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Training / Vibration collars

Postby NYPDiddy » Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:53 pm

Whats the best training/vibration collar and why?

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Training / Vibration collars

Postby Stormi » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:21 pm

What is the purpose for said collar? Are you working with a hearing-impaired dog? What specific behaviors are you hoping to teach?

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Re: Training / Vibration collars

Postby Mooresmajestic » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:36 pm

Stormi wrote:What is the purpose for said collar? Are you working with a hearing-impaired dog? What specific behaviors are you hoping to teach?

This.

It depends on why you would be using it, how it would be used and what for. There are a lot out there from vibration only to tone and vibration to electric stim with vibration and tonal features.

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Re: Training / Vibration collars

Postby NYPDiddy » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:59 am

to train her when she gos nuts when there are guests at the house and jumps up on people and for behavior issues

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Re: Training / Vibration collars

Postby Celesteandthebullies » Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:46 am

This should help with the jumping

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Re: Training / Vibration collars

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Re: Training / Vibration collars

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:39 am

:goodpost:

If she's sitting when people come through the door, she can't be jumping. Teach her that doorbell/knock = go to your bed/mat/crate and problem solved :)

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Training / Vibration collars

Postby Stormi » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:30 am

NYPDiddy wrote:to train her when she gos nuts when there are guests at the house and jumps up on people and for behavior issues


A vibration collar isn't going to be very useful for this. They're designed to function as silent clickers for deaf dogs or as a paging system to teach recall to deaf dogs. They're not going to miraculously teach a dog alternative behaviors when visitors come over. Teaching things such as an automatic sit when greeted, go to mat, go get a toy, wait, and most importantly not paying off by giving the dog attention and eye contact when they are jumping are going to be far more useful to teach impulse control at the door. Impulse control games are vital for any dog, and actually a lot of fun to teach. The videos posted above should give you some basic ideas, but if you have any specific questions feel free to ask! Think rather than "I want her to stop being nuts", "I want her to do X behavior instead". Working on asking for a specific behavior is much easier and gives the dog much clearer direction that just punishing them and hoping they figure out what you do want when there are dozens of other behaviors available for them. Punishing them and leaving them to their own devices can lead to a dog who's afraid to offer any behavior at all because they fear choosing the wrong one. Make it consistent, clear, and fun, and you'll have a dog who can maintain their wiggles as guests arrive, and you don't have to worry about any unwanted associations between an aversive and your guests, either.

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Re: Training / Vibration collars

Postby MissKitty » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:49 pm

Stormi wrote:
NYPDiddy wrote:to train her when she gos nuts when there are guests at the house and jumps up on people and for behavior issues


A vibration collar isn't going to be very useful for this. They're designed to function as silent clickers for deaf dogs or as a paging system to teach recall to deaf dogs. They're not going to miraculously teach a dog alternative behaviors when visitors come over. Teaching things such as an automatic sit when greeted, go to mat, go get a toy, wait, and most importantly not paying off by giving the dog attention and eye contact when they are jumping are going to be far more useful to teach impulse control at the door. Impulse control games are vital for any dog, and actually a lot of fun to teach. The videos posted above should give you some basic ideas, but if you have any specific questions feel free to ask! Think rather than "I want her to stop being nuts", "I want her to do X behavior instead". Working on asking for a specific behavior is much easier and gives the dog much clearer direction that just punishing them and hoping they figure out what you do want when there are dozens of other behaviors available for them. Punishing them and leaving them to their own devices can lead to a dog who's afraid to offer any behavior at all because they fear choosing the wrong one. Make it consistent, clear, and fun, and you'll have a dog who can maintain their wiggles as guests arrive, and you don't have to worry about any unwanted associations between an aversive and your guests, either.


^ This is a really good post, I hope you take note of all the information given here and don't just slap on a collar expecting results.


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