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Dog collars are useful for identifying your dog and providing information in case they ever get lost, and of course they’re useful for attaching a leash to walk your dog. They can also be a fun way for your pooch to make a fashion statement.
Certain kinds of dog collars can be utilized for training purposes, such as head collars, electronic collars and vibration collars. These are all humane electronic dog collar training choices. Unfortunately, there are a number of “aversive” collars, such as shock collars, choke chain collars, and prong or pinch collars which are inhumane and should not be used.
Training collars are just another tool in the toolbox for helping dogs learn appropriate behaviors on their way to becoming loyal, lifelong companions. Dog Training Elite uses an electronic collar as part of its positive reinforcement-based training program.
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Shock Collars vs. Electronic Dog Collars
Like the name suggests, shock collars give a dog a “shock” via an electric current passing through metal contact points on the collar. The electrical signal can range from mild to painful. Shock collars are often used to try and teach a dog a behavior, like barking or attacking other dogs, is inappropriate.
However, not all dogs will submit when they experience a shock and it is impossible to predict how a dog will react. Some dogs may react aggressively, worsening a situation. Receiving a shock from their collar can produce an anxious reaction in dogs and potentially have long-term negative effects on a dog’s behavior.
Research shows that training through positive reinforcement is much more effective than any kind of aversive conditioning, or punishment.
Dog Training Elite uses electronic dog collar training in tandem with positive reinforcement. The electronic collar used by Dog Training Elite is not a shock collar and does not harm the dog. Instead, it is a vibration collar that provides a sensation like the gentle tug of a leash. It is only used to get a dog’s attention and is never used for punishment.
Our Balanced Theory
We base our training around the "Classical Conditioning" model (a.k.a. "Pavlovian" or "respondent conditioning"). This includes developing conditioned or automatic reflexes to commands. In its simplest form (after proper conditioning), when the owner says "sit," the dog automatically sits without thinking about it. Our unique techniques ensure our program is a success no matter what behavior we encounter.
Empowering OwnersWe empower Owners to train so their dog knows who to obey at all times.
PersonalizedWe deal with problem behaviors on a personal basis.
Environment SpecificWe train wherever issues tend to arise (i.e. jogging, park, home).
SupportiveWe support Owners in the off-hours (when training is "not in session").
InvolvedWe work with all members of the household.
Simplified & CustomizedWe plan training around the owner's schedule and require only 20 min/day follow-up practice.
Continued TrainingAdditional programs / group sessions offered after in-home training.
Lifetime InvestmentWe follow up & are invested in the owner's success long-term.
Satisfaction RatingsOur high client satisfaction rating sets us apart from competitors.
A learning process that occurs when two stimuli are repeatedly paired; a response that is at first elicited by the second stimulus and is eventually elicited by the first stimulus alone.
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The Dog Training Elite Difference
When you sign up to train your dog with Dog Training Elite, the electronic dog collar training is part of the package. The collar is one of many tools Dog Training Elite used when training dogs. Dog Training Elite focuses on positive reinforcement training.
The Dog Training Elite training theory is based around classical conditioning, also known as the Pavlovian method or respondent conditioning. This includes developing conditioned or automatic reflexes to commands. In its simplest form (after proper conditioning), when an owner says "sit," their dog automatically sits without thinking about it.
Through a combination of commands and the electronic collar, dogs learn to follow commands at once. Dog Training Elite’s method nurtures a dog's loving and naturally obedient nature and helps strengthen the bond between dog and owner. The difference becomes clear when comparing a dog that is trained out of anxiety and intimidation vs. a dog who truly desires to please from the inside out.
Ready to learn more? Contact Dog Training Elite today to schedule a free training demonstration.