You should research and investigate the training methods best suited for you, your dog, and your needs. This manual provides some basic guidelines for training, but each dog has unique training needs.
When used properly, the Alpha® training system is a very effective training tool to aid your dog in reaching its full potential. The use of the training system should be part of an overall training program.
Begin training your dog on a leash, without the Alpha training system. You should train your dog how to heel, sit, and come to you. After the dog understands these three basic commands, you can begin training with the dog collar device and the leash. Finally, when the dog consistently obeys commands using the leash and collar, you may be able to remove the leash to train with only the dog collar device.