The ultimate goal is for your pet to be contained safely and happily within the yard.
Type I Training- With New System
Each new system installation comes with up to two training sessions to ensure that your pet can fully experience the freedom of his yard. This includes establishing the outdoor boundaries by introducing him to the flags and the static correction on his collar designed specifically for the hidden fence. Through time and repetition, we are able to gently show your pet where he can and cannot go.
Proper training is very important, so we will customize each training session to your pet’s personality, temperament, and breed. We first introduce your dog to the flags in your yard that represent his hidden boundaries; this part of the process will show your dog that every time he goes near the flags, he will hear a beeping noise. We gently teach and reward your pet when he retreats from the boundary line. In this session, we familiarize your pet with the flags on your property with lots of practice and repetition. It is important to reward your pet with treats when he retreats from the flag lines.
Next, we will show your pet that when he now approaches the flags, he will experience a mild correction, which will teach him to retreat from his hidden boundaries. The correction may startle your dog and we will adjust his collar accordingly to ensure that it doesn’t hurt him. Your pet will learn that by ignoring his warning beep and going near his hidden boundaries, he will experience this mild correction.
Lastly, we want to make sure that your pet will be contained in his hidden boundaries by showing him where his safe areas are and where they are not. This may include turning up his static correction and tempting him with treats. Your pet will continue to experience the correction and will be rewarded when he retreats from the flags in your yard that represent his hidden boundaries. At this point we will remove his leash and allow him to experience that safety and freedom of the yard.
Type II Training – Additional Obedience
I am available to provide additional dog training at your home at an hourly or weekly basis. I have extensive training in different breeds of dogs and have studied the uniqueness of each breed of dog. This understanding will help us provide a customized training for your particular dog. The training can be for obedience or for behavior modification. I will establish goals and work with you and your dog on-site to provide the necessary training to meet those goals. This one-on-one training can be very effective to increasing your enjoyment of your pet. Our philosophy is to use positive reinforcement to train the dog to your satisfaction.