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Remote Collar Dog Training Techniques

Remote Collar Dog Training Techniques: Toys and Tricks Learning some basic remote collar dog training techniques will teach you that your dog can have fun while learning commands and discipline. I bet that feels like a pretty big deal, especially if you’ve tuned into much of the propaganda that is out there about “shock collars” also known as remote collars. I’m sure it sounds like “rubbish” as Victoria Stillwell might say. (Victoria the actress that portrays a dog trainer onRead more “Remote Collar Dog Training Techniques”

Here they come!

One of the many reasons I like training with an electronic dog collar is because I believe it is a quicker path to off leash freedom for a dog. Rather than using the tool as a “shock collar” and punishing a dog for none compliance, myself and many other professional dog trainers world-wide are using  e-collar stimulation as a prompt to gain a dogs attention in the midst of distractions. Once the tap on the shoulder gets the dogs attentionRead more “Here they come!”

Proper Fit of a Remote Dog Training Collar | Robin MacFarlane

Rule #1: Proper Fit of a Remote Dog Training Collar Is Essential Proper fit of a remote dog training collar is one of the most over looked reasons for poor results. Viewers write and tell me the e-collar “didn’t seem to work” or it didn’t seem like it was working so they kept turning the level up and then the dog startled. When I’ve had opportunity to witness these problems in person I generally find that the e-collar is justRead more “Proper Fit of a Remote Dog Training Collar | Robin MacFarlane”

Q&A about Remote collar dog training.

Questions & Answers: Remote Collar Dog Training Recently I had a chat with Ty Brown of Dog Behavior Online about e-collar training. We discussed some of the basic training concepts as well as some of the commonly held misconceptions such as; can e-collars be used with anxious dogs? Are they ok to use in the case of aggression issues. Are they really humane and how do they feel? What does it mean to use the Just Right level? I rememberRead more “Q&A about Remote collar dog training.”

Professional E-collar dog training: 72 hours to change a dog’s life.

This past week I’ve been busy teaching our 10 day professional dog trainers course, the TMD E-cademy. We are a week into it and I wanted to share a few reflections. We started the week with 6 students and a variety of dogs to work with. Most of the students brought either their own dog or a clients dog, plus we had several of our training dogs in residence to work with. On day one none of the dogs wereRead more “Professional E-collar dog training: 72 hours to change a dog’s life.”

A happy owner has a whole new dog with e-collar training (and a whole new perspective!)

When someone is delighted with the results of their e-collar training they can’t help but share their enthusiasm. The following is an e-mail sent to Eileen Balcom – Vetillo of A Whole New Dog in Earlville, IL. Eileen has been coaching Anna and her two dogs through a series of dog training lessons using a remote collar as one of the tools to improve communication and reliability. I asked permission to share the note here because I believe reading theRead more “A happy owner has a whole new dog with e-collar training (and a whole new perspective!)”

What do you think about remote dog training collars?

  The main reason I started The Truth About Shock Collars blog was to share information with potential remote collar users. I want to provide insight that I have gained, share experiences from other trainers and most importantly share experience and opinions from other pet owners who decided to go the route of training with a remote dog training collar. Because the big picture goal is to rid ourselves of the term and idea of a pain inducing “shock collar”Read more “What do you think about remote dog training collars?”

Flyswatters and Shock Collars: A Question of Effective Dog Training Methods?

Effective Dog Training Methods How do you define effective dog training methods? I know in the professional world we often get caught up in the scientific discussions of punishment and reinforcement and what constitutes effective use of each. That path of discussion can often lead to heated opinions of the necessity of punishment and for me that brings up the topic of the versatility of a remote collars. Are they only a tool of punishment as some assert? More importantly,Read more “Flyswatters and Shock Collars: A Question of Effective Dog Training Methods?”

E-Collar Dog Training

E-collar dog training: Would your dog choose it if you gave him the option? Have you ever wondered if your dog would choose e-collar dog training? I spend a fair amount of time sleuthing the internet for information and opinions regarding e-collars or “shock collars” as some continue to call them. One of the sentiments I’ve noticed lately being touted by those who wish to have the tool banned from existence is the idea that the dogs (our dogs) didn’tRead more “E-Collar Dog Training”

Q: How do you use a remote dog training collar?

A: Lots of ways. I hope that is what participants of our workshop discovered last weekend.  A remote dog training collar is so much more than just a tool used to correct bad behavior. In fact that really is one of the last options we recommend you use the e-collar for.