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Categories: Electric Collar Training

Q. How old should my dog be when I start to use a remote collar?
How old should my dog be before I start training with a remote collar?

A. We start getting our puppies used to wearing the remote collar at 4 moonths. We NEVER us anything but low low levels of stimulation on our puppies.

Remote collars are effective tools to help stop puppies from eating stones and other items that puppies feel the need to pick up and eat.

In my opinion, remote collars should only be used in obedience training as a finishing tool. In other words, the puppy or dog should learn the commands with motivational methods (see my dvd titled THE POWER OF TRAINING DOGS WITH MARKERS).
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Marker training (also called clicker training or operant conditioning) is one of the most profound systems of dog training that I have seen in my 50 years of owning, breeding and training working dogs. In its most basic form, it's a method of communication that is very clear for dogs to understand. Dogs learn the marker language quickly and when they do they thrive in training. The marker system produces dogs that love to train.


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