E-collars, like many other tools, have evolved greatly since their invention. Modern e-collars are the clearest, gentlest, and most effective tool to aid in training your dog. They are the only tool currently that allows for clear communication between you and your dog wirelessly. Most people commonly think of off-leash recall when they see e-collars, but that is just one of the many uses for them. Electronic collars aid in taking your training to the next level with full reliability on and off leash! They also allow owners to discourage unwanted behaviours more consistently, clearly, and with the least amount of conflict between you and your dog.
We exclusively use E-collar Technologies products. Their collars have intuitive controls and deliver consistent stimulation levels ensuring clear communication.
This tool, like any other dog training tool, or any tool for that matter can be abused. This is no different than any other tool as they all have the potential to be misused. However, when used by professional trainers who have an intimate understanding of learning theory, dog psychology, and practical use of pressure, they are the best tool available to us. We often use this analogy with clients; you can build a house with a hammer and nails, or with modern machinery, which would you choose? There are many different way to reach your goals, however we prefer to use the most humane, clear, and effective tools in our programs.