|11-23-2013 08:33 PM|
|Baillif||It is possible. Most labs around here are friendly and you cant put it past them to jump into a strangers car and try to take a ride with them.|
|11-23-2013 08:11 PM|
|Ltleo||Speaking of lab temperaments, but maybe it's just were I'm located, but I have to say over that last four or five years, the labs that I have come across are mostly very dog aggressive. Wondering if this is one of those, over breeding like the GSD.|
|11-23-2013 07:21 PM|
This may be a question that a lab forum might be able to be more helpful with as the temperament of labs at nine months might be different than the temperament of Shepherds.
I have two pups one younger and one older than yours. I would not use an e-collar for these things.
|11-23-2013 07:17 PM|
|Baillif||Deno, I don't think most people here are against the E collar itself per se. Just against its misuse or uneducated use of the tool.|
|11-23-2013 07:12 PM|
Very well put Deno. I have the same type of dog. I would recommend e collar training on leerburg for those interested. Also a good e collar is the same as a correction on any collar as you
1 need to know your dog
2 only can correct AFTER condition is LEARNED
3 as with a collar flat, prong, chock, dominant, depending on the temperment of dog and your awareness to when give correction will determine how hard you correct, or setting on e collar
4 never need for continues on e collar
5 with any correction one good correction well timed is better and more humane for both dog and owner then a thousand soft or repetitive ones
6 you will use e collar with leash and collar at ending point for complete off leash use, as the E collar acts as the leash and the static acts as a twitch on the leash, just like with any dog that has been worked you don't need a hard correction, thus settings are very low or toned... These are not E collars of years past. Also don't buy cheap gear in pet co. Buy a Real Product
|11-23-2013 12:17 PM|
This subject never ceases to amaze me.
While I can only speak to the limited experience I have with my big bad Alpha male Dex, in my opinion
the e-collar is an amazing tool that can be used in every facet of tweaking known tasks and stopping
any unwanted behavior faster than any other method. Dex is as sharp as a razor in every area with this
tool, with no ill effects what so ever.
A happier, more well adjusted dog doesn't exist.
Everyone has an opinion and some seen to have an agenda on the subject.
I would advise you try it your self and come to the right conclusion for your dog.
Of course this advice is based on you knowing how to use it correctly.
|10-12-2013 05:07 AM|
|volcano||It does wonders for my dog on vibe setting- but weve done all the groundwork via positive methods. A vibe on her neck snaps her to attention now.|
|09-23-2013 02:52 AM|
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|09-22-2013 10:50 PM|
You'd do much better to just crate your dog when you are not home, and when you are use closed doors and baby gates to keep him in the room with you to teach.
Just a great club/classes will help with that general training and pulling.
|09-22-2013 10:33 PM|
Stubbornness is normal for a 9 month old dog. What have you tried so far? An e-collar should NOT be the first choice for something like this.
Ideally you should be able to tell him NO and get him to back away from whatever he shouldn't be doing. If you can't do this, you can work towards it by following various dog "leadership" tips around.
If it were my dog, I'd have him wear either a prong or old "choker" collar with a leash attached (as long as I am supervising him). If he does something he shouldn't and continues when I tell him "no", grab the leash and correct him then take him somewhere else. A few times of that and he will understand that No means No. You do not need to go to an e-collar for this.
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