In order to make it become part of his normal environment, let your dog get used to wearing the collar for a few days before ever activating it. Let him see you with the transmitter in your hand. This way when you do activate the collar, he won’t associate the correction with the collar or you; as he has seen you with it and worn it before with no consequences.

During training the collar is switched on and ready to go.
If the dog is not already wearing the collar, put it on at least 20 minutes prior to commencing a training session.
Organise at least two to three training sessions a day of no more than 10 to 15 minutes a time, so that neither of you lose your concentration or patience.
If there is a specific behaviour you are trying to stop, create the situation where you know your dog is going to react. This gives you the ability to control the situation.
Always use the lowest stimulation level as possible. If your dog shows no reaction increase the stimulation to the next level.
If training in new locations, be aware your dog may become distracted, you may need to reinforce your commands with the remote collar more often as a result.
Always reward your dog for good behaviour. This will reinforce the good behaviour faster and the dog will want to please you more. Would you work for nothing!
Always end a training session on a positive result and try to play with your dog so he feels good.
The biggest one! BE CONSISTANT!

Disclaimer: We are not veterinarians and do not know the health of your dog. If you have any concerns regarding your dogs health contact your local veterinarian. It is the responsibility of the hirer to ensure all health and safety precautions are taken when using any equipment hired from Barking-Mad.

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