Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > Dog training - dog behavior

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old May 21st, 2006, 12:42 AM
mafiaprincess's Avatar
mafiaprincess mafiaprincess is offline
Performance Spaniels
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Whitby, ON
Posts: 2,395
Pet Pager?

I was wondering if anyone had ever used one?
I dislike the idea of shock collars.. but liked that these vibrate instead.. and liked the description I found on one site when I was just randomly looking around..


"The Pet Pager was designed to help pet owners silently call their dog from a distance. Excellent for deaf dogs. Just like the Sport Dog Trainerís but uses vibration instead of electronic stimulation. It has a range of 100 Yards.
It can also be used to dissuade or interrupt negative behavior. It works similarly to a personal pager. The pet owner uses a hand held transmitter to send a signal to their pet. The pet wears a receiver collar that vibrates when it receives the signal."
http://www.petstreetmall.com/No-Bark-Collars/3781/527/


It sounded like Cider.. But I know it's gimmicky, and requires training and is not a fail safe. Just wondering if anyone had had any experience good or bad with anything like it? And the fact it serves one function, to get the dog's attention and hopefully have it come, rather than people using shock collars as a training tool to teach almost anything.

Teaching normal stuff has never been a problem.. I think I'd die if we excercised anymore (but lord I sure will have a hot body by ski season..) lol. So things are much much better.. Just she does get distracted especially at a distance..

Thoughts?
__________________
CRB Houdini's Apple Cider RXMCL AGDC AADC MSDC MJDC RNT CL3-F CL3-H EXJ Bronze
Stanton Acres Out Of The Ashes SGDC RNMCL MJDC ADC CL3-F CL3-S CL3-H
Stark Naked Burn it to the Ground
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old May 21st, 2006, 10:02 AM
phoenix's Avatar
phoenix phoenix is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Peterborough, Ontario
Posts: 993
? I know someone who uses one. They have a hound that is very guided by his nose... it works for them (seems to interrupt his smellovision!)

But I don't know how I personally feel about them. She put it on herself to feel it and says it doesn't hurt... but it must be a bit weird.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old May 21st, 2006, 02:08 PM
Prin Prin is offline
Senior member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 28,492
I used to want a sort of clapper for Boo... Like those old things they used to have on tv to find your keys?

"Where's Boo?"
*clap, clap*
BEEP BEEP BEEP
"Oh there he is. Ok then."
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old May 21st, 2006, 02:26 PM
mafiaprincess's Avatar
mafiaprincess mafiaprincess is offline
Performance Spaniels
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Whitby, ON
Posts: 2,395
LMAO @ Prin, thanks hun, very helpful.

I know people who've put on shock collars and say they are harmless.. I like the idea of a collar that vibrates liek my cell phone.. A little odd for the dog I'm sure.. but I'm far happier with it being non pain.

Cider get sniffy or chasey and runs off.. and with training on 30ft of leash and lots of excercise is helping.. It would be nice to have that little extra so I didn't worry as much. She isn't horrible off leash, but it isn't something I like to do daily even in out of the way safe spots..

But I'm not sure I want an 80USD toy either..

Since my 80USD agility tunnel is sitting in a UPS truck in Windsor.. lol.
__________________
CRB Houdini's Apple Cider RXMCL AGDC AADC MSDC MJDC RNT CL3-F CL3-H EXJ Bronze
Stanton Acres Out Of The Ashes SGDC RNMCL MJDC ADC CL3-F CL3-S CL3-H
Stark Naked Burn it to the Ground
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old May 21st, 2006, 03:07 PM
Prin Prin is offline
Senior member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 28,492
With Boo in the beginning, we gave him a treat every time he came. It was sort of an incentive to always come (he's fairly food-oriented). Sometimes still, if we're going to a high distraction place, we'll bring the cookies and show him we have them. It just keeps his attention better at crucial times, but usually now we don't need them at all (we phased them out).
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old May 21st, 2006, 03:23 PM
mafiaprincess's Avatar
mafiaprincess mafiaprincess is offline
Performance Spaniels
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Whitby, ON
Posts: 2,395
I wish. When turing in my walking tools and teaching this month to walk on a loose leash finally.. no treats were better than sniffing the grass. Not hotdog pieces (they were good for half a block) not nasty sardine chunks.. nothing.

Sniffing and being distracted is better than the most high value food I can come up with.. so to loose leash walk it was all praise, and moving her back to where I wanted her to walk, and reigning in the leash some.

So 30ft away and a distraction, food sure isn't going to do it. When not distracted I can call her in easily, but that's not when I worry, so it's useless. I try to not go offleash much, but I know she doesn't zip around enough with me connected to her, so it's a pro/ con issue.

But I don't really want another high proced toy that may not work either.. we need to work more, just *sigh*
__________________
CRB Houdini's Apple Cider RXMCL AGDC AADC MSDC MJDC RNT CL3-F CL3-H EXJ Bronze
Stanton Acres Out Of The Ashes SGDC RNMCL MJDC ADC CL3-F CL3-S CL3-H
Stark Naked Burn it to the Ground
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old May 21st, 2006, 05:35 PM
JessXx's Avatar
JessXx JessXx is offline
Long Term Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Edmonton,Ab,Canada. Oilers Town
Posts: 263
hmm... I've never heard of it... lol
That might actually be a good idea... But I doubt it would ever work on Shyla... maybe after a whole ton of training... but it would totally freak the poor girl out...
__________________
Proud mommy of
:love: Shyla- my american Husky (girl)-3yrs
Pepsi- My tabby kitten (girl)- 1yr
My cockatiel Jayson- 3months
Hailey- My cockatiel-2 years :love:
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 0%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:57 PM.