Interactive Guide to Training your Dog
Step-By-Step Instructions for Dog Training
For Best Results:
- Keep your sessions short and frequent--approximately 10-15 minutes long, 2-3 times a day.
- Be firm, consistent and patient.
- End sessions with lots of playtime and praise.
Preliminary Phase -- Flag Awareness Dog Training -- Optional
This OPTIONAL 3-day phase gives your dog more time to become familiar and comfortable with the Training Flags. During this phase your dog will wear the Havahart® Collar but the wireless dog fence will be TURNED OFF.
Phase 1 -- Passive Dog Training -- DAY 1-3
This phase uses sound to introduce your dog to the Trigger Zone and teaches him to move away from the flags upon hearing the Havahart® Collar’s tone.
Phase 2 -- Active Training -- DAY 4-7
During this phase, a low static correction is introduced to help discourage your dog from going beyond the wireless electric fence boundary.
Phase 3 -- On-Leash Distractions -- DAY 8-11
This phase is designed to teach your dog to ignore distractions that might tempt him to go outside the wireless electric fence boundary.
Phase 4 -- Off-Leash Supervision -- DAY 12-15
Similar to on-leash distraction training, this phase takes things one step further by removing the leash. This phase will encourage your dog to move freely within the Roaming Area.
Phase 5 -- Dog Monitoring -- DAY 16 AND BEYOND
Your dog should now be comfortable within the Roaming Area and reluctant to cross into the Trigger Zone with or without distractions. It will be up to you, the owner, to keep an eye on your dog after completing the training and monitor his behavior. Additional training may prove to be necessary. After three additional weeks of successful dog containment, you can begin to gradually remove the training flags by taking away every other flag, every few days.
Remember: Every dog is unique and may respond differently depending on age, size, temperament and ability to learn. Adjust your training accordingly.
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