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 others who have traveled that path with their pet.

So, if you want to hear opinions about electronic training collars how about asking people who use them? After all, doesn’t that make a little more sense than asking someone who has little to no experience with the tool?

Well, here you go. Continue reading “Electronic training collars; One woman weighs in.”

Remote Collar Manufactuers: What you Don’t know Might Shock you!

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I recently returned from visiting Radio Systems Corp in Knoxville, TN. Radio Systems is the parent company for a number of electronic dog training product manufacturers.  One of their brands is PetSafe, whose name was recently in the news in association with attempting to challenge the ban on electronic training aids in Wales.

I certainly recognize that people in the anti-Static correction campaigns are likely jumping for joy at the upheld ban and this will be Continue reading “Remote Collar Manufactuers: What you Don’t know Might Shock you!”

Reliability of your dog’s training can be greatly increased by learning to use an electronic remote training collar

Testimonials from dog lovers all over the world keep pouring in and here at The Truth About Shock Collars we are going to keep posting them. I am an advocate for dog training, regardless of training methodology, the important thing is Continue reading “Reliability of your dog’s training can be greatly increased by learning to use an electronic remote training collar”

Remote Collar Training – What level is right for your dog?

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A while back I wrote about the level of stimulation that should be used when training a dog with an electronic, remote collar. That article addressed the concept of adjusting the intensity to fit the situation.  As a general rule, less stimulation is needed during the regular daily routine and more is needed when things get exciting and the dog’s adrenaline level goes up. Adjusting the intensity is similar to turning up the volume on a radio or television when there is more noise in the surrounding area.

However, there is another key point to understanding intensity selection and finding what works for your dog when you are getting started with collar conditioning.

And the point is: Never assume.

You know the old saying about the word assume? It makes an a** out of u and me.

That is what will happen when Continue reading “Remote Collar Training – What level is right for your dog?”

Shock Collar Training and Happy Dogs in North Carolina?

Remote collar training done properly yields awesome results. Not sure if it is the right decision for your dog? Here is more evidence that it can be a fantastic choice when you have the right education.

Elaine Pendell of Carolina Dog Training is another wonderfully skilled trainer who has done some private mentoring training with us here at That’s My Dog!

Four paw salute to Elaine and Amy for the great work you did together!

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“Until Elaine came to visit us in our home and work with our pack on remote collar training, I could barely handle both dogs myself and sometimes I could not handle them at all. Taking them out for walks was not fun and was filled with fear and stress for me, as I never knew what would happen or who would pull my arm out. After Elaine’s visit, and our continued work with our dogs, we now have the calm, cooperative and fun pack I always wanted and hoped we could have. We recenly travelled to NY where friends own over 50 acres of hunting land. The accomindations are like camping and we were in the woods all weekend, with lots of new and different animal smells and noises. We were able to take the dogs with us and on waks ANY where I wanted to go with NO leashes…the entire weekend! WOW…now that’s what I call success! We are extremely grateful for Carolina Dog Training. Four months afer her visit, we are so happy and appreciative!”

Amy Dupre

E-collars, What level of stimulation is needed when training a dog?


One of the main myths surrounding remote collar training is that the collar has to be used  at a high and uncomfortable level in order to be effective.

This is actually far from the truth.

When I teach people how to find the right level to use for their dog I often use the analogy of turning up the volume on the phone. When you are having a conversation you adjust the volume so that you can hear the dialogue. If there is a burst of noise in the area, you turn the volume up and when the noise subsides you turn the volume down. The goal is to be able to hear and pay attention to what is being said. Continue reading “E-collars, What level of stimulation is needed when training a dog?”