When the employees at Petco (who teach ‘positive only training’), tell you your dog is the best behaved dog they’ve ever seen. 😍 One girl said, “I’ve been on the fence about Ecollars, but after seeing this, I’m sold!” Teaching your dog “no” using prong and Ecollar guidance and “yes” using treats and praise is called Balanced Training, and it’s INCREDIBLY effective, clear, simple and yields results very quickly. I’m forever grateful to @juliesk9academy for teaching us how to train Max. #balancedtraining#dogtraining#ecollar#prongcollar#calmdog#happydog
There are so many myths regarding balanced training, so this week we are going to help break them down!! Many people think that the idea of using a prong collar is to instill a sense of fear in your dog to force them into listening and respecting you. As a trainer and dog lover, I can promise you that I have never used a prong collar with this intent. Of course, they, like any other tool, can be used improperly and cause harm or fear. Parents give their children consequences for their behavior, not to terrify them, but because they love them and kids need rules and boundaries. The idea of a prong collar is to communicate to a dog in a way they understand, through gentle pressure and release. Since we don’t speak “dog”, and dogs don't speak “human” this tool is one that helps us bridge this gap. If introduced properly, your dog will understand the soft pressure and directional guidance of the leash and prong, which will allow you to reach your training goals more quickly!
Swipe to see more 👉 Winnie is dog reactive. When she sees other dogs she can be quite explosive and has wiggled her way out the collars. She is also at times reactive to people on street. I believe this is based in fear and is an attempt to create space from other dogs or people that scare her. We are teaching her that a "tap tap" for the collar means she needs to check in because we are changing direction. This will help when we begin to add other dogs to the mix. When she shows concern, we "tap tap" and change direction. Along with lots of structure at home, relationship building and more exposure, she will learn that other dogs are nothing to worry about and all she needs to do is pay attention to "Mom" and "Dad" for help.
Keep up the good work, Fancy Lady!!
Rio a #portuguesewaterdog who’s in #privatelessons with me is on one of the first phases of learning a #realiable long distance #recall on an #remotecollar . Her #basicobedience is just about flawless. Operative words being “just about”. Rio can be a little bratty and non compliant so the low level #ecollar is helping her handlers clarify the communication between them and the #dog in a way that leaves no doubt or ambiguity as to what is being asked and what is expected of her. Here she’s on a long line to gently give her #guidance if required and gentle ecollar pressure for her to understand going off track isn’t an option worth exploring. The idea is really having a conversation that simply lays out what is and isn’t acceptable. And yes, to super reinforce her completely ignoring myself and another going out of our way to distract her, when she does arrive to her handler she received a small food reward. There’s no distress in Rio. It’s not a super loud and aversive conversation with the remote collar. It’s just quiet with tons of #positivereinforcement . She did well. Worth noting-the influence of the handler. Although it was a really good try, repeating the command three times over isn’t beneficial. Vocal praise in the form of “good girl” would’ve been a better alternative. Next, increase the level of distraction then increase the distance. And the whole process starts over again. Repetition deepens impression. The more you rep the behaviour you’re shaping, the stronger it will be.
Working on the place command to keep these two little pups out of the way while we mow and do some work around the ranch.
Malcolm the terrier is know for sneaking up on you at high speed which can be dangerous when you are mowing or moving animals around. He is also always wanting to be with his mom so this was a great way to keep him safe and teach him that he can be at a distance from her and survive.
Harley my Papillon knows the routine and was most comfortable at the highest vantage point.
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Hayley is ecollar trained, something I used to despise when I was ignorant to the tool.
An ecollar is not inherently cruel, but rather the way the owner or trainer uses the collar; the way you utilize it is what determines whether it is cruel, or simply a tool to help train and communicate.
It’s extremely important to not only understand how to properly use an ecollar, but to buy a high quality brand as well.
Low quality brands are known to be inconsistent, unreliable, and the jump between levels is ridiculous.
I use a Mini Educator from Ecollar Technologies.
The Mini Educator has 100 levels, vibrate, it is water proof, and it is one of the most popular, most recommended brands.
This tool has helped us both enormously in teaching a recall, and granting Hayley the amount of freedom that she has today.
We now hardly use the ecollar!
There are people out there who buy cheap collars, or wrongly use this tool - these people are the ones who end up with damaged dogs.
An ecollar isn’t for every dog, or for every person.
The “E” in ecollar stands for electronic, it is not an electrical socket that electrifies your dog.
The stim that it gives off... let’s just say I know people who use it on themselves when they have muscle aches.
The system is really no different than that of a TENS unit in a hospital.
I have tried it on myself, personally, levels 0-20.
Besides learning to use it properly, it is also important to move the ecollar from one side to the other side of their neck every few hours or so to avoid a rub-sore.
You know the sores you get when something rubs against your skin for too long? Same concept!
Remember; it isn’t the tool that hurts the dog. It’s the person behind the tool!
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Kyra is so soft and gentle in front of Angelo. And just lays motionless for him since she knows he does not like it when she is up in his face. Angelo will say NEIN and she goes into this mode for him. She is an incredible dog
Started off this Saturday with some socialization with Gracie, Tebow, Lola, Baron, and Sage. As always gotta get a group down stay picture! Can't always get them all to look at the camera every time though 😅