Is E-collar Training Right for Your Dog?
Deciding on the right training for your dog can be a challenge. You need to decide what training method you want to try and which trainer or training classes you want to participate in. Many of our clients come to us after they have tried other training methods without achieving the results they hoped for . . . or were promised.
Here are some of the reasons that fur-parents bring their dog to us:
"My dog will not pay attention to my commands and it's stressing us out."
"I want my dog to stop lunging and pulling on the leash. I have shoulder/ arm/back/knee/neck issues
and it's painful to walk my dog."
"Our dog won't stop jumping on people and will only listen to commands in the house when I have a treat."
"We've spent time and money on training that doesn't work when our dog is distracted and
he's distracted by everything."
"Our dog is disrupting our entire household and we need her trained now."
Our e-collar training program takes the time, stress and uncertainty out of having your dog trained.
In just 2-weeks you will have complete control of your dog so that you, your dog, and your family have more time and freedom to bond and to enjoy each other. Think about how it would change your life if you had complete confidence that your dog would respond to your commands every time and anywhere.
Our e-collar training program is effective for just about any dog, but there are exceptions.
Contact us to see if your dog qualifies for our program.
E-collar is short for Electronic Collar. Why do we use e-collar training? quite simply - because it works! E-Collar training is safe, fast, effective and humane. In fact, when used as part of a balanced training program by a skilled trainer using proven techniques centered on praise-reward and positive reinforcement, e-collar training is so effective, and your dog understands it so well, that you can take your fur pal ANYWHERE with ANY DISTRACTIONS on loose-leash or completely off-leash and it will quickly and happily obey your commands. E-collar training helps build your dog's confidence in obeying commands. Once your pal knows, and can easily execute the commands taught in our program, it sets you up to have a Perfect Dog For Life.
Contrary to what some canine "experts" would have you believe, an e-collar does not "shock" your dog. Today's advanced e-collar technology is designed to deliver blunt stimulation, similar to a Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation (TENS) machine used by humans to stimulate nerves for therapeutic purposes. In most cases, the amount of stimulation used in e-collar training is not even enough for a human to feel.
When used in conjunction with an understanding of the dog's personality, cues, and responses, e-collar training does not hurt your dog, it does get their attention, and specifically at times when they are the least likely to obey commands like when there are distractions present.
How It Works
The ET-300 Mini Educator is a remote 1/2 mile trainer that employs proprietary blunt stimulation making it the most humane and effective dog training collar available. The e-collar delivers a split-second low-level electronic nick. It is essentially like tapping your dog on the shoulder and saying "hey pal - pay attention". We use the lowest level of stimulation required to get your dog to respond. When combined with clear, concise commands, markers, repetition, and lots of positive reinforcement your dog will quickly and happily respond to your commands.
**PLEASE NOTE: You should never use an e-collar on your dog unless you have been trained in its proper use or are under the supervision of a trained e-collar professional.
Training With E-Collar
After an evaluation of the issues you are having with your dog and determining the commands it already knows we do an initial collar conditioning period where your dog has the opportunity to get used to wearing the e-collar. We then get to work teaching your dog the most basic and perhaps most important commands in the Off-Leash Dog Training program. Come, Sit, Down and Place. Over the course of 14 days, we add new commands while continuing to reinforce learned commands and slowly introducing more and more distractions.
Commands aren't effective if your dog ignores them as soon as there are distractions so DISTRACTION PROOFING your dog is one of the most important aspects of our off-leash dog training program. Teaching your dog to respond to commands REGARDLESS OF DISTRACTIONS is the only way that you will ever have complete control of your dog in any situation, in any environment, with any distractions on-leash or off-leash.
Throughout the Toronto dog training program, we use generous amounts of praise and positive reinforcement so that your dog actually enjoys completing commands simply to get the praise it deserves - and the occasional treat! As your dog becomes more confident with the commands we steadily increase the amount and level of distractions until your dog performs regardless of any of distractions in the environment. Imagine being able to take your dog anywhere - anytime and have it immediately respond to your commands - that is real freedom for your best friend - and for you and your family.