|09-18-2013 08:10 PM|
|TwoBigEars||You're welcome! I know I debated for quite a while and read a lot of reviews trying to decide which e-collar to get. And I also wasn't sure if the IQ would be "enough" for my dog, but it's worked out great.|
|09-18-2013 04:30 PM|
|09-18-2013 04:06 PM|
|TwoBigEars||He is about 82lbs, GSD. I also use the regular short contact points that came with it. I was told I might need the longer prongs, but they weren't necessary. He's a stock coat. If you have a longcoat, you'll probably want the longer contact points.|
|09-18-2013 10:06 AM|
Thats the basic way I do it but there is more to it. Checkout lou castle's site he has a lot of good info on there.
|09-18-2013 09:29 AM|
|doggiedad||forget about the e-collar and find a trainer.|
|09-18-2013 03:34 AM|
|09-17-2013 10:31 PM|
|TwoBigEars||I have a Dogtra IQ and it is more than adequate for my stubborn, high-drive dog. His working level is around 18, but goes up with higher distraction, as Blitzkreig noted. The IQ goes up to 100, and I think it would be a rare dog that would require the extra 27 levels.|
|09-17-2013 10:18 PM|
This will teach the dog that a stim (leash or e-collar) means good things are about to happen. Now you are ready to teach the recall with a long leash tap, then pair with e-stim and finally just e-stim. Dog will never go down in drive and stay happy + bring more drive as he now knows a stim or a leash pop brings rewards.
|09-17-2013 09:49 PM|
Blitz- how do you train recall on an E-collar? Our trainer does it (did it) for a friend of ours because nothing was working on recall for his dog. I hate to even think about it (Sabo is a bit young anyway) but I'm curious.
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|09-17-2013 08:23 PM|
Not necessarily, alot depends on your dogs pain tolerance and drive, more distractions = higher level. Better to have enough juice then too little.
I have had dogs with a working level of 21 on my Dogtra, but with a running squirrel or bunny we have found ourselves on 50.. My dogtra goes up to 127. So their version of medium output is likely more then enough as long as you fit the collar properly.
I like the Einstien due its compact size. I personally use the dogtra but am thinking my next collar will be an Einstien.
I always recommend E Collar recall to my clients as IMO it is the only 99.9% bombproof way to condition the dog to come under any circumstance. Its also nice that it can be trained reliably in a few sessions.
If trained properly it is not exclusively posative punishment. I like Bart Bellons Nepopo method.
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