Yes, already had a trainer working with her on the choker and e-collar. All my dog did was fight it. She did so perfect with the pinch the first few times. I was amazed. Yes it was up high on neck behind the ears and my left hand to pop the leash was about 10 inches from her collar. She just didnt respond to it much today. It worked perfect before. I think my husband keeps slight tension but he insists he isnt. I keep telling him anyway. Maybe I should get the herm sprenger.