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PetSafe—How to Properly Fit a Remote Training Dog Collar



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In this short video, professional dog trainer Josh Miller teaches you how to properly fit a PetSafe® remote training collar on your dog. This is crucial to properly using the remote trainer. If the collar is too loose, the contact points won’t make contact with your dog’s skin, and so it will not deliver the stimulation. When this happens, many people think their dogs are not responding, and so mistakenly increase the stimulation level. Don’t make this mistake; instead ensure your dog’s collar is properly fit before you begin training, and recheck it often.

Start with the collar turned off and your dog standing comfortably, not sitting.

Place the collar on your pet so that the PetSafe ® logo is right side up and the collar is directly under your dog’s chin. You want to make sure to put the strap around the narrowest part of your dog’s neck. This ensures that it won’t slide to a narrower part and be too loose. Center the contact points underneath your dog’s neck, touching the skin.
Check the tightness of the collar by inserting one finger between the end of a contact point and your dog’s neck. The fit should be snug but not constricting.

If your dog has thick fur, use the included long contact points.

Allow your dog to wear the collar for several minutes, then recheck the fit. Check the fit again as your dog becomes more comfortable with the collar.

To trim the collar, mark it allowing room for growth or a winter coat. Remove it from your dog and cut. For nylon collars, use a lighter to seal the end.

Check out a PetSafe® remote trainer at www.PetSafe.com.

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