Customer Testimonial Letters (View As Flipbook)

PAC has received the following testimonials letters, in heartfelt appreciation of the very positive results our clients have obtained when using electronic collars to correct problems with their hitherto uncontrollable, wayward dogs. Having tried all the normal, conventional methods (including ‘clickers’ and sprays), such equipment has been their last resort, and indeed, the only saviour for a relatively small proportion of the world’s dogs.

We have a code of practice that always ensures our clients’ confidentiality. Even where our clients have given us express authority to disclose their identities, PAC prefers not to do so in the light of the activities of extreme Animal Rights activists. Clients’ names and addresses have been removed, and unusual dogs’ names have been changed to avoid identity, lest these letters were to get into the wrong hands. Each letter has an identifier to enable verification, if required. For the most part, we have also removed the normal salutations, opening and closing statements.
All the letters are genuine: you will notice from some of the comments that no testimonial letter has been deliberately excluded; and no sense of the letters has been altered; but they have been lightly reviewed and corrected for spelling and grammatical errors (to avoid distraction from their purpose… and for ease of reading).

Please also bear in mind that some of the earlier, most vehement objectors to the use of these collars, through various circumstances, have realised that, to save the lives of their own dogs, there is no viable or proven alternative. Such converts now freely admit that they were wrong. It is only when one has actually owned a difficult dog that one can fully understand and appreciate the value of these electronic collars.

Among these letters, you might well see many likenesses to your own situation. We wish you happy, enlightened and, in some cases, amusing reading…

Choose your breed for specific testimonials:

 

 

Keywords: Sheepdog, Sheepdog Trainer

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 misdemeanours.

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.

H J of Dartmoor #298

 

Keywords: Springer Spaniel, Back to Top

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.

J J of Powys #24 

 

keywords.
Springer Spaniel

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.

C O of St Austell #32

 

Keywords:
worrying sheep, Back to Top

Icertainly 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 buya 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 righthands. 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!

Mrs A B of Dorchester #66 

 

keyworks:
problems, responding to whistle, Back to Top

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!

B A of Holbeach #53 

 

Keywords:Labrador, chicken-chasing, Back to Top 

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 cannot 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!

Mrs J D of Gloucestershire #96 

 

keywords: rescue dog, sheep, Back to Top 

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.
Thank you.

A R of Droitwich #221 

 

Keywords: Burmese
Mountain Dog, sniffing crotches, dog training classes, water pistols,
audible warning devices, social outcast, Back to Top 

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.

A O of Devon #206 

 

Keyworkds: Springer Spaniel,
dartmoor, chasing sheep, off-the-lead, Back to Top 

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.

J S of Okehampton #237 

 

keyword: Cocker
Spaniel, serious dog owner, Back to
Top 

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.

M
W of Barnstaple #284 

 

keywords:
Labrador, rspca kennels, biscuit rewards chasing deer, chasing hare, chasing
horses, chasing people, undesirable behaviour, Back to
Top 

Some months
ago I acquired a remote training collar for use on my 18-month-old rescue
Labrador who had been re-homed unsuccessfully three times 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 chasing deer, hare, horses or
people and will stay when told to.

In her
case, I feel that I was her ‘last hope’. And indeed, the training collar
was my ‘last hope’. It worked so well, since it gave an instant
reprimand for undesirable behaviour. She understood this. Conversely, I believe
it is no use punishing 5 minutes after the event. This she would neverhave understood. She has such a good quality of life now. She has plenty of
exercise, free from leads and ‘non-pulling halters’ etc. She is a real pleasure
to take out. Compare this to her earlier existence when she had spent the first
18 months of her life shut up with little or no exercise… and the more
boisterous she became the more she was shut up, until eventually she was handed
over to the rescue services. As a result, her new lease of life is even more
precious to her.

Thank you
for sorting out our problems and thank you from ‘Fudge’ for helping to give her
the taste of freedom she had never known before… and for contributing to such a
good life in her new home.

Mrs
B J F of Cheltenham #121 

 

keyworkds:
rescue kennels, last chance, life saver, Back to
Top 

Our dog
came from a rescue kennels and was uncontrollably aggressive – sometimes, even
foaming at the mouth – with other dogs. The collar was the last chance
for her. If it hadn’t worked, we had already agreed she would have to be
returned to the dog welfare organisation (where she had already spent over six
months). We only had to use the active collar a few times before her behaviour
started to change. After about three months we didn’t use the collar at all.
Although she’s far from perfect, she can now run – off the lead – even when
other dogs are in the vicinity. Occasional confrontations still occur, but not
to any great extent – and only when other dogs appear to threaten her. The
collar has probably saved her life. Thanks.

Mr
J F of Hampshire #126 

 

keywords:
chastisement, gun-dog, Back to Top 

I found
the PAC training collar excellent for speed and ease of use, and causing the
minimum of distress for the dog. One of my friends who disapproved said she
thought it much better to wallop her dog when it misbehaved! That is the
last thing I would wish to do to him when he returned! I believe it much better
that any chastisement is not associated with me… and anyway, how does one wallopa dog half a field away?!

I
recommend the collar to all my gun-dog friends.

Miss
G of Dorset #19 

 

keywords:
anti-collar lobby, English Pointer, puppy, chase sheep, chase
seagulls, chase deer, Dartmoor, chasing ponies, gun-dog trainer, whistle
training, stop dog chasing, dog behaviourist, instantaneous effect, running-in,
game birds, roam freely off-the-lead, Back to Top 

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.

Mr A B of Paignton #3 

 
keyword: Labrador pet, watchdog, guard, guard dog, obstinacy, selective
hearing, Back to Top 

The PAC collar has proved to be a very helpful aid to the
training of my Labrador pet, companion, watchdog and guard. It was especially
valuable in overcoming early obstinacy and ‘selective’ hearing up to
considerable distances.

I do regard the ‘ban it’ do-gooding lobby as misguided in
this matter as in most of their well meant but subversive follies.

Mr G S Axminster #256 

 

keywords: lurcher, chasing sheep, tight lead, Back to Top 

When seeing to the stock on my husband’s farm, Daisy, my
exuberant pet Lurcher, became increasingly obsessed with chasing the sheep.
Apart from keeping her on a tight lead, all the other conventional deterrents
failed. Only the PAC collar proved successful and, within a very short period
of time, she was no longer interested in chasing sheep. She now enjoys hours of
freedom with me, whilst we walk, tending to the animals around the farm.

Mrs S T of Honiton #306
keywords: Terrier, barking continuously, problem cured, Back to Top 

I am very grateful to you for
supplying me with the PAC Training Collar.

We were having a serious problem
with our Terrier, Sam. Although a perfectly amenable dog in all other respects,
he barked continuously in the car, deafening me in the ear, through sheer joy
and excitement… to a point at which it became impossible to take him with us.

With the help of the collar we have
now cured that problem and he is now quiet in the car. He enjoys it as much as
ever, but he has learnt that he can enjoy it without barking.

Sir H of Hampshire #217 

 

keywords: Wirehaired German
Pointer, obedience classes, trainers, choke trainers, chasing sheep, cured of
sheep chasing, Dartmoor, manageable dog, obedient dog, Back to Top 

I am writing to tell you of my experience using the PAC
electric collar.

I have a particularly hard headed and stubborn Wirehaired
German Pointer. From the very beginning he was difficult to train. Obedience classes,
consultations with individual trainers, etc. had little or no effect. I
consider the use of choke chains to be painful and cruel… and it was a misery
for both of us when out walking.

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 (
Dartmoor ), and no longer needs to be constantly on the lead. The same applies
to the recall. Within an hour he was responding immediately to the whistle.

I do not consider this method of training cruel or unkind,
and I am only sorry I didn’t use it earlier. I now have an obedient and
manageable dog thanks to the PAC collar and I would recommend this method to
others.

Mrs N K of Newton Abbot #101 

 

keywords: pet, pet dog, correct and control dog, GSD,
Labrador, Lurcher, chasing joggers, chasing ponies, chasing cows, chasing
cattle, New Forest, peace of mind, bad behaviour , Back to Top 

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 the 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 heart, 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 onto 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 to me.

Mr J R of Southampton #223 

 

keyworkds: Springer, Springer Spaniel, hunting, go deaf,
disobey commands, wel

We purchased a two-year old Springer and were unable to stop
him hunting in nearby woods. He would go deaf and not obey commands.

After talking to you, we purchased a PAC collar, only needed
to use it two or three times and have not used it since. Our Springer is the
happiest and best-behaved dog we have ever owned. I would recommend this method
to anyone.

Mr W B C of Charmouth #11

 

keywords: Weimaraner, dog warden, doberman, not
answer to recall, fight other dogs, dog training class, neutered, chasing
horses, New Forest, chasing sheep, Dorset, eating rabbits, old habits, vet, put
down, well behaved, Back to Top 

At the time of supplying me with the
PAC dog trainer, you expressed the wish that you would like to hear how
successful we found the device to be, and how in particular our problem dog
reacted to it. I have much pleasure in informing you of the outcome…

You may recall from the telephone
conversations we had at the time of my initial enquiry, and on your
follow up call a short while after we had received the collar, that we had
rescued a Weimaraner dog that had been picked up by the local “Dog Warden”.
He had been given twice the normal 7 days for his owner to claim him, but no
one had come forward and he was about to be put down. Fortunately for
him the “Dog Warden” knew we had recently lost one of our Dobermans,
and asked us to give him a home. He was approximately 18 months old and
obviously by his behaviour had not been owned by someone with any knowledge of,
or ability in dog training. He was an absolute “nightmare”.

Every day, whatever the weather my
wife has taken our dogs for a 2 hour run in our local Country Park . Max joined
in with our remaining Doberman on this daily routine, but on most days my wife
would return home virtually in tears. He would not answer to recall; he
wanted to fight every other dog he met; if a car drove past with a dog in it he
would give chase and when the driver stopped he would jump all over the car
(creating many arguments); and when it was time to go back on the lead to come
home, he did not want to know. My wife would hang about for ages, waiting for
him to get near enough to someone for them to grab his collar.

At this stage we enrolled him on a
dog training class, and we had him neutered.

We take our holidays in a touring
caravan enabling us to take our dogs with us, again Max blotted his copy book
each day we were away, chasing horses in the New Forest, sheep in Dorset and
catching and eating myximatosed rabbits in Sussex. All this time we were being
very patient with him… no beatings… lots of love and fuss… plenty of treats…
periods on the normal lead… a long length of rope etc… but as soon as you let
him free again, he was back to his old habits. It became a daily battle between
my wife and me. When I got home from work or when she returned to the caravan
it was “HE HAS TO GO. I CANNOT PUT UP WITH HIM ANY LONGER”

I argued to save him, because I
loved him and did not have to put up with his bad behaviour – as she did each
day, and there was only one place he would have to go, that was to the Vet’s to
be put down. It would have been impossible to re-home him like he was. Then
someone my wife was talking to one day suggested the PAC collar. One can
honestly say that it has saved, and it has completely changed his life.

He is now a well behaved boy, very
affectionate, a pleasure to take out… and this has been achieved by activating
the collar on 8 to 10 occasions only, but as my wife remarks, she now feels in
control of the situation, should the need to use it arise.

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.

M J H of Gwent #148 

 

keyworkds:dummy collar, Labrador, go
deaf, ignore commands, ignore whistle, sudden obedience, Back to Top 

I should like to take this
opportunity to say that, although I have had the PAC training collar for only 6
weeks, I have been most impressed with its performance and results, even at
this early stage. Following the recommended period of familiarisation using the
dummy collar, I introduced the training collar to my 4-year-old, extremely
enthusiastic, Labrador dog. The dog’s tendency to go deaf to oral and whistle
commands as soon as he is more than 20 yards away is, I am pleased to report,
well on the way to being a thing of the past. The ability to attract the dog’s
attention as soon as he fails to respond has, in my view, been the key to this.
This sudden improvement in obedience has been achieved with the collar set on
minimum, and with remarkably few initiations.

I am sure that the improvement in
the dog’s behaviour has benefited us both. Not only do I have more control over
the dog, but I feel more confident and relaxed when working him. I am sure that
the dog senses this and responds accordingly. I look forward to consolidating
the early improvements with less and less use of the training collar.

Thank you for supplying an excellent
product, complete with good advice on its use.

Mr A R H of Wareham #163 

 

keyworkds: Irish Red Setter,
chasing farm animals, go deaf, run off, ignore commands, shooting, angry
farmers, campsite, holidays, Crufts, Back to Top 

It is now a while since we purchased the remote training
collar from you in an effort to restrain our young, very wilful Irish Red
Setter. Our main problem was her great interest in farm animals, the sight of
which made her quite deaf and liable to run off, ignoring our commands to
return and the attendant risk of irate farmers shooting her. She is now much
better behaved particularly towards my wife’s commands who has undertaken most
of the training. She tends to become deaf to my commands when I had to take
over recently when my wife fell ill. It was most interesting to see that by
just placing the collar on her again that she immediately became more
responsive, taking immediate notice of the buzzer without having to apply any
other correction.

We now seldom need to use the collar when at home but do use
it in unfamiliar surroundings, particularly such as when on holiday on camp
sites and similar locations, where she tends to become so excited as to be a
danger to herself and others around.

It is in fact a comfort to have, since she still tends to
ignore my commands but with increasing age is becoming better… but as she is
still very fertile we have periods when she is in season that she becomes very
unruly.

Indeed we left her with her breeder whilst on holiday, at
the end of which the breeder stated that if their first Setter had been as
wilful as ours then they would not have taken up the breed to show (at Crufts
last week). They had quite a time getting her to settle down amongst their six
other dogs over the 14 days she was in their care.

Thus, in conclusion, our first experience with the
collar has been positive and our dog, being very intelligent, has responded in
a very good way to the lessons from its use and its availability. It is a great
boon to those owners faced with the seemingly intractable problem that we faced
when we took on this young puppy. Her temperament is quite different to our
other Setter, whom we had for thirteen years.

I am glad that I found this piece of equipment, as otherwise
we might have sent her back to the breeder as being untrainable… She is now a
valued member of our family, being quite a character in her own right.

Mr N S D A of Wimborne #45 

 

Keyworkds: Gordon Setter, foster home, chasing sheep, go
deaf, ignore commands, worry sheep, worry domestic cattle, happy hooligan,
gun-happy farmer, Back to Top 

You will remember that Zac was a rescued Gordon
Setter, and already had spent some months with a foster home before we took him
at eleven months old (the parting remark from his foster parents was “as if
anyone would want that dog”.)

He had not actually chased sheep during his first few months
with us, but as they are all around us we were very concerned that he might
escape and do so. He was very fast, and completely deaf to our calls when he
ran across our own field. We first thought of an Electronic Collar when we
found that, having jumped our own fence and met an electric cattle fence on the
other side, he immediately jumped back to our side, and never once tried to
escape that way again.

We eventually borrowed 25 sheep from a friendly neighbour
and having got Zac used to the dummy collar, we went up the field and let him
go (feeling very nervous about it) Two blips on the button stopped him and he
came straight back to us

A couple more days of this, and he wouldn’t go near the
sheep. As you said, it was as if they had a magic circle round them, and from
then on he stayed at the bottom of the field with us keeping a very wary eye on
the sheep. The slight shocks he had had were enough to stop him, but certainly
not as sharp as the domestic cattle fence which he had touched.

The thing we most appreciated was, firstly, that you spend
time finding out whether we were responsible and caring enough to use the
collar, and, secondly, the very comprehensive instructions on how to use it. In
the right hands, and on the right dog, it certainly need not be cruel, and it
has had no lasting ill effect. Zac is still just as much the happy hooligan as
he was before.

As you say, it’s a lot better than having the constant worry
that a gun-happy neighbour would shoot the dog first – and argue later.
Our grateful thanks to you.

Mr D W of Barnstaple #280 

 

keywords: Short haired German Pointer, German Pointer, RSPCA,
farm, ignore recall, ignore command, go deaf, chasing deer, chasing pheasants,
danger of being run over, dummy collar, Back to Top 

We acquired ‘George’, a four year old short haired German
Pointer, from the RSPCA; he had been too boisterous for his previous owners and
had been put up for re-homing in a country environment. We live on a farm and
have a large dog-proof garden, at the bottom of which is a very busy main
road.

George’s biggest problem was that, when out walking in the
fields, off the lead, he would run off for hours at a time, ignoring any form
of recall, to chase deer and pheasants in the nearby woods. There was a strong
possibility of him getting onto a road and being run over.

We tried treats and obedience classes. Typically he would
behave to perfection at the classes, but once home would revert to his bad
habits! He ended up being walked only on the lead and for a big energetic dog,
who loves to run like the wind, it was awful.

Out of desperation, I rang you after seeing your
advertisement. We followed your advice to the letter, using the dummy collar
and we only had to use the ‘active’ collar twice to stop him running off
completely. We now feel confident about taking George anywhere and letting him
run, since we know he will now come back when called.

It has been nearly two years now and we occasionally only
have to ‘remind’ him for rolling in mess, etc. But he is great.

The PAC collar is like having an extension of your hand to
reprimand your dog when he thinks he is out of reach!

We have recommended it to others already

Mrs E G of Wimborne #309 

 

keywords: rescue dog, Back to Top 

Our rescue dog, Tessa, was on death row before we
gave her a last chance. She had been homed several times before, but no
one would keep her. We have now had her for 12 months and she is a pleasure to
be with, thanks to the remote trainer.

Mr & Mrs D B of Penzance #319 

 

keywords: spaniel, wayward, wayward dog, Labrador, Back to Top 

I gave my daughter a Remote Training Collar to use on her
wayward Spaniel who, my husband had said, “would never make good in the
field”. Last winter she was brilliant. Later I used it on my Labrador , when
she decided she knew best and took no notice of me. She only needed one
session! The collar is brilliant… and it would be a terrible disaster
for many dogs if it were banned. I am sure it saves many dogs so much
aggravation and hassle. I cannot see that it is any worse than fencing cows in
with a conventional electric fence. Once bitten – twice shy.

Mrs L R of Chard #233 

 

keywords: tied up, beach, woods, livestock, large breeds,
Bull-mastiff, Doberman, lambing season, Back to Top 

Just to say, the remote training collar has worked a treat.
Jess no longer has to be permanently tied up in the garden, and can be let off
the lead when we go to the local beach and woods with our other dogs. Before we
purchased the collar, she would run away every time we let her off the lead,
not returning sometimes for an hour or more.

At home, the minute the back door was opened, she would run
off. As we live in the middle of open countryside with fields, often with
livestock in them, it was very worrying, especially with the approach of the
lambing season.

The collar was my last attempt at controlling her… and I
cannot believe how quickly she got the message. I don’t feel the collar
actually hurt her in anyway – it just made her feel uncomfortable. If it hadn’t
worked we would have had to consider re-homing her.

Jess now enjoys the same freedom as our other dogs and is a
pleasure to have as p art of the family. She still wears the collar when we go
out, but I rarely have to use it. With large breeds such as Jess (a
Bull-Mastiff X Doberman), I think you will agree, it is essential to have
control over them – especially in public places. Thanks again

Mrs S G of Par #132 

 

keywords: Springer, shoot, remedial action, chasing hare, Back to Top 

It took me a long time to decide on using the PAC collar. We
had a situation where my dog, a Springer, whilst biddable in a one to one
situation, was totally uncontrollable during a shoot. This resulted in her
being left at home whenever I went to one.

With remedial action from the collar she once more began to
listen and now accompanies me whenever I go out. We both know that should she
chase that hare; head towards that cover; ears go flat and stop listening
because she is a little further off; there is a presence which will bring her
back into the real world.

I love having her with me… and she loves being out. She can
now be used to realise her potential as a useful member of any shoot.

She is still not perfect, but who in this world is? 

Mr J W of Oxfordshire #299 

 

keywords: dog problem, chasing postman, chasing joggers,
chasing cyclists, Back to Top 

As I told you when we first spoke, our dog’s ‘problem’ was
chasing the postman, joggers and cyclists. It had got to the point where he
could not be allowed to be free at all, as he completely ignored commands to
stay when he had a ‘target’ in his sights. It was very frustrating for him and
for us, as he is a large, energetic dog.

When correctly used, the collar is not at all cruel. How can
it be if the correction is delivered when – and only when – he offends? I
frequently check the collar on my own arm, so I know the sensation is not agony
– just unpleasant enough for him to want to avoid it.

As to the long-term success – he has recently started to
re-offend. It is, of course, now much harder to catch him in the act than when
he was doing it all the time. I have not used the collar at all for other
misdemeanours – I don’t want to confuse him.

As he frequently wears the dummy collar, people often ask
what it is for… and several of them have asked for your name and ‘phone number.
It seems to me to be an ideal tool as it is so specific – unlike any other form
of correction.

Mrs. S D of Devises #108 

 

keywords: Lurcher, Jack Russells, JRs, go deaf, ignore
commands, moors, ewes, lambs, nervy dog, muzzle, sheep farmers, Dartmoor, dog
psychology, Back to Top 

Until my Lurcher, Bryn arrived, I had had Jack Russells and
knew exactly how to cope with their training. I had no idea how extreme the
chase urge was in a Lurcher. I had also never experienced a breed that was so
focused when chasing that no other information goes in. Once they go, they turndeaf.

We first met sheep off the lead when Bryn was half grown. He
took off and nothing could stop him. As I used to work with sheep, I know what
damage dogs can do. Also, we are very lucky in our area, the farmers are very
tolerant of people walking dogs on their land and I was loath to ruin this
relationship, both for others and myself. So I knew something had to be done.

I first tried a long lead, on the advice of RD (a dog
trainer) at Black Dog. The theory being that the dog becomes so accustomed to
having to return to heel when called, that this condition would hold if you
called him back even when chasing. This didn’t work. Then, again with Mr D, we
put him in a small pen with a ewe and a lamb, and allowed the ewe to knock him
about while protecting her lamb. The theory being that the dog develops a fear
of sheep. He was terrified, because he seems to have a very low pain threshold.
He was also very nervy as a young dog, so this was quite a traumatic event for
him.

He was sheep proof for about a month, and then took off one
day after them. After that, he’d become vindictive and wasn’t just chasing: he
wanted to do damage.

I seemed condemned to the next few years of always keeping
the dog on the lead when exercising unless I was sure there were no sheep
nearby, even then he wore a muzzle just in case. Also, I used to worry about
what would happen if he ever escaped from the garden. I could see him ending up
with a bullet through the brain before too long.

An old friend, a sheep farmer, then recommended I contact
Mrs. HJ (a well known corrector of wayward dogs) at Moretonhampstead. After
hearing Bryn’s history, she suggested the PAC training collar. She explained
that when used correctly, the dog believes that the shock is caused by getting
too close to the sheep and has no idea that there is any link with the collar.

First I had the dummy collar for about three weeks. He wore
it at completely irregular and random times, so that eventually he would attach
no significance to this thing that he sometimes wore around his neck.

Then we went for a walk on her farm. She carried the
transmitter and when Bryn went for the sheep she zapped him at about five yards
distance from them. I was to only offer sympathy, no chastisement. When she
zapped him, his reaction was to yelp and run back to mum for sympathy. I
think it only needed two shocks that day for the penny to drop. Since
then, we tried him on his home ground to make sure he genuinely made no
connection between collar and/or the location. We then devised a situation on
Dartmoor whereby a solitary ewe popped up out of the bracken – as they often
do. No reaction.

I did have one problem when we met a black ewe, he chased
it; so then we had to make sure that all types of sheep hurt. After that we
tested him on a yard full of orphan lambs. Terror on his part, he couldn’t get
out of there fast enough!

I think in total, he’s had 3 shocks. I now have a dog I can
walk on Dartmoor and around our local area – off the lead – with reasonable
confidence. He is a cheerful and relaxed pet, when we enter a field of sheep,
he merely steers a wide berth around them.

It appears as if they have an invisible barrier beyond which
he will not venture. If a bunch suddenly pops up in front of him on the Moor,
he comes and keeps close to me, because I can keep him safe. Most importantly,
I can feel happy that if he ever did succeed in escaping from the garden, he
wouldn’t be ruining a farmer’s livelihood somewhere.

I feel quite strongly that for the sake of two or three
occasions of momentary pain, I have been much kinder to my dog than nine or ten
years of him never being allowed off the lead; or worse, a much shorter period
of ownership, ending in some disaster.

I also feel quite strongly that the collars should be used
sensibly and under supervision, if at all possible. Although I must say, I was
impressed with the leaflet that arrived with the pack from the manufacturers,
and from you. If I read properly, the relevant points were made very clearly.

I think the psychology works better with Bryn because the
sheep hurt him before he got near to them, so there is no option for vindictive
retaliation.

Ms C W of Crediton #305 

 

keywords: deaf to recall, disobedient, nervous, chasing
game, chasing deer, chasing sheep, chasing horses, working dogs, pets, Back to Top 

The problem that I had with my dog was that she sometimes
acted deaf, sometimes was just disobedient and would not come, but at,
other times she would come, so it was obvious that she knew what was expected
of her. She was very nervous and if I shouted at her she would not come near
enough to enable me to put her lead on. This could go on for a long time and I
assume it was because she had been beaten by whoever had her before I found
her.

I was worried that she would either get away into woods that
were full of game and deer or that she would chase stock. She never came into
contact with sheep, but I was sure that she would run at them if she did.

I hired a remote trainer with the option that I could return
it after five weeks if it did not work for her. I have only used it on her four
times. When she was still wearing the dummy she ran at two old horses. They did
not run… but she barked and ran around them and would not leave them. When the
next day I put the live collar on her, she ran at them again and I gave her a
zap. She yelped and ran past them and took no further notice of them. I next
repeated the exercise with two Jacob sheep that belong to a friend. They are
used to her dog, and in any case could look after themselves. The result was
the same. I twice had to give her a reprimand when she ignored my calls. On the
first occasion she lay down and let me put her lead on, on the second she came
to me when I called her again.

I am now confident that she will come when I call her, sometimes
reluctantly and sometimes not as quickly as I would like, but she is improving
and it is now up to me.

All I can say is that she can now enjoy her walks off the
lead (when away from traffic), she will stay with me until I tell her to go,
even when she is itching to go and play with other dogs. I do not have the
constant worry of her getting into trouble or of her being shot. I know that
she is getting older and trusts me more, but the trainer has made the job much
easier and quicker. I am sure that the shocks that I gave her hurt less than if
I had slapped her and that would have had little effect, if any.

I have found that she occasionally shows signs of wanting to
be off into the woods again. One or two days with the dummy collar on puts that
right.

I expect that most of your customers have working dogs,
whereas mine is just a pet. I would be pleased, however, to recommend the
collar to anyone with the same problems as I had.

Mr H T of Morpeth #259

 

keywords: Springer Spaniel bitch, gun-dog, hunting, rough
shoot, deafness, deaf to recall, obedient, Back to Top 

I bought the remote training collar firstly to help the
train a young Springer Spaniel bitch as a gun-dog for hunting over a rough
shoot, where one has to have control. I only used the collar about six
times and it had an immediate effect. The nature of Springers is to be very
enthusiastic and keen. It is this quality that makes for a good gun-dog, but,
especially with a young dog, their noses tend to take over and temporary
deafness occurs! I have trained several generations of gun-dog, using other
methods with varying success. I do not think the remote training collar is
cruel, when used in a temperate manner. It saves hours of time. My little dog,
now rising two years old, is not in the least cowed or subdued. She is as keen
as ever but, she is, however, very obedient and reacts quickly to the whistle.
I couldn’t recommend the collar more (to the right person, of course).

Lady A (confidential) #44

 

keywords: Springer Spaniel, Back to Top 

Thank you for supplying my dog training collar. This has
been an essential item for the perfect training of my Springer Spaniel. I have
already recommended it to many other people and would not hesitate to recommend
it in the future to any responsible dog owner. Please forward details of your
Electronic Fence system.

Mr E B of Okehampton #80

 

Keywords: Labrador, RSPCA, training classes, dog trainer, Back to Top 

Without the use of the remote collar, Katie our Labrador X
dog would have had to have been put to sleep. She had big problems when we had
her from the RSPCA at four years of age. I’ve had dogs all my life but I have
never come across one like this before. When I took her to dog training
classes, the first six months didn’t do much for her. So, I then took her to a
dog trainer on a one-to-one basis, but in the end, he had to use the remote
collar, which worked. Things were fine at first but as the months went
on she got in her old ways again (chasing dogs and people) and after a long
think about it I decided to buy a collar for myself. I don’t have to use it
often, but it gives me a peace of mind when I’m out with her, knowing I have
her under control all the time. This has made my walks – and hers – so much
better. She’s never been a perfect dog, but now we can live with her. She had
been so faithful and loving that I had not wanted to give up on her.

Mrs L A C of Liskeard #14

 

Keywords: Springer, basic training, retrieving lambs,
worrying sheep, successful deterrent, Back to Top 

I have a very determined & enthusiastic Springer who,
despite intensive, basic training, still thought he knew best.
Including, for example, retrieving lambs; and this obviously had to stop – and
quickly! I used the collar on only 3 occasions as he approached the lambs… and
since then he has shown no inclination or interest in them whatsoever. I am
delighted – as this saves me a lot of worry… but allows him controlled freedom
that he otherwise would not have had for 3 months of the year. It has also
saved him from the ultimate penalty, had he continued and caused damage.

The collar having been very successful as a deterrent is now
to be used with my other Springer, to help him with his hearingdifficulties! Both my Springers were rescue dogs and both were 9 or 10 months
old before I got them for training. Now, 2 and 3 years old, they both worked
well last season. I have no hesitation in recommending the collar amongst my
friends.

Mr R J S of Morpeth #402

 

keywords:German Shepherd,chasing cattle,
ignoring commands, traffic accidents, Back to Top 

After spending 18 months training
our German Shepherd, she was generally obedient but she would still chase young
cattle and occasionally run off to the busy road, ignoring commands that she
well understood. We were worried she would cause a traffic accident. The remote
training collar soon corrected these problems, without causing her any harm or
distress.

Mr R T D of Bristol #105

 

keywords: GSD, German German
Shepherd, Dog, Labrador, Back to Top 

I wanted the collar for two
problems. Firstly, my GSD was aggressive towards other dogs and secondly, my
working Labrador had started to run-in during shoots. I have tried previously
to correct these problems, but they were still a ‘pain’. Having received my PAC
remote trainer, I can say I have had great success with both dogs, in very
little time indeed.

Mr S L of Sturminster-Newton #266

 

keywords: sheep dogs,Collie,Back to Top 

I am very pleased with the remote
control collar that I bought from you. I have found it extremely helpful in
training my young sheep dogs. I always check the strength on my own arm before
I use it. It has made training them a much quicker and more enjoyable process
than it used to be. I have only had to use it on three occasions with some of
my young Collies.

I have also used it to stop an older
dog from chasing cattle lorries out of the lane. Since over the years several
of my dogs have been run over and killed, I am so glad now to have found a
deterrent at last.

Mr R G T of Liskeard #257

 

keywords: Jack Russel, JR, ignoring
commands, ignoring shouts , Back to Top 

Having bought a remote training
collar just a few weeks ago we have already had good results. Our Jack Russell
dog is two years old and very wilful. When out for a walk off the lead he would
just take off when he wanted to, totally ignoring my shouts.

It is now a pleasure to take him
out. We only needed the collar on the lowest setting, as this has been enough
to correct him. He doesn’t attempt to run off now, but stays near to us. We
didn’t feel it was cruel, as we only had to do it a few times.

Just recently, he was walked through
a field of sheep and chickens and he made no attempt to go after them.

We would certainly recommend this
method to other people. Provided it is used as directed, we don’t think it is
cruel. We consider it was to £200 well spent.

Mrs R M of Bude #180

 

Keywords: electric fence, invisible
fence, electronic fence, Back to Top 

The truth is that the collar didn’t
work for us. I think it was used too late for my dog and she just ran through
all corrections even faster and further. She never flinched, yelped or appeared
affected by the shock. If she felt anything the pain was worth the gain. I wish
it had worked, but continued use meant I was putting false hope in the effect
it would have – and she just disappeared the more! If I had used it during her
more formative training, I’m sure it would have been the answer. She has an
electronic fence system for the garden – and that works very well.

Mrs I F of Cheltenham #122

 

Keywords: Mixed breed, Back to Top 

Thank you for your most helpful
advice. Peter has done everything you told him to do and it has worked wonders.
Hugo, our larger dog has improved tremendously, since he used to lead Harvey
astray.

Mrs M C of Somerton #320

 

Keywords: good training, occasional
collar use, Back to Top 

The training is going well – only
occasional use of the collar is required now. I have recommended the PAC Remote
Training Collar to several people as a result.

Mr M B of Wincanton #7

 

We have not had much success with
collar – it must be our fault. Can you help?, Back to Top 

Mr M V of Harrogate #272 

 

Keywords: Cocker Spaniel, over-enthusiasm, shoot, well behaved, Back to Top 

We bought the PAC Remote Training Collar to redirect the
over-enthusiasm of our 5 year old Cocker Spaniel. The dog was becoming pretty
useless on a shoot… but he is now quite amenable and well behaved. Although he
still needs the occasional reminder, this humane method works very well.

Mr P P of Yeovil #34 

 

Keywords: Weimaraner, open moor, chasing sheep, chasing
horses, chasing cattle, Back to Top 

Thank you for the Remote Trainer. It’s now a pleasure…

  • to take my Weimaraner out onto the open moor without
    any fear of him chasing SHEEP, HORSES OR CATTLE;
  • to enjoy my walks and have peace of mind;
  • and to hear people say “Your dog is brilliant with
    sheep
    !”.

Mrs J McC of Exeter #321

 

keywords: difficult training, German Shorthaired Pointer,
GSP, chasing deer, running-in on pheasants, chastise dog, bad behaviour

I am writing to thank you and PAC for helping my dog come
through a difficult period of training. At one time I was ready to give up and
sell my two-year old GSP, as it was impossible to stop her from chasing deer
and running-in on pheasants.

The use of your remote training collar and tuition you
gave me did the trick. Now my Pointer is a dream to go out with and she will
remain my loyal friend and companion for the duration of her life.

A stick in the wrong hands, or a boot would be a cruel way
to chastise a dog, but the remote collar was an extended lead that corrected my
dog’s bad behaviour within a week.

Once more – many thanks – from my dog Briar, and from me.

Mr M D J of Weston-Super-Mare #171

 

keywords: Springer Spaniel puppy, transformation, Back to Top 

I recently acquired a Remote Training Collar from you.
Having used it for a month on my strong-willed Springer Spaniel puppy of ten
months, the transformation was incredible. I now have a delightful dog, which I
can enjoy taking for long walks with no lead.

I should like to take this opportunity of thoroughly
recommending it to any future purchaser.

Thanking you again for your help.

Mr D H of Langport #153

 

keywords: Springer, hard-of-hearing, Back to Top 

Thank you for the Remote Trainer. It has proved a great
success for my hard-of-hearing Springer and he is perfect in everything he does
now.

It took a lot of courage for me to admit I could not
get through to him and ask for help. I am so pleased I did. It has worked out
perfectly.

Mr A B of Gunnislake #73

 

Keywords: walks, behaviour, Back to Top 

I want to thank you so much for introducing the PAC remote
training collar. My dog, ‘Butch’ is a different dog to take out on
walks. His behaviour with larger animals has made a big difference and the
walks are more enjoyable. Thank you again.

Miss M B of Stockbridge #400

 

keywords: Spaniel, Back to Top 

Enclosed are a couple of photos of the recalcitrant Spaniel!
– taken in November with the training collar. You can see what he used to look
like before he learned to come back at all! (except after 3 hours).

Now he is getting 2+ hours out a day doing training and
exercises and running in the fields, he has put on so much muscle and has
become extremely fit!

We have made so much progress and we are determined to stick
with it.

We are still happy to show and demonstrate the collar, or
talk to people on the phone about it. The PAC has made such a difference to us
– and to Harley.

Mrs H W of Wells #322

 

keywords: Border Terrier, puppy, hunting, kennel, Labrador, Back to Top 

We are very pleased with our PAC Electronic Fence. When we
first acquired our Border Terrier puppy, our Labrador started to go off hunting
with him. He also wanted to follow us down the drive. Living near to a busy
road… and being neighbours to a number of sheep farmers means that it is
dangerous for the dogs if they get out.

It is impossible to keep them in the house – with 5
doors, umpteen children, and a stream of people coming in and out. The
alternative was to kennel the dogs whenever I was out (sometimes all day). But
we put a PAC collar on the Labrador, having trained her as suggested, and now
we can let the dogs in out freely with family, children, secure in the
knowledge that the ever present rabbits and deer won’t tempt them off into
trouble. They adapted very easily and happily and have a large area to play in.

J D of Wales #97

 

Keywords: over-enthusiastic, sheep chaser, deer chaser,
sheep chaser, Back to Top 

I think the PAC trainer is excellent… and quite the kindest
way of controlling an over-enthusiastic dog, a sheep chaser and a deer chaser.
It is so much better than shutting him up, tying him up, or beating him for
chasing sheep – if you can catch him.

Mrs A L l of Tiverton #174

 

keywords: selective hearing, training problem, Hunt Point
Retrieve, HPR , Back to Top 

Our problem was simple – a very fast, young dog that
developed a ‘selective’ hearing problem. Early use of the Remote Trainer nipped
a serious problem in the bud, and allowed conventional training to get back on
course.

Our dog is an HPR and it was essential that he acquired a
‘working’ frame of mind lest he became bored, and consequently destructive
around the home. We used the collar under the guidance of a qualified and
experienced dog handler who agreed a problem would develop if unchecked. It was
a last but effective resort.

My only concern would be use by a person who did not ‘read’
a dog correctly. This person…, however, is just as likely to be cruel with a
boot or a stick as with the Remote Trainer. Your response to requests for
information about the tool is to be commended. – You found out about our
attitudes before agreeing a sale.

Mr M A T of Helston #265

 

Keywords: Weimaraner, needless barking, chase cattle,
working gun-dog, tranquil, Back to Top 

I am delighted with the results of using the PAC remote
training collar on my Weimaraner dog. He is still very lively and has not lost
any of his character, but he no longer barks for long periods of time when I am
not with him, nor does he chase cattle any more when working as a gun dog! Even
more importantly, however, he is no longer so boisterous at home… and life is
more tranquil. Without the PAC collar he would almost certainly have needed
re-homing.

Mr H W W of Plymouth #304

 

Keywords: dog warden, chaining, wandering dog, Back to Top 

We have four garden doors. Every time one was opened in the
dog was gone within seconds. Gone for anything between twenty minutes and seven
hours. The local dog warden has had so many complaints about my dog. His
suggestion was a hanging wire, but that would have meant continual punishment,
all daylight hours, every day. This would have been no life at all for him. We
had tried chaining him up, but he hated it… and we hated it too. Now he has
freedom. More interestingly, so do we. We can for the first time leave doors
wide open without fear. Guests can come and go without panicking about their
host’s dog. We had a well-known Saturday Night game-show host staying alone as
a paying guest last autumn, who left the door open for five seconds.
Embarrassingly, he then had to spend twenty minutes searching the neighbourhood
for our wretched dog. It wouldn’t happen now we have the PAC fence. I must
admit, I am still waiting for it all to fail, because I cannot believe that
anything can work so well.

Mrs M H of Newbury #146 

 

keywords: Labrador, wandering dog, electronic fence, Back to Top 

Our Labrador started a habit of disappearing from the
hedge-bound garden. Unfortunately there were many gaps, which caused us great
concern, since he had been found several times wandering on the busy local
roads. With the Electronic Fence and collar system he very quickly changed his
habits. It has saved him from danger… and us from a great deal of
anxiety.

We have been extremely happy with the product and would
readily recommend it to friends.

Dr R J A of Dorset #47 

 

keywords: escape artiste, worrying horses, electronic fence,Back to Top 

Having successfully owned dogs for many years, we then
acquired Polly, our first escape artiste. Living on a 4-acre property it was a
nightmare. One either needed eyes in the back of the head, or she had to be
confined to just a small area.

I then heard about the Electronic Fence, and, as I owned
horses and had used conventional electric fencing with them, it seemed a
logical step. What a relief! Within a few weeks of training, she never looked back
and her quality of life (and ours) has improved enormously. I have also found
that her behaviour off the property is improving. I would happily
recommend the Electronic Fence to anyone. We should like to thank you for all
your help and advice. (Thanks also from a grateful Polly).

Mr J & Mrs P E of Launceston #114 

 

keywords: perimeter fence, peace of mind, electronic fence,
no excursions, feedom for dogs, stress-free containment, no fences, Back to Top 

I now have some 600 metres of perimeter fencing installed on
our property and I have to say that since the dogs were fitted with the collars
we have had no further excursions and consequently complete peace of mind for
us and freedom for the dogs.

It only took a few days for the dogs to accurately
understand the perimeter. For your information, I subsequently installed an
additional loop to protect our new flowerbed and this gained almost instant
recognition.

Before fitting the dogs with their collars we checked the
perimeter ourselves holding the pins on the collar to determine the
consequences that the dogs might experience if they attempted to cross the
boundary. We could only detect a small tingle and have found that this is quite
sufficient to impose the necessary control. The dogs themselves never showed
any sign of distress during their learning period but clearly identified the
warning signal.

The dogs are now able to enjoy complete freedom within our
fairly extensive grounds instead of being cooped up in a comparatively small
run unless we took them out on a lead. When we take them out for a walk they
have learnt that when they are with us they can cross the boundaries without
penalty – they don’t understand that we have switched off the system!

In conclusion my wife and I would have no hesitation in
recommending the system to other pet owners who have suffered the misery and
worry of having to search for their straying pets, especially if it is in an
area of farmland such as ours where uncontrolled animals are liable to be shot.

Mr M W of Holsworthy #285 

 

keywords: containing headache, Lurcher, high jumper, Back to Top 

Containing our dogs used to be a constant headache… Goose,
our Lurcher, can clear seven-foot fences. Since installing PAC’s Electronic
Fence, he still enjoys jumping – but not out!

Dr C K-H, Nr Wells #178 

 

keywords: immediate result, PAC remote trainer, Back to Top 

After having purchased the 250X Remote Trainer, I should
like to emphasise to you my delight with a product that has produced an
immediate and most satisfactory result. Excellent.

Ms J P of Southampton #223B 

 

Keywords: Flatcoat Retriever, drowning, Flatcoat Novice
Field Trial, Back to Top 

I should like to take this opportunity to thank you for a
truly wonderful product. Although it is a product that needs to be used with
considerable care and respect, I believe that, in the right hands and on the
right dog, it is truly a gem of a product. It surely saved my Flatcoat
Retriever from certain drowning, as he was determined to jump any fence and
swim in our river, however swollen, cold or fast running. He has now gone on to
win a Flatcoat Novice Field Trial and he has become the most wonderful
companion, since I have been able to trust him at a distance. Thank you.

Mrs J D of Haverfordwest #401 

 

keywords: Labrador X, entusiastic, jumping on visitors,
unnecessary barking, annoy neighbours, Back to Top 

We are thrilled to bits with our collar. Molly, our Labrador
X, is a very enthusiastic, noisy girl. Whilst we didn’t want to change her
character at all, we were very concerned about her jumping up to visitors
(which she still does to a degree, but rarely to us) and at her barking in the garden.
This was difficult because we didn’t want to deter her from making a noise in
case of intruders, but, at the same time, we didn’t want annoy the neighbours.
Now, if we let her out without her collar on she will still bark, but as soon
as it goes on she stops and she never needs to be zapped.

Molly also had selective hearing and often wouldn’t
come back if she were doing something more ‘interesting’. Now, we rarely have a
problem and we can walk with her, off the lead, in amongst sheep and cattle.

Thanks for making life easier. We would thoroughly recommend
the collar to anyone thinking about buying one.

Mrs V S of Ambergate #254 

 

keywords: Border Collie, over-enthusiastic, hard-of-hearing,
shepherding dog, trials, Back to Top 

My Border Collie dog, Roy , was the most over-enthusiastic
dog I have ever owned and he was very hard-of-hearing to any commands I
gave him.

Since using the PAC Remote Training Collar his hearing has
been restored and he has developed into a useful shepherding dog. Indeed, he
has even won three trials in his first season. Thank you very much.

Mr C R of Powys #231 

 

keywords: good result, flower beds, change behaviour, rented
collar, rental unit, Back to Top 

We had good results with the PAC Remote Trainer we had on
rental – Oz now comes back when called; he sits on command; he doesn’t jump up;
he walks to heel perfectly on and off the lead… and he leaves the flower beds
alone! All in all, he is a completely different dog.

Unfortunately we cannot afford to keep the equipment (i.e.
purchase it) but we have at least managed to get him steady enough to start
training classes. Hopefully this will continue to improve him.

Thank you again, We will certainly recommend this training
method to anyone we meet who feels they need it.

Mr & Mrs J H of Melksham #403

 

keywords; Jack Russell, chases chickens, de-feathers
chickens, comfortable off the lead, ignoring chickens, chicken problem, chasing
sheep, chasing horses, countryside freedom, Back to Top 

Having bought the training collar for Tina, our troublesome
Jack Russell, we now find she no longer chases and de-feathers our neighbour’s
chickens – ready for oven baking. I can now quite happily walk her to our
neighbour’s house and feel comfortable about her remaining off the lead,
ignoring the chickens. As well as solving the chicken problem, she no longer
chases sheep and horses.

Living in the country, with so many animals around us, we
really could not have managed without the PAC training collar. If I could
communicate verbally with Tina, I am sure she would thank us for training her
in such a way whereby her nature has stayed the same, but she can now have more
freedom in the countryside. The alternatives are too unpleasant to think about.

Mrs S A of Cullompton #49

 

keywords: GSD,German Shepherd, Dog, lunging at other dogs,
throwing tantrums, cats, chasing deer, eating faeces, training classes,
breeder, puppy socialisation class, boisterous,dog club, disruptive, police dog
handler, dog handler, obedience skills, behaviourist, deer-cat-dog problem,
downs on command, obedient, training collar results, Back to Top 

Many thanks for the PAC training aid. It has made dog
ownership pleasurable again. Our 2½-year old GSD was beginning to be a bit of
an embarrassment around our village, throwing tantrums, the likes of which we
had never seen before, whenever she encountered a cat. This was her worst
fault. She also lunged at other dogs on the lead, chased deer and, last but not
least, ate her own faeces – even when they were covered with Tabasco and chilli
powder! Anyone reading this would be thinking “Take her to a training class and
seek professional help”… Very sensible! – So here follows a quick résumé of thedog from hell’s life to date.

  • She came to us from a breeder – we chose her!
  • As soon as she was 12 weeks old and had had her jabs
    she went to the local vet’s puppy socialisation class.
  • She was soon asked to leave since she was too
    boisterous.
  • We then enrolled her at the dog club in a local village
    hall.
  • After 3 weeks she was judged to be too disruptive for
    the other puppies and we were asked to come back when she were calmer.
  • We socialised her with friends’ dogs, cats and children
    – but she was very dominant and brat-like.
  • We took her to one-to-one training with a very helpful,
    retired, police dog handler.
  • He considered her to be very wilful, since she would
    not even let herself be bribed by treats and toys.
  • This training continued for about 8 months.
  • I then drove her once a week from W Sussex to
    Shepperton (60 miles each way!) for a 16-week course of his classes, which
    were ably assisted by other dog handlers.
  • In class she was the near perfect pupil, coming second
    out of 15 at graduation, for various obedience skills.
  • We then sought assistance from a behaviourist to help
    with the deer-cat-dog problem on her own patch.
  • She attended his classes (assisted by a local trainer
    who is fairly well known in the dog training world) where she was put in
    among sheep, chickens and rabbits… with no problems… but they suggested
    the training collar, backed up with other commands.
  • She now downs on command when running after
    other dogs or deer.
  • Now she even lies down whenever she sees a cat.

The lead and faeces-eating problem are still to be solved.
Using the collar sensibly and thoughtfully over a period of time has produced
results. Many people would have given up on this dog. But we love her so much.
She now has a new pal in the family – a GSD bitch – and they are firm friends.

This has been rather long winded, but I wanted anyone who
read this letter to realise that we certainly did not think that we were going
gung-ho to shock her into submission without trying anything else – or
indeed everything else. This was a last resort. We have
absolutely no desire to harm her. But if our beautiful, beloved dog had
continued to chase deer, cats and dogs, to cause a serious accident for them,
for her or for others, I could not have lived with it, especially knowing that
such an aid was available.

Ps. It works well on husbands too!

Mrs J S of W Sussex #242 

 

keywords: sheep chasing problem, no shouting, no beating, no
bruises, no pain , no waiting, prisoner to the lead, Back to Top 

We used to have a serious sheep-chasing problem. As a last
resort we turned to PAC’s remote training collar. It took us just three weeks…
during which there was no shouting, no beatings, no bruises, no pain, no
waiting, and no loss of spirit.

Now we have no more sheep-chasing, no more worries and no
more ‘prisoner to the lead’. Freedom! Lots and lots of freedom! Freedom for
Bill and freedom for us. Bliss – for these last four years!

Problem? What problem?

AB of Devon #701 

 

keywords: Labrador, retrieving, shooting, scent, behaviour
changing, Back to Top 

I just wanted to tell you how delighted I have been with the
PAC Digital Remote Trainer that you sent me about a month ago.

I had originally been concerned about any possible detrimental
effects, especially as, for some reason, electronic trainers are not
recommended by BASC in England .

I have a 2½ year old black Labrador whose nose and
retrieving are superb… but who would run in as soon as a shot was fired – by anyoneon the shoot!… and who would refuse to return once he got amongst any scent.

I followed all your instructions to the letter and, after
accustoming him to the collar for a fortnight, I took him out to work some
hedges round some open fields. It was only necessary to use the impulse twice,
on about a quarter of its strength, since he has at last stopped running in and
he reacts perfectly to the whistle. He has now been out working fully on six or
seven days and, whilst his good points have not suffered in any way, his bad
points have been completely cured. I only very occasionally use just the tonewarning to get his attention. The impulse has not been necessary since the
original couple of times.

Once again, very many thanks for enabling me to have a dog
whose faults were cured so effectively and painlessly (for both of us!) and who
now works so well. If you wish to use these comments or give my details to
anyone who is concerned about the use and effectiveness of the trainer, please
feel free to do so.

WL of S Devon #700

 

keywords: Doberman, Back to Top 

This collar has turned our progressively unmanageable and
aggressive, 8 year-old Doberman into a very well trained animal. – Thank you!
Many people have tried to solve this dog’s problems… but only the collar has
succeeded.

PB of Morden #703 

 

Keywords: Lurcher, Rhodesian Ridgeback, breeder, discarded,
nervous, aggressive behaviour, professional behaviorist, baring teeth, muzzle,
muzzled, responsive to command, no muzzle, no skulking, Back to Top 

Todd is the youngest of our four dogs. He is a 4-year old
Lurcher/Rhodesian Ridgeback X and has been with us since he was one day old. We
hand reared him as he had been discarded by the breeder at birth. He grew up with
our other dogs, but as he got older, he became more nervous and showed this by
aggressive behaviour.

Even though he has been to normal training classes, and then
to a professional behaviourist, his aggression has become more intense. He
would rush up to any person, baring his teeth. On one occasion he actually
mouthed a lady and caused bruising.

We then had to take him for walks when no-one else was
about, or to areas where no-one ever went, and he was muzzled at all times when
he was outside the house. Our walks became an unpleasant chore for us and we
knew what he was missing.

We thought for some time about a training collar, as we were
concerned about hurting our pet. In the end, our walks became so unpleasant
that we took the plunge. The result has been absolutely out of this world. On
the first walk we activated the collar on three occasions when he met another
dog (the owner was aware of the training collar). Next day when we met the same
dog – only one activation. Since then, just three more activations in three
months. He suffered no ill effects, although he certainly got the message.

Todd is still nervous about other dogs, but he shows no
aggression and he actually now wags his tail as they approach. He is totally
responsive to our commands, and will return to us on command. The difference to
his quality of life is staggering. No more skulking out before other people are
about; no more muzzle; and he is even starting to enjoy doggy association.

The PAC training collar has transformed our life totally,
and I thoroughly recommend it.

Mrs D F of Newbury #704 

 

keywords: rescue, Jack Russell, Blue Cross, difficult to
train, deer chasing, Back to Top 

I want to let you know how delighted I have been with my PAC
Training Collar. I had a two-year-old “rescue” Jack Russell that had been in a
Blue Cross rescue home for 14 months. He was very difficult to train, as once
on to the scent of anything, he was deaf to any command. He also went to earth.
In fact I lost him for three weeks as a result of this.

I had particular difficulty because four years ago I had to
have my Larynx removed due to Cancer. I now speak very well with the help of a
tiny valve, (magic), but although my shout is improving – it isn’t the most
commanding and I am unable to whistle… or even use a whistle.

Without the PAC Collar I don’t think I would ever have
succeeded with Toby. However, now he has improved amazingly. I very rarely have
to give him a stimulus and I can walk him anywhere off the lead. He watched a
herd of deer run across our path the other day and did not give chase when I
said ‘No!’ – Pretty impressive! I can now let him disappear into the
undergrowth – and know he will come back. He very rarely goes to earth anymore,
and so far… he has always come straight out.

I am extremely grateful, as the start of my relationship
with Toby was stressful for me and I feared total defeat. I thought you might
like to know of the success with the collar.

Mrs J A of W Sussex #705

 

keywords: dummy collar, no distress, behaviour change,
sheep, lambs, leave in car, chickens, Back to Top 

Time marches on, and I promised to let you know how we got
on with the electronic collar. It has been a total success! Doris is a
different dog. I wouldn’t have believed how successful it would be in such a
short time. I was very careful to follow all the instructions and she wore the
dummy collar for 2 weeks before we tried the real thing. Actually, it took me a
good two weeks to work out the instructions for the real collar – to a
non-technical person they are extremely hard to follow, until you get to put
them to use and then it is simple.

For the first two weeks of Doris being “plugged
in” I had to bleep, then zap her on No 3 a couple of times on each walk.
She didn’t show any sign of distress, or being pulled up short, she would just
turn round with an air of “I was coming back this way anyway.” Then
gradually I was using the zapper less and less, and I haven’t used it now for
two weeks, though she still needs the bleeper about twice a week. However, her
behaviour has changed and she sticks quite close to me and doesn’t run off for
miles as she used to. She is almost too good, doing a dutiful circle round
fields and coming straight back – quite unnerving really! The only time I bleep
her now is if she has her nose in a smell and goes deaf.

So now we are back to having long, trouble-free walks. I
don’t have to worry that she is going to charge across a field of sheep and
lambs after something with feathers on, and she gets all the exercise that a
dog of her age and size needs. It’s bliss! Another great thing is that I think
we’ve cracked the chicken problem too. The last time Doris got in with my hens
I grabbed the zapper and turned up the volume. A yelp, the hen dropped,
unharmed, and Doris hasn’t shown any signs of going near the pen since. Again,
a joy, because I can have both dogs out in the garden with me on fine days
without having to watch madam every second. There is only one problem left to
solve; the very least of all of them. If I leave any bags of shopping in the
car with Doris she demolishes the lot, even non-food. I just need to set up a
situation where I leave the car and she can’t see me but I can see her. Judging
by the speed she learnt with the chickens, I can only think this will be
successful too.

In all this, I can honestly say that I know Doris hasn’t
suffered at all. Neither is she living in fear and trembling. She has always
been a very laid back dog anyway, but she is very happy for the collar to be
put on and off; and she remains a happy, affectionate dog. In fact, life must
be so much better for her now, because her owner is not cross with her all the
time! So. Thank you again for your advice, and for selling me the collar. I
don’t begrudge a penny of its vast cost – money very well spent. I hope this
feedback is helpful for you. With my very best wishes for Easter

Ms C S of York #706 

 

keywords: stray, rescue, untrainable, Back to Top 

I just wanted to write and say how delighted I am with your
PAC collar.

Having rescued a stray, she was completely untrainable and
would just go off – and come back in her own time. Now I feel totally in control
of her… and best of all, she respects me. I can now take her for a walk and
feel completely at ease. I no longer have to use the red button – She learnt
within 3-weeks.

Thank you for changing my life.

Mrs S L of Oxfordshire #932 

 

keywords: Labrador, chasing hares, chasing rabbits, chasing
pheasant, always on lead, train by whistle, off the lead, Back to Top 

I am very grateful to you for recommending PAC’s AXT
training collar. Trying to stop two Labradors, both a year old, from chasing
hare, rabbits, pheasants, in fact anything that moved, was proving extremely
difficult, and I found taking them for walks no fun at all. I was forced in the
end to keep them on leads the entire time, which obviously meant they were not
getting the exercise they really needed.

Things are very different now! After one week of each of
them wearing the active collar and the other the dummy collar, they have not
been tempted to chase anymore. I only needed to activate the collar, on a low
setting, two or three times on each dog, for them to realise that they must not
chase. I now only use the harmless tone warning, together with my whistle – and
they instantly obey. They are off their leads again, getting all the exercise
they need, and taking them for walks is a great pleasure.

If used correctly, these collars are the easiest and least
harmful way of training a dog, and do not cause them any stress at all.

S P* of Berkshire #931 

 

keywords: Pointer, relaxed, whistle, birds, rabbits, Back to Top 

When I bought my PAC Remote Trainer last September to try to
help me to control my Pointer, I promised that I’d let you know how I got on.

It has been a great success. I am now able to take her for
walks in a much more relaxed frame of mind and she seems much more anxious to
keep her eye on me. She still rushes ahead but returns as soon as I whistle,
and at a junction often waits to see which way I intend to go.

I find a whistle an important accompaniment, as when it’s
windy, it is very hard to tell if she can hear my own whistle or call, I’ve
also found that the PAC Remote Trainer needs frequent recharging.

I’m pleased that I decided to buy than to rent because,
although I rarely need to use it now, there is always the odd occasion when the
temptation of a bird or rabbit gets the upper hand.

Using the PAC Remote Trainer has certainly not broken our
Pointer’s spirit –she is still a very friendly dog, brim full of bounce and
energy. However, all the information I received with it has been very helpful
and I have been careful only to use it when I’m sure she knows quite well what
I want. I am sorry it has received such a bad press recently.

Mrs D P of Abingdon #930 

 

keywords: reinforcement, German Pointer, obedient dog,
family pet, dog problem, wander from garden, stray from garden, PAC electric
fence, electronic fence, Back to Top 

I am returning the PAC remote control trainer, hired from
you a month ago. In spite of recent publicity, I am convinced that both the
fence and the remote trainer have provided invaluable reinforcement in training
Patsy*, our German pointer. Happily we now have a loving and obedient dog; a perfect
family pet.

Our first problem with Patsy was that she would not stay in
the garden; an acre was not enough for her; other gardens were more attractive
and no amount of fencing could contain her. The PAC electric fence very quickly
taught her the limits and now she is quite content to play in her own garden.

As a breed pointers are quick to learn and Patsy responded
well in training, although it became apparent that she could be ‘wilfully
deaf’! The gamekeeper who ran the training classes commanded immediate
response, as did my husband, however for her handler (a mere woman) obedience
was not guaranteed. It was obvious that my command of “no” needed to
be reinforced, and the PAC training collar provided the ideal reinforcement. I
have used the collar on fewer than half a dozen occasions, since when
“no” has meant “no”, especially to Patsy.

When used responsibly, I believe the PAC remote trainer and
fence are effective training aids that can guarantee the obedience of strong
willed dogs.

Mrs M G of Oxford # 929 

 

keywords: electronic fence, perimeter of garden, Jack
Russell, driveways, gates open, Labradors, Back to Top 

I have been very happy with the operation of the fence unit.
It took me some time to get around to connecting up the 1000 metres of wire
that we decided to lay on the perimeter of the garden, but on first connection
the appropriate light showed that all the wire had been properly installed and
was operational. From then on, Poppy (Jack Russell), who was the cause of the
problem in the first place, wore the collar and became accustomed to the
position of the barrier, which was in any case, marked by the boundary of the
property. The biggest problem was the front, driveway gate that was always
open… but she only went across it once.

This means that we have enjoyed this summer without having
constantly to be on the lookout for her – and she has enjoyed it too because
she hasn’t been shut indoors for fear of her breaking out. Our Labradors have
also enjoyed greater freedom and the young one, now a year old, has recently
shown the need for the collar to be transferred to her. I don’t imagine that
she will need it for much longer than about a week, because she is very quick
to learn.

The surprising thing has been the transformation in Poppy,
who has always been a sweet little dog but she is now so well behaved you would
hardly credit it.

Mr H T of Barnstaple #928

 

keywords: Labrador, horses, joggers, cyclists, Back to Top 

The collar has proved a godsend with our exuberant Labrador
– horses, joggers and cyclists were of particular interest. Many thanks.

Mrs F I of Somerset #927 

 

keywords: German Shepherd, Dog, GSD, reform, reformed dog,
chasing wildlife, chasing rabbits , chasing squirrels, chasing pheasants,
chasing seagulls, rushing strangers, Border Collie, straining on the leash, Back to Top 

After two months of wearing the PAC Remote Training Collar,
my beautiful, long-haired GSD Leda is a reformed character! I can now take her
for walks off the lead in the country and by the sea.

She no longer –

  • rushes into a crop, tearing up and down the rows,
    refusing to come out… but stays happily on the footpaths,
  • chases any form of wild-life: rabbits, squirrels,
    pheasants, sea-gulls etc.,
  • rushes up to strangers barking at them intimidatingly…
    but stays close to me,
  • “bounces” on my 12-year-old collie, making her life on
    walks a misery,
  • plays “You can’t catch me!” games in the Agility ring
    (This last happened naturally without using any ‘zaps’.

… All this on only eight half-second ‘zaps’.

Life with Leda has now become a joy; she is so attentive and
receptive. Now she knows the ‘ground rules’ when out, she is confident and
happy, which she wouldn’t be if she were constantly straining on the leash and
being nagged and scolded by me.

I hardly need the collar now, but prefer to have it as it
gives me so much confidence (and we have yet to meet the ultimate test – SHEEP!)

PS. – I am not sure that I would recommend the collar to all
and sundry, as I feel one has to be acutely aware of the timing and consistency
of the correction. I do not like to think of any dog owner becoming
‘zap-happy’. It takes all my concentration.

Ms P W of Norfolk #926 

 

keywords: harsh punishment, intermittent behaviour, basic
commands, big dog, difficult to handle, difficult to control, Back to Top 

I write to you further to my phone call last week in which I
was keen to update you with the progress we have made using the PAC training
collar.

As I told you, it had been recommended by a friend but I had
hesitated for a while, being somewhat unsure of the concept of how Tenga, a
naturally loving and friendly dog would react to anything which might resemble
harsh punishment. I do take him regularly to training classes in which his
behaviour is intermittent. He does understand the basic commands but only
chooses to obey if it suits him. He is, after all, only ten months old.

During the foot and mouth outbreak exercise he was confined
to our own land that comprises a large garden and a field but in which he is
secure and free to run. Once I was able to walk him from the house again, it is
up a narrow road, which has the occasional traffic but plenty of animal life,
both domestic and wild. I was experiencing problems bringing him back to me
once he started playing with other dogs and I felt he was being a nuisance in
other people’s gardens. The worst occasion was when he dashed out of the lane
into the main road to chase a rabbit. It is a busy road and on a bend.

Having used the dummy collar for a couple of weeks without
any problem, my son and I decided to try the real thing one evening by keeping
him in the garden and trying to make him lie down. This was the only occasion
on which we have had to use anything but the sound to make him stop in his
track and do as commanded. We then took him for a walk and used the sound with
the command to come to us. Now we do not always need to activate the collar, he
more often than not comes to the call. Taking Tenga for a walk has once more
become a pleasurable activity, rather than an outing fraught with sorting out
distractions.

With the main gates closed I am now quite happy to work in
the front garden and let him roam in the field. A quick beep on the collar will
soon bring him back to the house.

Tenga is a big and powerful dog and was becoming difficult
for me to handle and he still has some growing to do. I am very glad indeed that
we took advice to use the PAC collar. I do keep in mind what you say, Alan,
that I must not rest on my laurels and assume that he will always do as he is
told, but it is reassuring to have the facility to stop a runaway dog in his
tracks before he damages himself or someone else by his enthusiasm. He is a
loving and intelligent animal and I certainly do not feel that he has suffered
any ill effects from the collar technique. He does not need counselling – just
to be kept aware of his need to respond and to receive the constant reassurance
that we have his welfare in mind at all times.

I should also like to thank you for your sensitive approach
when I first rang to enquire. You are obviously very keen to vet prospective
clients that they are choosing the collar for the right reasons. As far as I am
concerned, it is money well spent.

Mrs M F, Devon #Jan04.09

 

keywords: improve training, confident dog, Back to Top 

My dog is continuing to improve slowly and the PAC has been
a help towards this. When I ‘bleeped’ him today, he responded far more quickly
and returned back to me from the depths of the tall ferns. Although he still
has a long way to go, the PAC is a useful in giving me confidence with my dog.

Mrs C A #924 Bordon Hants

 

keywords: dog misbehaving, territorial, obedience, Back to Top 

I would like to thank you very much for all of your help
with the remote trainer. At first I had my doubts… but now only wish I had
contacted you sooner. Originally we were so distressed with the dog misbehaving
that we nearly parted with her. But now we are very happy… She is no longer a
problem – she comes first call, sits and stays as bidden. She has also stopped
being very territorial over our vehicles. I did not think she was ever going to
be capable of such obedience… Nevertheless, she still has a lot of
spirit.

 

As you told me “A well-trained dog is something to be proud
of.” And I am now proud. I noticed on the first telephone call that you were
very careful to ensure that these training tools are in responsible hands and
used properly. You also advise people very clearly – something that should be
practised more in this world. I would have no problems in promoting and/or
recommending this trainer.

Mr AB of Staffordshire #923 

 

keywords: freedom for dogs, sheep, geese, Weimaraner,
over-enthusiastic, Back to Top 

I received a remote trainer from you in May this year and
feel the need to write to you to say how pleased I am with it. It gave us both
a lot more freedom and we are both very pleased. It does exactly what I wanted;
I press the tone button and she appears looking quizzically at me, as if by
magic I wouldn’t have believed it possible but I now regularly walk through a
flock of sheep and a large flock of Canada geese without the slightest trouble.
My dog is a Weimaraner and used to react before thinking… “More enthusiasm
than sense”.

I started to call the gadget my “canine communicator”
and thought you may be interested in that name- however, last week in the Daily
Telegraph, the name was used to describe a Japanese device claiming to enable
dog noises to be converted into human speech!!

I wish you would have your telephone number on the
communicator because I am always being asked “what is it and where does it come
from?” I have given details to my vet and left her with your video – I hope she
recommends it to other people.

Mr P A of Cheshire #921

 

keywords: English Pointer, Dummy Collar, training collar,
runs off the lead, Back to Top 

I am writing to let you know how
successful we have found the PAC collar in transforming our wilfully
disobedient English Pointer.

After following your advice and the
recommended induction period with the dummy collar, we used the training collar
at the lowest setting on one occasion when he refused to come back to our call
and quite deliberately ran in the opposite direction. His response in returning
to us was immediate and he has never tried what was a previously regular practice
since. When we call him back to us, no matter how far away he is, he returns
immediately. This means he can now run off the lead on trips across open
countryside with our other (less wilful) Pointer without us wondering where he
might finish up or for how long he might run away.

It is now a pleasure to take them
both for a walk and we have had many comments from friends and relatives on
what a transformation has been achieved. We would have no hesitation in
recommending the collar to others and only wish that we had tried this solution
sooner.

Mrs M M #922 Herts

 

keywords: nightmare dog, deaf to
recall, raiding bins, raiding dustbins, dummy collar, change behaviour,
corrected behaviour, Back to Top 

Astral was nearly 3 years old when I
contacted you. Over the previous 6 months, taking him for his walks had turned
from being great fun into a total nightmare. I did not think he would last much
longer without causing an awful accident. He could not hear any calls, panic
shouts, cars or lorries and… his love for dustbins outweighed any commands he
knew well – hand signals. Astral is completely deaf and has been since he was
born.

Astral didn’t care what side of the
road a bin was on – he would just run out of the park or off the common, over
main roads, with the morning rush hour traffic, in his quest to find food. It
didn’t matter if he had been fed before we walked or not fed… he still raided
the bins. If he was kept on a lead he walked well enough, but he would wreck
the house when we got back… or if I went out… he was just getting rid of his
pent-up energy.

I have always let my dogs run and
play when in the parks or on the common, but never have I had a dog that forgot
whom he was with, that emptied nearly every bin in the neighbourhood or that
refused to relinquish his quest for any bribe offered by anyone trying to catch
him. Our walks/chases took longer and longer until I started being late for
work and I was beginning to think that I might have to have Astral, our
beautiful dog, put down – before someone got badly hurt or killed.

One lunch hour I was reading a
magazine and came across your advert. I was ready to give anything a try!

The dummy collar was accepted
readily by Astral and, after a week, I put on the active collar on him. Of
course, Astral could not hear the warning tone, so I knew I had to start with
the lowest stimulation level. He started running for the gate – ‘buzz’ – no
response – up a notch – ‘buzz’… He stopped and looked around at me. I waved him
back and… he returned. I nearly sat and cried with relief… there was now hope
that I could retrain him.

After 2 weeks, life was like a dream
come true. Every morning and evening Astral comes into the kitchen to have his
special, ‘going-out’ collar put on. He won’t go out without it, although I
never have to use the remote any more. My children also have learnt to use the
remote and they always take it with them when they go out – just in case Astral
forgets. But they haven’t used it for weeks now. Astral no longer attempts to
go out of the park or off the common on his own… Nor does he run through the
front door any longer. It is as if there is an invisible fence keeping him
safe. He seems much more confident and we are able to enjoy our newly trained,
‘special’, rescue dog.

Thank you so much for the PAC Remote
Trainer. It has been the making of a new, relaxed life for my children, for me
and… for our deaf Dalmatian. I have recommended your products to several
friends with problem dogs. I know Mr. and Mrs. E of Morden ( Surrey ) have just
purchased a remote trainer from you… and it has changed their lives too! Thank
you again.

Mrs. J F (Morden) # 888 

 

keywords: chasing game, running off
scents, Back to Top 

What a great piece of equipment! It
only took 6 stimulations to stop my dog from chasing game and running off on
scents.

Mr N D of Lostwithiel, #889 

 

keywords: Yorkshire Terrier, bait
badgers, rivers, Back to Top 

The whole system has been a
“life-saver” for me, since I live in a property bordering a small river. The
two fields on the other side of the river have about 50 metres of badger sets.
And, my terriers’ daily sport, before the PAC system was installed, was to
cross the river, then… bait the badgers. Indeed, they have been away for up to
four days at a time, which was very conducive to the greying of my hair!

Dr C T of Chard, Somerset #920 

 

keywords: cyclists, joggers, dummy
collars, Dalmatian, Back to Top 

Thank you for the PAC remote
trainer. We are more than happy with the way things have gone since we
purchased it. You will remember that I phoned you about our young dog Zak who
liked nothing better than to chase cyclists and joggers. Although this was
great fun for him, I am afraid the people concerned were not amused (even
though they and our dog were separated by a fence).

As you recommended, we used the
dummy collar first. He took no notice of it at all, and there was no reaction
when the “live collar” was fitted. We walk both dogs three times a
day. We had to “zap” him about twice a day in the first week … but
only once a day in the second week.

We are now at that lovely stage
where the words NO and LEAVE mean a lot more. He is more attentive now at his
agility classes even without wearing the collar! So you will be pleased to know
that we have decided to keep it… and the dog!

Other people have seen the
difference in Zak and have shown an interest in the collar – one person being
our friend JF who actually recommended the collar in the first place. Her dog
Astral (a deaf Dalmatian) has also changed his ways.

Many thanks for all your help and
advice when I first enquired about the collar.

Mr D C E of Morden, Surrey #Jan.10 

 

keywords: Beagle, Back to Top 

I should like to say how totally
effective my Remote Trainer has been. I am now the proud owner of possibly the
most obedient Beagles in the land. People in my area are truly amazed at how
well behaved they are… and I can honestly say that although I have only had to
administer something more on a couple of occasions, they normally only need the
warning beep. Many, many thanks for making life so much easier.

Mrs J L of Southwest Surrey #Jan.11 

 

keywords: Jack Russell, JR, pet,
expert dog handlers, worrying sheep, Back to Top 

A few days ago, we temporarily
misplaced the handset from our PAC Remote Trainer system. Being without a
working system for that short period served to remind us just how critical the
system that we purchased from you a year or so ago, is for us.

We had heard about its benefits from
others and, whilst unsure of the extent of the potential ‘value’ to us of it
given the ‘apparent’ cost of purchase to us (being owners of one pet dog)
nevertheless, we determined we had to ‘give it a try. What a terrific piece of
judgment on our part! We should like to tell the story:

Floyd is our ( Devon ) Jack Russell.
He came to us as a puppy, bred from ‘working parents’. However, for us he was to
be simply a pet. We wondered whether we might experience problems with him –
but hoped not. We are dog lovers but we cannot offer ourselves as
‘expert’ dog handlers. Nevertheless, we believe we have a strong sense of
responsibility and we have trained him to the best of our ability.

Even so, from the age of one he
started worrying sheep and animals. He would not – respond to our calls to
heel, simply getting ‘the red mist’ in his eyes – and he’d be off. As discussed
with you when we purchased the PAC system, the final straw was when he ‘took
out’ several prize Show Cockerels during a ‘leisurely’ walk.

Anon. UK 

 

keywords: Rhodesian Ridgeback, GreatDane, German Shepherd, GSD, kennels, kind temperament, large dogs,
horses, ponies, cats, dummy collar, moor walking, Back to Top 

I am writing to describe my experience with the PAC Remote
Trainer that you so promptly, with such courtesy and splendid advice, sent to
me on 12 th May.

In order for you fully to appreciate my success and
heartfelt relief, I ought first to cover my “Tom’s” background. This rescued
Rhodesian Ridgeback X Great Dane X GSD, at 3 years old, had spent over a year
in kennels; unwanted; and in his short life to that time, had been rejected
from three homes; and – goodness knows – what else.

My first impression, when he was presented to us at the
kennels, was that he was massively handsome he was and had a warm and immenselykind temperament. My husband fell for him at once: we decided to give
him a chance.

I have kept horses and large dogs all my life, so I was
fully prepared to take on a dog that was probably quite stressed, that very
possibly would need a ‘bit of training’, and that might very well be difficult:
I was right on all three counts: it turned out he was incrediblystressed; he needed considerable training; and he was verydifficult.

Our family comprises horses, ponies, two pet sheep, a cat
and three other dogs: in addition, a neighbour’s cattle graze our fields.
Wildly excited in his new home, he quickly made friends with the dogs; chased
the cat and nearly killed her; attacked my pet sheep; and ran after the horses,
ponies, cattle and anything else that moved. Intensive training started at
once! It was going to be an uphill struggle – and I began to wonder just how I
was going to cope with this challenge for the next ten years or so.

No animal has ever beaten me before, but the deciding factor
to persevere came in the he art felt reception given by our 3-year-old
grandson, who immediately flung his arms around the dog’s neck and announced
that Tom was his ‘best friend’. I knew then that somehow we had to
win through.

In time, he came to terms – rather unreliably – with the
other animals; it took up to 3 months before our little cat was able to walk
around her home in complete safety (she now chases him!); but, although his
affection for us was without question, he just simply and deliberately ignoredme when I called him. I carried on, training every day. This eventually bore
fruit in the house and garden, but sadly not elsewhere. It was then, after a
year or more of much perseverance, and relatively little success, that you
received my desperate cry for help…

I found your advice, the Training Guide and pamphlets
concise, easy to understand and, therefore, extremely helpful. I gave Tom a
full two weeks on the dummy collar, before going over to the active collar. I
noted, with interest, your statement in the PAC Training Guide, that large
breeds are sometimes more sensitive than others. It only took two zaps on
‘medium’ level to turn him off cattle completely, and thereafter he gave
them a very wide berth. My friendly neighbour arranged twenty odd sheep in a
large barn for us: we turned Tom loose among them, and again it took just two
zaps to cure him. But I still was not sure what would have happened had they
been, for instance, outside and loose on Dartmoor I could not fully test him on
the Moor at that time, since it was still an excluded ‘Foot & Mouth’ area.

But now, a few months later, I am absolutely delighted,
relieved and ‘oh – so thankful’ to be able to do what, at one time I never
believed would be possible – to take him off the lead across the Moor,
just as we have with all our other dogs. Following the episode in he barn, he
now only needs the occasional ‘bleep’ as a reminder; such a joy! Of
course, I am still very careful. He now responds to recall 99% of the time,
even when his interests are deeply immersed elsewhere: I am sure it will soon
be 110%. He likes having the PAC collar fitted, because he knows he is about to
go for a good walk. He wears it when out on most occasions, mainly as an
insurance policy, but in truth, I haven’t had to activate it for a long while.

The collar is a very humane device, but it has to be used
with the utmost care, sensitivity and understanding. In the wrong hands I
believe it could be abused and have an adverse effect on a dog.

I am so glad to have discovered PAC and to have made contact
with your goodself. You have been a godsend for Tom, and saved my sanity! The
bond between Tom and us is even closer than before. He is now a very happy,
calm and relaxed dog. Thank you again for your kind and friendly help.

Mrs M H of Tavistock, Devon Jan.13a 

 

keywords: Alaskan Malamute, dominant breed, independent,
treat and clicker training, police dog handler, good to recall, Back to Top 

We felt that we had to write to you to tell you what a
fantastic training aid the PAC collar is.

We have an I8-month Alaskan Malamute who is a very dominant
breed of dog and totally had a mind of his own.

From Puppyhood we had done all the training classes
available from Treat and Clicker training through to ex-Policeman Dog
Handler… and all to no avail.

Taking him for a walk had become ‘Running the Gauntlet’,
having to have X-Ray vision at all approaching dogs to see if they had ‘dangly’
bits (i.e. ‘entire males’), so we could put him on the lead immediately. Also
if he saw anyone in the next field, he would be off to say ‘hello’ with us
running behind him, screaming!

Within a week of using the collar, we had a different dog.
He seemed to respond to the beep after a few days and we can count on one hand
the number of times we actually had to use the ‘zap': but when we did, we had
an instant reaction.

He is now a total pleasure to take for a walk, ANYWHERE. And
even though we do get the occasional hackles up at another entire male, a sharp
‘NO’ seems to do the trick. ‘Recall’ is out of this world – almost as
though he is on a piece of elastic – he just bounds back to us.

Thank you again for this wonderful product and what a
difference is has made both to our life and to his.

Mr D H & Miss A D of Surrey #Jan.14 

 

keywords: Golder Retriever, chasing rabbits, chasing
animals, Back to Top 

During this morning’s conversation about the Remote Trainer
that I purchased towards the end of 2002 for my Golden Retriever, you asked if
I would write in with my thoughts on the system.

I purchased the Remote Trainer when I was at the end of my
tether with my dog. He is a dog who likes to run and chase and end up with his
head down a rabbit hole. Here he would stay until he made the decision to come
back to me. During the winter months I was finding walks were taking longer and
often I would be in the woods at dusk waiting for him to come back. I then
decided that I would have to walk him on the lead. I do not enjoy walking him
on the lead and he became very frustrated and started to escape from our
garden. I was spending my time either being pulled on the end of a lead, or
repairing the holes he had made in the garden fence.

The Remote Trainer has changed our lives very quickly
(within 10 days he had learnt to respond to the noise). Monty now has the
freedom to run, explore and to expend his excess energy. I am content in the
knowledge that if I verbally call him I have a 90% chance of him returning to
me, if he decides that he is just too busy at that moment to respond, a little
reminder (noise only) brings him back.

I was a reluctant purchaser of a Remote Trainer, and, at
first, I had my dog castrated in the hope that would help. But then, another 6
months elapsed before coming to the decision to buy. If I had not been able to
correct my dog, I was seriously beginning to question if I could keep him!

I would happily recommend the Remote Controller to a
responsible and kind dog owner. As I mentioned earlier the quality of both our
lives have been enhanced beyond expectation and in my view the difficult
correction time was well worth it.

Ms J W of Liphook, Hampshire #Jan.15 

 

keywords: Weimaraner, collar benefits, bad behaviour, Back to Top 

I am very happy to give you my
permission to use the extracts from my letter regarding our experience with the
PAC Training Collar.

I was delighted to hear of the
excellent response you received from your clients, and hope if the need arises
to fend off the “Anti s” it will do the trick. I understand people’s
concern over cruelty to animals, but they can go completely over the top on
subjects such as this. Max our Weimaraner is living proof of the great benefit
the collar can be. There is no doubt that he would not be with us today if we
had not had it to use when necessary to control his bad behaviour. Now he is a
very well behaved, very affectionate dog who loves us dearly. Always behind our
heels where ever we go. He has a lovely nature and is the centre of attention
wherever we go with him. Everyone wants to make a fuss of him; little children
in the street cuddle him, (and he loves it all).

I need no reward for giving an
honest opinion of the product, what it achieved for us with Max was reward
enough.

M J H of Newport , Monmouthshire
#Jan.16 

 

keywords: German Pointer, rental collar, wilfully deaf, gamekeeper, Back to Top 

I am returning the PAC remote control trainer, hired from
you a month ago. In spite of recent publicity, I am convinced that both the
fence and the remote trainer have provided invaluable reinforcement in trainingPhoebe, our German pointer. Happily we now have a loving and obedient
dog; a perfect family pet.

Our first problem with Phoebe was that she would not stay in
the garden, an acre was not enough for her, other gardens were more attractive
and no amount of fencing could contain her. The PAC electric fence very quickly
taught her the limits and now she is quite content to play in her own garden.

As a breed, pointers are quick to learn and Phoebe responded
well in training, although it became apparent that she could be ‘wilfully deaf!
The gamekeeper who ran the training classes commanded immediate response, as
did my husband, however for her handler (a mere woman!) obedience was not
guaranteed. It was obvious that my command of “no” needed to be reinforced,
and the PAC training collar provided the ideal reinforcement. I have used the
collar on fewer than half a dozen occasions, since when “no” has
meant “no”, especially to Phoebe.

When used responsibly I believe the PAC remote trainer and
fence are effective training aids that can guarantee the obedience of strong
willed dogs.

Mrs M G of Oxford #Jan.17

 

keywords: biting sheep, chasing cars, biting wheels, Back to Top 

Many thanks for the new connector you recently sent to me.
It is a great relief to have the collar working again. It is surprising how
quickly my dog realised that the collar was not working and she had started
biting sheep and car wheels again. I rarely need to activate the collar,
probably only once a week, but I feel more relaxed knowing that I have some
distant control of the dog.

Mrs J C of IoW #Jan.18

 

keywords: rescue dog, transformed animal, Back to Top 

Thank you for your letter of the 17 th of June and I am glad
to read the analysis of the questionnaire – responses. Perhaps the
‘ill-informed organisations’ will for once listen to the people who through
their own experience actually ‘know’!

I have no objection to your using the ‘reference extract’
from my previous letter if you think it is of any use to you and should there
be any need to disclose my identity then perhaps you would contact me again.

Fudge is now approaching 3 years old in September and is a
totally transformed animal, she still has her ‘moments’ of boisterousness, but
I think that is ‘normal’ in a healthy young dog. We met the lady who ‘rescued’
her from her first home at a Country Fayre and she did not recognize Fudge,
even though Fudge recognized her. This lady could not believe that the dog
which, when first rescued, originally was averse to wearing a collar and lead,
was standing quietly with her 2 year old identical mate in a public place
surrounded by people and other dogs. This is by no means all due to the use of
the collar, as that was used specifically to train for ‘walkies’ and not being
‘deaf’ and running off. But due to the fact that she can be exercised properly
she is a much more settled and therefore a happier dog.

There is one other point, which I may have raised in the
past with regard to improper use of these collars: I personally cannot think
that anyone who had deliberate cruelty in mind would go to the expense of
buying a costly ‘piece of kit’ with which to inflict pain or suffering. Anyone
who is capable of doing such deeds can find a million and one other means of so
doing that cost nowhere near as much!

Mrs B F of Cheltenham #Jan.19

 

keywords: Munsterlander, responsive to whistle, Back to Top 

Early in 1999 someone recommended that the best way to stop
our young Munsterlander from wandering was to try a field/remote electric
collar as opposed to the ring fence system around properties. We found PAC
though an advertisement and duly spoke to the UK agent who was most informative
and helpful. Having purchased a collar we went through the learning curve as
indicated in the instruction manual and, once we and the dog got used to using
the unit effectively, the dog became completely responsive to the whistle. Only
in unusual circumstances do we now have to remind her she is wearing the
collar.

I would recommend to anyone who is experiencing training
problems with their dog, The PAC Collar. Not only does it create a far better
understanding between animal and owner, but it also gives one a great deal of
satisfaction to have purchased a unit that does not frighten the dog and
genuinely works.

G.R Saffron Walden, Essex #Jan.20

 

keywords: Labrador, chasing hare, chasing rabbit, chasing
pheasant, Back to Top 

I am very grateful to you for recommending PAC’s training
collar. Trying to stop two Labradors, both a year old, from chasing hare,
rabbits, pheasants, in fact anything that moved, was proving extremely
difficult, and I found taking them for walks no fun at all. I was forced in the
end to keep them on leads the entire time, which obviously meant they were not
getting the exercise they really needed.

Things are very different now! After one week of each of
them wearing the active collar and the other the dummy collar, they have not
been tempted to chase anymore. I only needed to activate the collar, on a low
setting, two or three times on each dog for them to realise that they must not
chase. I now only use the harmless tone buzzer with my whistle and they instantly
obey. They are off their leads again, getting all the exercise they need, and
taking them for walks is a great pleasure.

Used correctly, these collars are the easiest and least
harmful way of training a dog, and do not cause them any stress at all.

Lady P of confidential #Jan.21

 

Keywords: Pointer, chasing sheep, rescue dog, ewes, lambs,
dummy collar, Back to Top 

As described briefly during our recent telephone
conversation we needed the equipment for our 10 year old pointer ‘Poppy’. To
the best of our knowledge she only ever chased sheep on one occasion although
since she was a rescue dog we have no means of knowing what went on during her
formative years in Wales .

We have lived at Norton Farm for 15 months and the dog has
been in the fields amongst the sheep on many occasions without giving us a
moment’s worry. On the one occasion which led to us approaching you, my wife
came out of the wood and into a field, where there were ewes and well grown
lambs, the dog at her heel. The sheep were bunched in a corner. They started to
run in all directions. Suddenly the dog took off and began to chase them,
normally obedient she refused to respond to my wife’s command and come back.
She singled out a lamb and had chased it through the fence and into the wood
before my wife was able to catch her. We recovered the lamb later: it was
unharmed.

Your prompt response to our problem enabled us to obtain the
PAC equipment within five days. Poppy wore the dummy collar for nearly three
weeks and was not allowed near any sheep during that period. We then charged up
the equipment and fitted the active collar in place of the dummy collar. I went
into a field with sheep and lambs and stayed behind a hedge. I set the
transmitter to about 80% of the possible maximum, after about two minutes my
wife and her sister arrived at the gate to the field with the dog having
travelled by a different route. The sheep started to run and so did the dog –
in their direction.

I waited until she was quite close before pressing the
handset red button. The dog was about 150 metres away and the effect was
immediate. She stopped running, turned and came to where I was standing. This
was interesting because neither my wife nor I gave any voice or whistle
commands; and I was not aware that she even knew that I was in the field. We
then walked up the field past the sheep and the dog walked at heel the whole
way again without command.

We made two further visits to the field with the equipment
fitted and with one or two days between visits. At first she seemed reluctant
to even go into the field: certainly she has shown no further interest in the
sheep since. We have experimented both with and without the collar fitted.

Mr W R of Yelverton, Devon #Jan.23

 

keywords:peace of mind, electronic fence, complete freedom,
unfenced garden, Back to Top 

Just to let you know how delighted I am with the PAC
Electronic Fence. My dog required very little training and she now has complete
freedom in the garden: and I have peace of mind, knowing that she will not
wander. Many thanks for your help and advice.

Mrs M G of Clevedon, Somerset #Jan.25 

 

keywords: collar harmless, playful dog, Back to Top 

I enclose a photo of my dogs – playing with friends. The
occasional use of the collar has not caused them any harm.

Mrs B D of Cann? SP7 #Jan.26 

 

keywords: model dog, wayward dog, Back to Top 

May I say that as soon as I started using the PAC remote
trainer Jaffa was a “model” dog. It’s a marvellous device for waywarddogs and I am so glad I was put in touch with you for help.

Mrs C C of Northumberland #Jan.27 

 

keywords: barking dog, quelling barking, annoying behaviour,Back to Top 

Many thanks for your help in quelling my barking dog. I am
pleased to say that this annoying behaviour seems to have stopped – according
to my other neighbours (the one that complained still doesn’t talk!), so I am
now able to return the device (using the rental option). I used it just twice –
with good results. It seems spectacular!

Miss Y K of Taunton #Jan.28 

 

keywords: tone warning, behaviour change, Back to Top 

I find the buzzer excellent: both dogs know what it means
and behave impeccably on hearing it! They have only had the minimum of actual
zaps.

Miss L G of Wareham , Dorset #Jan.29 

 

keywords: Great Dane, sheep worrier, sheep chaser,
strong dog, muzzle, Back to Top 

Our 3-year-old Great Dane became a
very aggressive dog towards other animals and a chaser/worrier of sheep. Being
so strong we could not take her out on walks after pulling both my husband and
me over. My husband needed stitches in his knee. After being house- and
garden-bound for a year we decided it would be kind to have her put down. We
had said our goodbyes when someone told us of the PAC collar.

We cannot believe the change after
only three activations on low setting. She is a new dog. She can go without the
lead and muzzle and play with other dogs – even aggressive dogs! We now worry
about the temperament of other peoples’ dogs: ours is fine!

The PAC collar has not reduced her
protectiveness of either our house or me, so I am still safe when walking out
with her.

Mrs D P of Chichester , W Sussex
#Jan.30 

 

keywords:gamekeepers, loosing dog,
on-the-lead, Back to Top 

I am just writing to say how
fantastic we found the PAC collar. Having owned dogs all my life and never had
an obedience problem till now, I was loath to try the collar when a
friend recommended it. I had a dog that chased anything that moved and refused
to come back. After numerous encounters with irate gamekeepers and losing my
dog for hours on end, I finally decided to try the collar, believing it possibly
being the lesser of two evils for this young dog that would otherwise be
condemned to a life of walks on-the-lead.

Within one week the collar had
changed our lives: my dog now enjoys his walks though woods and fields, and
always comes back on command. We keep his collar on whilst out, more for my own
security than need. After an initial two zaps (which upset us bothgreatly), all that is occasionally needed is a ‘beep’ to remind him to stop and
listen to me.

Although the idea of an electric
shock collar horrified me, I think, on balance, that my dog’s freedom, safety,
and fun whilst out walking have improved so dramatically since having the
collar. In retrospect, the initial two shocks were well worth it.

Thank you so much for your advice
and patience.

Mrs S V of Cricket St Thomas,
Somerset #Jan.3 

 

keywords: electronic fence, dog
problem, fence collar, Back to Top 

We are very pleased with the
Electronic Fence that we bought earlier this year and don’t know how we would
manage without it now.

We have another PAC fence where we
visit (our son) in the north of England . Here we have a problem with the other
dog going across the road where an old couple gives him food. If we don’t stop
him going, sooner or later he will be run over, so another fence collar (for
our northern EF system) will no doubt cure the problem.

We now wish to buy a PAC Remote
Trainer. This should solve the problem of the Akita and the cats. At first we
thought the Akita would get used to the cats and not bother them… but after
nearly two years it seems this is not going to happen. If we can stop her from
chasing the cats in the house, life should be a little more peaceful for all of
us.

Mrs C F of Weymouth , Dorset #Jan.32

 

keywords: collar progress, sheep, Back to Top 

I’m making some progress with the
collar although I still haven’t plucked up courage to try him with sheep.

Mrs T T L of Ivybridge #Jan .33 

 

keywords: chasing deer, wilfully
deaf, sensitive dog, squirrels, rabbits, Back to Top 

The original problem was Ladysighting a deer and going off on the chase like a bullet, completely deaf to
all commands, totally high on adrenaline; brain away on another planet.
She would be gone for about 20 minutes, – once it was nearly an hour.
Sometimes I could see her coursing to and fro across the opposite hillside at
high speed, still seemingly 100% deaf and intent on chasing something, anything,
even if she had lost sight of the original quarry.  Eventually
returning exhausted, high as a kite, usually pretty much back to where she
left.  I used to find that even rustling in the undergrowth would excite
her with the anticipation of something to chase, and she was/is quite capable of
taking a 4′ stock fence in her stride, and once into chase mode, she was off,
whether or not there was a deer out in front.  Utterly nerve wracking, for
fear of where she might get up to, what she might do or what might happen to
her while on a mission.  Big relief – to be able to enjoy much more
peaceful, less-anxiety-prone walks!

She is a fairly sensitive dog, and I
have found that using the shock collar, 2 or 3 times (in a couple of months) on
the aversion basis, has worked with her.  If she sees a deer, she now sits
and waits for me to catch up with her, and we watch it together, me making a
big fuss of her.  After it’s gone, she is then very full of herself for
having got it right and behaved well!  She also remembers the
particular places where she got a shock, and is very cautious when we walk
through those areas.  Squirrels and rabbits can now run across her path
without getting the full on chase treatment, she is interested but not
actively after them.

I also use the bleep as an aid to
recall, which we keep on practising.  The hound speed in partnership with
the inherent collie ability to outrun puts her a long way ahead of me, and I
have to keep bringing her back, to keep her in operating range, and in sight so
I know where she is and what she’s doing.

Feel free to quote me.

Hillary @ XXXX.com

 

keywords: invisible fence, Labrador,
likes to wander, escape, Back to Top 

Just a word about the
“invisible fence” – We bought the collar for our Labrador who liked
to wander: and from the first day he wore it, he never wandered again!

We have since moved house, taking the control unit with us; and set it up again
– with ease.  We now have two dogs… and two collars. Although, I
should mention that, before we bought the second collar, we alternated use of
the one collar between them – and, as they were never sure who was wearing it
(or, perhaps, the cause of the containment?), neither of them tried to
escape again.

Now they have the freedom to roam across several acres; and we have the peace
of mind, knowing that they won’t get onto the road! Many thanks.

JR of E Sussex

 

keywords: boundary fence, worn lawn,Back to Top 

Now they know where the boundary is,
because the collar bleeps, they have worn out a patch of lawn a good few feet
from the front gate where they naturally stop and bark when someone arrives –
they won’t go closer now out of habit.

In fact, a few months ago, the farmer cut through the wire by accident and it
was 10 days before “Merv” realised that he could go closer than
usual, and did in fact get out. As soon as I mended the connection, he only
needed reminding once!  They know that when we take the collars off, it
means they can go in the other fields and get extremely excited – so it shows
how clever either they are or the fence is!!

We found the “rigging up” of the whole thing easy, I did the first
part and only when my fingers went blue with cold did my husband take over –
and it was through very rural spiky hedging – we also helped some friends rig theirs
up last year. Many thanks.
JR of E Sussex

 

keywords: changed behaviour, dummy
collar, New Forest, horses, foals, Back to Top 

I am trying again to send you
pictures of Harvey .  The news is all good I am pleased to say, his behaviour
is transformed and although Mxxx (husband) has been away this week, Harvey and
I have enjoyed lovely walks together and he has returned every time!!!  I
cannot believe it.  I put his dummy collar on when we go on the beach (as
he swims a lot), and his other one we are walking in the country!  I very
rarely have to use it at all now – and then only the bleep, so I don’t think it
will be too long before he is off it completely.  Very useful to have,
walking in the New Forest when the horses and foals are around!

I cannot say how glad I am
that we found you and purchased the collar!  Many, many thanks.

Gxxxx & Harvey !!!!! 

 

keywords: Blue Merle Border Collie,
untrained dog, nightmare, kennel dog, Back to Top 

We have been intending to write this
letter to you for months, but have never got round to doing so. We enclose a
photograph of two of our dogs. Beau is the Blue Merle Border Collie. He came to
us a year ago as an untrained adult dog. Taking him for walks on the heath was
a nightmare; coming as he was from a kennel where there were 58 other dogs, he
was very desperate to meet every other dog in sight and followed every bark.

There is absolutely no malice in
him, but he crouches and creeps as is the wont of Collies. This is not always
viewed with delight by old ladies and their yapping lap dogs. The more they
yapped, the more frantic Beau would get. He would then not return to whistles,
shouts or pounding feet. I was beginning to be shunned and whispered about
behind shaking heads – as ‘the woman with an uncontrollable wolf’.

However, a friend told me about PAC
collars, and we got one from you in June. It had an almost instant effect. I
have only zapped him a couple of times, but use the recall (tone warning)
button often, and he trots back – good as gold.

We had excellent service from you
and the manufacturer when there was trouble with the remote control; we were
supplied with a new one by return of post.

Thank you for giving us the means to
enjoy our lovely dog.

Mrs JMS ( Suffolk ) #041201 

 

keywords: Beagle, Foxhound, rescue
dog, wilfully deaf, water collar, Back to Top 

I am so happy to be able to send
this note to you (I never expected to be able to write something like this). I
will explain our situation:

Firstly – the not so good news.

In December 2000, we acquired a
Beagle X Foxhound from a rescue centre in Guildford , Surrey , when he was
around 18 months to 2 years old. He was a dog with a wonderful nature – in everyway. Our problems started when we let him of the lead for the first time: we
went one way and Bertie, the Beagle, went off in the opposite direction – and
would not come back till he’d finished hunting. On this occasion, I slept in
our van overnight till he returned some 12 hours later. This running off
happened many times, but I thought he would come back when called eventually:
sadly, this was never to be.

I purchased a MasterPlus collar,
which when activated would squirt water under Bertie’s chin. This was very
effective for a couple of days – till he got used to it – then we were back to
‘square one’. I phoned the company that sold me the collar and was told that
they had a newer model on the market, which was much improved; so I bought this
other one; – another £160 ‘down the drain’, as he simply ignored it
after a few squirts.

As a result, poor old Bertie was
back on the lead and this is how it was for him for the following 3 years or
so. Although he was on one of those flexi-leads, and out for an hour in the
morning and again in the afternoon, it just wasn’t enough for him, despite the
fact that I was worn out, from being dragged everywhere.

Secondly – the very good news.

I was chatting to an acquaintance
about our dilemma and she told me that she knew a chap who had purchased a
collar from you… and he was very happy with it. I went to see this chap and he
said that he found it wonderful for his Lurcher who was very fond of chasing
deer (in abundance where we live).

I then contacted you, and on your
advice I ordered the BXT1 kit. This arrived on the Thursday. The collar was on
Bertie the next day and he has been off the lead ever since. Now and again he
needs just the ‘beep’ reminder – and back he comes.

Bertie is so happy, he smiles so
much when he is running that his mouth nearly touches at the back of his neck.
I have been in tears of joy to see him enjoying himself, doing all the things
that dogs love doing.

I cannot stress enough how pleased
we are with this collar; I am sure if Bertie were ever to meet you, he’d give
you a big, wet, sloppy kiss. The only regret we have is that we did not know
about this collar earlier. Please feel free to show this rather long note to
anybody who might be in two minds about buying such a collar. IT’S FANTASTIC

I am very happy for you to give my
telephone number to anyone who is interested in your collars, so they can hear
it from the horse’s mouth – so to speak! Many, many thanks.

Jo, Dxxxxx and Bertie the Beagle xxx

 

keywords: Husky, Back to Top 

The use of the PAC remote trainer
has been a complete revelation to us. Our Husky dog needed just three
corrections within the first 3 days. Since then, he only needs the occasional
tone reminder and he comes running back. We have had the trainer kit for 5
weeks now and we’ve all noticed the difference: we enjoy the walks so much
more; and he just loves the newly granted freedom – off the lead. This
is in stark contrast to the days before PAC.

Mr DM of Luton

 

Keywords: Patterdale Terrier, Back to Top 

Before buying the PAC remote
trainer, Fly, my Patterdale terrier, used not to come back to me when
her walk was coming to an end. In fact, she would turn and run; and the more I
called her the faster she would go. As a result her walks got shorter and
shorter since I had to put her on the lead earlier and earlier. But now life is
different; I am happy; and she is happy. Now she
comes whenever I call. She is off the lead for most of her walk, and only goes
back on it when we come to the village.

I now use tone only – which is just
a reminder when she is ‘thinking about it’. The tone facility is also
especially useful when it is windy – and my voice gets blown away. As a result
of all this, I can afford to let her wander further away, because I know now
that she’ll come back whenever I call.

PS I enclose a photo of Fly wearing
her collar.

Miss ED, Sittingbourne , Kent #41104

 

Keywords: Irish Red and White Setter, uncontrollable dog, working dog, Back to Top 

Following purchase of the PAC remote trainer, we turned a
manic Irish Red & White Setter into a controllable dog within 10
minutes of use on a Scottish moor. We have six working dogs at the moment but
conventional methods of recall have failed with this 2½ years old bitch (that
we homed as a one-year old rescue). She has had a few reminders, but she is not
concerned about wearing the collar. She can now be exercised safely off the
lead.

Mr R T K of Dorset . #11004

 

keywords: Collie, rescue dog, German Shepherd Dog, GSD, role
model, barking, incessant barking, disobedience, Back to Top 

I should like to let you know how I am progressing with the
PAC remote training collar. Before I acquired the equipment in July, our two
dogs used to cause trouble in the neighbourhood. Our 11-years-old Collie-X was
a rescue dog and our 4-years-old GSD from puppyhood saw the Collie as a
role model. If it wasn’t their almost incessant barking, it was their utter
unruliness, defiance, thorough disobedience and desire to chase and bark at
anything that moved. They were a disaster about to happen, but being members of
our family for a number of years it was unthinkable to ‘lose’ them, and we were
getting to the stage of thinking that way. We are no strangers to the GSD
breed, having shared a home with them for over 50 years. We had tried sohard to train them (especially the GSD) using many conventional methods,
training classes and one-to-one trainers, but to no avail. After expulsion from
one training class after another (even one that specialised in problem dogs),
it was with deep desperation that we turned to the PAC remote trainer as our
last resort, but, at this late stage, it was with a very low expectation of
success.

Well, the results have been amazing! In short, the system
has been a miracle: and I am 200% satisfied. In just two corrections the
anti-social barking has stopped. The children next door, who were terrified by
the GSD, are now all over her and completely fearless. When I open up the back
of the car to let the dogs out for a walk, instead of charging off in a near
riot, they wait in turn to be invited to be ‘geared-up’ for their exercise,
which they enjoy more than they ever did before because they now thinkthey have complete freedom. Our friends, neighbours, acquaintances, and family,
including ourselves, think we’ve got different dogs. My wife who was frightened
to accompany me on exercise walks is now happy to take them on her own. They
haven’t lost any spirit… and we’ve all gained!

Thank you for all your support and guidance.

Mr L #181004 (01843) by ‘phone 

 

keywords: Labrador, Norfolk Terrier, sheep chaser, sheep
worrier, Back to Top 

We have a Labrador and two Norfolk Terriers that used to
spend more time wandering around North Hampshire that at home. It was when the
Lab reappeared one day with a leg of lamb that we finally decided action had to
be taken.

Having researched all the products via advertisements in The
Field, we decided to purchase PAC equipment. This was due to the fact that it
was not only very reasonably priced, but your agent was incredibly informative
and helpful.

The new equipment has transformed our lives. We enclosed 10
acres – and the dogs now stay very contentedly within this area. We no longer
have to worry that they might escape. The neighbouring gamekeepers are also
particularly happy.

Additionally, the Lab would sing like Elvis Presley on any
shooting peg. Entirely due to the purchase and use of PAC remote trainer, he is
now as quiet as a mouse.

I would be only too delighted to be contacted to provide
further information

Mr GMSC Hampshire #191004 (Electronic Fence and Remote Trainer User)

 

keywords: Springer Spaniel, puppy, training sessions, Back to Top 

To
train my newly acquired, very headstrong Springer puppy, I bought the PAC BXT
Remote Trainer. Having read the supplied literature, and after only two
training sessions, I was able quickly to get the message across to Ben. He has
become much more receptive to my commands; and now, if ever he starts to run
on, I can get him back to heel, mostly by using just the tone-warning signal.

What
a relief to have an obedient dog. I am now confident enough to be able to take
him anywhere, which means a much better life for both of us.

Mr
RL-S, Totnes #300605 

 

keywords:
electronic fence, perfect installation, Border Terrier, hunting dog, Back to Top 

It
is now two years since you supplied this system (Electronic Fence) to me. It
has worked perfectly from the day of installation (which was not in itself
difficult, even with a perimeter in excess of 500 metres) and I have never
ceased to be very grateful to you.

We
have a very active Border Terrier whose life is dedicated to hunting but, using
the PAC fence, he is able to roam over several acres without danger to himself
– and with complete peace of mind for ourselves. He respects the borders and
now never tries to cross them. I believe that this has been achieved at the
expense of one single, low-grade electric shock. As a very intelligent animal,
he hears the proximity warning and knows exactly where he can and cannot
go. Far from being in anyway cruel, it has given him total freedom in our quite
large
garden.

I
would be only too pleased to tell any potential user, who is unsure of the
system, exactly what an excellent and reliable thing I believe the PAC system
to be.

Dr
P J C C, of Sussex #060905 

 

keywords:
Collie, Bernese, walking problem, stray cat, Back to Top 

In
his first 18 months of life, my Collie x Bernese savaged three sheep. Walks
became a nightmare in case we unexpectedly met a stray sheep.

After
a short training session with a PAC remote trainer (and help from an
experienced handler), I bought my own kit. We have now had the trainer for
about four months; and in that time, Jack has only needed two reminders that
sheep are off the menu. Our walks have become a pleasure again. On our recent
walking holiday (with friends) on Dartmoor , Jack was the only dog within our
group of eleven, who could be trusted off the lead when walking amongst sheep.

If
you have any clients in this area who want help or advice, I’m happy to help.

Mrs
FJT, Kingsbridge, Devon #100905 

 

keywords:
Chocolate Labrador, walking problem, heel, sit, Back to Top 

I
have been intending to write this letter for some time now, but we are in the
middle of building work and very busy.

We
live right next to some woods… and I have two Chocolate Labradors – Barney (4)
and Fudge (2). Barney has always been a pain on walks, as he loves to play,
both with any other people and any other dogs. As soon as he sees them, he’s
away, often not coming back at all. Luckily, some people had got to know where
we lived and would bring him back, but sometimes I’d just get a ‘phone call…
and I’d have to go and get him. Although my other dog, Fudge, usually came back
eventually, she had started to do the same.

It
got to the point where there was no pleasure in taking them out, because the
walks normally turned out to be nightmares!!!

We
had heard about remote trainers, but as we had two dogs we thought it
would be too expensive… and might not even work. I can tell you it has turned
out to be our best investment. Indeed, it is now a real pleasure to go
walking again.

Since
they have been trained, they have never run away; I can even get them to sit to
heel – while other dogs pass by!!!; and if they do go too far for my liking,
the remote trainer brings them back. I thought it was going to be difficult
with two dogs, but with two different coloured collars it’s easy to communicate
with the right dog. Fudge nearly always responds to ‘tone’: Barney sometimes needs
a little extra ‘encouragement’.

The
remote trainer came into its own a few months ago, after I’d had a minor
operation. I wasn’t supposed to lift anything or to put any strain on my
stomach, but I was still able to walk the dogs, because with the remote
trainer
, they didn’t need to be on the lead.

It
was money well spent. Thank you.

Mrs
CW @ freeserve.co.uk 2809.05 

 

keywords:
Bouvier des Flandres, Back to Top 

Having
spoken with you at the start of the year, I was reassured that the PAC Remote
Trainer would be the best way to approach the difficulties I was having with my
headstrong, young Bouvier des Flandres. Now, just a few months later, I can
confirm that the use of the system was indeed very successful. He is a very bright
boy, and just as soon as he realised that his bad ways were no longer to be
tolerated, he settled down to a much more acceptable lifestyle. He no longer
has to wear the collar. Thank you.

Ms
SW of Powys LD 

 

Keywords:
horses, eating horse droppings, Back to Top 

My
biggest problem was having to exercise my dogs in a field, shared by twenty
horses. For a start, I can certainly recommend the PAC Remote Trainer as a good
deterrent against the eating of horse droppings.

Norman
S of Kent 011205 

 

Keywords:
Terrier, training on tone, Back to Top 

I
purchased a PAC BXT system last October (4 months ago) to train my Terrier that
kept running off. It’s been brilliant, but now hardly need to use it – and eventhen – only on tone.

Ms
D G of Tonbridge , Kent 1301.05 

 

Keywords:
German Shepherd,, GSD, wilfully deaf, sheep country,
sheep worrier, obedient, Back to Top 

I purchased a PAC collar some months
ago. I have found it a wonderful way to exercise control over my new dog, Taz,
who is a slightly brain-dead GSD that suffers from the affliction of that breed
– selective hearing! As I live in predominantly sheep country, and have
mobility problems myself, the collar gave the contact I needed to keep her
attention. She soon became willingly obedient and responsive, and I was very
grateful to have found such a successful method of control. Several people were
equally impressed, including the owners of the kennels where she was bred. I
have passed on your details.

Unfortunately, when unattended, she
decided to chew the collar’s vital parts. I send the collar back to you in the
hope that you can repair it.

Mrs G R, Wales #0805001

 

Keywords: liberating dog, good
behaviour, electronic fence, Back to Top 

(Letter to the editor of an American
Veterinary magazine)

Taking a fence over being tied up
any day

Dear Editor,

There has been a great deal of healthy
correspondence on potential suffering caused by shock collars, but we need to
counterbalance this with the enormous liberation that they can provide.

As I cycle to the station each
day in the US , I can say good morning to at least a dozen dogs that spend
large amounts of unsupervised time in their owner’s garden, solely because of
their electric collar and an “invisible fence” around the edge of the
property.

These dogs know exactly where their
boundary is, and also receive a warning buzz (not shock) when they get close to
the shock zone. So, after the initial training – which frequently only takes a
single shock – most dogs are never shocked again.

The alternative to the invisible
fence for most of these dogs is not training: we live in a world where many pet
owners are not capable of training their dog to stay in the garden. So, without
the fence, these dogs would be either shut inside or tied up outside. If I was
a dog, I’d hope for an owner who could train me well. But, failing that, I’d take
the fence any day.

Yours faithfully

CH, MA, VetMB, MRCVS, Westport ,
Connecticut

 

keyword: electronic fence, Terrier, Labrador, boundary wire, Letter from Cat, Back to Top

I am writing to express my thanks.
We have bar fencing & open driveways, which allow easy access to the road
& surrounding countryside… so my owners recently purchased an Electronic
Fence system from you to contain Millie, our Terrier X Labrador. She is rather
young, but very quick on the uptake, and has revelled in her newfound freedom
to roam within the garden, barn & less observable land.

I’m stressed, because I had cat flu
when I was less than a year old. I also benefit from the system, not from
wearing a collar – of course, but from gradual experimentation I have realised
that by sitting on the boundary wire, I can remain in wonderful harmony with
Millie, no matter how ill I’m feeling, or regardless how playful she is.

We curl up together in the evenings
and we romp around when I’m feeling fit. But on those occasions when I don’t
feel up to it, I simply move the ½ -metre distance onto the line of wire or
beyond, where I can nap quite happily. Both Millie and I hear the bleep as she
comes up to torment me, so I now delight in being in full control. I may wake
and join her to share the game, but occasionally I remain where I am, sitting
on the wire
; whereupon she goes off to find alternative company, returning
at intervals to check whether I’ve changed my mind. Thank you, once again.

Tigg (a much happier cat)

NB. This letter was written by a
human (in case you were wondering!). But the important fact that does not
emerge from her letter is that this lady, who works in the NHS, was veryapprehensive about acquisition of both the Electronic Fence and the Remote
Trainer. Four months further on… and she’s able to write the above letter
without one iota of regret; since Millie, the young dog, and all around
her have been substantial beneficiaries.

Keywords: dummy trainer,
stimulation, improved behaviour, Back
to Top

Whilst at our house in France ,
after a couple of weeks of Louis wearing the dummy, remote training
collar we started using the real one. The following day he jumped the
fence and was running in the direction of the road. I called – to no avail
so I had quickly to resort to stimulation, which halted him in his tracks;
following which he scrambled back over the fence… at a hell of a rate! Since
that time, in France , he has only ever needed a tone warning.

Then back in England , where we have
recently spent two weeks, we were worried about the height of the
boundary fence. Louis wore the collar whilst we assessed his behaviour and
it was several days before he went over the fence. We gave him a tone warning
but there was no immediate response, so a mild stimulation was given… and
he came back right away. He has not attempted to jump the fence again.

Now back in France , the only time
Louis wears the collar is for his evening walk, which has been reduced to
about 30 minutes because of the heat, even in the evening. However it is lovely
for sitting in the garden drinking!

G P of France

 

keywords: Dog trainer, chasing
sheep, chasing pheasant, successful training with collar, noisy dogs, Back to Top

For your information, I am a dog
trainer. Last year, one of my friends bought a pup from me that had got the
better of her, to say the least, especially when she was out on walks amongst
sheep and pheasants.

I have tried to help her at my home
along more normal routes of training and have visited her at her home.
Her young bitch was VERY determined and there was going to be a major accident
if something serious wasn’t done quickly.

As a last resort, in Jean’s
situation, I suggested a remote PAC collar training session. She was very
worried, as she had preconceived ideas about remote collars – maybe
electrifying her dog – linking it to the National Grid?

I knew that the collar could be
turned down very low, and to start with we needed only to use the buzzer
setting. The young bitch had two tiny zaps (on a low setting) to reinforce our
commands, as she was about to disappear into the distance in pursuit of the
first thing that attracted her attention. She fully understood that we meant
the instruction that was being given and she readily complied. After that she
needed one single buzz to be used and she simply changed her demeanour into
that of a calmer animal altogether when walking along happily with her owner.

I shall copy this to the Kennel Club
and my MP but there is so much ignorance, I don’t know who will listen.

My use of your remote collars over
the last twenty years has been restricted to about half a dozen dogs out of
HUNDREDS that I have trained. But for those particular dogs it has been a
lifesaver: both of their own lives (as they were about to be put to
sleep in a couple of cases) and of human life if the dog had continued
to run amok. My advocating of the use of “bark collars” has been more
widespread… to the relief of many neighbours of would-be noisy dogs up and down
the UK .

I do hope that your collars are not
banned outright. Your company does so much to make sure they are not used
incorrectly – I got thoroughly grilled when I replaced my old and dilapidated
one, earlier this year. In the wrong hands anything can be an implement of
torture. Yours is a specialist product and I hope you are left alone and free
to trade.

Mrs CB of Hampshire (A letter from her friend follows)

 

keywords: happier dog, collar
effectiveness, Back to Top

Thank you so much for such a
brilliant morning on Friday.  I went home in very high spirits, mainly
because it had been wonderful to see Ellie behaving so well off the lead!
As you so rightly said, she looked a much happier and more relaxed dog by the
end of the walk. There is now light at the end of the tunnel!

I have e-mailed PAC to enquire
about hiring a collar, but I may just decide to bite the bullet and buy
one, having now seen what a remarkable effect it can have.  Presumably
your collar was the large size, judging by the amount of surplus strap?  I
must admit I had a few doubts about collars, as so many people say they are
cruel, but what was amazing was that you hardly seemed to have to use it at all
after the initial zap (unless you were zapping constantly without telling
me!).  She seemed to get the message very quickly. Many thanks.

Letter
from JB to CB
(referred
to in letter above)

 

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Just to let you know how successful the collar has been for Eddie’s well-being.

In the time since we’ve been using it, the stimulation has been used just twice. If it’s necessary, we now rely on the vibrate function to “tap him on the shoulder” (although the need is infrequent). He wears the collar at all times when we take him out, so that he can be let off the lead when it’s safe to do so. We have the confidence that he will now respond to recall (or, to vibrate).

A great tool – and we use it responsibly. Many thanks.

Mr PS, Dartmoor, Devon (140314)