Our Welsh Corgi, Wesley, started to pay attention to the TV and would start barking (and walking around on his hind legs) when he heard or saw a dog on TV. This primarily happened during commercials, but he made us aware of how many times dog barking sounds are used in TV programs and movies.
At first it was cute, but it became worse--even with scolding, he did not improve. In fact, he was able to recognize commercials that had dogs, when they started, even if the dog didn't appear until the end. If he was outside of the room with the TV, he would charge in and watch the TV, anticipating the dog eventually appearing.
I finally broke down and bought the Patpet collar. We decided that since he was trained for an in-ground containment system (similar to Invisible Fence) that uses vibration, buzzes, & shock, that we would start out not using the probes, nor the shock.
Two days ago, we put the Patpet collar on Wesley and the first time he started to respond to the dog-on-TV, we first tried the vibration, with only a mild response. When we used the buzzer, he immediately calmed down and stopped. The next time a dog was on TV, he just watched without responding.
Day #2 was the same--we 'buzzed' him one time when he started to misbehave and he stopped for the rest of the evening.
I'm 100% confident that with a few more sessions, we will be able to break him from this habit.
Having our dog's experience with the in-ground fence collar probably gives us an advantage, that others might not have. But, I still highly recommend this product for dogs with training issues. It is easy to use and seems well built. I like that both the transmitter and receiver are rechargeable. Also, I like that the system is adaptable to using in on two dogs--if I decide I need to train our second dog, I can just buy a second receiver collar and can easily use the transmitter (remote) to choose which dog gets the correction.
My only regret with this purchase is that I didn't buy it sooner.
I have two dogs and I bought this collar for my Heeler initially. Unfortunately, my bark collar came in defective and my Pug’s behavior is the one I need to change the most and quickly. He’s in a bad habit of barking and charging cars/trucks/golf carts/ect that pass by to the point I couldn’t walk him on a main road. The vibration is enough right now to get him to get off the furniture (started him at 5 probably need to adjust that down) then tried to just use that when we started our walk but that wasn’t happening. He barely recognized it. I switched to the shock but he wasn’t responding either until I had it on five and he jumped and yelped (so too high). But it seemed to do the trick he didn’t really try to go after any more vehicles after that and I just had to say no and he responded immediately. So although I feel bad to have had to shock him that high cause it wasn't working at first, I was able to turn it down to 3 though again, I can’t tell if it’s working or not.
I will say my only downside to this collar is it isn’t very clear in the directions if the collar needs to be switched to shock/vibration and if the other won’t work when it’s in one mode or the other. Also, the fact that the remote needs to be woken up instead of just sliding a switch to lock the buttons like some of the other remote collars I saw is kind of annoying cause cars pass pretty quickly and I need to be able to redirect more quickly but it’s not too inhibiting right now. My only other thought is it is pretty bulky for how small the Pug is, it looks more normal on my Heeler.
I have tried most devices that claim to help to no avail. But TRUST ME this thing works! I have a small mixed terrier who would turn into CUJO (from the movie) when he sees a dog or pretty much anything moving with four legs. So when I read the reviews, I had to get the collar, which includes a remote. The remote has three options: beep, buzz and shock which can be set on levels from the lowest of 1 to the highest of 16. Of course, I tried it on myself on a decent level and it definitely gets your attention, but not in a harmful way. I decided to try it out at a place where we have the most difficulty; the dog park! He's always with a leash and a muzzle. As usual, his behavior is uncontrollable, so I hit him with the beep, nothing. I hit him with the buzz, nothing. I hit him with the shock, let's just say, my baby found GOD!!! He's a whole complete different dog. I brought him back to the park a few days later, no leash, no muzzle! It's like night and day! My life and his is so much better! No more anxiety when I go out with him! Because when i do, i treat his collar like an American Express card, i never leave home without it! :) ;) :)
I love the simplicity of the trainer collar and the hand held fits perfectly in my hand, light weight it’s not a cumbersome hand held at all... I purchased this for my 100lb lab mix that is very stubborn, and likes to ignore my commands, He barks and lunges at other K9’s or pedestrians this training devise literally Been a saving grace for both pet and owner, for his safety and my sanity, He now at the sound of my voice responds immediately even when the collar is off, if i have the collar in hand and he delays i hit the sound button, He responds quick as if he has it on, the tone it makes is perfect. I love the levels of stimulation, very easy to change the levels if need be, the durability is incredible works even while he swims. The Battery life is spot on last very long in both items collar and hand held. Great product and highly recommend it. When needed, i will purchase another one... Thank you for making an awesome pet friendly training device so simple....
I originally purchased this because a bark collar I was using wasn't working. With this collar I can activate it from my bedroom when the dog is barking in the backyard. I'm also going to use it if I catch my dog trying to dig his way to China.
So far it gets his attention and he stops barking. Hopefully he will start to equate the vibration with his barking and perhaps he won't bark as much. As for digging, it's hard to catch him in the act.
I recommend this collar for training away bad behaviors.
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I have owned this training collar for a little over a week and I have to say that my dog is making great improvements. She had a habit of taking shoes and having us chase her around the house, all because she wasn't getting enough attention. Now, when she gets a little antsy and I can see where her attitude is taking her (stealing shoes) I put the collar on as a preemptive strike and she ALREADY straightens up without me using the collar at all!
Now, when I first started using the collar I would put the collar on and as soon as she took a shoe - I would use the sound. She would run over to me and drop the shoe at my feet. So, I haven't had to use anything but the sound so far and now it's gotten to the point where I just show her the remote and she knows to stop.
My recommendation is to start with the sound and progress to the vibration and finally the shock feature. I also recommend if using the shock feature to make sure it's a very low level to start. I have tested the shock feature on my arm at 5 (out of 16) and it gives a nice jolt even at that low of a level.
This product has probably saved my black labs life. This collar has completely trained him not to chase cars anymore and also my wife can control him when visitors come to the house. We put it on him in the morning and remove it at night. I haven’t had it fail yet and have been very satisfied with it.
I've been training dogs for several years. Normally I use Garmin or Dogtra collars due to the size of the dogs I work with. I was looking for a cost effective replacement for an old Garmin collar. At first looking at the price I thought, "there's no way this is going to work". I'm glad to say I was 100% wrong. I'm pleased with the quality of the device. I hate the collars with 99 levels of stimulation. That's far too many levels. This is much better. The only complaint, which is just my preference due to my background, is the remote is very light. Other than that the collar and remote are great. Highly recommend this product.
No More Toilet Paper Monster!!!
Although we love our Marlee ......... she wasn’t always the best listener and at times got very spiteful and destructive! Our trainer recommended the PATPET, Vibration and Shock Collar with Remote for her specific, repetitive unwanted behaviors! Marlee had a thing about destroying numerous rolls of toilet paper daily! She must of thought we owned
stock in Charmin! Thanks to the PATPET, her toilet paper consumption has seized and now can be trusted in our bathrooms (There are several modes & level to choose in order to correct different behaviors. We only had to use the vibration setting, at moderate level!)
Today, we are very happy to report that ……..Our Marlee is enjoying the finer things in life ……… a good dog can enjoy in our home with her brother and sister!
Marlee's very happy family
So, I am of the thought that if I am too scared to use it on myself, I probably shouldn't put it on my animal. I purchased another brand of collar (Funshion) and used it on myself. I have to say that the shock actually burned my skin. The other collar had 100 adjustable levels and I went all the way up to 100. The other collar also irritated my dogs skin. This collar only has 16 levels, and it's hard to describe, but the shock has a cleaner feel. No burning sensation, just a little jolt. However this is a powerful collar. At 16 I could not handle it and actually screamed. Starting at the lowest setting I ramped it up until my dog started to react, which was a 4. Overall I am very happy with the purchase. It doesnt irritate my dogs skin and easy to use. The battery so far has lasted four days of continuous use, which is twice the battery of the other collar I purchased. I also have used the pet trainer collar and this is by far superior in build quality. 10 out of 10 would purchase again.
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