Through BlogPaws, I’ve gotten to know the PetSafe® Brand, and I now have had the chance to try out their Train ‘n Praise™ treat dispenser! Today I’m going to show you how it works, and at the end of my post you will have the opportunity to win one of your own! PetSafe was kind enough to send me a second unit to give to one of my readers, an $80 value!
My GBGV Life thinks PetSafe is a great company. We enjoy many of their products already especially their treats and dental chews, and Bailie has attended their daycare the past two years at BlogPaws! The parent company, Radio Systems, owns many of the most recognizable pet brands in the world. This includes not only PetSafe® but also Invisible Fence® Brand, SportDOG® Brand, and other bestselling brands like Premier® Pet Products, Drinkwell® Pet Fountains, and Innotek® training products. You’ll also find the pet-loving hearts at Radio Systems and its brands giving back to the community by sponsoring dog parks, rescue missions, adoption facilities, and dozens of other philanthropic ventures.
I unpacked my Train n’ Praise and got right to the instruction manual. It is pretty simple to assemble. Place the batteries in the remote and the base unit. Check the size of your treat or kibble (1), remove the hopper and adjust the feeder to the correct treat size (2), place the hopper back on the unit and fill with treat (3).
To get started, let your pup get acquainted with the unit. Even though treats were dispensed, Katie felt the need to lick the cover. She is hard of hearing these days and probably did not hear the dispensing noise.
The remote dispenser works from a distance of up to 25 feet, and when it is pushed, the unit makes a chime and the button on the front lights up. I had an issue with it on our wood floor as the dispensing vibration caused the unit to move scaring me! We have decided to leave it on the carpet for now or we may attach it to the wall (it is made for wall mount as well).
Before moving on to training, dog needs to learn the human controls the remote and the remote makes treats fly out of the Train ‘n Praise unit. Katie and Bailie studied this concept together and picked it up really quickly.
In the event you have a cat like my cat bro Bert, this unit may work for him too. Bert comes running whenever he hears the tone which goes along with the treats dispensing. He was fascinated with the Train ‘n Praise!
What can you train with this device? Train dogs not to charge to the door when the bell rings, not to jump on people, basic commands, just about any behavior. To demonstrate, I had Bailie get familiar with the unit, and then had Mom ask Bailie to do her rollover command. See how it works, the button lighting up, and the sounds it makes in the above video.
My sisters and I give the PetSafe Train ‘n Praise twelve paws up, plus four more from the cat! It is super easy to operate and dogs pick up on it in no time (heavens, even the cat gets it)! We find it especially helpful with the “people at the door” issue as one person can’t be in two places at once, but with the remote, a person can be!
How can you get your own paws on a PetSafe Train ‘n Praise? Simply enter through the giveaway widget below. If there is a problem with the widget, click here to go directly to the widget site.
Disclosure: My GBGV Life received the PetSafe product in this post to review and did not receive monetary compensation. My GBGV Life receives no additional benefits for barking about PetSafe products or the company. The opinions in this review are the honest opinion of My GBGV Life. PetSafe is not responsible for the contents of this article.
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