Some people may still have the misconception that there is something cruel or inhumane about the electric collars, but this is actually not the case.
Electronic dog collars have come a long way from the early days of training technology, and are not to be confused with "shock collars", which didn't have a very wide range and didn't have any variability in the strength of the pulse that was administered or the duration.
With today's modern training systems, this is no longer the case.
There is no evidence at all that there are any adverse effects for the dogs, be it physically, mentally or neurologically.
Barking Control Systems These no-bark collars are designed with the same reliable electronics found in the popular hunting training collars.
Today's electronic collars come in several varieties, are not nearly as bulky and awkward as early models were, and are ideal for safely and humanely training any dog to stop excessive barking, Today's collars are flexible enough that you can find the type and level of stimulation that works best for your dog in any training situation.
Dogs with excessive barking are a hindrance to neighbors, visitors, as well as family members.
Correcting this bad behavior quickly and humanely is the best thing to do.
Electric barking collars offer just the solution for your barking problem.
Hunting and Gun Dogs In the case of hunting or "gun dogs", there is the added benefit of having a remote control for your electronic collar.
When you are in the field, there will always be distance between yourself and your dog, so the ability to correct behavior from a distance is important and useful.
Electronic dog collars are capable of transmitting to a range from a quarter of a mile up to two miles, depending on the type you choose to buy.
The collar basically works by a battery located within the collar that emits an electronic pulse, carried to the dog by small prongs or nodes inside the collar, and today's models give a wide variety of pulse intensity and duration.
Many electronic dog collars are designed for the outdoor enthusiast and hunter, and are made to withstand the abuse that a rambunctious four legged friend can give it, so they are made for durability.
Many models of collars are made to be waterproof, as well as their transmitters to increase their reliability while hunting in the field.
Some electronic collars come with the capability to train more than one dog on one system, and both of these features would be attractive to hunters.
Types and Uses for Dog Training Collars Some models come with beepers, which use modern radio tracking and cell phone technology to allow you to keep track of the location of your dog.
Some models come with bird launchers; most models will come with a wide range of stimulation so that the hunter or trainer can deliver a very light "nick" to stronger pulses for more stubborn or important situations at will.
Many models of electronic dog collars also come with the ability to either deliver one short nick to more constant stimulation depending upon the need, and this is decided by the trainer and administered from the remote transmitter.
There are even some models of electronic collars that are made especially for training dogs and only emit a vibration without electronic pulses, and other models that can deliver a spray of something the dog really doesn't enjoy such as citronella in order to correct behavior and again, all delivered from the hand held transmitter, and can be sent over a wide range of distance.
Essentially what you end up with from an electronic dog collar is the ability to quickly and effectively communicate your desires and commands to your dog in a way that you can easily manage and ultimately, a well behaved dog, and a well trained hunting companion.