Testing a Lightning Protector to see if it is Working after a Nearby Lightning Strike

Testing a Lightning Protector to see if it is Working after a Nearby Lightning Strike Sometimes a wall-mounted transmitter looks like it operating normally, but you may find that the collars are not activating at the line. This could be a symptom of a nearby lightning strike. Normally, when energy from a lightning strike attaches to…

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Dog Friendly Gardening

Gardening with one of your best friends is always a good thing, unless your friend also likes to dig in your daylilies, wear a path through your peonies and trample your tulips. Creating a dog friendly landscape takes observation and begins with thinking like a dog. It also means learning forgiveness. Many breeds have internal…

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Bark Control Collars

I believe the best value and highest quality bark control collars require two stage activation. They don’t just activate from sound, or from throat/neck vibration. The ones I always suggest detect BOTH sound and vibration. Fair, gentle and effective training requires this. Be careful of cheaper bark control collars that are single stage activation. ie. vibration…

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Stuck Spring Contacts?

The prongs (contact points) are not electronic. They are only conductive. Just like a wire is conductive, or a steel nail, or the hood of your car. The contact points however do have a spring in them that on some dogs and under some conditions could become clogged with oils and tiny debris. This may marginally…

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