You are placing words that I never, ever used into my post. I personally don't think a 14 month old running through the house is "acting like an ass". Dogs will be dogs after all. When my dogs need outlet for energy it is outside time or "lets train" time, not get out the ecollar time.
But giving it a correction via ecollar for that IMO is a bit over the top because there are many other ways of "controlling" a young dog.
It isn't about THE ecollar but the way it was used and the OP not knowing enough before using it.
So we have a difference of opinion. With all the fancy training spewed here, I'm personally amazed that a big dog running thru-out the house is "OK". At least you say it's Your Opinion
that using an ecollar is inappropriate. Using the collar on a 4-month-old is inappropriate. Using it on an older dog is not. The running thru-out the house is only a small piece, I think. I think the dog probably has other times when he's acting wild.
Personally, *I* do not like Ziva running thru the house. At 88 lbs, she'd run thru you like a bull - if allowed to. In the 2 years we've had her, we either have to bring her in on a short lead, or block her butt all the way down the hallway - or she charges like a bull. And altho that behavior may only be slightly irritating, the fact that she could mow over 1 of my cats & hurt them is unacceptable. That behavior may be OK with some - it is not for me & obviously not with the OP. I don't think that's a bad thing, either.
In fact, if it weren't for my huge medical expenses (thank you, Cancer), I'd have an ecollar AND Sgt Castle at my house tomorrow. Our case may be different, as we're dealing with an abused Rescue, not a young dog raised from a pup in the house. No matter - in the end, we all look for that well-behaved dog.
We should agree to disagree. I'm already aware I am in the minority. And that's OK. My expected lifespan isn't as long as everyone else's. Whatever time I have left, I want a well-behaved dog & I inSIST
my cats be safe from a running bull in the house. As I said earlier, I hope the OP visits Sgt Castle's forum & perhaps even talk with him prior to this trainer that was found.
To the OP - BEST WISHES for the upcoming training. Please let us know how things evolve.