That’s where an IACP certified dog trainer comes into place. Ralph Rizzo has been installing underground electronic dog fences and training dogs to obey the boundaries of them for over 10 years and his company that he originally purchased started in 1991 in Rochester NY. Veterinarians and dog owners alike have spoken up about the effectiveness of the system, especially when his dog fence is compared to the competitors at invisible fence® brand.
It all starts with understanding how dogs learn and process information. Body language is really one of the biggest keys in “reading” a dog’s mind. Praise and the occasional treat goes a long way and keeps their stress levels low while they are processing what is going on around them. It may appear to be boring and quite repetitive but the dogs are excited and happy while being trained to the hidden fence. The training continues until it becomes an automatic or conditioned response for the dog.
What about SHOCK?
Our training levels are the LOWEST in the dog fencing industry. Letting the dog hear and feel a tickle over and over again creates the condition response: “Hear and Feel = back up” & get an awesome treat reward. Because our low “tickle” feeling does not startle, hurt or scare the dog, their brain processes the information, NOT get scared. This is not about “punishment.” It’s about conditioning which takes time and patience but will ensure your dog learns to obey the hidden fence boundaries WITHOUT feeling a bunch of pain in the process like other underground electronic dog fence installers allow. The tickling slowly becomes a scratch that is annoying, then a pinch that is even more annoying, then a harder pinch. Once we find the pinch that is slightly uncomfortable….the dog backs up.. Each time we back them up, or they back up on their own, they are rewarded with treats and praise. We repeat this condition response with these lower levels until the dog backs up automatically. Their brain says, ok, that was a bothering pinch feeling while it was beeping, and when I back up, it goes away. Stress FREE learning without pain is how we believe dogs should be trained. Again, we are dog owners and lovers ourselves.
What about my hyper puppy, or stubborn dog?
Time, patience and persistence are what we believe in and it works. The proof in our words is in the low levels of shock that we use. However, we do have a “TOUGH DOG” receiver collar that pet stop® offers called the ultra max® . This is NOT used in the normal training procedure and is used as a “last resort” for dogs that just don’t want to learn or need help maintaining containment. A rare but fixable situation. We also offer the Stopper® feature that revolutionized the pet fence industries because it work past the line! So if your stubborn dog decided to run through the hidden fence wire, the collar will continue beeping and correcting beyond the line! The dog training we provide will get your dog to retreat back inside your fenced yard.
Unsure it will work with your dog? Not convinced yet?
How about if we offer you a money back guarantee? Will that give us a chance to prove ourselves? We are 100% successful keeping dogs in the yard with this great process.
Many dog owners have heard horror stories about dogs that get a hard shock and are scared to go outside or won’t leave the front porch after purchasing a competitors’ underground dog fence system. We hear these stories all the time from people who are reluctant to get a hidden fence. Then, on the other side of the situation, they hear that dogs just run right through their friends pet fence. We also hear these stories all of the time. It is usually when someone has a competitors dog fence system and their dog didn’t receive the proper training, or the system the purchased didn’t have the right settings to contain their dog. We don’t run into this situation when we are training with our higher quality, American made dog fencing products. Occasionally, we have to make more training trips out for timid, stubborn, or hyper dogs, but the end result is always a safely trained and contained dog.
The IACP training certificate was awarded to Ralph Rizzo in December of 2009. This cetificate was obtained through a higher standards of training program offer through Radio Systems Corp, now the current owner of our compeditor, the Invisible Fence® brand. The trainers at the Invisible Fence® brand of Albany NY are not IACP certified.
What is the IACP?
“The INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CANINE PROFESSIONALS is dedicated to the education, development and support of dog training professional world-wide. The IACP provides a community where experienced dog trainers mentor, guide and cultivate members to their full potential. Our commitment to the highest quality training increases our members’ skills and abilities, develops professional recognition and improves communication on training best practices. We support our members’ rights to properly use and promote effective, humane training tools and methods to create success for each dog and owner, while expanding the understanding and cooperation among canine professionals and dog owners across the full spectrum of the canine industry.” –IACP website
Simply put, the International Association of Canine Professionals is a trusted association that helps train and teach professionals who work within dog related industries so that they may proceed with their work (whatever it may be) in a professional and humane way.
At Hidden Pet Fence we take great pride being one of the few IACP certified professionals in the Albany, NY area.
NOTE: Hidden Pet Fence in Albany, NY is NOT affiliated with the Invisible Fence® Brand OR PetSafe® brand. We do however offer replacement batteries, repair service, dog fence training, and misc parts for all makes and models. We are NOT authorized dealers for those companies or dogwatch®, or dog guard® .
Radio Fence® and Underground Fence® are Trademarks of Radio Systems Corporation.
PetSafe® is the registered Trademark of Radio Systems® Corporation
Invisible Fence® is a registered trademark of Invisible Fence Inc.