Training your pet to a containment system: Step 1: Flag Recognition

All pets are different, so it's important to be patient with yourself and your pet. Some pets may understand the training quickly, and others may take more time. Paying attention to your pet while you are going through the training and having patience will ensure you both enjoy years of freedom and safety.

Goal: 
The goal of phase 1 training is to familiarize your pet with the boundary flags, boundary, tone, and correction. You will introduce your pet to the tone and the static correction and teach your pet where it happens.

Setup:

Familiarizing Your Pet With the Boundary Flags

  1. Begin by having some play time with you pet, making it fun for your pet.
  2. Walking your pet on a leash in the pet area.
  3. Move towards the boundary flags. Allow your pet to hear the warning tone, then lead your pet back into the containment area quickly. Praise your pet when he leaves the boundary zone.
  4. Repeat this process at several different boundary flags.
  5. Continue the training until your pet resists going near the boundary flag.  It may help to say "no" if your pet attempts to go near the flags. 
  6. Work with your pet in 15 minute increments. Have about 3 training sessions per day. 

Introducing Your Pet to the Static Correction

  1. With the collar on your pet and in the "on" position, walk your pet on a leash in the pet area.
  2. Calmly praise and talk to your pet.
  3. Allow your pet to move toward the boundary flags.
  4. When your pet enters the warning zone, the receiver collar will activate and start beeping. As your pet continues past the flags into the static correction zone, he will receive a static correction.
  5. Immediately after your pet receives a correction, lead him back into the pet area. Praise him warmly and keep very calm body language. 
  6. Repeat this process at several different boundary flags. Never pull or call your pet into the static correction zone.

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