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Prong Collar Metal Varieties

Prong Collar Metal Varieties

We get a lot of questions about the qualities and advantages of our chrome, stainless steel, black stainless steel, and curogan metal collars. This video should answer all of your questions.

Leerburg Online University Student Comment

Leerburg's Online Basic Dog Obedience Course

Wow, I don't know where to start with all I have learned. This has been a great course and I am looking forward to taking the other classes that you will offer. I guess the thing that blows me away is the timing of the delivery of the reward. Being new to dog training I would have never thought that a few seconds could make that much difference. Thanks for helping me get off to a good start.

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Question: What online course would be right for my dog?

I have a 9 month old Hovawart female, spayed, we have been through basic puppy class. I want to know what class to pick for her. She is extremely smart, very food and toy oriented (tennis balls). I have just enrolled her in agility. I don't need the basic sit, wait, down course I would like something at the next level, I also want to do some tracking with her in the spring. Thanks for your advice.

Ed's Response:

Thank you for writing. I wish I knew more about your dog and your level and style of training.

For example, do you train with MARKERS. Here is an article I wrote on marker training.

I am 67 and have trained dogs seriously for over 50 years. I only  got involved with marker training about 15 years ago. It opened a new world of communication with my dogs.

Just a note on food vs tug toy training. As a general rule I always recommend trainers start with food rewards before they try and use toy rewards. You can have so many more training reps with food than toys that it just makes sense to start with food.

Young dogs need to learn the RULES OF PLAY before training is started with tug toy rewards. Those rules are:

  1. Play tug with enthusiasm
  2. Out the toy when asked
  3. Bring the toy back when asked

Until the rules of play are established – tug toys should never be used as rewards in our training.

So, for that reason, I would recommend you to take our online course on THE RULES OF PLAY first.

In another vein, 100% of our training is based on our dogs being engaged with us. Engagement simply means our dogs WANT TO BE WITH USE, THEY ARE 110% FOCUSED ON US and THEY WANT WHAT WE HAVE. What we have is a high value food reward and a high value toy reward.

Engagement is our driving force for ever single behavior we ever attempt to train our dogs. Here is the link to our online course on engagement.

So get your rules of play established, get your engagement on cue and you will be ready to teach your dog anything.

If your goal is tracking, write me back when you get the above work finished. To accommodate my elderly short term memory, when you write me again, just reply to this email.

Best of luck to you and your puppy (a 9 month old dog is a baby).

Ed Frawley

For more questions on this topic, see our Q&A on Marker Training.

We get a number of Q&As every week, if you would like to read this week's Q&As, click here and check out the 'Recent Questions' section!

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Customer Comments

On Leerburg's Remote Collar Training for Pet Owners


I agree that all new users that want to use E-collars to buy the video so you learn step by step. The best thing about using the E-collar is it's not personal between you and your K-9. I agree that too many people misuse the E-collar by turning it into a negative thing and that's 100%. You need to start on level 1 and tap it once and watch your dog's movement every time you dial up another level. I'm on a K-9 unit in Chicago and used all brands. My partner's name is Battle, he is 15 months old and scaled in at 110 LB. He has a strong drive and loves to bite and the other night I had to release him and he took down a 6 foot man that was over 240 LB. I'm telling you this because as you see he is very strong. However, we train daily and when I use the E-collar 800, he responds to all my command on level 8. The E-collar like the video explained, your dog will know he has it on after a week of using it and will obey without any correction. It takes years to have your dog trained with an E-collar and you're done as long as you do things the correct way. I would start slow if you never trained and buy the training videos on this site and if you have questions, the personal here is great and you will get any question answered. If you have a GS, make sure you buy the 1 inch prongs because of the hair. This is a great site and the only site I buy items for my K-9.

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