No, I don't mind his reacting, I like that he lets me know loudly that there are people outside - cars too, generally cars come down here to park and trespass. I'm completely okay with him barking and alerting me to people. But I want him to come back as soon as I call him. He's allowed to walk through the garden area around the fence too, but him tearing it up as he runs is a problem, and he only does that when he ignores the "come" command.
I don't know if it would make a difference, but I planned on working the recall before trying it with the over-threshold stimulation like dogs by his fence. Like taking him to a field on a very long lead - where he will undoubtedly be distracted by the smell of other animals and a new place and such and working on the recall and shock before trying it at home where he is most likely to ignore someone. I did assume he would misinterpret it if I just gave him a shock while he was after the 'intruder' before making him understand it only happens if he ignores the 'come' command.
I plan on taking a class of some kind to learn how to properly use it even if I never DO use it, but I thought I'd ask anyway. When training for better recall for whatever reason with a shock collar, do you simply call to them, and if ignored give a correction and call again? Or do you keep a steady shock going until the dog displays the correct behavior - I.E. returning to you?
But this is why I asked you guys before I purchased one. I don't know any of this as I've never really considered one.
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