Snakes, insects and birds such as geese, use their hiss sound to drive off predators and our domesticated pets have an instinctive sensitivity to this sound.
The Pet Corrector emits a hiss of air which mimics this sound, to interrupt undesirable behaviours in dogs such as jumping up or stealing. There is a detailed training guide included, with helpful training tips and key dos and don'ts. It is important that the Pet Corrector is used responsibly and that alternative desirable behaviours are rewarded.
Barking is a normal behaviour for most dogs, but it can also be annoying and inappropriate. Barking excessively at passers-by through a window of a house or car is a common complaint of dog owners and other dogs bark constantly for attention. Of course this behaviour is best ignored, so he learns that this is not a successful way to gain attention. Unfortunately to ignore barking is not always possible, particularly if other people (such as neighbours) are affected. For these situations the PC can be really useful.
Jumping up is a behaviour that many owners find annoying and in some cases can be dangerous. The best way to stop any dog from jumping up is to never reward him with attention when he does! Even saying ‘no’ or ‘down’ reinforces this attention-seeking behaviour. Owners should turn their backs or step away whenever the dog tries to gain attention in this way. All family members and visitors should get into the habit of interacting with the dog when he has his feet (and preferably his bottom) on the floor, this is easily reinforced by giving a titbit whenever the dog sits voluntarily on greeting.
Test the animal’s sensitivity: operate at greater than one metre distance.
· Direct the spray away from your pet’s face (not directly towards it).
· Only use the PC to interrupt a serious misdemeanour, it is not a substitute for poor training!
· Timing of application is crucial, it should only be used whilst the misbehaviour is occurring. Ensure that you reward immediately when the misbehaviour has ceased, ideally whilst he is performing a positive behaviour.
· Make the shortest possible bursts of the PC, because the canister will chill with prolonged use.
· Work on correcting one behaviour at a time; e.g. jumping up. Once this has been corrected, if required you can move on to the next behaviour problem.
· Dispose of the aerosol responsibly when it is empty. Do not incinerate, burn or puncture.