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Dog instructor lauds electric collars in teaching obedience

Thanks, I'll check those out.

January 17, 2012 at 7:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Dog instructor lauds electric collars in teaching obedience

I am the owner of a 13 1/2 year old, very responsive and well behaved dog who has recently gone deaf. He has hardly ever had to be on a leash because he has always responded to my fairly subtle voice directions. As you can imagine we have encountered new challenges with his recent loss of hearing. He responds to hand signals, but I have to wait until he looks at me, which isn't always ideal. (FYI he always stops at street corners) Anyway, I have been looking for a remote control vibrating collar that would be convenient for use on walks etc. so that I can get his attention. The only ones I've been able to find are bulky on the collars, and the remotes are not practical to carry. I'm looking for something that's more like the size of a remote key than a walky-talky. Other models I have found have the shock option and a tone option, but no vibration. I'm not interested in the shock feature, and obviously the ones with the tone won't work. Do you have any recommendations?

January 16, 2012 at 9:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )