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Sit means Sit training program

Anyone heard anything about it? I found it's a local training place and was curious if anyone has any positive or negative about it?

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Positive! They use an electronic collar in a motivational sense, are gentle, upbeat trainers who engage the dog's interests with enthusiasm in their voice and movements, and really make a dog happy and curious to work with the handler. NICE program. Dogs trained in this method really are relaxed, upbeat, eager workers! No yanking on their necks, no harsh words, just a very low, gentle tap feeling from the e-collar. Regardless of how I felt about e-collars before, seeing a young dog introduced to this method was amazing.. dog is relaxed with no more leash, less stress of being pulled about.. no more "opposition reflex." I like seeing a dog happy and want to work.

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Found another one..K9 Coach?

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I'm not familiar, sorry. Looks like a board and train establishment.

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I'm not sure if we're talking about the same "Sit means Sit" training program, but the one I'm familiar with is a franchise, which means that each training facility is only as good as the trainers who work there.

Our local Sit means Sit trainers had a demo at a dog event here recently and I can honestly say that the way they were using the e-collar left me less than impressed, and I would not recommend them (the local franchise) to the average Joe looking to get into obedience with their dogs.

I'm sure experience varies with other Sit means Sit locations. I have to also add, I've seen some Sit means Sit training videos on YouTube that just made me cringe. Some were like Patti said, very positive and leaving the dog wanting to work. Others ... not so much.

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Yes,Chris, it's a franchise program. The name Ryan McGuire is the trainer near me for the Sit Means Sit program.

For the K9 Coach San Diego the trainer is Jt Clough & Carla Weed.

Ring a bell to anyone? Just want some feelers out before I call and talk to anyone with questions.

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I personally know Fred Hassen the owner of Sit Means Sit, and know many of his past students and a few of his trainers. Feel free to PM me for more information.
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Tammy- done =) Thank you!

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The local frachisee did a demo with their proprietary e-collar. My impression was their method is very heavily based on 'avoidance'.

I wouldn't use it on any of my dogs. However, there is an out of control black lab down the street I may suggest (<evil grin&gt.
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haha....thanks Sheppy. I get ya loud and clear!

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