Walking shouldn’t be a drag
Enjoy walking your dog! The SideWalker® Leash Trainer is a unique training collar with a “self-teaching” design that trains your dog to walk side-by-side with you without pulling on the leash. More walking, less pulling, and more time together side-by-side.
SW-5 Leash Trainer
The SideWalker® creates a more enjoyable walking experience for you and your dog. Gently corrects overly enthusiastic leash pulling and helps your dog learn appropriate on-leash behavior. The ‘self-teaching’ design assists in reinforcing appropriate leash training and eliminating excessive pulling. The SideWalker has 5 adjustable settings from low to high plus a vibration option so you can select a setting appropriate for your dog. When the dog pulls on the leash, the pressure of the collar strap on the SideWalker activates either a vibration or a stimulation. The vibration or stimulation gradually increases as the dog pulls and resets when the pulling stops.
- Collar strap
- Battery charger
- Test light / Contact post tool
- Long & short contact posts
- Owner's manual
5 Adjustable Settings
Low battery indicator
Walk together, side by side
"Max was a nightmare if I tried to run. After reading about the SideWalker collar, I purchased one. One walk and jog later and he stays at the heel position. It's only been one five minute session, but it’s looking good already. A few more sessions and he will be a great jogging companion."
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the purpose of the SideWalker?
The SideWalker is used to train dogs to walk on a leash without pulling and to reinforce appropriate leash walking behavior.
- How does the SideWalker work?
A sensor under the collar strap on the SideWalker is triggered by pressure when the dog pulls on the leash (or when you pull the leash to direct the dog into the desired position.) When the sensor is activated, the dog receives either a vibration or a stimulation. The SideWalker should be set to a level that is just enough to distract the dog from the pulling behavior. Most dogs learn quickly that the sensation stops when the pulling stops.
- How long will it take for my dog to stop pulling (or to respond when I pull)?
Several variables affect how quickly your dog’s behavior will change, most notably the personality of your dog and the environment in which you are training the dog. Most dogs begin to understand the relationship between pulling and the vibration/stimulation after several activations of the collar. The pulling behavior diminishes quickly in some dogs and more gradually in others. If there is no noticeable change in pulling behavior after a reasonable trial period, check the collar to make sure the fit is good and the contact posts are the correct size. If collar fit is appropriate and the dog continues to pull, the SideWalker setting should be increased one level.
- How big does my dog need to be to use the SideWalker?
The SideWalker is safe and effective on dogs as small as 6 pounds.
- How old does my dog need to be to use the SideWalker?
We recommend waiting until the dog is 4-6 months old.
- Will weather affect how the SideWalker works?
The components in the SideWalker are specified to operate from minus 25 degrees (F) to 125 degrees (F). A significant and rapid change in temperature may temporarily disrupt some of the SideWalker functions until the device adjusts to the new temperature level.