Tag: training collars

Electronic training collars; One woman weighs in.

Opinions abound about electronic training collars. Actually, opinions are plentiful about dogs and training in general. A quick search reveals  loads of information to read and sift through. But it always nice to hear opinions about “stuff” right from the horses mouth. If you’re considering purchasing a breed of dog isn’t it nice to talk to people that live with that breed? Or if you’re wondering about a medical procedure for you dog, it is nice to hear from othersRead more “Electronic training collars; One woman weighs in.”

E-collar: E is for e-x-t-e-n-d-a-b-l-e

Occasionally I post video clips of some of the e-collar training we do here at That’s My Dog! Recently I posted footage of our group class when we played a game called Red Light – Green Light. You remember that game from when you were a kid? One person is the ‘caller’ saying red light or green light to indicate stop or go behavior from the rest of the players. The objective is to run as fast as you canRead more “E-collar: E is for e-x-t-e-n-d-a-b-l-e”

Should only professionals be allowed to use electronic training collars?

My friends in the UK at BritishDog sent this note over as an example of the feedback they get from their clients regarding purchasing electronic training collars. British Dog carries a variety of dog training collars & equipment, toys, and dog gear. Our e-mail correspondence started when Wales passed a ban on remote training collars. We were discussing the absurdity of such bans and how limiting tool options doesn’t solve the problem of people become frustrated with their pets andRead more “Should only professionals be allowed to use electronic training collars?”

Invisible fencing, electronic collars and boundary training, oh my!!

Never use an electronic collar or SHOCK COLLAR on your dog! Never, never, never! Well at least that is what you find on the internet when pet owners ask questions about containment or keeping their dog from bolting out of a gate. Innocent people ask innocent questions seeking information to a problem they are having. Then well meaning, but highly opinionated people provide answers like the one above. The problem with opinion is,