Whether you have a pup with a penchant for persistent barking or you’d like to train your dog to stay in the yard, you may have considered a shock collar (aka electronic collar, e-collar, or remote training collar). As with any method of behavior modification, there are pros and cons. Ultimately, it’s up to you to choose the method that works best for you and your pup, so we’ve laid out the facts to help you decide.
We suggest NOT using these collars until your dog understands basic commands like sit and stay. That way, you know that they comprehend what you are asking them to do, and they can draw the association between any negative behavior and the “shock.” Table Of Contents
Best Mid-Range Shock Collar: PetSpy M686 Premium Training Collar Review
If the SportDOG collar is out of your price range, the PetSpy M686 Premium Training Collar is another excellent option. It offers four training modes: vibration, sound, and momentary and continuous shock. And it gives you eight adjustable levels of vibration and shock, so you can fine-tune the correction level.
We also like that this collar’s contact points are made of conductive rubber to prevent skin irritation. It has a vast range (up to 1,100 yards), and the remote has a handy strap for easy portability. The adjustable collar fits most dogs (10-140 pounds), and the collar is waterproof (but not the remote).
Best High-End Shock Collar: SportDOG FieldTrainer 425X Review
If you do decide that an e-collar is the right training device for your dog, we recommend the SportDOG FieldTrainer 425X for its 21 levels of correction, beep-only option, rechargeable battery, and 500-yard range.
It’s more expensive than some of the other electronic options out there, but it gives you more control and, therefore, a more positive training experience for your pup. It also allows you to train your dog with a much more mild tingle on 21 levels, rather than starting with an intense shock. This is among our top picks for the best dog training collar.
How Many Volts In A Dog Shock Collar Are In General?
The shock collars are available with different voltage ranges. The standard voltage range of shock collars is generally between 100V to 400V. However, the range may extend to 1000V.
The shock collars with higher voltage are very difficult to handle and if not used correctly can cause serious injury to the dog. So, it is advised that you always use a low-voltage collar for your pet.
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