Manners MinderPosted: May 30, 2010
Recently I was able to get my hands on a copy of Low Stress Handling, Restraint and Behavior Modification of Dogs & Cats: Techniques for Developing Patients Who Love Their Visits.
It’s a text book designed for veterinarians and vet techs with excellent illustrations on handling techniques, incorporating operant conditioning principles. It’s now on my want list for my library. Unfortunately the DVD was missing. Dr. Yin also illustrates canine body language and how humans can better understand what the dog is ‘saying’.
One of the things mentioned in her book was the Manners Minder.
Here’s what The Pet Online has to say about the product:
Remote Reward Dog Training System is an incredibly useful dog training aid for all dog owners with innovative and unique design. This new remote dog training aid lets you control your pets behavior using obedience commands issued by a hand-held remote. MannersMinder Remote Reward Dog Training System reward your dogs good behavior instantly byremote control, and it automatically feeds a treat every few minutes while you are gone. You can always combine your dogs favorite treats with this remote reward training system.The MannersMinder System includes: Hand-held remote that can operate on 4 separate channels, and which allows you to work from a distance of up to 100 ft and even through walls. Target training wand with detachable base to teach tricks, heeling, and jumping. Two treat dispenser disks for different sized kibble or treats of uniform small sizes. Dr. Yins illustrated training manual and DVD. Rugged, dog-proof housing measures 16 x 7 x 8 inches; it weighs 3.5 lbs. and is remarkably stable. A standard outlet with the included AC adapter; alternatively, it will run for about four months on 4 D batteries. The remote control runs on an included 23A-12V battery.How MannersMinder Remote Reward Training System Works: Manners Minder replaces the pets old bowl, holding and dispensing your dogs kibble. Food can be dispensed by remote control or automatically in programmed intervals .
Dr. Yin had several photos showing the Manners Minder attached to a dog crate, with a treat being dispensed on intervals while the owner was gone. Great way to keep a dog entertained when the owner is gone!