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4.1 -- Training Your Dog: Choosing the Correct Level, Come using the Remote Collar, -- Heel, Sit, Place and Down --

Session One Choosing the Correct Level:

1. Fit the remote collar properly. Hold your 6-foot leash in one hand and the remote transmitter in the other.

2. Select level 1 on your transmitter.

3.Walk around and wait for your dog to become distracted.

4. Without a verbal command, press the stimulation button down for 2 to 3 seconds.

5. Most dogs will turn their heads slightly in curiosity, scratch at the collar, or flick their ears at the correct stimulation level.

6. If your dog shows no reaction to the stimulation level, go up 1 level at a time until you find the proper level for your dog.

7. Since every dog is unique, it is important that you find the correct stimulation level for your dog. Take your time with this exercise, repeating step 4 several times before increasing the stimulation level, if needed. * A SLIGHT CHANGE IN YOUR DOG’S EXPRESSION WILL LET YOU KNOW YOU ARE AT THE CORRECT STIMULATION LEVEL. YOUR DOG SHOULD NOT VOCALIZE OR PANIC, IF THIS HAPPENS THE STIMULATION LEVEL IS TOO HIGH. GO BACK TO THE PREVIOUS LEVEL AND REPEAT STEP 4.

Come using the Remote Collar:

1. Hold your long line in one hand, and the remote transmitter in the other.

2.Wait for your dog to look away from you. Using the correct stimulation level for your dog, press and hold down the stimulation button on your transmitter.

3. Immediately give the command “Come” AND CONTINUE TO HOLD THE BUTTON DOWN.

4. Gently guide your dog to you using your leash.

5. Immediately release the stimulation button AS SOON AS HE STEPS TOWARD YOU, and praise him enthusiastically.

6. MOVE BACKWARDS as he comes toward you, while praising him the entire time.

7. Praise and reward him when he returns to you.

8. Repeat steps 1 through 7, for 3 minutes. You may find your dog turning to you as you go behind him.When this happens, give the command “Come” (WITHOUT STIMULATION), praise while you back up. Reward him when he returns to you.

9. Use your long line to prevent your dog from running past you. If he manages to run past you, repeat steps 2 through 7.

Heel: Practice the Heel exercise for 3 minutes without the use of the Remote Collar.

When selecting the correct stimulation level for your dog you may notice one or more of the following reactions:
  • Slight head turn in curiosity
  • Scratch at the collar
  • Flick their ears
  • Looking down and side to side in curiosity


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