This non-punitive dog training device teaches your pup how to walk properly beside you

Go for better walks with your dog when you have the Pooch Pacer. This gentle dog training device helps you train your dog to walk beside you instead of tugging you along behind. It uses a friendly beep as a reminder, and the device works with dogs of any size. Check out this blog post to learn more.

This non-punitive dog training device teaches your pup how to walk properly beside you
Pooch Pacer on a dog outdoors

Train your dog to walk beside you—instead of pulling you—with the Pooch Pacer gentle dog training device. This non-punitive dog training device provides gentle reminders to both you and your best friend to reset and readjust. That way, both of you can enjoy your time outdoors, and your dog can walk in a way that’s healthier and safer for him. All it takes is one friendly beep, and he’ll return to your side.

Are your walks with your pooch more tug-of-war than stroll? Learning to walk beside you is a skill your four-legged friend must learn, just like sitting. Luckily, the learning process can be positive, especially if you use a gentle dog walk training device like the Pooch Pacer. This slim pet gadget attaches discretely to your dog’s collar and leash. When the Pooch Pacer detects increased tension, it emits a soft beep that reminds Fido to stay closer to you. Let’s inspect this helpful training product.

Pooch Pacer in a video

Get alerts when it’s time to reset your walk

The Pooch Pacer is easy to use. Simply clip the gadget between your dog’s collar and leash. When this non-punitive dog training device detects tension on the leash, it sounds a soft audio signal. This lets both you and your dog know that the leash is being pulled. Then, you can ‘reset’ by bringing your dog to your side and rewarding him with a treat when he shows good behavior. It’s a kind, gentle training method that leaves both of you feeling good.

Choose training based on positive reinforcement

There are more invasive training options out there like choke, shock, and prong collars. But, according to the company, these products can actually harm your dog’s airway and impede behavioral correction. On the other hand, sound-based training and positive reinforcement have been used by animal professionals for decades with solid results. And the Pooch Pacer is similar since it guides your dog to walk by combining gentle, automated cues with treats, aka positive reinforcement.

Go for a hands-free training method

While a sound-based training method sounds great, when you’re actually trying to pull your dog away from oncoming traffic, it can be difficult to remember to click a sound button. For that reason, the inventors of this non-punitive dog-training device developed a sound training method that’s hands-free. Since the Pooch Pacer automatically sounds its alarm when tension on the leash increases, you don’t have to remember to operate it.

Clip this gentle dog training device on dogs of all sizes

Another of the Pooch Pacer‘s best features is that it’s suitable for any dog, no matter its size. So whether you have a stately German Shepard or a petit Chihuahua, this dog training gadget will work for you. Even better, the device has adjustable sensitivity settings. All you have to do is turn the dial to your preferred sensitivity, and you and your four-legged friend are good to go.

Choose a dog training device with a long battery life

You won’t have to worry about constantly swapping out the batteries on this non-punitive dog training device. Its long-lasting lithium battery lasts for six months and is easy to replace when it runs out of juice. So you only have to change the battery on the Pooch Pacer twice a year. That amounts to quite a lot of walks—so much so that you might want to check out our roundup on practical activewear. Because you want to look good on those speed walks.

Use the Pooch Pacer in any weather

Rain happens when you’re out on a walk. Luckily, the Pooch Pacer’s speaker is splashproof, so you won’t have to worry about any pesky raindrops destroying the speaker. Thanks to a state-of-the-art membrane film, moisture stays out of the speaker while still allowing audio waves to pass through easily. It’s the same film used to protect high-end sports earbuds, so you can be sure it’s effective.

Store this training gadget in your pocket

As a dog owner, you already bring bags, a leash, and maybe other accessories with you on your walks. Thankfully, this non-punitive dog training device measures just 90 mm long by 17 mm wide. So it easily fits in your pocket when you’re not using it. Otherwise, you can keep it in a bag or backpack without noticing it.

Secure even the strongest dogs

While the Pooch Pacer has a small form factor, it’s also quite strong. In fact, according to the company’s Kickstarter page, this product is designed to withstand any degree of pulling while keeping your dog secure on his leash. The ring attachment is made of forged steel which is as durable as any leash out there.

Select the Pooch Pacer for a variety of training uses

From daily walks in the park to backyard puppy training, this non-punitive dog training device is the ideal gadget for a range of training needs. The company writes that you can use the Pooch Pacer with rescue dogs, blind dogs, and puppies. It’s also a great gadget for dog walkers/trainers and owners who want to keep an extra hand free during walks.

The Pooch Pacer is a helpful device for both owners and their dogs. It uses a gentle reminder tone to bring your pup back to your side during walks. It’s easy to use, effective, and suitable for all dogs. Improve your dog’s walking skills and build a better relationship with him using this non-punitive dog training device.

The Pooch Pacer gentle dog training device typically costs $89. You can preorder it on Kickstarter for $39. Do you own any great dog gadgets? Let us know about them in the comments.

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