Building upon the successful completion of the initial “On-Leash” Basic Obedience program, Whole Dog University offers two programs as part of the “Off-Leash” or Advanced Obedience Training. Off-leash obedience training work is done in conjunction with low-level Remote Training Collar (e-collar) use. Training begins indoors and then the student and their dog progresses on their own to a fenced outdoor space and finally to an open outdoor space. (You will be advised on what RTC to purchase). Using an RTC without proper training from a qualified professional is STRONGLY DISCOURAGED and can result in great stress and even harm to your dog.
Off-Leash Recall Training
This training can be a stand-alone course or it can be added on to the end of the Comprehensive Basic Obedience Program or be added to a Residential Day Training Program.
The proper, humane use of the remote training collar (e-collar) including collar placement, the basic functions of the remote are explained, and the technique for finding the working level for your dog is taught
Using a sound box amplifier, the handler learns about proper timing of stimulation
Proper conditioning of the dog to the RTC (e-collar) is taught
Positive reinforcement is used throughout the training process
Working indoors initially and then progressing outdoors, the technique for training the recall is taught and practiced during the lesson and at home.
Lesson 2 is taught 5-7 days after lesson 1 and training is progressed to using a long line for recall at greater distances.
Eventually (with ongoing practice) progression advances to where the leash is dropped completely and dog recalls off-leash.
The course is 3 hours long over 2 lessons.
***All ownersare required to apply the e-collar to themselves at the first lesson and experience the stimulation of the e-collar at various settings prior to applying and using the e-collar on their dog.
Must have successfully completed either the Intro OR Comprehensive Basic Obedience program prior to enrolling in this short course OR have dog demonstrate proficiency with on-leash “come” (recall) while distracted.
Training Format Options:
Weekly private lessons or
Part of the Residential Day Training Program
Have questions about our advanced obedience training course? We can help! Give us a call (513-267-5390) to get your questions answered or to schedule an individualized consultation and evaluation for your dog.