How to Use Pet Correctors

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Are you struggling to encourage your dog or cat to behave appropriately and not engage in unwanted bad behaviour such as incessant barking, scratching furniture, jumping up, chasing and stealing food? The Pet Corrector could be just what you need to help you to train your dog to be better behaved but many pet owners are not aware of the potential benefits or how to use it.

How Does Pet Corrector Work?

Pet Corrector emits a puff of compressed gas and “white noise”, which is very successful in grabbing attention and interrupting unwanted and inappropriate behaviour. It is therefore a harmless way to distract your pet when you see them acting badly so that you can train them to behave in the right way.

Not all dogs necessarily react in the same way to Pet Corrector, and the responses can vary depending on their hearing sensitivity and whether they have any previous exposure to it. The vast majority of dogs will be affected by Pet Corrector though as they associate the noise with danger.

Can Pet Corrector Work for All Pets?

Both dogs and cats can be successfully trained to alter their behaviour using Pet Corrector and positive training methods. It has even been used on horses!

Mosts pet won’t demonstrate any lasting effects after Pet Corrector has been used unless they are extremely sensitive to noise or of a very nervous disposition. It’s therefore not a good idea to introduce it into training for pets that are particularly anxious and fearful.

How to Use Pet Corrector

It’s important to recognise that Pet Corrector is not intended as a stand alone ‘solution’ for bad behaviour and it should be used in conjunction with positive rewards based training methods. It’s therefore not a quick fix for altering your pet’s behaviour.

When you spot your pet doing something particularly bad, you’ll need to spray Pet Corrector near (but not too close!) to their face – but only while they are actively engaging in bad behaviour. Always make sure that you spray Pet Corrector away from your pet’s face and not directly into it, and don’t spray it towards your own face either.

Using Pet Corrector after the bad behaviour has passed won’t have the desired effect as your pet won’t understand why it has happened and therefore they won’t learn from it. Instead, it means that they are likely to be scared or nervous of you, rather than associating it with the behaviour(s) that you are trying to eradicate. Once your pet has abandoned their unwanted behaviour, reward them with a treat.

Work on tackling one particular issue at a time, even if your pet is demonstrating several bad habits. Isolating bad behaviours and introducing Pet Corrector as part of your training to address them generally has much more success than using it for any and every bit of inappropriate behaviour that your pet might try. Once one problem has been successfully resolved, you can then move onto another scenario, where applicable.

We suggest you speak to your vet  or an experienced dog trainer prior to using it if you are at all concerned that it might upset your dog.