When people first encounter electronic dog training collars they are amazed at how effective they are as a training tool. You can see results almost instantly in your training! People ask me, “Does the collar have to always be on the dog?”; “Doesn’t the dog become collar wise?”; or “Shouldn’t I just use it when a problem arises that cannot be fixed by other methods?”. The most important fact about dog training is that reinforcement never ends. This fact, above all others is what will help you become the best possible dog owner.
Does the Collar Have to Always be on the Dog?
As a trainer, my dogs never leave the house without their Sit Means Sit Dog training collar on. Is it because they will not perform without it? Certainly not. Dogs trained with electronic collars are able to learn and follow commands on a regular basis without the need of electronic stimulus. It is similar to the way that a trained dog walks down the street with its owner and the dog is wearing a choke chain, you certainly do not see the owner tugging at the leash every second. With an ecollar, it does not mean that you are pushing buttons every second either. My personal belief is that all dog owners should learn to use the Sit Means Sit method of remote dog training if not for the safety of their dog, but also for the safety of others. Environments constantly change, and since you can’t change the environment in a lot of instances, you need to be able to control your dog.
Doesn’t the Dog Become Collar Wise?
What does ‘collar wise’ mean? The idea of a ‘collar wise‘ dog means that after the initial training just wearing the remote electronic collar would make the dog behave. This is not true, although the dog might associate wearing the collar with going outside, to the park or for a walk, they will not become ‘collar wise’. The remote electronic dog collar must be used consistently so that your dog knows what you want and can strive to behave accordingly.
The idea that reinforcement never ends is no different than how much of our ‘real lives’ work. In the work force, people who have been at their jobs for any length of time obviously know their job pretty well – whether it is cooking french fries at McDonalds or working for an accounting firm, you would know your job pretty well after a while. Even in those instances, they do not just fire all of the managers, and let you pick up your check under the door every Friday. Someone is still there to constantly oversee the operation to ensure that it’s functioning properly. Without that, the organization would fall apart quickly. Dog training is no different. I’m sure your dog was trained how to “sit” a long time ago. Now, whether he always does it when asked – well, that’s another matter. That is why it is important to consistently use the Sit Means Sit dog training collar. Anyone who ever entered a dog competition knows that they don’t get a perfect score every time, and it is also where the saying ‘My dog never did that before’ initiated. These are the facts though, and you should be prepared to deal with them.
With the knowledge that reinforcement never ends, we can handle any situation. Anytime we take our dogs outdoors there are distractions that can pull their focus away from our ability to command them. Factors that we can’t control such as loose dogs, cats, kids on bikes, trucks driving by with dogs in the back, and people playing frisbee are just a few of the things that challenge us when we walk our dogs. The ability to communicate to your dog from anywhere is a big plus for anyone! We used to have phones on our wall that we were limited to a 6 foot cord when talking or communicating with someone, but now the cell phone industry has made our days, and lives safer and easier. The same will hold true for the Sit Means Sit Dog Training Collar.
By the time you have caught up to your dog to manipulate his behavior through feeding, or handling in some manner, the time lapse is often delayed and ineffective. While using the Sit Means Sit remote electronic dog collar, these problems can be dealt with immediately, and unemotionally. If the level needs to be moved up or down to suit the communication level you need, it can be done without any elevation in the voice. It’s as if you are right there speaking to him, without the yelling.
Shouldn’t I Just Use it When a Problem Arises That Cannot be Fixed by Other Methods?
Electronic dog training collars are very effective in tough training situations, but that is not their only use. Dogs of all temperments benefit from this amazing training tool. People have asked me if the electronic collars will change the personality of their dog, making them timid, nervous or scared. Quite the opposite, the Sit Means Sit dog training collars, in conjunction with the Sit Means Sit dog training system, we are able to bring out the best in your dog, the confidence, obedience and calm nature that has been hidden by poor training methods and a dog’s natural exuberance.
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