5 Preparative Tips before Using Dog Shock Collars Pet Accessories by Evelyn Cheryl - November 20, 20160 Dog Obedience Training with shock collars aims at training dogs in a way that says “fosters a relationship of understanding and cooperation between dog and owner”. It uses a basic corrective method which can quickly make pets understand the difference between desirable and undesirable behavior. They begin to react in a manner which does not harm them in any way, and as desired by their owners. Here are 5 preparative tips that you should use in order to ensure the effectiveness of your training. Prepare your pet’s neck First of all, you have to prepare your pet’s neck and ensure that the collar can fit easily. The neck has to be checked well to determine whether there are any abrasions, cuts or injuries. Before fitting the collar, you have to wait for some time to let the damaged skin region heal properly. Comb or brush the hair. If your canine companion has heavy hair or short prongs, you need to clip, cut or trim the hair short in the spot where the collar will be attached to the neck. Measure the collar width and shorten the high neck hair under the jaw. Clean the neck region to reduce any irritation risks. Use your dog shock collar in “Off” mode Keep the collar turned off and have it fixed on the neck of your pet for a few days. It will let your pet feel at ease with the collar, and not relate it with the corrective shocks it will be subjected to. You will not like your dog to behave well only when it has the collar on over its neck for all times. Once your dog gets accustomed to the collar in “Off” mode, it will not relate it to the shocks after receiving the corrective voltage. Set voltage to a low setting Set the collar shock level at the lowest setting at first. This will prevent any injury to your pet. You can increase the shock level later, as and when you need. If your dog does not exhibit the desired response to lower shock levels, you can increase the voltage to obtain the coveted behavior. Let your pet socialize You should allow your dog to socialize with other dogs in the vicinity, as well as with various other creatures such as cats. Keep an eye on the pet to ensure that the interactions do not get violent or aggressive. Allowing your pet to mix with other animals will allow it to understand its place in the world, and become obedient and disciplined. It will begin to respect the needs and convenience of other creatures, including humans. Get assistance from experienced dog owners Dog owners who are long-timers at handling and dealing with pets can provide you with guidance, advice and suggestions which can help you in avoiding common dog behavioral issues. You can also understand why and how your pet reacts in a certain way to specific situations, and whether or not they need a correction for the same. You will not like to deliver voltage correction when your dog is barking due to hunger, upon sensing an intrusion or due to the call of nature.