Welcome to ShockCollarGuide,We know that finding the best dog shock collar is not easy. It is recommended to read reviews before you are buying anything.Combining our dog shock collar reviews and buyer's guide, you will be able to choose the right shock collar. Hope we can help you in your decision.
Top Dog Shock Collar Reviews-2013
|1||PetSafe Yard & Park Remote Dog Trainer, PDT00-12470|| 4.9/5.0 |
|2||Dogtra 1900NCP Field Star 1/2 mile Training Collar|| 4.8/5.0 |
|3||Dogtra IQ – Yard Training Collar|| 4.7/5.0 |
|4||Dogtra Element 1/2 Mile Training Collar|| 4.6/5.0 |
|5||SportDOG Stubborn Dog Yard Trainer, SD-105S|| 4.5/5.0 |
|6||Dogtra Hunter 1 Dog Training Collar Platinum System|| 4.5/5.0 |
|7||Einstein ET-300TS Mini E-Collar 1/2 Mile Remote Dog Trainer|| 4.4/5.0 |
|8||FieldTrainer for Stubborn Dogs, SD-400S by SportDOG|| 4.4/5.0 |
|9||Aetertek AT-216S-350W Remote Dog Training Shock Collar|| 4.3/5.0 |
|10||TaoTronics TT-PT10 Remote Dog Training Collar|| 4.3/5.0 |
How to Choose the best shock collar?
Finding the best shock collar could be tricky since it is not universal.I have composed top ten factors that most people should consider when they are buying or looking for the right one.
- 1. What is your dog breed?
- 2. Shock collar range
- 3. What types of batteries are used and how long can they last?
- 4. Water resistance
- 5. The transmitter's weight and size
- 6. Check the durability and reliability of the shock collar before purchasing
- 7. Check the features and how easy they are to use
- 8. Choose the right collar in terms of size and weight
- 9. Do you want a new or used collar?
- 10.Most importantly, choose the one that fits your budget.
1. Choosing the right dog shock collar for your dog breed
Since there are different types of dog breeds, electric collars are designed differently for different types of dog breeds. Dogs of different breeds have different behaviors. The behavior of your dog will persuade you to selecting the collar suitable for your dog.
You will find two main types of dog shock collars in regard to dog behaviors. There are those designed for:
-Normally sensitive dogs and
-Low sensitive dogs
Therefore, sensibility is the main factor to consider and you will definitely be able to control your dog's behaviors using the right shock collar for her. You must understand the type of dog you have so that you can find it easier to choose the right shock collar for your dog. It is not difficult to determine whether your dog is high sensitive or low sensitive.
2. Choosing the right shock collar range
This is an important factor since you have to choose a collar that gives you the freedom to control your dog from a distance of your choice. They come with different control range mostly from 100 meters yard up to 2 kilometers yard. They are actually grouped into three categories,these include:
short range:usually 100 to 300m or yard
medium range:usually 500 to 800m
long and extra long range:1000 to 2000m
The short range collars enable you to control your dog from a distance of up to 100 yards and up to 300 yards. Please note that these are two different collars. Up to 100 yards range collars are usually used in places where there are no obstacles such as hills, buildings, trees, etc.
Medium range collars enable you to control your dog from a distance of up to 500 yards and up to 800 yards.
Long and extra-long distance collar
With long range collars you can control your dog from a distance of up to 1000 yards and up to 1500 yards. The extra-long range collars are able to control a dog at a distance of up to 2 kilometers.
3. Understanding the type of batteries used to operate e-collars
There are e-collars that use
- disposable batteries
- rechargeable ones.
Collars using disposable batteries are relatively cheaper. As long as the batteries are available in the local stores at friendly prices, you can simply safe some money and go for this type of e-collars.
There several types of rechargeable batteries to choose from. The type of rechargeable battery is categorized depending on its durability, how long it takes to charge and for how the charge can be used. There are also some that are heavier than others. The list below shows several batteries that are available starting from the high quality to lower quality ones:-
- Lithium-ion polymer battery
- Lithium-ion battery
- Nickel-Zinc battery
- Nickel -metal hydride battery
- Nickel -cadmium battery
Make sure you do not buy fake batteries that are like to burst when overcharged. Go for batteries that can hold the charge for long so that you may not be interrupted by power when controlling your dog.
4. Water resistance or Waterproof ?
Waterproof is usually a tricky word used by some electric equipment manufactures. This word can be used to confuse you if you are not careful. Some sellers use this word to convince buyers that certain product is water resistance.
- Water resistance means that you can swim with a gadget and it will not be affected by water in any way, meaning it can function inside the water. A water resistance collar is suitable for dogs that swim frequently.
- Waterproof means that the gadget can resist drops of water such as the rain. To ensure you do not fall into a trick, ensure you check protection rating when buying a dog shock collar.
- Note that “water-resistant” or “waterproof” usually used on the receiver, not the transmitter.
5. Right size and weight of the e-collar
Do not overload your dog with a heavy e-collar when you can find a lighter one. It is wise to consider the size of your dog when buying a shock collar. As you control your dog, make sure she is feeling comfortable with the collar around her neck.
6. Consider the size and weight of the transmitter
E-collars with small transmitter are expensive compared to collars with long and heavy transmitters. However cheap long-range transmitters are detachable.
7. Features and their usability
When buying a dog shock collar, consider the main features and how they can be useful in future. for instance, there are collars designed for those who prefer gadgets with easy to operate features. but some are for those who like complicated menus with more functions.
The most important thing to keep in mind in terms of features and their usability is that not all collars with many features can be easy to use. Ensure you understand all the stuff by studying the user manual carefully.
8. Durability and reliability
You do not have to spend your hard earned money just to purchase a cheap shock collar that will end up disappointing you as it may not last for long. Make sure you buy from a reputable seller who is ready to discuss about the warranty. Check the buttons to determine how compact they are. If they are too loose they are likely to fall out and if tightly attached can be difficult to press. Make sure the transmitter cannot be easily broken.
9. Does dog shock collar expandable?
Check whether the transmitter can be used with more than one receiver. Some transmitters are capable of controlling up to six receivers, meaning you can take control of up to six dogs at the same time. With such kind of a transmitter you can add more receivers in the future if need be.
When it comes to the price itself, there are different prices for different dog shock collars. You can see from our reviews that they are priced according to their usability and functionality. The cheap ones are roughly 100$ to 200$ while there are others with more improved features going for 200$ to 400$ each. Actually, the price will depend on how you want to use the dog collar and of course your budget.