In 2001, Rich Weinssen of Hidden Fence Company in Northern New Jersey created a new direction for containment training. By introducing dogs at lowered shock levels, Rich taught that many false associations can be avoided, and training is far more relaxed for owners and pets alike.
In 2003, Rich worked with Cyndy Douan, President & Director of Education of the International Association of Canine Professionals. Together, they wrote the first international certification program for dog fence training.
In 2006, Manufacturer Radio Systems Corp Awarded Rich with the Most Valuable Dealer award, created to reward Rich’s work in certifying their professional dealer network. (Rich is not associated with Radio Systems Corp.).
Below you will find a few quotes received from three different national organizations.
Triple Crown Training Academy
"This [Rich Weinssen’s gentle approach] will revolutionize pet containment training. I see a better trained, less-stressed dog." 2002 Keith Benson, Vice President TRIPLE CROWN ACADEMY FOR DOGS World’s Largest Dog Training Facility.
Radio Systems Corp.
“Rich Weinssen has contributed tremendously by pioneering this positive approach." 2002 Vice President, Radio Systems Corp.
International Association of Canine Professionals
“So many presume that the use of electronic collars involve harsh corrections. This does not have to be the case as is proven in the ‘LiteTouch approach. Many containment systems have been taught to the dog using a much stronger jolt early in the training program. The dog will sometimes relate this strong stimulation to many things and what he learns we can never be certain, plus it generates a high stress level not conducive to his education. With ‘LiteTouch™’ the trainer guides, shows, gains understanding, and develops an appreciation from the dog of boundaries and where he is safe to play and have fun.” 2004 Martin Deeley, Executive Director, IACP
“I highly recommend the revolutionary Gentle LiteTouch™ training program, created by Rich Weinssen.” 2004 Martin Deeley, Executive Director, IAC