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Remote Training Collars
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Juliana    Posted 12-07-2004 at 21:57:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi all. Need to know if anyone out there has used one of the remote training collars for their dog? My Ridgeback goes "deaf" when I try to let him run for exercise, but I do keep the 30' lead on him. He is trained in the basic, does all the heels, stays, etc. Does anyone know of a good brand that has a high "shock"? I had bought one but it never fazed him when he went after the chickens because his adrenlin (sp?) kicked in and he didn't feel a thing. I do not want to be cruel, but he needs something strong.

MikeT    Posted 12-08-2004 at 14:26:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
They make any for grandkids??

Texas    Posted 12-08-2004 at 03:41:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have several. One I prefer is the "Free Spirit" brand. I purchased them on the net through Cabelas. It has 9 levels...the least being very mild, much like a 9 volt battery on your tongue..yes I tried it. I bypassed the other 7 levels and went striaght to the top one...put it in my hand and pushed the button. I still have a slight twitch and tourettes type outbursts as a result :)

It will turn my 120 black mouth cur around no matter what he is after.

OH Boy    Posted 12-08-2004 at 07:01:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a Free Spirit model too, that is actually the model/line, it is manufactured by Innotek Company. I think they may have recently discontinued the Free Spirit line in favor of a new line.

You will probably find that you don't have to give a heavy stimulation in most instances when the dog is ignoring your verbal commands, my bird dogs generally listen when they get just the weakest stimulation.

I do use the heavy stimulation when they are doing something I don't want them to do such as chasing rabbits, cats, etc. In this situation I don't say a word to them, I just give 'em a zap and the dog starts to think it is the rabbit or cat that is doing it to them. They don't seem to connect it with me at all, in fact after doing this, if we would see a cat on our nightly walk, my dog would hide behind my legs!

You will be pleased with how a training collar will correct your dog, just go slow with it at first. Don't overdo it.

Red Dave    Posted 12-08-2004 at 06:18:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ya know, I was wondering if one of them comes in a model made for kids.
Those two youngest of mine seem to get "deaf" whenever I'm after them to do things like homework, chores, clean up after themselves, etc.... ;)

Just thinkin' out loud.

Texas    Posted 12-08-2004 at 06:44:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have threatened putting the "Poochie Popper" on mine. I trained my cow dog not to bark (when he was barking unnecessarily)by hollering "Hush" and then hitting the button. Now I only have to holler hush...should work on kids too.

Ret    Posted 12-08-2004 at 05:46:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
I bought a name brand for my Elkhound a few years back. Had a powerful shock to it. She quit barking until she learned that if she shook her head and got the prods away from her vocal chords the prods didn't bite her when she barked. The kind you got work well when you have to push the switch. The barking one sure didn't.

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