All You Need to Know About Dog Training Collars for Golden Retrievers

Roberto Manzotti

Looking for the best dog training collar available on the market?


Dog training collars are an effective tool for solving your Golden Retriever’s behavioral issues. They also help teach dogs basic obedience skills and work for stubborn dogs as well. Some canine trainers believe that these are the safest training tools available.

However, there are a few things that you need to know in order to choose the best dog training collars available to buy in the market.

In this blog post, we will introduce you to the concept of dog training collars and go through everything you need to know about them. Using them can save you a lot of trouble.

Let’s get started, shall we?


Introducing You to Dog Training Collars

How Dog Training Collars Work: A Close Peek

A Closer Look at Vibrating Collars

A Peek at Shock Collars

Let’s Look at Beeping Collars

Are They Really Safe for Your Golden Retriever?

A Few Advantages of Using Training Collars

Things to Consider When Buying a Dog Training Collar for Golden Retrievers

The Types of Collars Available

The Importance of Signal Range

All About Stimulation

Summing Up


Introducing You to Dog Training Collars

In this section of the blog post, we will go through a few things that you need to keep in mind when looking for the best dog training collar for your Golden Retriever.

Let’s jump right in.


How Dog Training Collars Work: A Close Peek

Most people wrongly thick that dog training collars and shock collars are the same thing which essentially harm dogs by passing electric current.

However, what most people don’t realize is that there are several types of collars available to buy on the market and shock collars are just one of many. Here are the three different types of collars:

  • Vibration collars
  • Beep collars
  • Shock collars

There’s another type of collar that we want to to avoid at all costs. These are known as spray collars that spray odor that dogs don’t like. These are harmful to dogs and can even be cruel.

Most people avoid shock collars because they’re considered inhumane and prefer deep vibration collars to do the job instead.

We’ll introduce you to each collar.

A Closer Look at Vibrating Collars golden retriever collar training

With vibrating collars, vibration signals are released when you press the controller. This is one of the best options if you think that your Goldy needs something as simple as a vibration for to correct his behavior.

Various vibrating collars are available on the market. These are assumed to be completely safe to use and are designed to be more secure for the dog. They can easily alert the dog without harming him.

On to the next one.

A Peek at Shock Collars

These are the most controversial dog training collars and I consider it as a last resort to train a dog. They require you to press the controller button to pass the electric current through your dog at a low intensity. This causes your Golden Retriever to have some pain and discomfort.

The idea of shocks comes from the psychological concept of negative reinforcement.

According to the concept, bad or unwanted behaviors are followed by punishments. This decreases the probabilities of the behaviors being repeated again. With these types of collars, you have the freedom to set the intensity and duration of the current, the intensity of pain your dog feels, etc.

Moving on…

Let’s Look at Beeping Collars

When you get a beeping callar, as the name suggests, a beep sound alerts the Golden retriever when you click on the controller of the training collar so that your dog performs a certain action or training.


Are They Really Safe for Your Golden Retriever?

Most people feel that dog training collars are basically torture devices for dogs. But, the truth is that most people don’t actually know the real facts about these products. In fact, the collars are quite efficient in training dogs and are also developed with safe materials.

Let’s talk safety, shall we?

A Few Advantages of Using Training Collars

Let’s take a look at a few advantages of using dog training collars:

  • These collars provide trainers with quicker results as compared to other training tools
  • Shock training collars are the most efficient ones available because they are more aversive
  • Shock collars come with various facilities that assist your dog in performing several tasks
  • Training collars are made to be flexible so that you can control the intensity according to your needs
  • These collars can be used to curb problems such as chronic barking and don’t require you to be physically present
  • You can control them with a remote control from wherever you are

Things to Consider When Buying a Dog Training Collar for Golden Retrievers

There are a few things that you need to consider when looking to invest in the best dog training collar for your Golden retriever to ensure his safety.

Let’s take a look.

The Types of Collars Available

There are several types of dog training collars available to buy. These include:

  • Prolonged collars
  • Spray collars
  • Shock collars
  • Halter collars
  • Ultrasonic collars

Each of these collars is best for a particular area and you need to do your research in order to determine whether or not it's the right fit for your intended purpose.


The Importance of Signal Rangegolden retriever collar

The signal range of the training collar depends on the type of collar and the area that you have chosen to train your furry friend. In case your area of selection has lots of metal disturbances, the signal is bound to weaken or become less effective.


All About Stimulation

There are two main types of simulations:

  • Continuous stimulation
  • Momentary stimulation

When you use the collar on your dog for the very first time, you need to be sure to start with the lowest possible level to see how your dog reacts to it and to determine his threshold.


Summing Up

Dog training collars are safe and efficient devices available on the market which help in training ill-behaved and stubborn Golden Retriever.

The principle of negative reinforcement works when you’re using a dog training collar on your Goldy. This means that any behavior which is followed by a negative consequence has lower chances of being repeated.

Most people use it as a last resort to train their dog.

What do you think about dog training collars? Would you use one on your Golden Retriever? Let us know in the comments… 

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