Surprisingly, not a lot of dog owners are aware of the fact that there are a multitude of dog training collars available for Cardigan Welsh Corgis. We have flat collars, slip collars, Prong and Martingale collars, and of course e-collars or shock collars.
Slip, Prong, and Martingale collars basically work in the same way. These training collars are essentially long metal chains with rings at each end. The collar is made to form a loop around the top of the dog's neck, and the ring which connects to the leash goes over the back of the dog's neck. When the leash is attached to the chain link at the very end, the collar is prevented from constricting the dog's neck. When the leash is attached to the other ring, the chain becomes adjustable and gets tighter when pulled and looser when tension is released. Gently tugging on the chain tends to bring the dog into a "heel" position.
The only difference between the three is that the Slip collar is simply a plain metal chain. The Prong collar, often incorrectly coined as the pinch collar, is designed with open ended chain links all around, to simulate a mother's teeth against the neck of a puppy being trained. Finally, the Martingale is a collar with two loops on each end of the collar.
Though these options may have proven to be effective for some dog breeds, owners of Cardigan Welsh Corgis must take certain precautions with these training aids as the Corgi built is much more fragile than that of dogs from larger breeds.
Last but not the least, we have what are called e-collars (electronic collars) or shock collars. Incorporating the use of this device with puppy training may seem a bit extreme, but the truth is that these collars are simply meant to shock dogs rather than hurt them. The device lets out electrical signals that send out vibrations that work in conjunction with positive reinforcement. Under your control, the device lets out vibration pulses until your Cardigan Welsh Corgi stops doing an undesirable habit.
With that being said, it is vital to understand why the need for such devices would be even necessary. Since Cardigan Welsh Corgis were originally bred as cattle dogs, they have a natural instinct to lead rather than the other way around. On those cases that you need a little help getting your Cardigan Welsh Corgi to follow your command, these devices may be beneficial. Just remember to take the time to understand your pet as each dog has individual personalities. With enough patience and effort, training your Cardigan Welsh Corgi should be a breeze.
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Camille Goldin, a long time dog enthusiast addresses specific points on training collars for Cardigan Welsh Corgis puppy. Visit TrainPetDog.com for learn all about puppy training.