Our Beagle is currently 13 pounds and should top out around 25 pounds. We want to let him run in the yard without spending $300 to install the fence and etc. We also want to use it as a training tool in the house and when we go to visit friends.

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  1. ppc coach

    Just a regular collar. All others are way to unkind to the pups. Training takes TIME & PATIENCE. Not quick fixes like special collars and fences. Just put a ton of TIME & PATIENCE into you little pup. Good luck.

  2. ppc coach

    There are brands that serve as a collar for underground fence and training. They come with the underground wire anr training remote. (We have one, but for the life of me I can’t remember the name. I’ll check this evening.) The rempte also gives a good tone option, a bad tone option, and 4 levels of shock. You can also set the 4 shock buttons to beep the bad tone for 1 second before shocking or to just shock. We only gave our dog 2 shocks before he learned the bad tone means to knock it off. Now when he hears it he knows it means whatever he is doing is unacceptable and to stop.
    *****Edit***** Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. The brand we have is Innotek and here is the link to their web site. My sister said they got theirs (that is the one we are using. It is like the SD-70 but an older model) on ebay for pretty cheap. Good luck!http://www.innotek.net/http://search.ebay.com/innotek_W0QQ_trks…

  3. sami

    FOR TRAINING YOUR DOG I RECOMMEND A CHOKE COLLAR. BUT YOU HAVE TO KNOW HOW TO USE IT RIGHT. PLACE THE COLLAR RIGHT BELOW THE EARS. THAT WAY WHEN THE DOG MISS BEHAVES YOU PULL SLIGHTLY AND THE DOG WILL STOP WHATEVER IT WAS DOING. THAT AREA IS A SENSITIVE AREA AND IS USED BEST WHEN TRAINING.

  4. Nina

    Choke collars are good, but they’re only effective when you are using a leash (so you can pull). Shock collars are great because they are remote activated. However, be sure to get a good one that has numerous levels on it (preferably a dial going from 0-100) so you can use the minimal level possible. You really only want to get the dog’s attention, not truly shock them and hurt them. I use Dogtra, and love it.
    However, you are going to spend between $200-$300 for a good shock collar, and I wouldn’t recommend using a shock collar without also investing in a professional class to show you how to use it. Most people just want to put it on their dog and start shocking the crap out of them. PLEASE have someone teach you how to use it, you and your dog will both be glad you did. 🙂

  5. melissa k

    It depends on the behavior issues you are experiencing with your dog. If he doesn’t pull a lot on leash, a regular buckle collar is just fine. If you have a great deal of trouble with him pulling, use an Easy Walk or Gentle Leader harness.
    When in the yard, he should only have on a regular buckle collar. Training collars can become caught on something and severely injure him. They are meant for training only, not general use.

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