World Class Trainers Are Switching To Garmin

If you are a novice when it comes to dog training, then there is probably only one name that comes to mind when you're talking about trainers. However, there is a much bigger sub-culture of expert dog trainers out there than guys who claim to be "dog whisperers" (*cough* cough* Cesar).

Expert dog trainers are individuals, teams or small companies that work hands on with dogs every day. These experts are schooled, certified and come highly recommended from behavior schools. Before an individual starts their dog with a trainer, it's common that they have already started to train their own dogs and have given up.

It's no secret, training a dog is very difficult. It takes a lot of time and effort to get your dog to behave how you want. This is why most renowned dog trainers are able to charge extraordinary amounts of money for their services.

Yet, contrary to popular belief, one of the reasons why dog trainers are so successful in their endeavors isn't because of some sixth sense or higher level of understanding with dogs, it's because they have the right tools for the job.

"It's best to have your tools with you," says Steven King. "If you don't, you're apt to find something you didn't expect and get discouraged."

When King said this, he wasn't referring to dog training, but the meaning is the same. A dog owner who doesn't use the right type of tools to get their pooch up to par, is likely to get both dog and himself discouraged from the start.

Garmin Offers Premier Training Tools

If you're training a dog, especially if you're a hunter, then you want to make sure that you're doing everything you can to make them the best dog possible. Garmin, a 25-year old GPS company, has started creating some of the best tools on the market for just that.

Generally used for tracking off-road vehicles and mountain climbers, their latest endeavor was due to a merger with Tri-Tronics, a company with more than 40 years experience in tracking and training dogs. Today, the most respected names in serious dog training are trying out their products and are having amazing results.

According to Garmin, John Wick is the dog trainer that other dog trainers look up to. He has more than 45 years in training "tree dogs" to hunt and has worked as a dedicated hunter where he breeds coonhounds to compete in Missouri. Most interesting about "Uncle" John Wick, though, is his enthusiasm for the younger company, Garmin, in the pet market. He was extremely excited when the Garmin Series of GPS Tracking Collars came out after the merger with Tri-Tronics.

"So what do you get when the world's leading E-collar company marries the world's leading GPS dog tracking company, and they have a baby?" asks John Wick. "It is a combination of its two parents. The very best of both worlds in one package. Dog tracking and locating better than it's ever been done before, and remote training better and farther than it's ever been done before. Wow! Both on one collar!"

John Wick uses Garmin collars for training and tracking, but he's not alone. The Smiths, a well-respected family from Oklahoma have been running Ronnie Smith Kennels for generations. For more than 50 years, their dogs have been bred to hunt and retrieve birds. Today, all of the Smiths use Garmin Astro tracking collars to keep a steady eye on their dogs.

When you start training your dog, whether it's potty training or retrieving waterfowls, you want to make sure that you're patient with your animal. Even when using the right tools, like Garmin Training Collars, it still takes a lot of time to make sure that your pet understands what is expected of it. The most important thing to remember with these collars is that they were made to help train your dog while keeping a watchful eye with GPS systems; the dedication and devotion to the training methods is up to the owner.

If you're still unsure about which Garmin Collar is right for your dog, be sure to ask the pet experts at by calling 800-957-5753. The animal lovers are more than happy to answer any questions about any of the pet products that we carry in our catalogue.

By Sean Bowes
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