Not for use with aggressive dogs. Do not use this Product if your dog is aggressive, or if your dog is prone to aggressive behavior. Aggressive dogs can cause severe injury and even death to their owner and others. If you are unsure whether this product is appropriate for your dog, please consult your veterinarian or a certified trainer.
Risk of skin damage. Please read and follow the instructions in this manual. Proper fit of the collar is important. A collar worn for too long or made too tight on the pet’s neck may cause skin damage. Ranging from redness to pressure ulcers; this condition is commonly known as bed sores.
- Avoid leaving the collar on the dog for more than 12 hours per day.
- When possible reposition the collar on the pet’s neck every 1 - 2 hours.
- Check the fit to prevent excessive pressure; follow the instructions in this manual.
- Never connect a lead to the electronic collar; it will cause excessive pressure on the contact points.
- When using a separate collar for a leash, don’t put pressure on the electronic collar.
- Wash the dog’s neck area and the contacts of the collar weekly with a damp cloth.
- Examine the contact area daily for signs of a rash or a sore.
- If a rash or sore is found, discontinue use of the collar until the skin has healed.
- If the condition persists beyond 48 hours, see your veterinarian.
Excessive charging can shorten battery life. Only charge your remote or collar when the batteries are low.
When Training Begins: Only begin using the training collar on dogs that are at least 6 months and that weigh at least 8 lb. You can begin basic obedience training without the training collar as soon as you bring your puppy home.
Stopping Unwanted Behavior: The level of stimulation should be enough to interrupt your dog and give you the ability to redirect your dog’s attention to another behavior. It’s best if the behavior you redirect your dog to is “incompatible” with the unwanted behavior. For instance, if training a dog not to jump, having him sit instead is incompatible and will keep him from jumping. NOTE: Using praise or treats immediately after the correct response is great for encouraging your dog to repeat the desired behavior. This can help strengthen the communication between you and your dog.
Collar Conditioning: You don’t want your dog to only associate wearing the training collar with being corrected. While your dog is wearing the collar, make sure to spend ample time playing and letting your dog be a dog.
Timing: For static training to work properly, timing is very important. You should apply the static stimulation immediately (within 2 seconds) of an undesirable behavior. This will help your dog make the association between the undesirable behavior and the static stimulation. If your dog seems nervous, scared or confused after applying a static stimulation, stop using the stimulation and make sure your dog has learned an appropriate behavior that will remove the static stimulation and/or earn him a reward. For example, your dog should learn that heeling is a behavior that is acceptable and rewarding prior to being corrected for pulling on a leash. This will keep your dog from being confused and will give him the opportunity to better control the consequences. NOTE: Check the tightness of the contact points weekly.