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Training Collars: a Vet Gives You the Pros and Cons of Different Types

Training Collars: a Vet Gives You the Pros and Cons of Different Types

By Tony Johnson

You wouldn't think something as simple as a dog collar would be a hotly contested subject, but a simple scan of some online discussions shows just how contentious it can be - and how confusing, as well. To help pet owners navigate this, I'm going to explore a few different types of training collars and give you my opinion on the pros and cons of each of them. No training collar is the perfect fit for all kinds of dogs, all kinds of situations, and every pet owner, but with a little guidance you can make the right choice for your pet. (Note: for this article, I'll just focus on training collars, not dog harnesses.)

Training collars are usually used either to train a dog to walk on a leash with ease, or to teach property boundaries or stop barking.

No collar, regardless of type, is going to completely solve all your training problems by itself: success takes work,...

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