What does the “shock collar” feel like?

Mar 15

What does the “shock collar” feel like?

I took my dog Diva swimming today. I didn’t really plan on it, we just headed to the park for a walk and a couple tosses of the frisbee. But when she saw the ice was no longer on the water….she wanted in! It is March 15th in Iowa and the weather we are having this week is record breaking, in the 70′s actually. It is crazy,  just less than 2 weeks...

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How do I introduce an electronic collar to my dog if he is already trained?

Jan 03

How do I introduce an electronic collar to my dog if he is already trained?

Today I would like to share a question that was sent to me by a K9 handler interested in learning more about how to use an electronic collar with his working dog. Hi Robin, I have both your dvd’s and watched them both a few times each. A question has come up. I have a well trained police dog, meaning my dog knows sit, down ,stand, come and other commands. I...

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Reliability of your dog’s training can be greatly increased by learning to use an electronic remote training collar

Sep 09

Reliability of your dog’s training can be greatly increased by learning to use an electronic remote training collar

Testimonials from dog lovers all over the world keep pouring in and here at The Truth About Shock Collars we are going to keep posting them. I am an advocate for dog training, regardless of training methodology, the important thing is to bond with your dog, spend time teaching them what you want them to do and stay the course with consistently enforcing those...

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Off leash freedom for Siberian Husky achieved with help of remote collar training

Sep 02

Off leash freedom for Siberian Husky achieved with help of remote collar training

There are a variety of reasons people consider the use of an e-collar, but one that I hear most frequently is the desire to allow the dog off leash freedom while feeling confident that the dog will come back when called. Even dogs considered very well trained by competition standards can use a bit of help. Case in point, Maddie, a Siberian Husky owned by Pat...

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Can a Shock Collar cause Heart Related Problems?

Aug 03

Can a Shock Collar cause Heart Related Problems?

Remote collar dog training workshops are something I teach fairly frequently. Just last month I was in Cleveland, OH working with Bill Wittrock of Obedient Dogs and More. Our group was composed primarily of professional dog trainers but there was a pet dog owner in the crowd that peaked my interest considerably when he shared a personal story during our opening...

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