Frequently Asked Questions

Although my services are generally tailored to each client’s specific pet needs, there are some questions that often come up again and again. Read on and find out if there’s already an answer for yours. If there is anything you’re still wondering about or unsure of, please don’t hesitate to call or send me a message and I’ll get back to you shortly.

What is an E-Collar?

An E-collar is a safe, reliable and effective collar that provides communication between you and your dog through the lowest levels of corrective stimulus. The remote will improve your dog’s behavior and ease stress during the training period. Great Off Leash Dog Training proudly uses the Mini Educator ½ Mile ET-300 designed by E-collar Technologies, an established collaboration of dog training professionals with over 100 years of experience designing and manufacturing dog training collars. The mini Educator ET-300 is a ½ mile remote trainer compiled of nifty features making it the most humane and effective dog training collar offered.

Do I need to purchase my own e-collar?

NO, all E-collars are FREE and are already included in your package. We will also provide free consulting, advising, and training to ensure you have total control of your dog for the rest of your life, WITHOUT A LEASH! Each dog training package will come with the ET-300 Mini Educator ($200 value). This packages includes 1 water proof collar receiver, 1 water proof floating remote, an extra set of contact points, 1 dual remote/ collar 120v charger, an owner’s manual, 1 lanyard, a storage box, 2 year warranty and free consulting from your trainer.

Is the e-collar water proof and shock resistance?

Of course! We all know how much some dogs love water and how hot it gets in the summer. E-collar technologies uses advanced technologies to assure water proofing to 500 feet of both the collar receiver and remote transmitter. All of the remotes are shock resistant and will even float to prevent loss during water activities. We want to ensure all of our dogs can be free and unleashed but still under control during all conditions whether it is swim time or a passing shower. Did we mention there is also a built in flashlight? Whether your or camping or simply taking a late night stroll your pooch will have a built in strobe effect and regular flash mode collar.

Does my dog have to wear the e-collar at all times?

No, the collar should be taken off at night and/or when nobody is communicating with your pooch. In fact, most find themselves not using the e-collar inside the house after just a few months after training. We do want to ensure your dog stays consistent even after training so we recommend having the collar on whenever you take the dog out of the house or are communicating with them for more than a few minutes. Generally speaking, the collar should always be on if you intend to take your dog off leash in public. It is very important to stay consistent with your dog trainer’s advice after your dog has been trained. This remote will become you and your dog’s new best friend!

Will the e-collar hurt my dog?

No, by combining our low level and positive training techniques with the “blunt” stimulation of the e-collar your dog will experience “taps” similar to a muscle reflex stimulation. Our stimulus is similar to muscle stimulators used by doctors to build muscles, alleviate muscle spasms, and increase range of motion. We support proper use and promote the most humane training tools and methods in the industry to create success for each dog and their owners. All of the e-collar products are made in the USA and go through several tests to ensure your dog’s safety.

What package should I choose and will it affect my dogs final results?

Results and expectations are extremely important to us therefore, we assure all of our clients the same exceptional results regardless of the package booked. Our packages have been carefully thought out and have been created in a way in which we can tailor to everybody’s needs regardless of their budget, location, or schedule. Whether you want to be heavily involved or don’t have as much time, we have a perfect package to fit your needs.