Just an update on the progress of our dog... Having used the Pac Collar for two weeks his behaviour has been transformed. Formerly we were unable to let him off the lead because he would come back only when it suited him to do so; now we are able to give him the exercise he needs in areas where there are plenty of other dogs, cyclists etc, confident that he will come back when called. We only rarely put the collar on him now unless we know it's going to be very busy or there's a chance of meeting livestock. Thank you for an excellent product.
Jo and Pepper
Pepper is a reformed character. I have just had the most enjoyable hour long walk along a busy river walkway. We have not taken her there for months. Today she came whenever called, stopped chasing pigeons (WOW), sat down when bikes came, actually gave back the ball so I could re-throw it, came back from the swim when called, came away from the gaggle of 13 dogs with their 3 walkers (! nice work if you can get it) and let me put her back on the lead at the end. None of which could be accomplished previously without much effort and frustration, (or not at all) .
Comments from other dog walkers like "I wish mine would do that!"
Vibrates: one at the very start
Treats, clicks, praise: regular
Dog: happy, wet, exhausted
Mum: unstressed, back inside allotted time
She is actually far more unnerved by the vibrate than the shock, and comes back to us for reassurance. It's very funny how she jumps back and inspects the ground where she was when it happened. Thank you so much, especially for all the hand holding. My lovely little dog is a joy again. Job done. PAC has another avid supporter
J E Jones
Just a note to say thank you for your help and advice. I called
you a few weeks ago to make further enquiries about your Pac Collars, and a
lady kindly spent a lot of time explaining how they work etc. I have a
working cocker spaniel that kept on running off chasing pheasant etc...
Well after 1 week of training using the Pac collar, I am delighted to say
that I can let my dog off the lead with out having the stress and worry of
losing her. Thank you again for all your help. The Collar is a great
product, she is fully trained using the Tone, rather than having to press
the Pulse Button, but in an emergency it is a back up. I wish I had bought
the Pac Collar months ago when she first started running off.
Mr J R
When we purchased the PAC Remote Training Collar from you last year, you spent considerable time to convey a thorough understanding of the product in itself, and the correct procedure on how to use the device safely, so as not to cause any distress to our pet. Needless to say, since we have been in possession of the Remote Training Collar, it has efficiently demonstrated to us the ultimate manner to correct and control our dog. Beforehand he was just continually a hazard both to himself and to others - animals and humans alike.
We have had him from 8 weeks old, and he soon became quite large, with a huge amount of energy to use up every day. As he is a GSD X Labrador X Lurcher, you may be aware of the size and speed this entails, as well as being extremely nervous and excitable. After using every other possible means to deter him from chasing ponies, joggers, cows and any other moving object, to no avail, the final straw was after causing a stampede of cattle running haphazardly between bewildered motorists on a busy New Forest road. The dog had previously been kicked several times by ponies, luckily escaping a fatal disaster. But not even did this deter him from pursuing them on every occasion.
We found the Remote Training Collar an almost immediate solution. At first he was quite taken aback, but stubbornly continued to harass his objective. But by increasing gradually the intensity, without any excessive distress to him, we were able to find the level required to catch his attention, and he soon associated a level of discomfort with the chasing of his targeted quarry.
Within a week we were satisfied and relaxed about letting him off his lead during his walk around the forest, without worrying about his next act. Within a month our dog had become happier, he now stays, sits and responds to verbal commands. In fact, it is very rare we have to resort to using the collar even though admittedly he still wears it when off the lead, mainly for our peace of mind, just in case
He has since been castrated, we spend and have spent lots of money on his welfare and endeavour to be responsible for our pet at all times. We were very distressed having to keep him on a lead for all walks, but fortunately this is now all in the past, thanks to PAC.
Many, many people have stopped and questioned us about the collar they saw he was wearing. At all times we have responded correctly. I would hasten to say that the majority of people would appear very much in favour of its use, as they also can relate to some degree of bad behaviour from their dogs and often spend some time telling me all about it. Only once has someone asked if it actually "hurts" the dog, to which my reply was "Not as much as being kicked by a pony and being seriously injured".
If, therefore, the RSPCA and the NCDL do indeed have the welfare of dogs at he art , which I am sure they do, then perhaps before taking a hasty view of the cruelty factors which this collar could cause in the "wrong hands", they should consider the long term effect it has on a dog's lifestyle. In all honesty, if we had not have discovered the PAC Remote Training Collar when we did, then I am almost sure that today we would not have our pet dog as he would either have been killed by another animal or car or worse still, we would have had to let him go because of the problems he was causing, in turn, passing the problem on to somebody else and so on.
In all fairness, all bad behaviour needs correcting, whether it be a child, adult or animal but some people and societies rather than seeing the need to correct it, prefer to defend it, hence creating ignorance and confusion as to right and wrong. Of course, this is only my opinion but trust it is shared by many others too.
I trust the above will be of assistance to you and once again, thank you for your fine product that has proved so successful to both my family and myself.
Mr A B
I am writing to you in the light of recent lobbying against electronic collars. The extremism behind this activity appears to be blind to the self-evident truth that an individual who intends to be cruel to an animal will go down that particular road, whatever. A walking stick, a lead, a catapult or any other implement can be used in a cruel fashion. In an ideal world there would be no cruel humans nor would dogs chase sheep, deer or other wild life or be aggressive. Unfortunately, all these conditions exist and it is therefore in the best interests of canine welfare that a sensible balance is found.
My wife and I own two English Pointers. Carlos, who is now three years old and who came to us as a puppy, displayed an inclination to chase sheep, seagulls and deer. He is an intelligent and strong-willed dog and would disobey as the fancy took him. We live in the country and there are many opportunities for him to get into trouble. The very nature of a Pointer requires lots of off-the-lead exercise. We therefore need to have the confidence that he will respond to the whistle and that he can be described as being under our control.
We took him to the usual dog training sessions where we only achieved limited success. It certainly did not stop his inclination to chase. On one occasion he got himself into a potentially very dangerous situation by chasing seagulls over rocks where he got cut off. The tide was rising and there were big breakers. Fortunately he found a spot where there was a rock-pool which, although deep, was calm, and he managed to swim to us. On another occasion we took him on to Dartmoor, where there are numerous sheep. It was quite evident that he would have chased them into the next county, given the opportunity. We then found an area where sheep were absent, but he took a great interest in the Dartmoor ponies and was on the point of getting kicked by a stallion. He would always chase any game bird that he happened to scent. It was in this context that we looked for solutions.
We went to a gun-dog trainer who assessed Carlos as a strong-willed dog. Together with the trainer we began training him to the whistle but it was evident that something was needed which would stop his chasing. I happened to see your advertisement and spoke to you on the telephone. You explained that the collar was not a disciplinary implement but a training aid that should be used sparingly. In fact, it was a mild form of aversion therapy that should be used responsibly. Used properly, the dog connects the sheep/deer or the act of chasing with the shock and not the collar. I then wished to speak with an animal behaviourist and contacted the Canine Defence League for some names. I explained the reasons behind my request and it became obvious that the person I was speaking to was full of opinions, but totally bankrupt of any practical solutions. However, she did give me the name of a Mr B E (a dog behaviourist and trainer) with whom I spoke on the telephone. He expressed the opinion that a collar was an acceptable method in certain situations, provided it was used properly. He also indicated that a dog could be ruined if a collar was used in an irresponsible way. By the time we actually met Mr B E, we had purchased and used the collar. He saw Carlos and stated that he believed him to be a happy and well-balanced dog.
The effect of the collar was instantaneous, and its use over the last two years has been extremely limited. In fact I cannot recall when it was last used. We now own a happy and reasonably well behaved dog, which does not chase sheep or horses and will hold back from running in to game birds. He can roam freely off-the-lead without getting himself into potentially dangerous situations. Our second pointer, Pablo, is not so headstrong and has learned to respond to the whistle - without recourse to the collar - but by following Carlos.
My brief contact with the Canine Defence League did not leave me with a favourable impression. On the other hand, the PAC electronic collar has done a great service to our dogs by making it possible to enjoy the freedom that their nature requires. The world seems full of people who feel it is their right to force their opinions on everybody else by "in your face politics". I speak as I find and have no particular axe to grind in this matter.
My use of the PAC training collar has produced a good steady bitch that is a pleasure to work. Before I used the collar on my three-year-old headstrong Cocker Spaniel, I dreaded having to take her on beats. Now I can't leave her at home! I would definitely recommend its use to any serious dog owner with a problem. Many thanks.
I recently acquired a remote training collar from you. We had tried a number of methods to stop our Springer Spaniel pup from chasing sheep, but had to resort to keeping her on the lead during walks on Dartmoor. This was not much fun for her - or for us. After reading the excellent literature supplied with the collar, we started the training. It only took four applications for the problem to be cured. The dog has had no adverse effects and is now a joy to take out without being on a lead all the time.We would certainly recommend its use in extreme problems such as we experienced. Thank you for your excellent advice and service.
As you know I acquired a remote control collar as a last resort to try to stop my Burmese Mountain Dog from sniffing crotches! I had tried everything else - dog training classes; water pistols; audible warning devices; and, of course, making my displeasure known in no uncertain terms. Nothing had worked, and he was very much a 'social outcast'. The collar had an immediate result. and it has had no, ill effect on him at all. Life is now much more enjoyable for him - and for us. I would recommend its use to anyone provided it is done sensibly and with affection.
Some while ago we gave home to a year-old rescue dog of unknown provenance. We soon found we could not contain him in our grounds. This was a nightmare, since we had grazing sheep close by. On receiving complaints, we sought advice and we decided to try PAC's remote training collar.
This was very effective. We do not find it cruel. Our dog is no longer deaf to commands and now enjoys his freedom.
Mrs J D
Murphy is a two-year-old chocolate Labrador with very little brain! Although he has been neutered, he has been very difficult to train, as he seems unable to remember commands from one day to the next. He is a great big, soft lump, but had developed the habit of running at people and other dogs, barking furiously, particularly if they appeared from around a corner unexpectedly. Naturally seven stone of rushing, barking Labrador was quite intimidating for most people. He never meant any harm. It was just his way of saying 'hello'.
Since using the PAC collar, he has improved dramatically, although it has taken some time because we don't meet people or dogs on every walk. and so correction can not always be given. Nevertheless, he now seems at last to be getting the message. He now usually looks at me if he sees another dog, and if I call him he will stay with me, even if our other two dogs go off to do the greeting.
A friend who had a chicken-chasing Labrador recommended your collar to me. One zap and Fudge has never gone near another chicken. Indeed, I have been so pleased with the progress that I have made with the PAC remote training collar that I should exercise my option to keep the one that I have on hire from you. In this way I can provide a service to other people with sheep chasers, or other problem dogs.
Before using the collar, I did have certain reservations about using it, but Murphy has shown no ill effects at all and he positively loves having the collar put on. It certainly takes all the worry out of our walks, when we used to have to take detours if we saw people in the distance. We are off to Cornwall for a week at Easter and, as we walk a lot of Cornish coastal path, we will not have to worry about meeting fellow walkers, and we can settle down to enjoy the views!
I would recommend your Remote Training Collar to anyone having problems with a dog. My dog now responds superbly to the whistle . whereas, before, you would sometimes have thought he had something wrong with his ears!
Mrs A B
I certainly found the PAC collar extremely effective for the three weeks that I had it on hire from you, but sadly the affects wore off after a couple of months. The dog was caught worrying sheep on a number of occasions, despite severe reprimands. We still have the dog, but she has extremely limited freedom, and is never allowed out of sight when off the lead. She must now spend a certain amount of time chained up. If I could afford it, I would buy a collar. I am sure long term effects are achieved with a great number of dogs, but suspect that my dog, being an alpha bitch, is somewhat stronger-willed and more persistent than most.
I would agree with you, that these collars do need to be used in the right hands. As an example, I had to fend off pleas from my children to have a go with it. It is possible that the collar could be used as an instrument of amusement by sadistic or sick individuals. However, so could a stick! Nevertheless, rather than banning electric collars, I would recommend that they be sold at a more affordable price!
I am more than happy to recommend the PAC remote training collar as a gentle persuader for hard to handle dogs. When I took on a rescue Springer Spaniel about three years ago, I was her fourth owner. She was out of control and a real problem. She now responds to the whistle and enjoys off-the-lead walks. There is no doubt in my mind that the collar has saved her life.
Thank you for the remote trainer. It has been a great success in the training of my Springer Spaniel. I now have a much better dog and I have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone.
I use the PAC collar as a lifesaver for numerous dogs each year. They are mostly sheep worriers, but I also deal occasionally with chasers of traffic and equestrians. In nearly every case the alternative is death, or more or less permanent confinement. As you know I am not a typical user in that years ago I ran kennels, including what I can only describe as a Canine Borstal! I then had a privately made, remote control collar.Now, as a sheepdog trainer and training instructor, I should really love to give up the remedial training. but where real delinquent dogs are concerned, I continue for the dogs' sake. I consider brief use of the collar to be absolutely justified, humane and desirable, if it is to cure the dog of life or death misdemeanors.
I have to say, however, that I have reservations where it comes to unqualified and inexperienced owners having unrestricted access to the equipment. I do not like to see this collar used as a routine substitute for good, basic training methods. To ban the use of these collars totally would be a tragic mistake and numerous dogs would die as a result of such a decision.
Many thanks for the PAC training aid. It has made dog ownership pleasurable again. I followed the advice provided with the collar and by their excellent agent in Redditch, Simon Clewes. Now Dulcie is an angel.
Just a quick note to say thanks, what a difference, we can actually all enjoy the walks together now, we only need to use the audible warning now and he is as good as gold. We only had to Zap, him a few times before he understood what the audible noise meant.
The PAC electronic collar has done a great service to our dogs by making it possible to enjoy the freedom that their nature requires
Max can now look forward to a long and happy life, and many happy holidays. Without the collar he would have been put down several months ago. He has now been with us for 13 months. I would certainly recommend it as a training aid when all normal methods have been tried and failed, as in our case.
After reading the excellent literature supplied with the collar, we started the training. It took only four applications for the problem to be cured. The dog has had no adverse effects and is now a joy to take out without being on a lead all the time.
Some months ago I acquired a remote training collar for use on my 18-month old rescue Labrador who had been unsuccessfully re-homed three time before, and who had ended up in RSPCA kennels. By using the remote training collar in conjunction with biscuit rewards for responsive and/or correct behaviour, she is now a complete pleasure, and is able to run freely without endangering herself or others. She comes back on request, no longer chases deer, hare , horses or people and will stay when told to.
Mr J & Mrs PE
The Final straw was when he started chasing sheep at the age of three. In desperation I resorted to the PAC Collar. Within an hour he was cured of sheep chasing with just one short zap from the control. He suffered no ill effects whatsoever, and he can now run free when walking on the Moor.
I am writing to thank you and your product for changing my life! When my husband said "its me or the dog" I knew I had to do something about our beautiful young beagle who preferred to spend her walks along way from us and was often returned to me by an exasperated dog owner or kind walker. The final straw came when she was almost killed on a main road and could easily have caused an accident had the traffic conditions been different. I initially approached a local dog trainer who informed me that my beagle could not be trained and I should either walk her tied to my other dog or lead walk her, neither options were satisfactory. I researched your product and spoke to various members of your staff whom were all very kind and informative, I spoke to my vet who was also helpful. I looked at both for and against arguments but came to the conclusion having tried everything and despite having already a beautiful behaved Vizsla whom I had trained from pup with the aid of a whistle and treats, that this was a breed problem which I was not going to overcome without help.
Six months on, I can walk anywhere with my beagle off the lead, she enjoys long free running walks with my other dog and is exhausted and happy at the end of the day. In truth I think I only used the 'buzz' button at the most ten times , she very quickly learnt to respond to the bleep sound and now wears the dummy collar for many of her walks. People often comment how excellent her recall is. I cannot endorse your product enough and for those who would say "its cruel" my personal view is I think it far crueler to have a dog that is always lead walked and runs the risk of being injured or killed or killing others should it stray onto a road. For a responsible dog owner this is an excellent training device.
I just wanted to say a big 'THANK YOU' to the chap at this years CLA game fair at Blenheim. He listened to the problems we were having with our Golden Retriever and without hesitation, told us you had what we needed. Our dog would chase and try to nip joggers, cyclists and walkers, and if he saw them before we did, there was no getting him back and no telling what he might do. As a result, he had to stay on the lead which was frustrating for us all, and not at all pleasurable. Dog walking had never been so stressful After one training session, and 3 zaps, he has become a pleasure to walk. He's always off the lead now and responds to either just a voice command or at most the tone. Very rarely does he need to be zapped now. He was close to being given up because we just couldn't cope anymore, but the nDXT has changed everything for the better. He's now a fantastic dog. We have spent a fortune on behavioral experts and training, but this was the best money ever spent. So, Cooper would like to say 'thank you' too.
Mr A B
The effect of the collar was instantaneous, and its use over the last two years has been extremely limited. Infact I cannot recall when it was used last. We now own a happy and reasonably well behaved dog, which does not chase sheep or horses and will hold back from running in to game birds. He can roam freely off-the-lead without getting himself into potentially dangerous situations. Our second pointer, Pablo, is not so headstrong and has learned to respond to the whistle - without recourse to the collar - but by following Carlos..... the PAC electronic collar has done a great service to our dogs by making it possible to enjoy the freedom that their nature requires.