There are many great uses for technology that have been helpful to society, but one that many people are not aware of are electronic dog collars. There are many versions of this device, but the basic principle is that a collar is fitted with an electronic transmitter. This communicates with a handheld device used by the dog owner. The device not only transmits information such as the dog’s location but it can also produce a vibration or a sound that the dog will feel or hear.
This signal is valuable in training a dog in many environments and applications. Exactly how the training is done is left up to the owner, but the device gives the dog owner the capability to train his or her pet to respond to commands at a distance. Depending upon the range of the machine, this can be as great as one mile. This type of distance makes it a popular device for hunters that use their dogs for retrieving.
They are not just good for hunters; people with dogs at home can teach their pet not to bark at night with a signal from the remote device. They can also be of aid to those with service dogs. Many people may have trouble locating their dog when they need it, but with the push of one button, the dog can be taught to go to its master. The transmission signals of the collars can also be used to locate a dog that has gotten loose from the yard or simply cannot be located. The applications of these collars are wide ranging and may have use for you and your dog.