Originally Posted by OUbrat79
I am working on conditioning him to it but I get absolutely no response with him. I have the dogtra 1900. I start at 1 and work slowly up. The contacts are fairly long, I'm not sure if they are the longest ones though. I have it placed as high as I can on his neck and tight, on one side.
I have spent a lot of time researching e-collars and learning to use them properly before I bought one.
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By conditioning, I just ment putting the collar on for a period of time without it ever being turned on. My dogs will wear it for a month or two before ever getting a correction. Thanks for answering and not taking that question in a snarky way
When using an e-collar you don't need to see the dog convulsing on the floor to know it's working (exageration I dont think thats what you're doing). If your getting the desired result with the vibration then I would ride that as long as you can. The 1900 is a big collar. I wouldn't imagine your dog needs too much. Make sure the contacts are on skin and go from there. Just remember the best e-collar trainers I have ever seen you couldn't even tell the dog was getting corrected. Just enough to get the desired result. I'm sure you have studied this, just making sure. It's so easy to get frustrated and crank it up.