Aggressive Dog Training Tips: Calming The Beast

Dog barking (caption: Aggressive dog training tips)

Most of the time, when you see an aggressive dog, he was not born that way. An owner of this type of dog may not fully understand how to train their pup. This lack of training often leads to aggressive behavior because the dog responds to situations using his instincts since he has never been taught differently. Learn why it happens and how to get your dog to stop aggressive behavior.

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Pros And Cons Of An Invisible Fence Collar

Dog with Invisible Fence Collar (caption: Invisible Fence Collar)

An invisible dog fence, also called an electric fence, is a wired fence placed underground. This creates an electrically charged boundary that keeps your pet within the confines of your yard without a physical fence. It is connected digitally to an invisible fence collar that the dog wears around its neck. So how exactly does an invisible fence work and what are its pros and cons?

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The Choke Collar: The Right Choice For You?

Puppy in Park on Leash

Choke collars are used in many of the same training situations as pinch collars, for the most part in maintaining composure outside the home and with aggressive dogs. Choke collars can be helpful with larger dogs or dogs with aggressive tendencies; again they should not be used on small or fragile necked breeds….

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To Pinch Or Not To Pinch Collar?

Pinch Collar

The pinch collar, also known as the prong collar, is a metal collar that is comprised of various links which can be expanded or shortened by removing or adding an additional link. Each of the links in the collar has a set of metal prongs which set against a dog’s skin…

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Dog Training Collars: What Are Your Options?

Dog with trainer (caption: Dog Training Collar)

Whether you’re trying to teach obedience, prevent excessive barking or help your dog learn their boundaries, these training collars may be able to help. There are 7 types of dog training collars which can help address an array of training needs. Each collar works differently, which means training will vary…

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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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Is A Citronella Dog Collar A Safer Alternative To Electric Shock?

Citronella Dog Collar (caption: Citronella Collars for dogs)

Citronella dog collars have been gaining in popularity ever since studies were released showing the negative psychological effects of electric shock collars on dogs. Furthermore, studies by the Animal Behavior Clinic at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine suggest that citronella dog collars are even more effective than electric shock collars. The question we ask once again, however, is how humane, if at all, are these citronella dog collars?

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