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Article Pick: Bart Bellon

Bart Bellon

Bart Bellon is a ring sport trainer, who is probably the most diversified in his use of tools and methods. He doesn't make any excuses or apologies for his methods or perspectives.

He has a very creative approach to dog training and strives for the most balanced of approaches.

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eCollar Dog

eCollar Basics

Get familiar with the electric collar (also called a remote collar or remote trainer). This tool gives you the ability to communicate with your dog in the "physical" language.

eCollar Dog

Training the Recall

Teach your dog to come reliably when called in off-leash situations with the help of an eCollar. We offer a simple, down-to-earth approach that doesn't take years of training.

eCollar Dog

Problem Behaviors

Solve or manage various problem behaviors such as chasing of deer, investigation of poison snakes, dumpster diving (trash can) and counter surfing. The methods aren't draconian as some other trainers would have you believe.

Too Much Dog?

The problem with many “problem dogs” is that they chose the wrong owner. People often go to a dog trainer because of a problem behavior. The problem behavior is often the result of a dog that has too much drive and not enough to do.

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Dog's Nerves

I often use terms like "weak nerves" and in contrast "good nerves". The average person might not know what these terms mean. I think a basic understanding of these terms is essential to understanding common canine behavior issues.

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