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09-11-2014 05:59 PM
jafo220
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Originally Posted by lalachka View Post
I don't think that article is against ecollars. And i didn't see the brain cell part though I just skimmed
I don't think it's in "that" article. Matter of fact, I don't think it's in any article worth it's weight in credibility. You could probably find an article that would support findings of increased brains cells in dogs resulting from e-collar use if you looked hard enough. You could find about anything you want on the internet to support your position. That's the kicker about internet propaganda studies. You would think with a drop in brain cells from using an e-collar, my dog would be having some difficulties with day to day things. But, he isn't. He's pretty dang happy. At least if that's how you take tail wagging, depending on which article you read.
09-11-2014 03:26 PM
Steve Strom
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Originally Posted by David Taggart View Post
Just type in Google "E-collar destroys dog brain", and you will find plenty of information.
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Lol, read no evil is right.
09-11-2014 03:25 PM
lalachka
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Originally Posted by David Taggart View Post
Just type in Google "E-collar destroys dog brain", and you will find plenty of information.
See no evil. Read no evil. Cite no evil. | Smartdogs' Weblog
I don't think that article is against ecollars. And i didn't see the brain cell part though I just skimmed
09-11-2014 03:12 PM
David Taggart
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Where did you come up with this?
Just type in Google "E-collar destroys dog brain", and you will find plenty of information.
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09-11-2014 02:28 PM
Steve Strom
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E-collar destroys brain cells, it was designed for extreme cases - for dogs who eat ineadible objects in the streets, and for males who are too keen to attack other males.
Where did you come up with this? Not that the rest of it wasn't quote worthy, but this? This is really something. Is there some study or something somewhere?
09-11-2014 02:13 PM
David Taggart
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100 % agree with the e-collar.
E-collar destroys brain cells, it was designed for extreme cases - for dogs who eat ineadible objects in the streets, and for males who are too keen to attack other males. Neither e-collar, nor prong teaches dogs anything, they are for building a conditioned reflex. A long line is for training new commands, not for a dog who knows them well already. No tools will help you in this situation, unless you leash him forever and just continue to live with a thought that he might escape. And, believe me he will one day, if you don't provide him with a job.
The problem here is psychological as well as physical due to his bodily development. He is a young male, his masculine nature calls him away from the pack, his hormones are pressing him to find a mate, adventure and a new territory. If he was a wild dog - he would leave his pack and join some other pack, or create his own.
What worsenes the situation - a lack of strong emotions. If you provided him with something really exciting and exhausting like bite work - he would wait for it and would be obedient the rest of time. Your dog is in need to do some job, most likely that it is not in his nature to lead an idle life with mild exercises. Very often the dog's true nature reveals itself as late as at three years of age, all dogs mature differently.
The easiest and the cheapest way to occupy his brain is to turn him on search. Get couple of new toys (you may need to stuff them with food at the beginning), give toys some names (say, a ball is Nick, and a tug toy is Ella) for a start and play inside the house close to the front door step in one and the same spot for couple of days. Then hide these toys at the house corners prior to letting him out, and help him to find them, saying "Where's Nick?". Remove from mouth when found, come back inside and play inside at the usual spot with your front door open. Leave Nick in the house and go to search for Ella. Again, play inside at the front door only. After some days of training, when he grabs the idea what the procedure is about, he will start bringing you these two toys for the sake of playing. Find objects of household, your old slipper, anything for him to find around the house, and give those objects different names. Recall each time making your voice intriguing, ask him to sit and look at you for few seconds before sending him to search. He will do his doggie business in the way, don't worry about it. The most important - your recall would have some meaning for him, he would be occupied with business of "hunting and bringing prey back to the den".
09-11-2014 02:11 PM
wolfy dog This level of disobedience is not serious enough for an e collar. Try the NILIF concept, work with him, don't give him an inch. You first want to establish a good relationship with him, give him plenty of exercise and training. And why do refuse to go outside with him at night on leash? I think that is just what he needs. No freedom, unless earned.
Chasing him down in the yard might work in the yard but you can forget his recall when he is off leash unfenced.
09-11-2014 02:09 PM
Lilie I disagree 100% about the e-collar.
09-11-2014 12:47 PM
jafo220 Just remember with the e-collar, not to make him "collar smart". They get this way when the collar is either not consistently used or the collar is not on the dog when out of the kennel. You can't just have it on him when you feel like it or not. If used, has to be on the dog when he is out or it's useless as they get wise to when it's on or not.
09-11-2014 12:28 PM
Ltleo I 100 % agree with the e-collar. (As long as you introduce it's use the correct way) I had recall issues to a point with my male. Worked in the e-collar and now, we are off leash all day in the park. Even right next to dog parks with other dogs barking like crazy my boy will recall ASAP when I call. Once the dog understands the "nick" is the same transition to a "correction/reminder" as with being on lead, they totally understand. You won't even have to use a "high distraction" level. The dog will get it, just like if someone called you and you didn't here them, but then they tap you on the shoulder. You would get it, be like oh what? Come? Ok
The ability to reach out and "touch" is amazing especially with high drive stubborn males lol.
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