The prong is what I use for obed work. In agility no correction collar used of course but use a fleece slip martingale lead.
I have a leather slip lead or choke but have just resorted to my prong. He's an awesome dog buuuuuuut really want him toning down his arousal level. They said last night at class, instructor included, we all know when Sprocket is in the building! 8/ Also, if someone takes him from me or placed in a down/stay with a stranger to work on future testing, he really whines!
I got him at just over 4 months of age. Drive toy (crazy for the flirtpole, which we are on the down low with, lol/food, Shaping, Luring, etc work was done with him coming from a schutzhund background. I'm not familiar with how this is built but while I love certain things, it's the capping that needs done now. It's like a excited or not sure if anxious whine?
It's not screaming but whining & if real amped a blurt of a bark at times. Was told correcting him is getting my attention. That's why I *try* to ignore the crate whines at home (which i know a e-collar would prob put a stop to it but trying my best to nip it without). 8/ Want him not crate whining at shows also & a few shows in the past, he did good. It seems in his adolescent stage, this is getting worse. I practice everything done in a calm state. He's knows, quiet as he'll speak & then I que, quiet, which the bugger does nicely.
PMs welcomed if others wish to go that route. 8)
Leaking, as in a whine here & there? At this point it's constantly but way worse in agility class & I work him constantly with movement obed/play in between turns.
I truly feel if I cannot get it under control now that it will only magnify once he really starts knowing the agility game & he'll be one that's a crazy hot mess which I do not want, lol. Doesn't help your nerves either!
The BGSD was a joke as males getting bashed for this over females but I swear just ironic he amps like our last BGSD!
Always working nilf & impulse control stuff.
Getting out of his crate is the biggest hurdle as he spins & whines.
Thank Wildo & yep..... *please* share that link. I've tried researching, youtubing arousal, etc & thought I would try my GSD people. 8)
Trying my best..... 8/ He's a fun boy but want him to be a balanced working dog, turn on & turn off the whining! Oh btw, he does inside. Play outside, high arousal to come in house, goes to place (bed) & settles or sleep. 8)