PET CORRECTOR by Company of Animals
What is Pet Corrector™?
The Pet Corrector™ emits a hiss of compressed gas (HFC 134a) which is completely safe for animals and produces a broad spectrum sound (white noise) varying from a low frequency rumble to a high frequency hiss to interrupt a dog’s unwanted behaviour.
The overall effect is to grab the attention of a dog. Dogs exhibit a wide range of reactions according to their hearing sensitivity and prior conditioning. Nevertheless, almost all dogs initially react to the Pet Corrector because the sound is genetically programmed to be associated with danger, such as from the hiss of a snake, an angry swan or the buzz of a dangerous insect.
The Pet Corrector™ comes in 3 sizes: 30ml, 50ml, 200ml and a holster for the 50ml size.
What is it used for?
The Pet Corrector interrupts many unwanted behaviours but is most often used for the following:
- Jumping up
- Stealing food
- Place avoidance
An essential combination tool with reward-based training methods.
The Pet Corrector is not just for dogs. On Dr Mugford's farm, one young horse has a playful (and cruel) tendency to chase and bite sheep. Another, enjoyed chewing post and rail fences. Both 'misbehaviours' can be interrupted, even from a distance, by the Pet Corrector.
Cats can misbehave too! The Pet Corrector can be used effectively to interrupt their stalking and catching birds and to stop them using furniture as scratching posts.
Finally, always make sure that training is fun, keep trianing sessions short and always finish on a positive note. You can find out about other useful accessories to help improve your pet's behaviour on our problem pages.
Tips & Advice
- Test the animal’s sensitivity: operate at a distance greater than 1 metre.
- Direct the spray away from your pet’s face (not directly towards it).
- Only use the Pet Corrector™ to interrupt a serious misdemeanour, it is not a substitute for poor training!
- Understand that timing is crucial, it should only be used whilst the misbehaviour is occuring. Ensure that you reward immediately when the misbehaviour has ceased, ideally whilst he is performing a positive behaviour.
- Make the shortest possible burst of the PC because the canister will chill with prolonged use.
- Work on correcting one behaviour at a time; e.g. jumping up. Once this has been corrected, if required you can move on to the next behavioural problem.
- Dispose of the aerolsol responsibly when it is empty. Do not incinerate, burn or puncture the cannister.
- Use the PC without first reading the intructions, PC's are unsuitable for use by children.
- Ever point directly towards your face or that of the pet.
- Continue to use the PC if your dog has an excessively fearful reaction, he should recover from its use almost immediately. Similarly, it should not produce an aggressive response.
- Use the PC on young puppies unless specifically advised by a suitably qualified behaviour specialist. Early positive training is the best way to resolve puppy training issues.
- Use the PC on dogs who are anxious, have a scared disposition or are senstive to noise
- Expose to temperatures exceeding 50 degrees celcius or place in direct sunlight and ensure you always keep away from flames.