Spray Commander: A Short-Term Training Tool

When your dog responds to the basic commands at 100%, you may set your spray commander aside. With time, if the dog develops behavior problems or has difficulty with a particular exercise, redo the training session with the collar, until the performance resumes 100% reliability. Since the VW "HEY!!" is often linked to the spray, "HEYI" retains its impact on the dog even when the collar is removed, as he has learned to associate the correction with the spray surprise. Beforehand, you have used the SR from this moment forward, you may now use "GOOD!" without the collar.

When to stop using the spray collar
If the dog can execute all commands from a distance, associate all commands to the proper hand signs, if you no longer need lures to entice him to obey, and the dog shows no signs of unacceptable behavior, you can slowly begin to discontinue use of the spray collar. This principle resembles the situation where a kid needs training wheels to learn how to ride his bike. When balance is reached, the wheels are removed, and so it is with spray commander, the tool that facilitates learning for you and your animal.

The first step is to decrease the combined use of "sound" and "good!", until you use only the SR "GOOD 1" just like you would diminish use of the spray and just use "HEY".

With time, should the dog develop behavior problems or has trouble with a specific exercise, resume the education sessions with the spray collar until the dog's performance rates 100% once again. Seeing as the VW "HEVI" is often related to the spray, the verbal warning "HEY!" keeps its impact on the dog even when the co llar is removed. He has now learned to link the VW "HEV!" with the "SPRAY".

You have now integrated everything you need to know to make sure that your dog always works harder and harder to obtain your approval and your rewards. After the dog continues to improve, practice the sequences of commands every day. To go even further, you can consult canine agility clubs and / or the many excellent books on the market that describe a more sophisticated education.

You know that you have reached your goal of educating your dog when he can execute all the exercises that you have shown him. You can now put your spray commander away. Should the dog show signs of regression, put the collar on your dog once again.

Elaborate your own sequence of commands and change them as you see tit. Aim towards recapitulating all the commands within the 15 minutes allotted to education. Give equal time to each command. If the dog has more difficulty with one command in particular, spend more time on it.

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