Remote Trainer
S-15

Remote Trainer

Because dogs will be dogs

Dogs love to run and jump. Dogs love to dig. Sometimes they bark and sometimes they don’t come when you call. A BigLeash® can help with that.

Correction remote trainer with receiver and lights

S-15 Remote Trainer

Overview

Remote Trainers let you send a signal from a handheld transmitter to a receiver collar worn by your dog. The signal gets the dog’s attention and can be used to teach and reinforce training commands and to change undesirable behaviors.

The BigLeash® is a safe and effective training tool with more user-friendly features than other remote trainers. It is the only remote trainer with digital FM technology and exclusive ‘In-Touch’™ two-way communication between the hand-held transmitter and the dog’s receiver collar. A second dog can easily be added and separate settings can be saved for each dog.

Includes

Transmitter and receiver
Black collar strap
Battery charger
Y-cord (so both units may be charged at the same time)
Contact posts (two sets, long & short)
Test light / Contact post tool
Neck lanyard
Owner’s Guide

S-15 Features

Features

LCD Display

The LCD display on the BigLeash gives you more information than any other remote trainer. All the information you need is available at-a-glance, keeping you fully informed of the transmitter & receiver status, battery status, training level and your dog’s distance from the transmitter.

In-Touch™ Two-way Communication

The BigLeash is the only remote trainer with two-way communication between the hand-held transmitter and the dog’s receiver collar. This important feature helps you stay safely connected with your dog via the visual range indicator on the LCD screen that shows you if your dog is going out of range – so you can call him back before it’s too late.

15 Levels of Stimulation

The BigLeash Remote Trainer offers 15 training levels (levels of stimulation) to accommodate a wide variety of training needs and pet personalities, but not so many that picking the correct level requires an advanced degree.

4 Signal Options

Select the signal you need, when you need it – audible or vibration, brief or continuous.

Firefly® Nightlights

Easily activated from the hand-held transmitter, the 4 LED lights are great for walking your dog at night or locating him in the dark.

½ Mile Range

The signal range is up to ½ mile – more than enough to give your dog some room to roam when you go out for leash-free walks.

Two Dog Ready

Easily add a second collar so you can train or manage two dogs with the same hand-held transmitter, storing separate settings for each dog.

Rechargeable Batteries

Both the hand-held transmitter and the receiver collar have a long-lasting, easy to recharge battery.

Low Battery Indicator

Both the hand-held transmitter and the receiver collar have a low battery indicator to let you know when it is time to recharge.

Lightweight, Waterproof Receiver

Because dogs will be dogs.

Weatherproof Transmitter

Because weather happens.

Soft-touch Coating

A unique coating that provides a comfortable and secure grip, while protecting the hand-held transmitter.

Let's Go!!!
Wanna Go

Hunting?

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a remote trainer?

Remote trainers allow you to communicate remotely with your pet. With proper use, they help reinforce your commands and correct your dog’s unwanted behaviors. They provide the ability to train your dog with precise timing and with consistency, both of which are important for effective training.

How does a remote trainer work?

There are two basic components to a remote training system: a handheld “transmitter” and a “receiver” which is worn on a dog collar.

The transmitter sends a radio signal to a special receiver on the dog’s collar. The receiver on the collar “communicates” to your dog through a set of two stainless steel posts. The posts are part of the receiver collar and they are in contact with your dog’s neck.

You can use the remote trainer to send a wide range of training messages to your pet. Depending on the training situation, the training message may be delivered as:

 An audible tone or a vibration

 A brief stimulation* (1 second)

 A constant stimulation (up to 8 seconds)

The training message from the dog’s receiver collar can get your dog’s attention or distract him from an unwanted behavior. By obeying your obedience command or by stopping the undesired behavior, your dog quickly learns to avoid and/or stop tone or sensation which is delivered by the receiver collar.

* “Stimulation” may also be referred to as “correction”, “training stimulation”, “training correction”, “training signal”; or “shock”

Will the stimulation signal hurt my dog?

The “stimulation” from the collar is intended to distract your dog by delivering an unpleasant but harmless sensation similar to the static shock you receive touching a metal door knob after after walking across a carpet in your socks.

The BigLeash training collar provides you with multiple stimulation levels. Most dog trainers find they can achieve their desired results using a low intensity stimulation, often barely perceptible to humans. All BigLeash models also include an audible signal or vibration which allows you to condition your dog to associate the audible tone or vibration with the training correction, thus eliminating the need for the stimulation altogether.

The BigLeash includes both audible and vibration training options.

What is the warranty on these collars?

DogWatch, Inc. provides a 2 year limited warranty on the transmitter and receiver for both parts and labor from the date of purchase.


DogWatch, Inc. provides a 1 year warranty on parts and labor for batteries from the date of purchase.


Accessories such as chargers and splitter cables carry a 1 year warranty.


Warranty does not cover repairs or replacement due to misuse by the owner or dog, improper maintenance or lost units.


Water damage on transmitters that are “water resistant” is not covered under warranty and subject to repair charges.


The warranty is void if the unit has been altered or an unauthorized person has attempted repair work.


Warranty is non-transferable.

What age should my dog be before I can begin using an remote trainer?

The appropriate age depends on the dog and his readiness for training. Your dog needs to have a basic understanding of what is expected of him and he must understand basic commands. Some trainers recommend waiting until the dog is five or six months old; others will train younger dogs if they understand the basic commands.

What kind of safety features does the BigLeash have?

In addition to having 15 training levels plus audible and vibration modes, the BigLeash can be set to “0” stimulation level so that you will not accidentally send a correction when you have the collar on the dog but are not actively using the trainer. Additionally, the BigLeash includes an automatic shut-off feature that limits the continuous stimulation to 8 seconds.

View All FAQ's

Remote Trainer FAQs

What is a remote trainer?

Remote trainers allow you to communicate remotely with your pet. With proper use, they help reinforce your commands and correct your dog’s unwanted behaviors. They provide the ability to train your dog with precise timing and with consistency, both of which are important for effective training.

How does a remote trainer work?

There are two basic components to a remote training system: a handheld“transmitter” and a “receiver” which is worn on a dog collar. The transmitter sends a radio signal to a special receiver on the dog’s collar. The receiver on the collar “communicates” to your dog through a set of two stainless steel posts. The posts are part of the receiver collar and they are in contact with your dog’s neck. You can use the remote trainer to send a wide range of training messages to your pet. Depending on the training situation, the training message may be delivered as:

  •  An audible tone or a vibration
  • A brief stimulation* (1 second)
  • A constant stimulation (up to 8 seconds)

The training message from the dog’s receiver collar can get your dog’s attention or distract him from an unwanted behavior. By obeying your obedience command or by stopping the undesired behavior, your dog quickly learns to avoid and/or stop tone or sensation which is delivered by the receiver collar. *”stimulation” may also be referred to as “correction”, “training stimulation”, “training correction”, “training signal”; or “shock”

Will the stimulation signal hurt my dog?

The “stimulation” from the collar is intended to distract your dog by delivering an unpleasant but harmless sensation similar to the static shock you receive after walking across a carpet in your socks.

The BigLeash training collar provides you with multiple stimulation levels. Most dog trainers find they can achieve their desired results using a low intensity stimulation, often barely perceptible to humans. All BigLeash models also include an audible signal which allows you to condition your dog to associate the audible tone with the training correction, thus eliminating the need for the stimulation altogether.

The BigLeash includes both audible and vibration training options.

 

Which stimulation level is correct for my dog?

Always start with the lowest intensity level and work your way up as needed. You will know you have found the proper stimulation level when your dog responds to the stimulation with only a mild twitch or perk of the ears or like you have given him a quick tug on a leash.

What is the difference between “Brief” and “Continuous” stimulation?

Brief stimulation is a quick “attention getter” that lasts only for a fraction of a second, regardless of how long you press the button. This stimulation has been described as feeling like a mosquito bite.

Continuous stimulation is a pulsating stimulation that continues until you release the transmitter button (up to 8 seconds maximum).

What kind of safety features does the BigLeash have?

In addition to having 15 training levels as well as audible and vibration modes, the BigLeash can be set to “0” stimulation level so that you will not accidentally send a correction when you have the collar on the dog but are not actively using the trainer. Additionally, the BigLeash includes an automatic shut-off feature that limits the continuous stimulation to 8 seconds.

What age should my dog be before I can begin using an remote trainer?

The appropriate age depends on the dog and his readiness for training. Your dog needs to have a basic understanding of what is expected of him and he must understand basic commands. Some trainers recommend waiting until the dog is five or six months old; others will train younger dogs if they understand the basic commands.

What is the correct way to use remote trainer?

Remote trainers are intended for two basic purposes:
To reinforce already-learned desirable behaviors, such as obedience commands. Your dog learns to “turn-off” the unpleasant stimulus by performing the command correctly.

  1. To correct unwanted behaviors, such as digging, chewing, jumping up, etc. Your dog learns to associate the unpleasant stimulation with the unwanted behavior and, therefore, stops doing the behavior.
  2. Remote trainers are not recommended for dogs with a history of aggressive behavior unless being used by experienced dog trainers.

See Training Tips and the Owner’s Guide for more specific training information. There are many books, videos and online guides, which provide additional remote trainer information.

How tight should the BigLeash receiver be fastened around my dog's neck?

The receiver collar should be worn comfortably snug on your dog’s neck. If it appears that your dog isn’t feeling the stimulation, try tightening the collar strap. Be sure the collar is tight enough for the contact points to reach through the undercoat.

My dog has some irritation on his neck from the receiver collar.

This is probably a skin irritation from the contact posts rubbing the throat. One of the following has likely happened:
The collar was on your dog too long. Do not leave the collar on your dog for more than eight hours a day.
The collar is too tight or too loose. Make sure the collar fits properly. You can position the collar probes in different locations along your dog’s neck to help avoid skin irritation.

Can I cut the excess collar strap off after I fit the collar to my dog?

Yes – please do.

How do I insert the charger into the receiver collar?

The charging port of the receiver collar is on the back of the receiver under the protective tab. Lift the protective tab to insert the charger. Replace the protective tab securely after charging. Do NOT remove the screw the secures the protective tab.

How long do rechargeable batteries last?

The duration of the battery charge depends on how you use the collar. If the collar is used intermittently and turned-off when not in use, the battery charge will last longer than if corrections are made frequently and/or the collar is left on when not in use. For best results, we recommend charging the collar when it is not being used – preferably every night. Frequent charging will not damage the battery or shorten the duration of the charge or the life of the battery.

What is the warranty on these collars?

DogWatch Inc. provides a 2 year limited warranty on the transmitter and receiver for both parts and labor from the date of purchase.
DogWatch Inc. provides a 1 year warranty on parts and labor for batteries from the date of purchase.
Accessories such as chargers and splitter cables carry a 1 year warranty.
Warranty does not cover repairs or replacement due to misuse by the owner or dog, improper maintenance or lost units.
Water damage on transmitters that are “water resistant” is not covered under warranty and subject to repair charges.
The warranty is void if the unit has been altered or an unauthorized person has attempted repair work.
Warranty is non-transferable.

See additional warranty information here.

Can my dog's collar receiver be accidentally activated by a neighbor's remote trainer?

No. Our remote trainer uses a unique code programmed for each collar. The training collar must be “married” to a specific transmitter in order to receive the signal.

Close Menu

Features

5 Adjustable Settings

The 5 adjustable settings include a vibration setting, 3 stimulation settings and a Progressive setting that begins with Vibration and gradually progresses from Low to High if the dog continues to pull.

Progressive Levels

When the dog pulls, the level of the vibration or stimulation (for that setting) gradually increases. When the dog stops pulling, the SideWalker resets to the lowest level for that setting.

Long-lasting Battery

The long-lasting, easy-to-recharge battery typically stays charged for several days.

Low battery indicator

Lets you know when it is time to recharge.

Lightweight, waterproof

Because dogs will be dogs.