The vibrating dog collar is just one of the many training devices on the market today. It also happens to be far less controversial than shock collars, which are seen by many dog lovers as extremely inhumane. Vibrating collars give a signal to your dog that something he is doing or about to do is wrong. They are very useful in training deaf dogs, but even dogs that can hear can benefit from this type of training device. These collars can be used to teach dogs where they can and can’t go or just about any problem behavior you want to get rid of. Just keep in mind that you will still have some training to do. The collar alone isn’t an easy solution to any problem behavior, though if you are looking into using one some of the most popular choices are listed below.
The PetSafe Vibration Bark Control Collar is designed to control excessive barking. It’s waterproof and fits onto necks that are up to 28 inches around. There is an on/off switch to help conserve the battery. Whenever your dog is wearing the collar and starts barking, it vibrates in order to interrupt his barking and correct the behavior.
There are a number of similar collars on the market. This particular Dog Training Collar with Shock and Vibration is made by GroovyPets. It features both vibration and shock corrections. It comes with a remote control, which can be used to operate up to two collars on different dogs.
The SmartPets Remote Control Dog Training Vibration Collar has a remote and offers two different levels of whistles and vibrations. It works for up to 150 yards. Unlike some of the other options on the market, this collar isn’t waterproof. Also some users report problems with the battery life.
The Cyber Center Remote Control Dog Training Collar is similar to the SmartPets collar above, although it offers a higher level of water resistance. Reviewers appreciate the fact that it works even on dogs that have very thick fur that may interfere with the prongs touching the skin and delivering the vibration.
The SmartPets 4-in-1 Dog Training Vibration and Shock Collar has three levels of whistle, one level of shock, and one level of vibration to assist with training your dog. Its range is up to 200 feet, so it goes further than most other similar collars on the market. Dog owners appreciate the low power of this collar and say it’s perfect for small dogs. They also appreciate the fact that it uses regular AAA batteries, although it tends to use up batteries quickly.