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How to Choose the Right Training Tool for Your Pet

pet training By Natalie Lester, PetSafe Brand Communications Specialist

Natalie and Emma use a variety of tools to communicate with each other and they are both better for it! How do you want to change communication with your pet? When I adopted Emma, I pictured long evening walks, happy afternoons at the office and Saturday morning snuggles. I knew there would be a learning curve for her to adjust, but I didn’t anticipate all the leash pulling, accidents and barking at the mailman.

Within the first few months of our lives together, I was looking to improve our communication and enhance our relationship. I wanted her to enjoy her time roaming and playing in the office. I wanted her to feel comfortable in our home and outside, but it was also important she respected me as her mom.  I thought long and hard about each issue we faced. I eventually chose a solution that I thought was best for both of us, and you can do the same thing with your pets.

When your seeking to solve challenges you and your pet face, it’s important to consider their personality and temperament. For example, I know Emma is very eager to please and is friendly, yet she is stubborn when she gets focused on something she wants or if there are a lot of other dogs around.

Some training solutions are better in different situations and for different pets.

What about you and your pet? Is there a specific problem you’re looking to solve or improve? We’re always here to help! Let us know what issues you’re facing in the comments below.

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Well done Emma. You are working as a perfect collars trainer. I totally agree with your point that ‘Right communication is the best way to enhance good relationship with our pets’.  In my case I take care of my pets with the help of Electric Dog Collars at home as I operate all my business work from home. So keeping an eye on the pets became easier with the help of InnotekCollars company.

My husband and I have a Border Collie Lab Mix we got him when he was 2-3months old. He was born at the dairy where my husband works. At first I was 100% NO DOGS, TAKE HIM OUT OF MY HOUSE. Reason, I looovvveee animals but get super attached. So, my husband said ok I’ll take him back tomorrow don’t worry. Literally 10min. later I didn’t want him to leave anymore. He had started crying and me being myself ran to comfort him. Now, we are unseperable. But, I know that’s not very good for either of us. What I would like help on is 2 things. I’m open to any ideas. So, I’m not really able to leave him alone in the house for a little without him crying like he’s being beat to death. Then, he will start to chew, scratch, or rip up anything he can while we’re gone. He usually just walks behind me when I’m home, Also, a few months ago he was attacked by the neighbors pitbull Tyson. Luckily I was there and saved him. My dog Brownie, at first wasn’t fighting back until I started screaming for Tyson to let go and for my husband to come outside. Then,he went psycho aggressive. Scariest day of my life. I almost got bit by Tyson after separating them. Brownie was half way inside when Tyson car towards me and even though Brownie was hurt he ran back and but him again. So now when someone new comes to visit or comes near him or myself he automatically starts to growl. I mean anybody. I know it’s not always aggression it can also mean fear or he’s just being territorial but how do I teach him not to be like that? I’m concerned he’s my baby and I love him to pieces I’d like to do what’s best for both of us.

Hi Melizat,

What a horrible experience!

You and Brownie should probably talk to a professional behaviorist/trainer. It seems like that traumatic event made Brownie even more protective.

You’re right that he could be afraid or territorial, and a trainer can help you understand Brownie and the right training steps for his personality.

Thanks for reading!

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