Not making this up. It’s a remote electronic collar with a clicker built in.
It’s the latest addition to Dogtra’s iQ Pet line, which includes the iQ Remote Trainer and the iQ No Bark collar.
Madness, I know. Or is it?
I’m in favor of anything that breaks down barriers between nominally opposing methodologies, and like the idea of giving pet owners a tool with which to lay a positive foundation before beginning remote collar work.
Dogtra also asked me to contribute training advice to be included in the product manual and online, a great opportunity but also a challenge, given space constraints.
On the one hand, the chance to influence how pet owners use this product was impossible to refuse. On the other, condensing nominally thorough introductions to clicker work and remote collar training into a pair of very brief articles meant to constitute a simple and cohesive system of training– well, my head did actually explode at one point.
Happily, I was able to reach out to a few trainers I trust for editorial support (pretty key, as I’m not well known for my brevity). You know who you are and I owe you one.
So, what did I consider the most critical information for someone purchasing this equipment? You’ll have to buy an iQ CliQ to find out!
You’ll be able to find the CliQ manual online once the product is officially released.
© Ruth Crisler and Spot Check, 2013.