Ecollar, where to get it?
Hello, I have been struggling with my dog’s reactivity for a year now. We have been working with a better trainer now. A trainer that kind of gets our dog, and he has gotten him into a better position, in fact, a few weeks ago we take him to Albuquerque, and we have taken him to public places such as cafes here in Mexico, it was quite good in the summer, he would barely react to either one person or one dog but really sporadically.
Turns out I went abroad for my PhD, but for personal and familiar reasons decided no to stay there. Yet I did spend some money on that trip (that I am still paying).
We joined our trainer in Mexico once more after three weeks, which means, we joined again a month ago.
But somehow my dog is being again really reactive with people (while on leash). Not sure why. We were much better in the summer. He could see people in a really short distance, we could interact.
It could have been the time, or my trainer’s later ‘bright’ ideas or experiments with him. He has been putting another person at the group to walk him and she is really scare of him.
Anyway, I have been reading a lot about the Ecollar, and it sounds like a great deal cause it would help me and my sister to solidify his obedience and probably help us deal with his 'On again' reactivity.
The thing is, the more he reacts, the more nervous we get when taking him out. Hence, we are starting the circle again. I dont want that again for our lives (he is 105lb and I am 105lb)
I am from Mexico, and getting a good Ecollar is expensive here, even if I get it through Amazon and have it ship to my relatives in Arizona. I make my living as a part time professor at the University (it helps my CV for later doctorates), but it is a terrible way to make money. Hence, I was thinking about getting a 60-70 dollar one from amazon, but the more I read and the more videos I watch, keep getting me into the idea of getting a Mini Educator or a Dogtra IQ plus or better the 280C.
To be honest, affording either of the 'good ones' is out of my budget, I pay a monthly trainer, and I kinda live (Gas is really expensive here), but I do not want to put a cheap piece of trash on my dog’s neck, hence, I do wonder, would it be too bad to get either of them used in Ebay or at Collarclinic.com?