How effective are these electric remote dog training collars. Also I’m finding that there is a very large price difference between the UK available products and the products available direct from Chine. Where would be the best place to purchase it from. I have an 8 month old very lovable but naughty Weimaraner. “Casper”. The kids and I have sought of given him to much of a good thing and now he is getting out of hand Eg when asked to get off the sofa, he likes to show his pearly white teeth.


  1. mama woof

    They are very effective. You just remotely deliver the static deterrent when he starts to get onto the sofa. Usually they are used for more serious issues than a dog being on a sofa though.
    I love the range collar invisible fence product. It works better than any other fencing product. I have never used a shock collar as a training device because my only big dogs are goldens which train so easily.
    I don’t think I would ever order a product directly from China though. I would pay extra to get it locally.

  2. ali

    electric collars are not recommended unless you are a professional and have proper training and experience in using them.. otherwise you could actually make the problem a whole lot worse by incorrect use…..
    You need to re-assert yourself as pack leader and place yourself in the dominant position…….show that you are the boss and take the dog firmly by the collar and pull him off the sofa… is your sofa not his. he clearly thinks he is the boss of your house and you just need to remind him that he is not….body language and assertiveness are all that is required….electric shock treatment is only for extreme cases and as I said before should only be administered by experienced trainers. good luck

  3. ~~*Paradise Dreams*~~

    Before resorting to a shock collar, it is best to exhaust all other forms of training (ie crate training, ‘I’m the boss’ training etc). We have exhausted all other types of training with our pup, crate training, and even forms of training advised by Caesar Milan, and she still pees in the house, eats off the counter when backs are turned and runs as far and as fast as she can when she gets the opportunity.
    That being said, I believe using (not abusing!) shock collars can be rather effective, my vet has recommended we get one for our pup. Most models come with a warning tone that is extremely annoying to dogs so if you don’t want to shock him, you may still show him you are his boss.
    Good luck with your little boy


    if that is the only cruel way that you can train your dog then find a good home for him and with any luck in a few weeks these things will be banned as kennel club are so against them as they are so cruel

  5. ankenygi

    I HATE them. They seem abusive to me. Better to try out other training methods before resorting to this one. Good luck!

  6. Jupe

    They are cruel and barbaric. If you love your dog you won’t use one.
    Hire a dog trainer instead.

  7. Gar

    Having never used such a device, I can’t offer you an informed opinion regarding the quality of the correction products from China.
    I have to offer the opinion that the very fact that your dog is on the sofa in the first place is that your dog is in a position of power in your family that he should never have been allowed to assume in the first place!
    His age suggests that it should be possible to put things straight, but I feel that you might be inexperienced with dogs and their training!
    I have inherited a dog who was never socialised or given any boundarys. She is a beautiful, incredibly loyal dog, but she is also as tough as old boots and would not accept a position in our ‘pack’ which is appropriate! As I don’t have the time to put into correcting such ingrained behavioral problems, and frankly I lack the skills and experience to do so in a dog of her age (She is 4), I have had to resort to placing her with a professional trainer. Though he is a military dog trainer and a police dog trainer, it has taken him one and a half weeks of intensive work to even get her to recognise his authority!
    This is the kind of problem you are setting yourselves up for if you don’t deal effectively with the situation at this, still fairly early stage!
    I would suggest that you seek out a qualified professional to advise you as this aggression is worrying to be honest, but is more than likely correctable. But please, don’t let the grass grow under your feet. This is serious business!
    Best wishes to you.

  8. Love is a GSD

    I would only recomend electric “shock” collars as a last resort, because they can do more bad then good. Imagine every time you scold your dog he gets a painful shock to the neck. Do you think he’s going to want to listen or be around you?
    It sounds to me like you have spoiled him and let him become dominant. A lot of people make that mistake. You now have to establish your dominance. I’ll use the couch situation for example. He’s on the couch, and that’s fine, as long as he gets down when you command it. Go up to him and say down firmly, but dont yell it. If he doesn’t, say it louder, but deepend your voice, this makes you sound more dominant. If he starts to growl, grab him by his scruff and pull him off, saying no in the deep loud voice.
    If he growls at you, show him its not ok, show him you are the boss. You can either grab his scruff and lift him up just enough that his front feet are off the ground and inch, or flip him! Flipping is an awesome way to establish dominance, and sometimes it needs to be done. pin them on their side or on their back and kinda stand/kneel above them so your face is about a foot above theirs. Then say no in the same loud, deep, strong voice and stare in to their eyes for a couple seconds. This shows that you are the boss and they need to obey you.

  9. Memphis Belle

    Do not buy an elecltric shock collar, it’s a very poor substitute for training your dog. If you zap your dog with an electric collar, all it will teach your dog is to fear you. It really is a last resort.
    At just 8 months old, he’s a junior dog and this is the equivalent of the canine terribles two. A hitherto quite well behaved dog can suddenly decide to test you to see if the boundaries set down as a puppy really are what you mean.
    Get help from a canine behaviourist, a home visit might be a good idea initially, then if he’s not still going, take your dog to obedience classes to refresh and reinforce his training.
    If the puppy was rather indulged, then it’s not fair to punish him by zapping him with a shock collar. Firm, fair and fun training, setting out the ground rules of what is acceptable behaviour and the whole family sticking to the rules.
    Start with easy things like when you are going to fed him, ask him to sit first and wait 30 or so seconds before putting his dinner dish down. Make him sit before letting him out into the garden, before you open the door to take him out on a walk.
    Put a house lead (thin lead) on his collar, so if you are having a problem getting him off the sofa, you can tug on the lead and avoid a confrontation. Until he learns his place in the pack, have a crate or his bed in the lounge and only let him sit on that. Allowing dogs onto a sofa ect is not a right. You need to be able to command your dog “off” and it will get down.
    Good luck, and remember be as quick to praise for good behaviour as to censure bad behavior.

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