We are frequently asked questions regarding remote training collars such as:
Is it beneficial?
What behaviors would it help?
How does the trainer avoid mistakes?
How do you use it and still make sure you keep the upbeat and happy attitude that's so important when training a dog?
There are various ways to use remote collars in a training program. Like all dog trainers, we are constantly adding and improving things. However, the one thing that does not change is the use of very low-level stimulation in our remote training program. These are levels that a lot of people may not even be able to feel.
Working at low-levels gives the dog gentle comparisons, and teaches that it is in control of the collar. We have discovered that this approach makes it possible to take advantage of the powerful benefits of remote collars -- without sacrificing the dog's good attitude or interest for training.
The remote trainer helps keep a dog's happy attitude because corrections given with it can be perfectly timed. This makes it easier for the dog to learn, and the time needed for developing reliability is greatly reduced. A dog associates perfectly-timed corrections with its own actions. Its attitude stays confident because it also believes that it can avoid corrections through its own actions.
When understood and used properly, remote training should have the same exact value as other training tools. Any type of correction should never be about causing pain or fear; rather, correction should assist a dog to learn what is being asked.
Remote training collars are only one of many training tools we use at K9 Solutions. We do not recommend or condone the use of remote training without the assistance of a professional. Like many training tools they can be misused and can be harmful to your dog if used inappropriately. Contact K9 Solutions if you have any questions or to enroll in our training program.