How to Use Correction Wisely

1. Correction must be immediate so that the dog associates a verbal intervention with the erroneous action. Because of his notion of time, he has difficulty associating the correction to something which has happened a few seconds before. For example, your dog heads for the garbage can and starts foraging in it. You see the mess only after he has begun to return by your side. Should you decide to apply the correction at that very moment, the dog will certainly associate correction to the action of returning by your side.

2. Correction must be constant. No family member should tolerate a bad action; it must be corrected immediately, every time. Often, dogs are led to believe that there will, be correction only if the master is there. The dog will therefore commit the act when the master is absent. With spray commander@, there is no more problem in applying correction at all times. Two types of correction are available: interactive correction, which implies that the master is directly involved with the correction, that is, the master says "HEV!" while using the spray, and the dog knows that the correction comes from the master. Correction from a distance does not directly link the master to the correction, seeing as he is removed from the scene; in this instance, the dog receives the long spray without being aware of the master's presence. The dog then realizes that no bad action is ever tolerated, no matter if the master is present or not. If the dog falls back into error despite correction from a distance, using the Spray Barrier device will ensure that the dog will never know when correction will occur, or whether or not it will occur at all. Depending on the situation, a combination of interactive correction and that from a distance amounts to the best solution. (This combination will be detailed in the section dealing with specific problems).

3. Correction using the spray must be administered at the weakest setting necessary to interrupt the bad action. Typically, people with no experience begin with a low-tone verbal warning (inefficient), gradually increase voice volume until they are screaming obscenities at the dog. Such an approach allows a dog to adjust his tolerance level higher and higher, to encounter an unpleasant auditory stimulus, the voice. The spray allows you to interrupt the dog's incorrect action without ever having to raise your voice. Physical force, verbal a buse, aggressive gestures such as pinching, striking (with the leash) or shaking the dog, are to be banned. Multivet offers you a stimulus which eliminates unacceptable behavior, while using two calibrated levels of intensity (short and long) to avoid dealing with bad reactions from the dog (fear and pain).

4. Correction must only be used for the duration of the unacceptable action. For example, your dog has climbed on the counter to reach some food. You correct the dog and the dog ceases the behavior immediately. If you persist in "correcting" after the dog has gone down from the counter onto the floor by screaming at him or by striking him, you are then correcting an acceptable behavior (the most recent). Refine the procedure by "correcting" to end the unacceptable action, and then rewarding the dog as soon as he has complied to your demand, like so : 'HEY!' + SHORT SPRAY + 'COME' + ""SOUND + GOOD!".

The spray commander spray collar allows you to do something that most people are unable to do. Using only the voice : to redirect the dog’s behavior. This form of correction has proven to be very effective and creates long-term results. Moreover, the spray can be used at a distance and holds no side effects for the dog such as tear, stress or pain. Correction must never be used when the dog is in the process of learning a new behavior. It is rather used to redirect the dog towards proper behavior.

Remote Controlled Dog Trainer Using Spray Commander: Preliminary Remarks Programming the Remote Control Dog Training The dog's place within the family Socialization Causes for Dog Disobedience Rules and Notions of Behavior Indicators for Good and Bad Behavior Two Categories for Positive Reinforcement (Primary, Secondary) The "SOUND" Option on Spray Commander When to stop using the sound How to Reward a Dog When to use the Citronella Spray The Warning Feature on Spray Commander How to Use Correction Wisely Play During and After Training Session Never Let the Dog Win Stress and Your Dog The Ten Basic Commands Sequence Chart 1: Primary Training Phase Sequence Chart 2: Obedience Training How to Begin Obedience Training Obedience Training "SIT' when the dog is standing "DOWN" when the dog is seated "SIT" when the dog is lying down "STAND" 1 when the dog is seated "STAND" 2 when the dog is lying down "DOWN" when the dog is standing Consolidation Exercises Practice the commands from a distance Positive Association "STAY" Command The "STAY" command from a distance "HEEL" Command How to obtain desired results with a leash When the dog constantly tugs at the leash The Gentle Leader Collar for Dogs "DON’T TOUCH" Command Biting Dog Games "STOP" Command Spray Commander: A Short-Term Training Tool Re-Educating Your Dog Dealing with Unacceptable Behavior How to Evaluate a Problem Counter-conditioning and systematic desensitization 2. Systematic desensitization 3. Immersion Problems with Soiling Possible causes for soiling Fears and phobias Urinating by submission or excitement How to solve the problem The importance of a cage in education for soiling Should you catch your dog in the act Underlying reasons most frequent in dealing with soiling problems: The pack leader controls the food Examples of dominant behavior How lo introduce your dog to strangers Dog Destruction Possible causes for destruction Games and investigating the environment The dog that demands attention How to prevent destruction Before leaving the house Make sure that the dog gets enough exercise How to Prevent Chasing or Running Away Typical causes for running away or chasing Game investigation social contact Procedure to counter chasing The dog that Jumps and Grabs at People Picking up or Stealing Objects How to Stop Your Dog from Stealing Coprophagia - The dog that eats his stools The Agitated, Excitable Dog The Dog Cries to Obtain Attention or Food Separation anxiety Treating Separation Anxiety Separation Anxiety Steps 4-5 Separation Anxiety Steps 6-8 Conclusion regarding Separation Anxiety Fear of men The difference between a fearful dog and a dominant aggressive dog Fear of certain people or other dogs How the Dog reacts to Change Automobile Rides Dog Tricks and Games The search for a person or an object : "Bring to", "Bring the in" "SNIFF / FETCH" Game "JUMP" Game "ROLL OVER" Trick "GIVE YOUR PAW" "THERE'S A BISCUIT ON YOUR NOSE!" How to establish limits with Spray Barrier How to prevent the dog from leaving his territory and running away Excessive barking How are undesirable behaviors reinforced? Feline Problems Feline vocalisation Inappropriate Elimination Behavior Inappropriate Spraying in Cats Aggression among Cats How to select a good educator if you need help Dog Behavior Glossary