If you can afford an electronic dog training collar I would suggest investing in it. Whether you have one dog or more than one. A dog training collar came to be a real good tool for training dogs. Some common sense and some training advice from an expert helps as well. Common sense is essential.
If you have trained a dog before, you know it can take a lot of time and patience. You must realize this before you start. If you do not have both of these conveniences, do not bother. Do not try to teach your dog too much at once. Pick something and stick to it. I said stick to it, do not drive your dog crazy by yelling out commands like a lunatic. This will not help your dog training efforts, it will hinder them.
Try conventional methods to train your dog first. Simple commands, not sentences. If you went to a country and got a job where you did not have a clue about the language, how frustrated you would get if everyone trying to get you to do something, shouted out large paragraphs of a language that you knew nothing of. You would learn much quicker with simple syllable words and gestures such as pointing to start.
Your dog may have or develop some behavior problems that will seem impossible for you to act sane and still try to break it of them. An electronic dog training collar will prove to be a fantastic investment. Just remember your dog has a behavioral problem you want to break it, the dog is not a serial killer you are trying to electrocute.
Most collars come with a basic training book. Read it in its own before you start and then refer to it as necessary. This will be best for a non expert and the dog.
A little something to help you to remember to use the collar as it was intended to be used for. You can make some real enemies, me included, when using the collar as a torturing device and not a training tool. Mistreating an animal will come back to bite you sooner or later, preferably sooner. Just follow the basic training book and you will have a great training tool that you will soon come to see.
If you have trained dogs before but have never used an electronic dog training collar, you will really appreciate one of these devices. I seriously think you will wonder how you ever done without it.
These collars can be used for anything from pet containment, stopping your dog from digging holes, jumping up on things as well as people, tearing garbage bags and a whole lot more. These collars can range in price according to what you want it for.