to make a mistake without the correction.
All good electronic bark collars should have different levels of corrections. When your dog first starts the barking the low level is emitted, if they continue to bark the correction steps up to the next level and so on until they stop barking. After a period of quiet they reset back to the low level again.
Small to Medium Dog Training Collar
Medium to Large Dog Training Collar