Remote Collar Work Articles
A couple of weeks ago, Greg Van Curen and I made a humorous video about a very serious subject: using remote collars as a tool in dog training. You can view it at the bottom of the article.
I have always said that remote collars are one of the greatest dog training tools ever invented. They are also one of the most misunderstood dog training tools ever invented. Maybe Greg and I shouldn't have joked around about such a serious subject.
This article is about the evolution of training methods for using remote collars to deal with dog aggression. The article is not about teaching people how to establish stimulation levels or how to condition a dog to remote collars.
I bought my first electric collar in 1979. It was a Tri Tronics Pro 100 that cost $1,000.00. Today that collar is the model-T ford of remote collars.
The partnership between human and the domestic dog (Canis familiaris) has had deep roots ever since the first taming of the wolf. Nowadays, a great number of dogs are kept by humans and, thus, the dogs are accepted as one of the most popular companion animals all over the world. It is for sure that the most of the dogs are trained by using a large variety of training methods.
I try to answer every question I receive on dog training. I may often come across a little on the blunt side (some may call it brash). That is because I consider myself an advocate for dogs and not dog handlers. I am an advocate for common sense dog training and not the latest fad that appears on the horizon. Good dog training is not rocket science. It's common sense.