How To Train A Dog Using A Shock Collar

How To Train A Dog Using A Shock Collar


Training your dog can be a frustrating process. People often feel helpless when attempting to train their own dogs. Many people are not willing to put in the time and effort it takes to train a dog properly, so they resort to cruel tactics such as shock collars. Shock collars have been proven time and time again to be an inaccurate way of training dogs and can lead to aggressive behavior later on in life.

Get a Shock Collar

Get a shock collar. This one is pretty obvious, as not only can you not use a shock collar if you don’t have one, but if you’re reading this and wondering if it’s worth it, chances are that you already know that the answer is yes. If a dog isn’t responding to their training or they’re being disruptive and generally just causing trouble around your house, then getting a shock collar should be your first step in tackling the problem head-on.

A shock collar can be used for several different purposes:

  • To punish bad behavior (e.g., barking too much)
  • As reinforcement for good behavior (e.g., eating food when given)
  • For remote training (e.g., opening doors)

Start with basic commands.

When using a shock collar, you should start with basic commands. These include: sit, stay and down. The reason for this is that these are the foundation of any dog’s training and they do not require much energy or will power on your part.

The best way to train a dog using a shock collar is to use positive reinforcement methods such as treats or praise. These methods make it easy for your pet to learn because they associate learning with something good happening to them rather than being punished by something bad happening to them

Avoid hitting the snooze button.

If you’re reading this article, it’s likely because you’ve been considering using a shock collar for training your dog. You may be considering using one for the purposes of punishment or behavior modification—but don’t. These devices are dangerous and unnecessary, and they can be counterproductive to the best aspects of learning and living with an animal companion.

Avoid hitting the snooze button.

  • Don’t use a shock collar just because some guy on TV said so!
  • Don’t use a shock collar if your new best friend has already been spooked by one in the past!

Apply the collar.

Before applying your shock collar, make sure that its batteries are charged or you have placed new ones in. The last thing you want is to be halfway through training when the unit dies.

You should not put the collar on too tight as this can cause discomfort and pain for your dog, especially if they have long hair or a thick coat.

You should also not leave it on for too long at one time as this could cause burns or irritation to their skin. For example, if you send a correction at 7 am every morning for 15 minutes, then that would be about 2 hours worth of correction over a 24 hour period which may be too much for most dogs since no two days are exactly alike!

Set rules and boundaries

[Setting rules and boundaries]

  • Set rules and boundaries. Let your dog know what is expected of them, including where they can go, how they should behave in certain situations, etc. This will help them learn to make better decisions on their own by providing a framework that helps guide them in the right direction.
  • Be consistent. Make sure you stick to the same rules every time so your dog does not become confused about what you expect from them or when it’s okay for them to do something versus when it isn’t okay for them to do something (like drinking out of the toilet).
  • Use positive reinforcement rather than negative reinforcement. Positive reinforcement involves giving your pet treats/praise as a reward for doing something good instead of punishing them when they do something bad by using negative punishment such as squirting water with a spray bottle at their face or even worse yet shocking their neck with an electric collar!

Use praise.

Once you’ve chosen a method of positive reinforcement, it’s time to start using it.

The key is to be consistent in your training and give your dog clear instructions on what they should do. If you don’t follow through with praise or reward when your dog does something right, they won’t know what behavior you want them to repeat. And if the shock collar is left off altogether (which is not recommended), then there won’t be any negative consequence either.

If possible, use a combination of all three methods above—food, toys, and praise—to make sure that your dog knows exactly what behavior he should repeat and how much attention he can expect from you if he does so successfully.

Don’t use a shock collar on your dog.

You should never use a shock collar on your dog.

Shock collars are cruel and inhumane. Just as with other forms of animal abuse, their only purpose is to inflict pain on an animal for the sake of it. It’s not only cruel but also painful and dangerous for your dog to use this method as well.

If used incorrectly, shock collars can even do more harm than good by causing increased aggression in dogs or even phobias (such as being afraid of rain). Even if used correctly…they’re still ineffective! It’s just not worth it when there are better ways out there; why would you want to hurt your dog?


I hope this post was helpful, but please don’t use a shock collar to train your dog. There are much better methods that won’t cause pain or anxiety, so check out those instead. And most importantly: love your animal!

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