General Training Tips
Once you have properly fit the collar and found the correct recognition level, you are ready to use the trainer and begin training your dog. Please keep the following training tips in mind.
- Eliminate one misbehavior or teach one obedience command at a time. If you move too fast with the training, your dog may become confused.
- Be consistent. Give your dog a tone and/or stimulation with each misbehavior.
- Do not overcorrect your dog. Use as few stimulations as possible to train your dog.
- Restrict your dog from situations in which he has a history of misbehaving unless you can supervise him and use the trainer for applying tone or stimulation.
- If you notice one situation in which your dog misbehaves repeatedly, set up this situation as a training session. This will dramatically increase your chances of success.
- If your dog has a timid reaction to the tone or stimulation (especially the first couple of times), do not be alarmed. Redirect his attention to a simple and appropriate behavior (i.e. a known command, such as “Sit”).
- Never use the trainer to correct or eliminate any form of aggressive behavior. If your dog exhibits such behavior, contact a professional trainer. Aggression in dogs is the result of many factors – it may be a learned behavior or it may be brought on as a result of fear. Another factor contributing to aggression in dogs is social dominance. Every dog is different.