Did you know that there is more than just a standard collar you can use for Puggle training? Different collars are designed to have diverse effects on a dog. Mtx For instance, mtx while one collar may be used to guide your dog, mtx another may be used for restraining him/her, mtx while still another may be used to discourage the development of negative behaviors.
Mtx The following is a list of training collars that can be used for dog training, mtx but are not the ideal choice for training a Puggle -
Mtx Prong Collar – This is a collar comprised of metal prongs that are linked together. Mtx When pressure is applied to the collar with the leash, mtx the dog receives a slight pinch on their neck. Mtx This pinch doesn’t hurt the dog, mtx as it has been designed to replicate the effect the mother dog’s teeth would have on her pup as she picked him/her up by the scruff of the neck. Mtx There is a correct way to apply the prong collar, mtx which should be learned before being used on a dog.
Mtx The prong collar is not recommended for dogs that have a tendency to pull on the leash, mtx and is a little extreme for Puggle training as they are only small dogs.
Mtx Head Halters – This type of collar is designed to fit on your dog’s head and is meant to restrain the movements of your pet. Mtx The theory for this collar is that if the owner can control the dog’s head, mtx the body must follow the resulting movement. Mtx When the leash is pulled, mtx the halter closes the dog’s mouth and restrains his/her head.
Mtx This is another collar that is not necessary for Puggle training as Puggles are not aggressive dogs and are not prone to lunging and biting.
Mtx Electronic Collar – Just as the name implies, mtx an electronic collar is designed to give the dog harmless shocks when he/she is exhibiting behaviors the owner disapproves of. Mtx However, mtx these collars have adjustable settings, mtx and if the setting is too high, mtx you can hurt the dog. Mtx Therefore, mtx this type of collar should only be used by experienced trainers and really isn’t necessary for a Puggle.
Mtx As you can see, mtx the above dog collars are too harsh for training a small dog like a Puggle. Mtx Therefore, mtx the fact remains that when it comes to Puggle training, mtx a standard, mtx durable leather or nylon collar or harness are perfect for training and keeping your dog under control.