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10 Effortless Best Shock Collar For Great Pyrenees in 2022

Some dogs are more docile to train while some, like the Great Pyrenees, are independent thinkers that need special training to be tamed. 

As a trainer who has worked with dozens of dog species over the past 10 years, most of them being the Great Pyrenees, I can tell you that they can be a little too much to handle.

Having said that, you can easily train them if you can use a good shock collar and good shock collars are what we will be discussing in this blog.

BEST SHOCK COLLAR FOR GREAT PYRENEES

After training hundreds of Pyrs and similar breeds using shock collars, I’ve come up with my own expert list of all the best Shock Collars you need to buy from.

1. Dogtra 1900S – Best Collar For Pyrenees

When it comes to smart devices for the dogs that I train, only a few companies make good quality products that are not just durable but easy to handle as well. Dogtra is one of them.

From a design that is user-friendly to a device that is resistant to wear and tear, Dogtra 1900S has it all.

Collar

The collar is soft yet strong enough to withstand even the longest training sessions.

Sturdiness

It has a sturdy build with an excellent grip. It can fit almost all dog sizes from young pups to adult ones. Both the collar and receiver are water resistant, so you don’t need to worry when using them in an overcast environment. 

Remote

The remote trainer has a 3/4 mile range which is adequate for training a Pyr.

The grading of the zaps is quite adequate, I tried it on a 13-month Pyr and then on another 9-month Pyr and it worked amazingly, even in the lower intensities.

Charging

The only issue that I could find with this particular shock collar was its battery. Though it does last long, not too long as you’d be expecting. 

You would have to recharge it every second day, which I don’t think is too big an issue considering that the battery charges to full in 2 hours.

Range

Its 3/4 mile range is well suited for both domestic and professional training.

Overall, it is good for both domestic and professional training.

FEATURES

  • LCD screen for training level and battery status
  • Designed collars to fit a dog’s neck perfectly
  • Slim design and easy to handle
  • Multiple training modes
  • Waterproof receiver and collar
  • Fast charging batteries

PROS

  • Easy-fit design
  • Water-proof
  • LCD screen
  • Good for professional K-9 training
  • Fast-charging

CONS

  • Need to recharge after 2 days.

2. SportDOG Brand 425X Remote Trainer

When it comes to combining all the elite collar features into a reasonable price tag, SportDOG has done it.

Collar

It comes with 2 collars that are waterproof and resilient. You won’t find any issue using them on your dogs.

Dog Size

It fits snugly on almost all sizes of dogs from pups to adults. 

Remote

If you have multiple dogs that you cannot control and want to train them simultaneously then don’t worry, you can control up to 3 dogs with only a single remote with the same 500  yards range, you will need 3 collars and one remote for that. 

For my Pyr, I use the long prongs and it adjusts quite well.

The most satisfying feature for me is its dual operation with both static and continuous vibrations depending on the need.

These vibrations come in 21 different levels which you can adjust according to your dog’s requirement.

Of all the owners I’ve used this product with, I have received one constant complaint, that is, there is no way to check how much charge is left.

It will either be green or red and nothing in between. 

Charging

Battery status also isn’t displayed on the remote. Considering that the battery lasts from 50 to 70 hours, I can estimate pretty easily when I need to charge it without it going off abruptly.

Another drawback is that this product is designed more for professionals than laymen. The instructions are a little hard to understand in the first go. 

Range

With its compact design, which is also available in camouflage, it covers a range of 500 yards.

Nonetheless, once you understand how it works, it becomes pretty handy to use even if you are not a professional or have never used a shock collar before.

FEATURES

  • 500 yards range
  • Water-proof
  • Continuous plus static vibrations
  • 2 hours of fast-charging batteries
  • 3 collars can be controlled with a single remote
  • 21 static stimulation levels
  • Fits all 8 pounds or larger dogs

PROS

  • Multiple dogs can be controlled with one remote
  • 21 static stimulation levels and also continuous stimulation available
  • Water-resistant
  • Fast-charging batteries

CONS

  • No battery level indicator
  • Tough to understand initially

3. PetSpy P620 Great Pyrenees Collar

On the lower end of the market, if you want all the fun of the more expensive collars but are willing only to spend a fraction of their cost, then this collar is just made for you.

I have personally recommended this to all those who own a Pyr but cannot afford the expensive Shock Collars and received positive feedback mostly.

Collar

Not just one dog but you can simultaneously use it to control 2 dogs, that when you have 2 collars of course. This is a feature that is mostly seen in the Shock Collars of bigger price tags.

It comes with a sharp design that promises to be durable and water-proof. The company gives a one-year long warranty to ensure this claim. 

Their customer service is live 24/7 with very positive feedback from the users, though personally I never needed to reach them.

Remote

The multiple stimulation levels are easy to use with the remote but I would suggest checking them on your arm before you use the collar on the pooch.

I have used them on a couple of dog breeds including Doberman and Great Pyrenees with great success.

Though one has to consider a little snag that this device comes with, it is that the shock level is only good for medium-sized dogs. 

When used on significantly large dogs, it fails to do the job, but honestly, that is to be expected from a collar in this price range. 

Nevertheless, for the majority of the dogs, it functions absolutely fine.

Charging

The battery is better than you’d expect for its price and gives you 2-3 work days when used extensively.

Range

In the price range that it comes in, I was not expecting a long range but to my surprise, it covers about 600 yards of distance. 

FEATURES

  • 650-yard coverage
  • 2 dogs controlled with one remote
  • Water-proof
  • Multiple training modes
  • 16 stimulation levels
  • 1-year warranty with 24/7 customer service

Pros

  • Cheap
  • Durable, water-proof
  • 1-year warranty
  • Long range, 650 yards
  • Multiple stimulation levels with different training moods

CONS

  • Not suitable for bigger pooches

4. Bousnic Dog Training Collar 2 Dogs

This is your perfect backyard dog training device.

Collar

It comes with 2 collars controlled via a single remote, which means you get to train 2 dogs for the price of one!

The collar comes with a quick clip rather than a buckle. In my training, I’ve observed quite frequently how owners struggle with the simple act of tying and untying a buckle. This solves the problem. Also, the collar uses silicon prongs that are quite comfortable for the dog.

Remote

By far the best feature of this product is its remote. It comes with a digital display, making it easy to use. Each training mode is represented by a different button, so you don’t get confused.  Even though the remote itself offers a remarkable grip, It comes with a wrist strap that prevents it from falling when used outdoors.

Dog Size

The company states that the collar is for size 8-26 inch necks. In other words, it fits all dogs from pups to adults.

Charge

The collar charge lasts for 10 days and the remote has a battery life of 50 days. It does not come with an adapter but it can be easily charged with any phone charging adapter.

Range 

Essentially, the range is only 300 yards, which although not significant, is to be expected from such a product. As mentioned earlier, this product is for domestic users who like to train their dogs in their backyards or similar locations. It is not for professionals, who train their dogs in open fields

Sturdiness

Unlike the collar, the remote is not waterproof. You will need to take good care in wet environments. I recommend using a plastic case, which not only provides a stronger grip but will also protect it from water.

FEATURES

  • 300-yard range
  • Waterproof collar
  • Beep, vibration, and static shock with multiple grades
  • Remote with screen display
  • Adjustable collar for 15-20 lbs dogs
  • Comfortable silicon and metal prongs
  • 2 dog collars are controlled with a single remote

PROS

  • Cheap
  • Waterproof collar
  • Remote comes with a digital display
  • Comfortable prongs

CONS

  • Small range
  • The Remote is not waterproof
  • Material used is of average quality

5. INVIROX Dog Shock Collar for Large Dog [2022 Edition]

INVIROX has come up with a pretty decent shock collar this time with many unique features.

Collar

The collar comes with a sliding keypad lock, you can never go wrong with this!

The metal prongs are well adjusted on the dog’s neck and don’t wear easily. The collar receiver has 2 LED lights to let you know whether it’s on or not.

Remote

The remote comes with a digital display and a good backlight so that you can navigate easily even in bright sunlight.

The 3 training modes with 123 stimulation levels are a pretty solid feature as it is made to be used for all dog breeds and sizes.

The remote even comes with a flashlight, which although seems not a big deal but trust me, comes very handy at night.

Sturdiness

The collar receiver is water-resistant. The overall build is not the sturdiest of all but it holds well after prolonged use.

Dog Size

It is designed to fit dog necks between 7-23 inches. Whether you have a pup or an adult dog, you will not have any problem adjusting the neck collar.

Charge

Once charged, the remote works efficiently for up to 45 days and the collar battery lasts for 15 days. The charging cable is dual split so both the remote and the collar can be charged together. This is a feature that I am yet to see in many of the big-budget collars.

This product also comes with a year-long warranty and INVIROX provides 24/7 customer service.

Range

The range of 330 yards is something of a bargain for its low price tag. It is still useful in most settings as I’ve used it in public parks, beaches, and lawns without any issue.

In my experience, it is one of those products whose multiple small but unique features guarantee an overall remarkable product. 

FEATURES

  • Beep, vibration, and shock with 123 stimulation levels
  • Water-proof collar 
  • 330 yards range
  • Remote with digital display for mode and battery
  • 1-year warranty with 24/7 customer service

PROS

  • Digital display remorse
  • 3 training modes with 123 stimulation levels
  • Dual split charging cable
  • Sliding keypad lock

CONS

  • Medium range

6. PATPET Dog Training Collar with Remote 2 Packs (15-140lbs)

If there is one brand that has pulled off making a product packed with all the elite collar features while keeping the price tag small, it’s PATPET.

Collar

It comes with 2 collars that share the same remote controller. This makes it easy to handle 2 dogs. There is a set of silicon prongs that add to the comfort of the device when applied to the dog’s neck.

Remote

The remote is small with a hard texture for a good grip. It has a small display screen for mode and battery.

Dog Size

The collar has an adjustable belt, it can be used for pooches of all sizes.

Sturdiness

The collar is made of TPU material, which is resistant to wear, flexible, light, and soft on the skin. Also, it is water-proof which makes it resilient in wet environments of lakes and swimming pools.

Charge

The collar battery lasts for 11 days and the charging time is only 2 hours. You don’t need to worry about charging it every other day.

Range

The receiver has an astounding range of 3/4 miles, making it excellent for field use.

PROS

  • Reliable built quality
  • Long-lasting batteries with fast charging
  • Water-proof
  • Long range
  • 2 collars with one remote

CONS

  • The strap of the collar is a little less durable

7. Educator E-Collar – Bark Collar For Great Pyrenees

Educator E-collars come with a hefty price tag but have all the features that make them worthy of their price.

Collar

The collar is made of Biothane, a material so resilient that it will endure not just the weather but your dog’s chewing attempts as well. Biothane is soft and non-allergic, so it doesn’t irritate your dog. It has all the qualities that make it superior to traditional leather collars.

Remote

The best part about this product is its uniquely designed remote. Unlike the conventional remotes that sometimes require two hands to operate, this comes in a stopwatch shape.

This ergonomic design allows you to access all the buttons using a single hand. Additionally, It has a digital display for the modes.

Apart from the vibration, it also has a tap sensation that mimics the human tap on the dog’s neck, making it both gentle and effective.

The genius of this product lies in its Pavlovian tune feature. Every vibration is preceded by a tune and with time, the dog gets conditioned to the tune and starts associating it with the vibration. 

So eventually, your dog will start responding to the tune only without even the need for a vibration, which you can cancel by simply releasing the remote button. Isn’t this a real-life hack?

There are 1-100 stimulation levels but wait, what if you have a brawny breed like the Pyr? Well, it comes with an additional 60 booster stimulations that you can use as well. Though, I rarely ever went beyond level 30. 

Dog Size

It is suitable for dogs 5 lbs and above, almost every dog you will ever need to train.

Sturdiness

The biothane material makes the collar durable. I never felt reluctant to use it in wet environments because it is waterproof. The small design of the remote makes it a perfect fit, never had an issue with it falling off my hands.

Charge

The collar battery lasts 1-2 days when used, so it requires frequent charging. The battery of the remote lasts much longer. But the batteries used are Li-ion, fast-charging batteries, making it a little easy to charge them when the need arises, which, unfortunately for the collar, arises often.

This is the only downside to this product that I could find.

Range

The range for the receiver is 1/2 mile. Pretty decent coverage for all the outdoor training sessions.

The overall impression of the Educator E-collar is amazing. It is durable, smart, and easy to use. It easily competes with the best shock collars on the market.

FEATURES

  • 1/2  mile range
  • Pavlovian tune feature
  • Vibration, shock, and tap stimulation
  • Stimulation levels 1 to 100, additional boost stimulation from 1 to 60
  • Stopwatch transmitter with digital display
  • 2-year warranty

PROS

  • 1/2 mile range
  • Pavlovian tune with the vibration
  • Waterproof collar made with durable biothane material
  • Ergonomical, stopwatch designed remote

CONS

  • The collar battery drains fast
Bark-Collar-For-Great-Pyrenees

8. HKZOOI Dog Training Collar

HKZOOI is the third last on this list that I want you to consider.

Collar

It comes with 2 collars that you can sync to a single controller. It is waterproof so don’t worry about outdoor use in wet environments, whether it is beaches, swimming pools, or a rainy day. 

The collar strap material is basic fabric and not nylon or plastic. This is a design flaw as fabric wears quickly over long use but luckily it can be easily replaced with any strap you want off the market.

For the dog’s neck, silicon prongs are used. These are not just soft and comfortable for the dog but also durable and resistant to wear.

Remote

The remote comes with an LCD and a standard overall design.

3 training modes are available viz beep, vibration, and shock. In my use, these features were pretty decent with excellent results with different dog breeds.

At times, it was confusing to toggle between the 2 dog collars, which I would say, could have been avoided by adding just one button on the remote. 

Nonetheless, once you use it a couple of times, it won’t frustrate you.

Sturdiness

The durability was nearly excellent. After prolonged use, I saw minimal signs of wear and tear, mostly on the collar fabric. 

In a couple of cases, the dog was able to chew on the receiver but it still worked! That’s one for durability.

Dog size

Whether you own a pup or an adult, a husky or a Pyr, it will fit it snugly. 

Charge

To me, the battery was the main highlight of this collar. It comes with Li-ion batteries that last longer than most collars of the same line. 

8-10 days for the collar and up to 50 days for the remote. Fast charging makes them ready to go in mere 3 hours. 

It doesn’t come with an adapter but the USB cable can be used with any mobile adapter or even gadgets like laptops.

The standby time is even longer when the collar is not being used.

Range

When I used this product for training dogs, I found the range to be just average. It covers a 500-yard open area when there are no trees or barricades. 

In spaces with different obstacles, the range was about 300 yards. It was still a decent range for domestic purposes,  though I will not recommend it for professional K-9 trainers.

FEATURES

  • 2 collars with one remote
  • Waterproof
  • 500 yards range
  • 3 modes: beep, vibration, and shock
  • Safe silicon prongs
  • Long standby and working battery

PROS

  • Waterproof
  • 2 collars for one remote
  • Long battery life

CONS

  • Medium range 
  • Collar made of fabric
  • Remote not very user-friendly 

9. Lu&Ba Dog Shock Collar

Lu&Ba makes benign collars that are soft on the health of your dog but hard on correcting its behaviors.

Collar

The 2 collars that come with 1 remote, are made of silicon which makes them durable yet soft.

The strap material is polyester and of a lower quality, not tough enough for heavy use. If used on a smaller dog, like when I used it on a Goldador pup, the extra strap just hangs and there is no option to tie it somewhere. 

This company could have just added an extra clip or a buckle, there was no need to be sly. Apart from that, the collar is waterproof and resilient in wet surroundings.        

The silicon prongs touching the dog’s neck are soft and reliable.          

Remote

The remote comes with analog buttons with a small LCD screen. It has 3 training modes with 16 stimulation levels. In my training sessions with different breeds, I found the beep and vibration very effective. 

Your dog will understand the signal and start behaving the way you want.

Each mode is represented with a different LED light on the collar, so you won’t get confused over which mode is currently being used.

Shock mode isn’t a power point in this collar. It is on the weaker side of the strengths even on the higher levels, so dogs of bigger breeds won’t budge on the medium intensities.

Sturdiness

The silicon material of the collar and the remote make them sturdy for everyday use.

Dog size

All dogs between 10-110 pounds can easily fit the collar.

Collar size has never been an issue with any product I’ve used.

Range

The range of 1000 yards is fantastic, making it a better fit for training in small and large spaces.

It, however, declines to almost half in an area with multiple obstacles like trees and buildings. But hey, 500 yards is still a better range.

Charge

The battery comes with a remarkable working time of 60 days for the remote and 30 days for the receiver. Its Fast-charging feature allows it to be charged fully within 3 hours. 

FEATURES

  • 1000 yard range
  • 3 training modes
  • Waterproof remote and collar
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Silicone prongs
  • 2 collars with one remote

PROS

  • Long range
  • Waterproof
  • Long battery hours

CONS

  • Low shock strength

10. PetSpy M686 Premium Dog Training Shock Collar

PetSpy M686 shock collar lies in the middle of the spectrum of dog collars, both because of its features and price tag.

Collar

The collar has average built quality. It is resilient enough for most types of outdoor training.

Remote

The remote comes with 3 training modes of beep, vibration, and shock. Although I found the shock to be of low intensity, the beep and vibration work fine for dog training.

Sadly, it does not come with a digital display. You will have to navigate through the modes manually but honestly when did not having a fancy LCD screen hinder dog training?

The collar has LED lights for charging status so you know if it’s being charged and when it is full.

Dog size

The collar is suitable for all dogs between 10-100 pounds.

Sturdiness

The collar offers water resistance. It doesn’t budge on a rainy day or if your dog jumps into a pool.

I have seen some units stutter when the dog swims for long periods so try to avoid that.

Charging

Although the collar does not come with a fast charging battery, it works for long hours once charged. It comes with its adapter, gladly, and works well through 4-6 days in use.

Range

The device offers a range of 1100 yards in open fields.

In places where hindrance is offered by trees, benches, or any other obstacle, it gets reduced a little. Still, it is excellent for training in most environments.

FEATURES

  • 3 training modes; beep, vibration, and shock
  • 1000 yard range
  • Water-resistant
  • Remote compatible with 2 collars
  • Long battery life

PROS

  • Mid-range price
  • Decent range
  • Water-resistant

CONS

  • Lacks digital display
  • Not 100% waterproof

FAQS

Are shock collars good for the Great Pyrenees?

Yes, shock collars can not only be used for totally insubordinate Pyrs but also for the general training of your pet as well. 
They have proved to be an effective tool in administering discipline and routine in not just Pyrs but also many other breeds.

What are the benefits of an E-collar over the conventional harness?

E-collars are wireless, you do not need to follow your dog wherever it goes as long as it remains in your sight.
You don’t need to shout at your dog, just use a button and it follows your command.
Additionally, an E-collar comes with various training modes that can be used for different purposes, both household and professional.

Best Shock Collar for Great Pyreness – Conclusion

The Great Pyrenees is a stubborn breed. Known for their independent personality, training them often becomes very stressful. But if you know the right technique and the right gadgets, they can be as malleable as a Poodle.

Try to learn the ins and outs of these devices before you use them on your pooch as it will ensure that you use them as humanely as possible.

I’ve mentioned all the best shock collars that have worked for me and for the people that I have recommended them. I believe you will love these too.

About the author

Linda Michaels

Linda Michaels is a proud owner of a Labradoodle named Mylo. She came to adopt it from the shelter she was previously working as an Animal Caretaker. After many days of living with Mylo, she decided to hire a trainer and that’s when she was introduced to the world of dog training. She has received multiple certifications to be able to call herself that. Today, she lives with the trainer-turned-fiance Ross and Mylo and helps people with training their dogs.