Dog Training Collars - Finding the Correct Level of Stimulation

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Dog Training Collars - Finding the Correct Level of Stimulation

by Geoffrey English


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0:05 You know, the more time I spend in the field, the more I see guys using electronic collars. And that's great because electronic collars can be one of the best tools a trainer has at their disposal. Today we're going to show you how to find the correct intensity level for your dog.

0:22 First, you want to make sure that your collar is on the dog properly. Make sure it's on snug and that point contact points are directly against the dog's skin. Now, if your collar offers momentary stimulation, you're going to want to make sure you utilize that. I'm using a Tritronics Pro 500 here. It has 18 levels of stimulation. What I'm going to do is, I'm going to start the dog at the lowest possible level and increase it gradually.

0:44 If I notice the dog give an ear twitch, I'm going to stop. That's going to be the baseline. We're not trying to overstimulate the dogs here. We just want to find the right level.

0:55 Sit. Here. Here.

1:03 One final note about electronic collars. They can be either the best tool or the worst tool when training a hunting dog. If they're used right, they can be the best tool, similar to a shotgun. Once you press this button, you can't take that correction back. So be careful.

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