For all the educational support you get from the inventor and manufacturer of the PetSafe Treat & Train Remote Reward Dog Trainer, you would think it would have a pretty hefty price tag; it doesn't. If the Treat & Train works like customers say, it will actually save you plenty of time as well as money.
So, how would you like to have an obedient, well-trained dog? Would you enjoy an even closer emotional connection with your dog? You can achieve both with the PetSafe Treat & Train Remote Reward Dog Trainer, and this is according to satisfied customers, even professional dog trainers who have used it.
It's a remote-controlled reward system to train your dog, dispensing food treats when he obeys your commands.
The Treat & Train is intended to be used indoors initially to train your dog how to respond in specific circumstances, like when your doorbell rings, as well as to specific commands, like 'sit,' 'down,' and 'stay.' Kibble treats are dispensed by remote control which you operate up to 100 feet away, so when you are training your dog on a command, let's say a 'down stay,' you would remotely distribute a few kibbles in the bowl when she completes the 'down stay.'
Actually, it makes sense to start training a 'down stay' at your pet's bed or kennel, as that is most likely where you would want him to chill out. You should also maintain the treat bowl's location very close to your dog's kennel or bed so she would always know where her treat is located.
So, let's say you are training for a 'down stay.' You would probably have to begin with a 'down' on your dog's bed and the Treat & Train would be right there. You would be close to your dog and reward him with positive praise and a press of the remote to dispense a treat right next to him. Then, pop out another one or two kibbles as you repeat the 'stay' command again and again, continuing to reinforce her appropriate behavior. Eventually, you could move further away from your dog's bed continuing to give the same commands and rewards. You would train for 10 to 15 minutes at a time 3 or 4 times per day until you both were ready to take on a new command.
The print and video instructions you receive with the PetSafe Treat & Train Remote Reward Dog Trainer are very thorough and easy to understand, as if there were a professional trainer right there with you. (You can see the instruction manual here.) Additionally, you have access to the inventor's suggestions, Dr. Sophia Yin, for using the Treat & Train as well as her philosophic writings on training canines. The Treat & Train invention was a natural extension of Dr. Yin's philosophy of Low Stress Handling, a program that many professional dog trainers and veterinary specialists follow to make training more fun for dogs and medical intervention less threatening to them.
Don't worry; all of your training can be transferable to outside activities. Dr. Yin's blog contains many ideas for heel training, playing fetch, and other outdoor activities, as you can see in this video below:
If you follow the instructions and guides, your dog will respond positively within a few days of consistent training, and you'll already experience a closer, more trusting relationship. What some customers do say is that they have problems with kibble getting stuck in the machine. There are two size settings for kibble in the treat dispenser and it's important to use one size or the other.
Dr. Chi helps you out here by providing a guide to kibble size of some popular brands. Some customers use homemade treats in the shape of kibble. Others use Zuke's Mini Naturals which come in several flavors. Desirable treats are an essential part of dog training.
In addition to getting the right size kibble, get the most delicious, healthy kibble you can get, because if your dog doesn't love her treats, she won't enjoy her training and won't perform for long. When you train her you want to make sure she is very very hungry!
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