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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-08-2011, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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Remote Trainer

I have heard good and bad things in regards to these remote trainers.

Have any of you had experience with the remote trainer?

Any opinions on the remote trainer?
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-08-2011, 04:57 PM
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They work like magic... but only to enforce commands they already know.
They're worthless to actually train the dog if he doesn't know basic obedience, and just confuses them and makes them paranoid.
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What were you planning on using it for? Basic obedience? Home usage like for barking?

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What were you planning on using it for? Basic obedience? Home usage like for barking?
Brewski knows all his basic commands, sitting, staying, coming, laying down, off, shake paw, other paw, drop and so forth. My problem is the high prey drive, when a squirrel or cat is in view all his knowledge of listening to commands is out the window. I have a large bow window in my home and I have actually called the insurance companies to be sure that the window is covered and Brewski would be covered should he go through it after one of these preys. Brewski bowls down anyone and anything in his way at the site of them. I have tried to teach him "leave it" but he is having no part of obedience when it comes to these cats and squirrels. We spend are summers at our RV and their will be plenty of squirrels there, so it is a must I get this under control with before May.

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We used it for the same thing... Our lab would chase things across the street. We taught her with it that if she even touches a toenail to the pavement, she'd be corrected. In one weekend she was fully trained.
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We used it for the same thing... Our lab would chase things across the street. We taught her with it that if she even touches a toenail to the pavement, she'd be corrected. In one weekend she was fully trained.
Thank you, I will try it. Did you use the warning/shock or the warning/spray?
I want it to work for my sanity, but more importantly his safety and I don't want to be mean. No need for a bark collar as he knows if I say "hush" then hush it is. Very smart and very sneaky. lol
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I have one for my dogs and the best thing it's worked on is the prey drive. They hardly ever leave the yard unleashed but if I let the chickens roam, the chickens are dumb enough to get into the fenced yard with dogs, just a couple times with the warning then correction and they dont even want to LOOK at the chickens
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For people that have used an e-collar to prevent chasing of cats, squirrels, etc., do you just let the chase start then give a verbal command and a stim, or just a stim?

I saw a short video where a trainer was using an ecollar to train dogs off snakes, and I think all he did was stim when the dog started to want to investigate the snake. From what I saw, the dogs were not weened off the ecollar or anything, they simply got the association between snakes and shock and that held even in a different environment with no ecollar on.

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I have one for my dogs and the best thing it's worked on is the prey drive. They hardly ever leave the yard unleashed but if I let the chickens roam, the chickens are dumb enough to get into the fenced yard with dogs, just a couple times with the warning then correction and they dont even want to LOOK at the chickens
Does your have the shock or the spray? I am so glad that you have had a positive outcome with one. I am reaching the end of my rope between the neighbour behind having 12 cats and the ones on the street.

Brewski knows they are there and he knows exactly where he has to run from in order to clear the 6 ft solid wood fence keeping them apart, not good.
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For our purpose, the spray was useless because she would just outrun the smell
We use the word "hey" as a warning, and then stim if she didn't stop.
Every few months she still needs a refresher with the collar though because she gets used to the idea that we really can't stop her from doing what she wants to do.
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