Shock Collar For Dogs: 8 Things To Know Including Pros, Cons & How To Train

Shock Collar (Caption: Shock Collar for Dogs)

Whether you have a pup with a penchant for persistent barking or you’d like to train your dog to stay in the yard, you may have considered a shock collar (aka electronic collar, e-collar, or remote training collar). As with any method of behavior modification, there are pros and cons. Ultimately, it’s up to you to choose the method that works best for you and your pup, so we’ve laid out the facts to help you decide.

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Best Dog Training Collars: Educator vs Dogtra vs SportDog vs PetSafe vs Pet Resolve

Dog with training collar (Caption: Best Dog Training Collars)

Do your dogs stop obeying you when they’re off-leash outdoors? Want to take them hiking or exploring a remote wilderness but frightened they’ll run too far astray? Avid hikers, explorers, and hunters alike swear by remote dog training collars. These wireless collars allow you to train your dog to obey you when they’re off-leash; giving your pup room to roam — and you peace of mind that your dogs are safely exploring their world.

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BarkBox Review: Delivering A Howling Good Time

Dog with BarkBox (Caption: BarkBox Review)

Does your household suffer from bored dog syndrome? Feel like you can’t keep your pooch satisfied? Let BarkBox come to the rescue. A BarkBox subscription gives your pup a surprise gift box every month, full of new toys, healthy treats and grooming products. BarkBox saves you time shopping around for a variety of quality toys and all-natural treats your dog will love. Winner of our Best Dog Subscription Box comparison, Barkbox delivers compared to the dozens of other dog subscription boxes on the market. Read our Barkbox review to see why…

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The Ultimate Guide To Backpacking, Hiking & Camping With Your Dog

When we adopted our dog, Sally, we knew she’d be the perfect hiking companion. As we prepared for some outdoor trips with her, we researched all the latest dog backpacking gear to have with us, and here are the top picks for each category. Being prepared with the best dog camping gear makes backpacking with dogs an enjoyable experience for everyone.

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Best Dog Water Bottle: Portable For Travel, For Crate, Walking, Bowl Size, For Hiking, With Toy, And More

You’re out for a walk and take a break to give your dog some water. You’re probably one of two people. If you’re the first person, you uncap your shared water, attempt to form a bowl with your hands and try to get him to drink as much of it as possible before it all drips through the cracks. If you’re the second person, you’re lugging around a bowl with you, pour some water into it, and she drinks about half of it resulting in you tossing the remainder. An easier alternative would be to bring your dog its own water bottle with a bowl built in. Your dog will drink more water and less will go on the ground. No wasted water, no mess, and no extra bowl needed.

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Gentle Leader vs Easy Walk Harness: Which Will Help Your Dog Walk Better?

Two dogs with Gentle Leader and Easy Walk Harness (caption: Gentle Leader vs Easy Walk Harness Review)

Does your dog have issues pulling on the leash, barking excessively, or lunging and jumping while walking? Not every dog is a perfect Lassie. So a training leash is a helpful tool to tame your pup’s anxiety and aggression. Two popular options to help are reviewed here. But which is better: gentle leader vs easy walk harness? Find out which might help your dog.

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Best Retractable Dog Leash (Top Picks By Type)

Dog on retractable leash with owner (caption: Best retractable dog leashes)

Retractable leashes give your dog freedom and flexibility. If you have a yappy dog, you can keep them on a short leash. But if you are at a park and want to let your dog run wild, you can give them more slack. There are a variety of options and features to consider when shopping for retractable leashes. We share what you think about when purchasing a leash and find the best fit for you and your dog (or dogs).

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Best Dog Goggles: Do Dogs Need Glasses?

Dog wearing goggles (caption: Best Dog Goggles)

Believe it or not, sunglasses and goggles are a popular accessory for dogs. But does your dog really need glasses? Are they just a waste of money? Glasses for dogs do more than merely bring out the hipster in your dog. They can help their eye health and vision. Learn more about this functional fashion statement and prescription glasses for dogs.

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Martingale Collar vs Choke Collar

Martingale Collar

Martingale collars are designed specifically for dogs with heads that are smaller than their necks. These collars gently tighten against the dog’s neck if they pull, back up or spin. It is typically worn by greyhounds, whippets, Italian greyhounds, salukis, borzoi and wolfhounds.

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