Frequently Asked Questions

Why Ecollars?

An Ecollar is just another tool in the training toolbox. You absolutely do not need to have an E-collar to train your dog. It is a personal choice.  

The basic way the collars are used is very low level stim that feels like a tickle on your dog’s neck. Initially we pair this gentle feeling with food and play, so when the dog feels the feeling it looks for a reward.  This tool is designed to communicate with your dog and not hurt them. If the level is too high, it creates a distraction. The dog should barely feel it. If you don’t introduce the collar correctly or hurt the dog with it, the dog will begin to respond out of fear. Working out of fear is bad news for everyone.

We want the dog to be eager to work for us. If the Ecollar is used correctly you will get a wagging tail when the dog sees it. The collar means that the dog get to work and do fun things. This makes the dog happy.

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Is There a Guarantee?

Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat if the training doesn’t work? Is there a guarantee? There are so many variables involved to create a well balanced, calm, obedient dog that it would be unethical for us to offer a 100% training guarantee. However, we do offer unlimited,...

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Who will work with my dog?

Who will work with my dog?

Frequently Asked QuestionsWho will work with my dog?     We have an amazing staff here at West Tennessee K9. https://wtnk9.com/about/ Each staff member has been hand picked, and trained by Terry. No matter the position held, everyone is trained to handle the...

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Will I get to see my dog?

Will I get to see my dog?

Frequently Asked QuestionsWill I get to see my dog? A large part of the training philosophy is immersion. It is important that we can control every aspect of your pup’s life while they are with us. If you think about it, relative to your pup’s life before coming to...

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