4.92 rating based on 12 reviews
Overall a good product
from Topeka, KS07/05/2012
For the most part, this has been a good product. One problem I had was that I accidentally tipped the machine when there was kibble in it. There is enough space (when the lid is closed) for fairly good-sized kibble to fall down INSIDE the machine (back by the hinges for the lid). I called the company, but apparently there is no way to get it out. I suggested they modify it. Having ultimately rancid dog food inside may be a bigger problem than I now realize.
Also, when I used small kibble (one I use is slightly over 1/4" in diameter, and is flattened) dispenses 2-3 pieces at a time (instead of single treat, as per the machine setting)--even with the smaller of the two dispensing attachments. I wish they made a smaller attachment. Small dogs get filled up faster as it is currently.
Other than that, my dogs all really enjoy working with the Manners Minder. If done at a distance, I can see it being a good way to get either indoor or outdoor exercise. (Running to touch the target and then back to the machine). I think it is helping one of my dogs get a more reliable stay.
by Chiara at PCDT04/02/2013
awesome invention for bored dogs and barking dogs.
by Nic Jones09/07/2009
Amazing tool, creates drive and inependence. Just what I was looking for.
MANNERS AND MORE!
by KATHY H12/26/2012
THIS IS AN AWESOME PRODUCT. VERY WELL MADE.........NOT THE TYPICAL CHEAP PIECE OF PLASTIC JUNK. MY YORKIE LOVES IT! WE LIVE IN SNOW COUNTRY AND I HAVE BEEN USING IT TO ADD SOME EXERCISE TO MY HOUSE BOUND BABY. I HAVE IT IN THE KITCHEN AND WAIT UNTIL WE ARE DOWNSTAIRS IN THE FAMILY ROOM TO DISPENSE A TREAT FROM MY EASY CHAIR. AS SOON AS HE HEARS THE DING HE RACES ACROSS THE ROOM AND UP 7 STEPS FOR HIS REWARD. SINCE IT IS HIS REGULAR KIBBLE I DO THIS A LOT AND HE DOESN'T SEEM TO MISS HIS DAILY WALK AS MUCH.
A VERY VERSATILE awesome machine!
from Faribault, MN05/30/2012
Martha Hoffman who is a professional dog trainer for Hearing Service Dogs highly recommended getting this MannersMinder Training System to train my Labradoodle as a Hearing Service Dog. I am Deaf and I am VERY impressed with this little machine. First of all, hearing service dogs need training with sounds and this machine has a beeping tone to alert the dog that his/her treat is coming and to run for it. This will prepare the dog to be on alert with sounds in future. There is also a visual light indicator on the machine to know whether the machine is working that is a nice feature for Deaf people. I started using this machine when my dog was 3 months old and he just loves it! It really helps to make training go a lot smoother and easier. A DVD is included with this machine to show visual demonstrations on how to use this for training. The DVD is not closed captioned but there are "detailed" instructions with a book that goes along with the DVD that explains each step. It is not too difficult to follow the book since the DVD is organized well and allows for jumping around different topics. I highly recommend this machine to anyone who is Deaf as well as anyone who has mobility disabilities since it will work for both. This is an awesome tool for training our pets as service animals or just a regular pet to have manners. Thanks Sophia Yin for her awesome invention!!!!
exactly what my daughter wanted
My daughter loves training her dogs and was over the moon to get this as a birthday present
Great training aid
Great to use for training dog agility. This is a great product.
The Manners Minder exceeded my expectations!!
I recently purchased this manners minder to train my puppy Sofie how to down-stay however, it gave much more than just that! The product is very well made and extremely easy to use. It also comes with an excellent instructional DVD and booklet by world renowned veterinarian and animal behaviourist Sophia Yin. The lessons easily guide you through the program and you will see impressive results in only a few minutes a day! Really! No exaggeration at all. By using all positive reinforcement techniques, not only did it teach Sofie to always look to me for guidance whenever she wants something, it has made me a consistent leader. Thank you Entirely Pets for getting this product to me so quickly and with such a great price. I normally never write reviews, but I give this product my highest recommendation!
from Anchorage, AK11/07/2012
My puppy loves the Manners Minder. It is really helping us with our agility training. Great training tool!
The product is excellent and it arrived faster than I expected even though I live abroad.
Really Great for Training
I am very impressed with the MannersMinder. My dogs get so excited when they see me get it ready. I love that I can use it to work with them inside the house or out. I have only had it jam a couple of times and the dog food I have been using is not even the optimal shaped food for this device. We are currenly working on getting them to "Go" (when I point at things they don't seem to know to go in that direction) and then come when I call them back (I keep cheese for the reward for returning to me). I really don't know how I could work on these things without having to have someone else help me if I didn't have a MannersMinder.
Great training aid
by Aussie owner
from Pittsboro NC03/12/2013
Great price on super training aid. Booklet contains instructions on how to use the device for simple training, however we use it to teach distance work for agility and obedience.
i ordered this item on the 22nd january 2013 it is now 7th feb and you have not contacted me. despite many emails, despite posting on your face book page. nothing.
you have previously charged my credit card twice and sent goods i have not ordered.