he BigLeash Remote Dog Training Collar is a safe and effective training tool to help you to train your dog.
Remote training collars are used to reinforce training
commands and to correct or extinquish unwanted behaviors from a
An electronic signal is transmitted from a remote handheld
transmitter to a collar worn by the dog. The electronic signal is a
mild tingling sensation which gets the dogs attention and distracts him
from the undesirable behavior. By responding to and obeying your
obedience command or by stopping the undesired behavior, your dog learns
to avoid the unpleasant sensation. Your dog can also be trained to
respond to an audible or a vibration signal (perfect for deaf dogs).
What is a remote trainer?
Remote trainers allow you to communicate remotely with your
pet. With proper use, they help reinforce your commands and correct your
dog's unwanted behaviors. They provide the ability to train your dog
with precise timing and with consistency, both of which are important
for effective training.
How does a remote trainer work?
There are two basic components to a remote training system: a handheld “transmitter” and a “receiver” which is worn on a dog collar.
The transmitter sends a radio signal to a special receiver on
the dog’s collar. The receiver on the collar “communicates” to your dog
through a set of two stainless steel posts. The posts are part of the
receiver collar and they are in contact with your dog’s neck.
You can use the remote trainer to send a wide range of
training messages to your pet. Depending on the training situation, the
training message may be delivered as:
- An audible tone or a vibration
- A brief stimulation* (1 second)
- A constant stimulation (up to 8 seconds)
The training message from the dog’s receiver collar can get
your dog’s attention or distract him from an unwanted behavior. By
obeying your obedience command or by stopping the undesired behavior,
your dog quickly learns to avoid and/or stop tone or sensation which is
delivered by the receiver collar.
*”stimulation” may also be referred to as
“correction”, “training stimulation”, “training correction”, “training
signal”; or “shock”
Will the stimulation signal hurt my dog?
The “stimulation” from the collar is intended to distract
your dog by delivering an unpleasant but harmless sensation similar to
the static shock you receive after walking across a carpet in your
The BigLeash training collar provides you with multiple
stimulation levels. Most dog trainers find they can achieve their
desired results using a low intensity stimulation, often barely
perceptible to humans. All BigLeash models also include an audible
signal which allows you to condition your dog to associate the audible
tone with the training correction, thus eliminating the need for the
The BigLeash with Good Vibrations™ includes both audible and vibration training options.
Which stimulation level is correct for my dog?
Always start with the lowest intensity level and work your
way up as needed. You will know you have found the proper stimulation
level when your dog responds to the stimulation with only a mild twitch
or perk of the ears or like you have given him a quick tug on a leash.
What is the difference between “Brief” and “Continuous” stimulation?
Brief stimulation is a quick "attention
getter" that lasts only for a fraction of a second, regardless of how
long you press the button. This stimulation has been described as
feeling like a mosquito bite.
Continuous stimulation is a pulsating stimulation that continues until you release the transmitter button (up to 8 seconds maximum).
What kind of safety features does the BigLeash have?
In addition to having 10 training levels as well as audible
and vibration modes, the BigLeash can be set to “0” stimulation level so
that you will not accidentally send a correction when you have the
collar on the dog but are not actively using the trainer. Additionally,
the BigLeash includes an automatic shut-off feature that limits the
continuous stimulation to 8 seconds.
What age should my dog be before I can begin using an remote trainer?
The appropriate age depends on the dog and his readiness for
training. Your dog needs to have a basic understanding of what is
expected of him and he must understand basic commands. Some trainers
recommend waiting until the dog is five or six months old; others will
train younger dogs if they understand the basic commands.
What is the correct way to use remote trainer?
Remote trainers are intended for two basic purposes:
To reinforce already-learned desirable behaviors, such as obedience commands. Your dog learns to "turn-off" the unpleasant stimulus by performing the command correctly.
To correct unwanted behaviors, such as
digging, chewing, jumping up, etc. Your dog learns to associate the
unpleasant stimulation with the unwanted behavior and, therefore, stops
doing the behavior.
Remote trainers are not recommended for dogs with a history
of aggressive behavior unless being used by experienced dog trainers.
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for more specific training information. There are many books, videos
and online guides, which provide additional remote trainer information.
How tight should the Big Leash receiver be fastened around my dog's neck?
The receiver collar should be worn comfortably snug on your
dog's neck. If it appears that your dog isn't feeling the stimulation,
try tightening the collar strap. Be sure the collar is tight enough for
the contact points to reach through the undercoat.
My dog has some irritation on his neck from the receiver collar.
This is probably a skin irritation from the contact posts rubbing the throat. One of the following has likely happened:
- The collar was on your dog too long. Do not leave the collar on your dog for more than eight hours a day.
- The collar is too tight or too loose. Make sure the
collar fits properly. You can position the collar probes in different
locations along your dog's neck to help avoid skin irritation.
Can I cut the excess collar strap off after I fit the collar to my dog?
Yes – please do.
How long do rechargeable batteries last?
The duration of the battery charge depends on how you use the
collar. If the collar is used intermittently and turned-off when not
in use, the battery charge will last longer than if corrections are made
frequently and/or the collar is left on when not in use. For best
results, we recommend charging the collar when it is not being used –
preferably every night. Frequent charging will not damage the battery or
shorten the duration of the charge or the life of the battery.
What is the warranty on these collars?
- Hidden Fence provides a 2 year limited warranty on the
transmitter and receiver for both parts and labor from the date of
- Hidden Fence provides a 1 year warranty on parts and labor for batteries from the date of purchase.
- Accessories such as chargers and splitter cables carry a 1 year warranty.
- Warranty does not cover repairs or replacement due to misuse by the owner or dog, improper maintenance or lost units.
- Water damage on transmitters that are “water resistant” is not covered under warranty and subject to repair charges.
- The warranty is void if the unit has been altered or an unauthorized person has attempted repair work.
- Warranty is non-transferable.
Can my dog's collar receiver be accidentally activated by a neighbor's remote trainer?
No. Our remote trainer uses a unique code programmed for each
collar. The training collar must be “married” to a specific
transmitter in order to receive the signal.