- Halo Collar
- Halo App
- Halo Beacon
Feedback is one of the most important tools of the Halo System. There are two types of feedback that the collar provides:
- Prevention Feedback
- Encouragement Feedback
We will focus on Prevention feedback for this exercise. Prevention feedback works to teach your dog to respect boundaries that you create with your Halo Fence and either stop or turn around to head back to safety after the collar issues the feedback.
1. Warning Feedback - Low to Medium distraction that warns your dog that a boundary is ahead
2. Boundary Feedback - Medium to high distraction and prevents your dog from crossing the boundary
3. Emergency Feedback - High distraction and meant to prevent your dog from remaining outside of the boundary if they leave it.
- Important Note: When setting up your feedback settings, be sure to find the right setting that catches your dog's attention without startling them. It is best to start at a lower setting and work your way up until you find the setting that works best.
- View this article to understand how to manage your feedback settings.
Halo Beacon Training Exercise
One of the main purposes of starting inside is so that distractions are minimal. This allows for your dog to better understand the feedback they are hearing/feeling from the collar.
During the indoor beacon training, your dog will be learning two simple commands:
- Keep away from boundaries
- Come back to safety
- Spend 30 minutes performing this exercise
Make sure that you add the Halo Beacon to your app and turn it on. Ensure that your pet card has beacon's set to "listen".
Prepping your room for training:
- Put your dog in another room as you set up the environment for your beacon training.
- We will use a container to house your enticing smelling food and/or smell. (It is recommended to use a container that comes up to the dog's neck so that they can see the treat but not easily grab the treat).
- Place the enticing smell or food item in the container along with the Halo Beacon while it is inside of a bag.
Let your pup in to explore while attached to a lead or leash, but don't walk with them. The strong smell should entice them and when they approach the beacon, their collar should receive feedback.
- Important: If they don't respond to the feedback, use the leash to gently guide your dog back to you and another high value treat to assist with guiding them back to you.
- Reward your dog with praise and love to achieve the goal for your dog understanding to associate the feedback with "Staying Away" from the location you have set up the training exercise.
Use a treat to guide your dog back to you once they successfully acknowledge and respond to the feedback.
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