Electric dog collars are not widely used as people are not aware of the benefits they have or they sometimes think that they can be harmful for the dog. However this is not the case always as it depends on the company manufacturing the collars and there are companies which design electric dog training collars so that even the highest intensity shocks are not harmful for the dog. Here are some ways the shocks can help you train your dog:
Make your dog people friendly:
I have often seen dogs that would start barking on anything they see which is new to them. This can be your neighbors gardening peacefully or any postman visiting your house to give you the mail. It is okay for the dog to bark when someone tries to break into your house in the middle of the night but it can be scary for people who just come to visit your house regularly or live around you. Thus a shock collar can make sure that the dog does not bark at anything normal, but only at something uncommon only.
To keep the dog away from dangers:
Some dogs find some things attractive which may be harmful to them, such as jumping in the water or trying to climb on a fence full of spikes to protect a property or even go near dangerous animals in the zoo. An electric collar can help you train your dog so that it does not hurt itself by going near the objects or things which are not safe for it.
Teaching some new tricks to your dog:
You dog can learn a number of manners if you train him properly and these include asking it to sit when required or fetching or stop it from hurting any children or barking on anybody you do not want to get hurt because of your dog’s behavior. Likewise, you can prevent your dog from leaving your property with the help of an electric dog collar so that it does not get lost.
Control your dog’s harmful behavior:
Your dog may become very aggressive at times and it depends on the breed that some dogs like to hurt children or other pets surrounding them such as cats, you can use light shocks to train the dog so that its aggressiveness is controlled.