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