Did you know that there is more than just a standard collar you can use for Puggle training? Different collars are designed to have diverse effects on a dog. For instance, while one collar may be used to guide your dog, another may be used for restraining him/her, while still another may be used to discourage the development of negative behaviors.
The following is a list of training collars that can be used for dog training, but are not the ideal choice for training a Puggle –
Prong Collar – This is a collar comprised of metal prongs that are linked together. When pressure is applied to the collar with the leash, the dog receives a slight pinch on their neck. This pinch doesn’t hurt the dog, as it has been designed to replicate the effect the mother dog’s teeth would have on her pup as she picked him/her up by the scruff of the neck. There is a correct way to apply the prong collar, which should be learned before being used on a dog.
The prong collar is not recommended for dogs that have a tendency to pull on the leash, and is a little extreme for Puggle training as they are only small dogs.
Head Halters – This type of collar is designed to fit on your dog’s head and is meant to restrain the movements of your pet. The theory for this collar is that if the owner can control the dog’s head, the body must follow the resulting movement. When the leash is pulled, the halter closes the dog’s mouth and restrains his/her head.
This is another collar that is not necessary for Puggle training as Puggles are not aggressive dogs and are not prone to lunging and biting.
Electronic Collar – Just as the name implies, an electronic collar is designed to give the dog harmless shocks when he/she is exhibiting behaviors the owner disapproves of. However, these collars have adjustable settings, and if the setting is too high, you can hurt the dog. Therefore, this type of collar should only be used by experienced trainers and really isn’t necessary for a Puggle.
As you can see, the above dog collars are too harsh for training a small dog like a Puggle. Therefore, the fact remains that when it comes to Puggle training, a standard, durable leather or nylon collar or harness are perfect for training and keeping your dog under control.