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AutoTrainer: Stop Barking Using Treats, Not Shock!

AutoTrainer Bark Training Device
$129.75
List price: $199.75

The AutoTrainer from Petsafe trains your dog not to bark and keeps him or her calm and quiet all day! The AutoTrainer is an automatic, reward-based training device used to solve problem barking and calm your dog.

Fully automatic and so simple to use — no prior training necessary for dog or owner — just fill it with kibble and press the "Teach Me" button and then the next day you leave your dog on his own, press "Calm Me" and the dog's barking and pacing are magically reduced. - Dr. Ian Dunbar

  • The AutoTrainer teaches your dog not to bark by rewarding quiet. AutoTrainer is a first of its kind and uses tones that train dogs to remain calm and quiet using positive techniques (no shock, or spray or loud sounds!). The collar detects when your dog is barking and when your dog isn't barking, he gets rewarded with treats or kibble. The AutoTrainer will then reward your dog for increasingly longer periods of quiet. Your dog will quickly learn to stop barking! Great for when you are away from home, while in the car or traveling.
  • Use your dog's own food: You can use your dog's regular food in the AutoTrainer and the dispenser spaces out your dog's meal, which is perfect for dogs who gulp their food or eat too quickly. (The system will not work with wet or moist food).
  • History of the AutoTrainer: During a chance meeting, Dr. Ian Dunbar and Dr. John Watson struck up a conversation about creating a machine that used positive methods to reduce barking. The Doctors tested the new device on barking dogs, primarily at the Berkeley Humane Society. Amazingly, not only did the machine itself to drastically reduce the frequency and number of barks but also, hyperactivity! Many dogs would pace less and instead, settle down next to their electronic buddy.
  • Teach Me and Calm Me modes: Teach Me mode will help get your dog used to the machine and Calm Me mode will teach your dog that it pays not to bark!
  • Wonder what happened while you were out? View your dog’s bark history on AutoTrainer display screen.

Sizing: Best for dogs 10 lbs and up.

System Includes: AutoTrainer main unit, bark detection collar, two food disks for small or large kibble/treats, power adapter and manual.

Please note: Use the AutoTrainer with one dog at a time to prevent fighting over the treats. If your dog is anxious when you leave or has mild separation anxiety, it's possible the AutoTrainer will help, but only if your dog will eat while you are gone, which you can test using a treat-filled toy.

Return policy: The AutoTrainer is under warranty and is fully supported by PetSafe. However, if you need to return the item we will need to charge a 15% restocking fee for the time it takes to check the machine over for resale.

To view a short video about the AutoTrainer, click the play button below:

This is a good idea, but the machine is too unreliable to be a good training tool when the dog is alone with it. It jams frequently or just stops working and dispenses treats randomly. I can't recommend it and am returning mine, despite the restocking fee.
I'm SO happy to have an alternative to shock or spray collars for my dog who sometimes barks at sounds when I am out and the neighbors complain. She really got it right away (luckily she loves food!). I feel much better knowing my dog is happily waiting by her buddy and not pacing.
This item is a great training tool but you need to have patience because it won't train your pet in 5 mins. The unit was very easy to put together (the box itself was hard to get open. Used my pocket knife because all sides are glued. If you have more than one dog you can only train one dog at a time with the unit and you need to keep the other dogs away because they will fight for the kibble. Instructions were easy to read but a video would be helpful. I give it 2 thumbs up!

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