In certain situations, it might be possible for the Treat & Train™ to cause limited interference. If you’re experiencing any sort of signal interference while using your Treat & Train, please try the following steps:
Change the channel setting of your Treat & Train™.
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna of your radio or television.
Move the Treat & Train™ away from the radio or television.
Refer to the user guide for your radio or television for additional assistance in reducing interference.
The Treat & Train™ Remote Reward Dog Trainer has only been tested for use with dogs. Because different species learn in different ways, you may wish to consult with a qualified professional animal behaviourist for further assistance with pets other than dogs.
The system works by rewarding desired behaviours and redirecting your dog’s focus away from actions such as barking, jumping or begging. The system can also be used to train your dog to obey commands such as down/stay, coming when called and agility skills such as contacts, place and go-outs.
Check the batteries. Ensure that the four 4 D-cell alkaline batteries in the base and the one (1) 12v alkaline battery (23A) in the hand-held remote are charged. Try different batteries from another package. Check that the remote and base are on the same channel settings. Test your kibble/treats to see that it freely passes through the disk opening. If using semi-moist treats, try using a dry treat or kibble.
Set up is very easy! Simply insert batteries into the base and remote, select the channel of operation, find and insert the disc that fits the kibble you’ll be using and load the food bin with 200ml - 500ml of treats or food. The control panel has advanced settings you won’t need until later in down/stay training. Be sure to review the set up steps in the quick start guide before using your Treat & Train™.
The Treat & Train™ is fairly rugged and can withstand moderate amounts of pawing and nudging. When using the Treat & Train™, you will specifically reward your dog when he is standing with all four feet on the floor and avoid rewarding him for pawing the food dispenser. As a result, all dogs being formally trained with the Treat & Train™ learn to receive treats without pawing the machine. Dogs not yet trained, however, may try to open the food dispenser. As long as the behaviour of pawing or nudging the machine is not rewarded, this behaviour will eventually disappear.
The Treat & Train™ is a scientifically proven approach to training dogs based on positive reinforcement. Using this unique remote-controlled reward system, dogs learn to behave at home or perform better in competition.
The base uses 4 D-cell alkaline batteries (not included). The remote uses one (1) 12v alkaline battery (23A) (included with your unit). Battery life will vary depending many factors, but the batteries will typically last about 6 months.
The Treat & Train™ requires dry dog food, dry treats or semi-moist treats that fit through the food disc holes on either the large or small-sized kibble disc. Round or oval-shaped treats or food of a uniform size work best.