Remote Training Collar for Puppy Training : How to Use It
In a previous post titled Never Shock a Puppy, I discussed my thoughts on how a remote training collar for puppy training can be used as a feedback system similar to the way a GPS unit provides feedback to a driver trying to stay on course. You can read more here if you missed the original post to learn more tips about remote training collar for puppy training.
I also said I would try to do a follow up on the little guy in the first video, so here it is. This is two weeks after he started his training, from no obedience to working off leash outside with distractions, from fearful of other dogs to playing in a social group, and from no idea of what walking on a leash meant to heeling with attention.
As you can see, he did great, but as I mention time and time again…it is not because of the e-collar itself. A benefit of using a remote training collar for puppy training is that it expedites the learning and reliability when we understand how to use it to provide useful information to the puppy. Puppies learn pretty much the same way as we do, from feedback. What works, what doesn’t. What is rewarding, what isn’t. When you can provide that information clearly, consistently, and in a non-emotional way, a dog can learn very rapidly. The proof is right there in the video that a remote training collar for a puppy is a beneficial training tool.
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Remote collar training can do wonders to quickly achieve off leash reliability, even with a young dog. Here is a testimonial written by one of Jeff’s clients at Sit Happens in B.C.
Being an outdoor enthusiast, I wanted a dog that would compliment my lifestyle. The day I met Jamie Klein at Readyfor Tollers and her wonderful pack of Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers, I knew the breed was perfect for me. Patiently waiting for an available puppy, I visited Jamie’s September litter of 9 on a weekly basis since they were born. One always stood out to me, one of the the smallest males, named after my favourite fly fishing river. With many small bribes and serious death threats Jamie blessed me with Skagit, although she’ll just tell you it was simply a match to be. We were off to conquer the world…. off-leash!!!
I always knew I wanted Skagit to be an off-leash dog, but I had no idea how to make it safe in every environment around thousands of possible distractions. The breeder recommended Jeff at Sit Happens, as her 3 dogs had been through the training with fabulous results. With a quick phone call, Jeff headed over a few days later with a short demo. I was sold instantaneously! Just thinking of the level of responsiveness that Skagit could achieve had me keener than ever to start right away.
Robin establishes communication between dogs and humans by creating tailor-made solutions to address the needs of both. She strives to share her knowledge educating dogs and their owners by utilizing her skill, patience and a bit of humor! And Robin isn’t shy about admitting she will challenge her clients to make the changes necessary for success.
We sent our 5 month old GSP, Bauer, to Robin for her personal 3 week board and train. From the very start, her and her staff were responsive and extremely helpful. They replied to emails… Read more “Mary Kate with Bauer”
Board and Train
I came out of the E/cademy week with Robin with a deeper understanding of remote collars and best practices for both using them and teaching clients to use them. It was also extremely helpful to… Read more “Nikki DeLuca”