How to teach your dog Teaching Remote Reinforcement.
The purpose of remote device training is to ensure that the dog responds correctly to spoken orders without the need of a leash reprimand. Substitution is used to accomplish this notion. You will be able to use a remote correction instead of a physical leash correction by rehearsing and reinforcing obedience commands with the corrective NO. Remote-device training will only be a bad experience for your dog if you haven’t opted to include NO as part of the obedience pattern.
Electronic, spray (often citronella), vibration, and noise are some of the remote corrective methods available. Investigate the various gadgets to see which one produces the best results with the least amount of effort. Check to see whether your device’s corrective intensity may be adjusted. Some remote collars provide various stimulation options (for example, vibration and electrical stimulation). An electronic collar with a vibration mode is one option we recommend. In Behavior Problem Solving, we’ll talk about spray and noise reduction.
You should have some excellent obedience cooperation abilities by the time you expose your dog to the remote gadget. In all distractions, your dog should behave admirably. It is also preferable to have some maturity. Your dog should be an early adult or late teen. Remote training should not begin until your dog is at least eighteen months old.
To fully teach your dog with a remote device, it will take around two months to completely replace the leash correction with the remote correction. The dog may get confused and panicked if the leash is not on or is taken off early. Any of the devices mentioned above may benefit from the training procedure outlined below.
The consistency of your remedial patterns throughout earlier sessions is crucial to your success in remote training. If you give your dog multiple chances to complete an obedience order before imposing a physical punishment, remote training will become confused or scary. For each command, you must always correct your dog the first time.
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Introduce the new gadget to your dog.
Allow him to go about with the gadget for a few days to get a sense of how heavy it is. Introduce the new equipment with a cheerful tone and maybe some sweets. “Let’s fetch your good-boy collar,” for example, is a useful cue phrase.
You must first go back before moving ahead. Adjust the gadget to its lowest setting when you’re ready to start teaching your dog. Your dog’s leash should be connected to a flat buckle collar. Replace the leash correction with the device correction in the same sequence of Command, Correction, Re-command… Praise. Always use the word NO as a verbal cue.
At first, take it carefully and pay attention to your dog’s response. Check the gadget to make sure it’s operating correctly if he doesn’t appear to be receiving any corrections. Increase the correction level to the next available setting if the gadget is functioning correctly. Rep the basic practice until you get a response.
Dogs grow reliant on the physical actions we use to reprimand them when they pull on the leash. The initial remote punishments may be frightening for your dog if you don’t use these visual clues. They could behave as though they’ve been “bit” from behind.
When making a device correction, use the word NO consistently. Their connection to the obedience pattern will be via this. They’ll unwind after they’ve figured out the new situation. Because your dog has become used to the experience and accepts the reprimand, you may need to raise the intensity of correction at this stage.
Spend two weeks with your dog on a short leash learning fundamental obedience commands including HEEL, SIT, and BREAK.
You may add the DOWN command when your dog accepts the new procedure. First, practice in a distraction-free room, then go to the yard or another peaceful outside location.
Don’t try to get away with anything! Remote training will be more difficult for your dog the more you cheat with the leash. Do not drag your dog into turns or stop her from going. To keep your dog focused on you rather than the punishments, you’ll have to boost the degree of verbal incentive.
Don’t punish the dog excessively. If your dog is not responding well to remote training and requires numerous corrections, you may need to spend more time with the leash and collar regularly reinforcing the obedience commands (without the remote device).
For one more month, practice on a short leash all of the fundamental obedience commands (HEEL, SIT, DOWN, position holding, BREAK, and COME). Experiment with various settings. Introduce your dog to the long (twenty- or thirty-foot) leash by practicing the fundamental obedience commands the same way you would with the short leash.
Start with exercises that need you to maintain a position. Place your dog in a SIT or DOWN position and go around the perimeter of the room with the leash. If your dog gets up, use the remote device to correct him (using the word NO) and then re-command him. If your dog returns to his original posture, give him a treat. Return your dog to the position and adjust the leash with NO if it does not return. Each test should only be corrected using the device once.
With the COME command, start utilizing the remote device. Allow your dog to run free in the backyard. Give the COME command and reward a successful recall (verbally and with a treat). Give a vocal NO with a remote device reprimand if your dog doesn’t reply. Before providing the order, don’t use the leash to prompt your dog.
These gadgets are useful for teaching a dog to respond positively without the need of a leash. Because you’re depending on the device for the corrective half of the NO, being off-leash with a remote device isn’t actually off-leash training. The equipment may no longer be essential after many months of remote instruction.