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The best source for dog training news, tricks and treats, right from world class leaders in dog training.

The best source for dog training news, tricks and treats, right from world class leaders in dog training.

We need to admit a mistake.

Leerburg has a long standing tradition of producing premiere dog training videos and equipment. Over the years we have collectively worked directly with thousands of dogs, and served hundreds of thousands of customers. We understand that the content we produce and the information we distribute has a very real and direct effect on the lives of countless dogs and their handlers so we take very seriously the responsibility that the advice, instruction and knowledge we share is accurate, honest and moral.

In the past, we have produced videos claiming that electronic collars are not painful, which is incomplete information. We honestly regret a few of the videos we produced that trivialized or make lite of the potential for harm improper use of e-collars can have. We have removed those videos from YouTube and our website. While modern electronic collars will not physically harm your dog from the electricity itself, the fact is if they are misused they certainly have the capability of creating pain and stress in your dog. Electronic collars are a very effective and humane tool when used properly. The fact is when used carelessly or recklessly, e-collars have an enormous ability to cause undue stress, create behavioral issues and can ruin your relationship with your dog.

Leerburg has been blessed to team up with some of the best minds in the industry to create content that serves both our clients and their dogs to help them understand the proper use of electronic collars in an effective & humane manner guided by both science and morality.

The electronic collars Leerburg recommends and chooses to offer to our customers is not without consideration to the dogs well being as well as the needs of the trainer. We do not and will not sell subpar electronic collars. The cheap collars you can find everywhere on websites like Amazon, Chewy or the popular pet supply stores are poorly made and can greatly affect your dog in a negative way. These collars are produced to meet the growing demand for inexpensive e-collars. However, due to their cheap construction and poor quality of electronics, these collars are inconsistent and unreliable. It is critically important that if you choose to incorporate an e-collar in your training program that e-collar should be reliable, consistent, and accurate. Any compromises you take in your education or the products you purchase will be paid for by your dog.

There will always be a push by certain activist groups to have the government regulate or ban specific training tools so it is important that we have an open and honest conversation amongst ourselves about the tools we use and how we use them. The last thing we want are ill-informed lawmaker making those decisions for us.

Living and working with dogs is a privilege we do not take lightly. It is each of our personal responsibilities to ensure the well being of our dogs. It is our job, our responsibility, to provide the fullest life we can and that we continue to pursue the best, most humane training methods we can find.


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    June 14, 2018

    Any tool, any collar can be misused. There have been many cases of dogs harmed, injured and even killed from any violent jerk on regular buckle collars. Do we ban those, too? An ecollar properly used is an excellent tool to train dogs.

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    Ryan Winters
    July 6, 2018

    Great article, but if you really want to train your dog I would definitely recommend this program. I have personally tried out this program and can tell you from my experience that it is simply amazing. Not only that, but it is completely cheap and worth every penny! I have seen a lot of other dog trainer programs that simply cost far too much or don’t offer good information. Take some time to check this one out, I promise you won’t be disappointed!

    Ed’s Comment – Ryan Winters is a fake name – he comes to other peoples web sites and tries to pedal his garbage. I am considering writing a blog article about what a con people like this are – maybe give him some real advertising.

  3. Ed Frawley
    Ed Frawley
    July 7, 2018

    I dont know who you are but your not RYAN WINTERS – Dont come to my web site and post your garbage about your crummy fake dog training. Do it again and I will write an article just about you and what you do. A little free advertising would go a long way towards exposing you.

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      Ryan Winters
      July 7, 2018

      Ryan Winters is my real name, and I’m sorry if my comment offended you, it was not what I was trying to do. It isn’t a fake dog training program, look up reviews for it if you don’t believe me, I was simply trying to spread word about it, but I understand if you don’t want that kind of advertisements in your comment section. Again, sorry for offending you.

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