Humane. Safe. Simple.
GentleSteps™, Pet Stop-exclusive training, is a modern & incremental method that reduces commonly encountered issues in traditional containment training. We begin by using very low levels of collar stimulation. Just a tickle, during the critical training phase. Not only do pets learn boundaries faster with GentleSteps™, but training is also fun – whether your pet is sensitive & compliant, or needs more incentive to stay in the yard. The end result is a happier, healthier, safely contained pet that’s free to roam your property.
GentleSteps™ in Action
In this video:
- Pet Stop® dealer Mike Schultz, of Virginia, demonstrates GentleSteps™ Training
- Pet owners interact with their dog, Daisy, as she roams & learns
- Progression from mild-sensation, to correction-level Daisy respects
How GentleSteps™ Training Works
The days of painfully shocking your pet to teach them their new fence boundaries are in the past! GentleSteps™ training is extremely pet-friendly & humane – using low levels of gradaully-increasing correction to gently teach your pet their new fence, with little-to-no-stress, and certainly no painful zaps.
This method was designed to work seamlessly with our products – allowing us to train your pet to the fence faster & more efficiently. The use of positive-reinforcement & treats during training can even make GentleSteps™ training fun for both the pet & the owner!
GentleSteps™ on Install Day.
What Can I Expect?
After we carefully install your boundary wire, we’ll also place temporary flags to mark the boundary. One of our trained technicians will lead your pet from the house on a leash. They’ll explain the new boundary to you, and guide your pet so they can see it.
Next, we’ll allow your pet to experience a small correction when they approach the boundary. (We do this under tightly controlled conditions.) Our trainer will give a few light tugs on the leash, to help teach your pet to back away from the boundary upon the audible warning & correction. Once your pet returns to the safe area, our trainer will positively-reinforce the correct behavior of returning to the safe area. It is vitally important that your pet can trust everyone involved in their training. For this reason, nobody should ever attempt to call or tease your pet into the correction field.
Next, our trainer will explain your pet’s body language during training at each step, so you can understand how they’re responding. While the lesson is still fresh in your pet’s mind, our trainer will guide you & your pet around the rest of the boundary to reinforce the safety of the yard. Then, our trainer will lead your pet to another encounter with the boundary; repeat the technique to encourage them to back away from the boundary, and positively-reinforce the correct behavior. Once your pet has seen the entire yard, we’ll let them relax for a few minutes and usually present some treats to award the good behavior.
Training Packages Offered
***Any of our Systems can be configured to have ONLY First Day Initial Training.
This is our most inexpensive training option available. (It is also built into the starting prices of each of our systems.) One of our technicians will walk your yard with you & your pet after installation, teach you how to train your pet to the boundary, and answer any questions you may have before leaving. Your participation is required.
Phone support for additional training is always available free of charge. But, if you need further onsite assistance, a $150 fee will be assessed to upgrade you to our First Initial Day, Plus Bonus Second Day & Unlimited Onsite Follow-Up Training.