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Old 09-12-2013, 03:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default E-collar to prevent your dog to do something

I have a 9 months old labrador puppy which is very stubron when she wants something (to chew our tables/chairs, to eat "something" outside, to pull me outside in a big stengh, etc)

I wonder if it is recommended to prevent this kind of behavior by using an E-collar (and how to do it..)

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I wouldn't use the e-collar for correcting chewing or pulling. You may want to search some threads on those topics. I also suggest you sign up for dog obedience classes if available in your area.
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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E-collars are very useful when used correctly, but really shouldn't be used as a crutch in place of solid obedience training. What sort of OB work have you done with your pup?
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It worked great for our pup. He was never a big chewer inside but he has always been one to just pick anything new off the ground and swallow it whole...like a duck swallowing a loaf of bread! I very rarely have to use it nowadays and when I do its on a setting I can't even feel on MY neck. I enrolled in training classes first to learn how to use it correctly though. It can definitely be abused.
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If you buy a decent enough one, they will have a vibe and tone setting as well. I use the vibe for gaining attention and the tone for commands. You could always vibe them before increasing stimulation.

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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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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.
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:52 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I have a 9 months old labrador puppy which is very stubron when she wants something (to chew our tables/chairs, to eat "something" outside, to pull me outside in a big stengh, etc)

I wonder if it is recommended to prevent this kind of behavior by using an E-collar (and how to do it..)

Thanks,
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You'd be better off redirecting her unwanted behavior into something you like. She's chewing on a table leg? Hand her a toy to chew on instead. If she pulls, you don't move or you go backwards. She'll learn that pulling gets her results she doesn't want.


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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.
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Old 11-23-2013, 11:17 AM   #10 (permalink)
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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

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he 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.
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