The SideWalker SW-5 Leash Trainer
Walking your dog shouldn’t be a drag.
Leash training shouldn’t be difficult, which is why we created the SideWalker Leash Trainer. With its “self-teaching” design, our leash trainer easily and effectively encourages appropriate leash walking behavior.
Both gentle and effective, the SideWalker uses harmless vibrations to help eliminate excessive leash pulling. Activated by your dog pulling on the leash, the SideWalker detects pressure and emits a vibration to your dog’s collar. As your dog continues to pull, the vibration increases and resets when the pulling stops. It’s time to get rid of the unnecessary leash tension and enjoy a walk in the park with your dog.
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
At DogWatch we are committed to creating products with your dog in mind. Our SideWalker Leash Trainer is equipped with only the most effective and reliable technology for your furry friend. With five adjustable settings – a vibration setting, three stimulation settings, and a progressive setting – you are sure to find a training level best fit for your dog.
Consistency and reinforcement are necessary to best train your pet. That’s why our leash trainer comes equipped with progressive technology to help your dog associate his unwanted leash behavior with the stimulations from his receiver collar. When your dog pulls on the leash, the vibration correction begins gently, then continues increasing in level until your dog stops the behavior. After each activation, the level returns to the lowest setting.
Lightweight Durability, Long-Lasting Battery
All of our DogWatch products are equipped with only the most innovative and durable technology – our SideWalker Leash Trainer is no exception. Though it may be small, it delivers the most outstanding and reliable performance. Check out our other dog training products: our no bark dog collar and BigLeash remote trainer. As dog-owners ourselves, we know dogs will be dogs, which is why our leash trainer includes waterproof durability. Long-lasting and easy to recharge, you can rely on your dog’s SideWalker to remain charged for days at a time. And when it’s time to recharge? The SideWalker Low Battery Indicator will let you know.
Frequently Asked Questions
Walking your dog shouldn’t be a drag. Gentle and effective, the SideWalker helps your dog learn appropriate leash behavior. Designed with a “self-teaching” system, the SideWalker allows your dog to associate his unwanted leash behavior with a stimulation emitted from his receiver collar, effectively eliminating unwanted leash behavior.
Your dog’s SideWalker receiver collar is equipped with a sensor under the collar strap that detects when there is excessive pulling on the leash. Activated by your dog pulling on the leash, this sensor emits a harmless vibration to your dog’s collar. As your dog continues to pull, the vibration increases and resets when the pulling stops. Although most dogs quickly associate the vibration with the need to stop, it’s important to always have the level on your dog’s receiver collar set to an appropriate level.
In order to best detect your dog’s behavior, it’s important to have the collar placed appropriately and accurately on the small of your dog’s neck, just below his ears. The collar should be snug enough so your dog can feel the correction stimulation, but loose enough to move when the dog moves. To ensure optimal reliability, the SideWalker should be placed opposite the “D” ring, or where the leash attached to the collar strap. Without proper placement, the SideWalker may be unnecessarily or inconsistently triggered.
All of our DogWatch products are made with only the most innovative and durable batteries, saving you money and time. For that reason, you can rely on your SideWalker Leash Trainer to last several days. However, it is important to remember that frequency of use and activation by your dog’s pulling will affect the battery life. For example, a collar worn for a longer period of time and activated frequently will need to be recharged more often than a collar worn for shorter periods and activated less frequently.
We recommend removing your dog’s SideWalker when it is not in use. Not only does this preserve the battery life of your leash trainer, but this will prevent accidental activation.
It is important to first assess your dog’s reaction to the SideWalker before choosing a correction setting. Turning on the collar and setting it to “V” (Vibration) mode, place the SideWalker opposite the “D” ring. Gently pulling on the leash, observe carefully for your dog’s reaction. Look for little signals such as a head shake, ear twitch, or change in barking behavior. These signs indicate that your dog has responded to the leash trainer and that the level of correction is appropriate. If you do not see any signs that your dog noticed the correction from the SideWalker, you can increase the setting by one level. Never increase more than one level at a time. Repeat this process until you see a subtle sign of your dog responding to the leash trainer.
Most dogs begin to associate their undesired leash behavior with the SideWalker correction after several activations of their receiver collar. If your dog’s receiver collar fits appropriately and is equipped with the correct size contact posts, you should see a noticeable change in your dog’s behavior. However, no two dogs are alike and there are many variables to take into consideration. The biggest of these factors is personality. Your dog’s personality plays a vital role in how quickly his pulling behavior will change. For example, pulling behavior in timid dogs may change more rapidly than in dogs with a stronger personality. Among other things are your dog’s tolerance for distractions when pulling and the triggers at which your dog pulls.