Thursday, March 29, 2012

Top Choice

Only with a fresh hair cut does Rugby's fluff reveal our training equipment of choice. With a couple weeks of growth the two-ring training collar is concealed beneath his hair. I have been answering a lot of questions the past few weeks about our choice in equipment so I thought I would post my top three reasons for choosing this collar here.

1) Transfer of responsibility to the dog.
The goal of our training is not only to get Rugby to follow commands promptly and completely, but also to think for himself. My number one reason for choosing the chain training collar is that when the job is done, the collar comes off and Rugby is just as reliable naked as he was with the collar on.

2) Safety
No dog will be able to back out of or chew through a chain training collar. Being able to maintain control through stressful situations is essential. If the dog can not be trusted off lead, I will not use equipment they can escape from.

3) Immediate Response
Clear communication with the training collar includes quick, short corrections AND immediate release of pressure when the correction is over. When Rugby does not need the extra guidance of the collar, it is loose and light weight around his neck. This also makes the transition to off lead much easier. 

Rugby has worn his training collar since he was four months old. I am extremely happy with the results.

I also have to mention that Rugby earned 11 more OTCH points, UDX legs #5 and #6 and another High Combined last weekend. Good boy!


  1. You go!! Excellent job!!! Humphrey will be in his first Rally Trial in 6 weeks. You are an inspiration to our team! What an amazing team!!!

  2. Keep up the good work on your way to your OTCH!

  3. What a good boy! Keep up the good work! :-)

  4. It is so good to hear about Rugby's training updates!!!! Keep up the good work!:D