One of the most effective training tools you could purchase for your dog is a training collar. Training collars for dogs come in various shapes and sizes, each offering their own benefit.  I will briefly go through a few of them with you.

Choke Chains

Choke collars are the ultimate training collars for dogs that need direct obedience with commands such as sit, stay, heel etc.  Trainers provide a quick jerk of the collar to correct incorrect responses made by the dog.  This jerking motion tightens the collar on the neck, applying pressure on the dogs neck.  This type of collar is very effective when correctly used, but if not used properly can cause damage and injury to the dog.  This type of collar should never be used on puppies.

Prong or Pinch Collars

Of all the training collars for dogs this seems the most terrifying, but is actually safer than the standard choke collar.  Method of use is the same as the choke collar and same rule applies.  Seek proper instruction and never use with puppies.

This type of collar is primarily used for those dogs that tend to have a bad habit of pulling on the chain.  This collar helps to rectify this problem by slightly prodding them in the neck.  This collar has been researched to cause no injuries or problems if used correctly.

Head Halters

This is an effective training collar for dogs again pull or tend to run in front of you.  This collar was designed to mimic the same harness used on the horse.  When a dog tries to leap forward they will find they can’t as their head leaning back from the pull of the lead will lead them to stop.

Electronic Collars

Electronic collars operate by sending a small static pulse to the dog when needed for correction.  This is done via remote control by the trainer.  This tool can be used to rectify generally most problems a dog could get.  It has been approved by many dog kennel associations as effective, but dangerous in the wrong hands.  Make sure you use collar properly and I would advice consulting with a dog trainer beforehand.

That was my brief overview of some of the best training collars for dogs.  Whatever you decide, make sure you do your research  and seek as much advice as possible before carrying out training.  Without doing so and you could potentially harm your dog or make bad habits even worse, then you will be back at step 1 again.