E-Collar Training

Give your dog the freedom they deserve!

How does e-collar training work? 

Well, it's definitely NOT the abusive tool that the 'Positive Reinforcement Only' people say it is. 

Have you ever used a TENS machine? Or had a physiotherapist use electrode therapy on your muscles? When using these devices we will put the machine to a level that is comfortable for us. Of course you could dial it up and it could become uncomfortable and even painful, but that is not the point of these machines. 

When using a good quality e-collar, it is the same technology as a TENS machine. When using it properly, our goal is always to use a stim level that the dog feels, but does not cause stress or pain. These devices can most certainly be used abusively, just like how a screwdriver could be used as a weapon. Its all about learning to use the tool properly. 


How Does Hairy Tales Teach E-Collar Training?

There are many different methods when teaching e-collar training. At Hairy Tales, we most often pair the word “no” with the stim. We teach the dog what this stim means by using all of the commands that the dogs knows with 100% certainty in a low distracting environment with treats. 

It will typically take our clients 3 sessions over 3 months to accomplish using the e-collar in a way that both the human and dog feel they both understand 100% how it works, and no longer need the guidance of a trainer to use it. 

Considering E-Collar Training For Behaviour Issues?

IF you are looking to use the e-collar for getting rid of bad behaviours, this can only start to happen after the first 3 sessions over 3 months. This is because the ecollar is such a wonderful tool that can be used for SO many different things. If you were to just slap an ecollar on a dog and correct them on a higher level to deter a specific behaviour, you would loose your ability to use this tool for all the other great purposes it can have. 

Basic E-Collar Training


$ 745
+ tax
  • 3 Sessions (3.5 hours) + e-collar
  • Recommended for dogs needing basic obedience and recall & NOT for dogs needing help with behaviour issues.
  • Includes written notes and homework after each session
  • Includes access to help between sessions.

Behaviour Modification

E-Collar Training


$ 925
+ tax
  • 5 sessions (5.5 hours) + e-collar
  • This price includes 10% off 5 sessions.
  • Recommended for dogs with behavioural issues.
  • Includes both basic e-collar training and behaviour modification.
  • Includes written notes and homework after each session.
  • Includes access to help between sessions.

Still Not Sure If E-Collar Training Is Right For Your Dog?

I offer free 15 minute phone consultations to answer any additional questions you might have.