E-Collar Technologies, Inc., created the most awesome remote collar (e-collar) product available on the market today. Training with this product has saved Juliet "The Furry Chainsaw" from being euthanized.
For those of you who don't know the story, she recently mauled a Jack Russell Terrier. For a year, her owners have been working with a purely positive trainer to change Juliet's instinct to attack and kill other dogs. The trainer's strategy was to take Juliet to a dog park, and feed her things like cheese, and hotdogs, when she interrupted her explosions and turned away from the dogs in the park. Her behavior failed to change. She started becoming more aggressive and more anxious. Her owners could not walk her without Juliet exploding with aggression on the walk. When the owners took food out of the equation, Juliet started to frantically eat grass and dirt. -That part makes sense to me, because eating in a frantic, fearful, anxious state of mind was what she had been trained to do.
When her owners informed the trainer that the process they had dedicated a year of their lives to, (in excess of thirty-five hours a week), was not working, the owners reached a point with Juliet's behavior was so dangerous, they were either going to euthanize Juliet, or get a trainer that could actually stop the bad behavior. Thankfully, they located me through Google, and the rest is history in the making.
Anyway, if you go to my Facebook page, just search by entering Good Karma Training in Facebook, or click on the Facebook icon at the top left corner of this page...There is a video of Juliet on a walk this morning...heeling, very close to another dog. I took this video nearly two days into her Board and Train program. After a very short amount of time, Juliet is way more tuned in and focused on the experience of the walk. Did I have to feed her cheese, hotdogs, and give her kisses on her face? Um, NO. I corrected her whenever she stepped out of heel though. That correction information, letting her know where she stands, and where she is expected to remain, is crucial to changing her behavior, and preventing MAJOR explosions while on leash.