Large and powerful dogs are not the easiest handle. That’s why they are not recommended for everyone. Todd and Debbie are examples of people who own powerful dogs but lack the capability to control them properly. Fortunately, a trainer named Victoria Stilwell helped them learn the proper training methods.
Todd and Debbie were using a shock-collar on their Weimaraner named Sky. Despite doing so, they couldn’t stop her aggressive behavior. Sky always barks at any dog passing by the home.
The couple also uses pronged collars. Victoria is strongly against any type of accessory that is abusive. To make a point, she makes the couple try the pronged collars on their neck. Todd and Debbie quickly realize how such collars can be painful.
After disposing of the shock and pronged collar, Victoria showed the couple a better method for obedience training. She used a hunting whistle and trained Sky to come back to her whenever it’s blown. As usual, she gives the dog treats after blowing the whistle, making Sky associate the sound with a reward.
When Sky noticed a dog passing by, she immediately rushed to the fence and started barking. Fortunately, when Victoria blew the whistle, Sky quickly came back. The owners were glad to see that their dog was a fast learner.
The trainer also showed the couple a better type of collar. Victoria introduced the head collar, which is a much safer and comfortable corrective accessory. She showed how to make Sky comfortable while wearing the collar. The process involves enticing the dog with treats on the other side of the collar, so she is more comfortable wearing it.
Victoria asked help from a nearby dog owner to act as a distraction for Sky. The accomplice walked with her dog while Sky was near the fence. Victoria kept Sky distracted, and whenever she snaps out of focus, the trainer blew the whistle to get Sky’s attention back.
Video courtesy of It’s Me or The Dog via YouTube.