Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: SF Bay Area / Saratoga
Re: Recall (yes again)
I will also recommend e-collar in this case.
It worked like a miracle with Xargos with cars. We also had to use the lowest setting of 10. He understood the first session the components of the equation; then it took about 4 to 5 walks for him (each with 1 nick at maximum) for him to know that he was controlling it by not reacting.
I cannot tell you what a relief it was for him to know that he doesn't have to do it, to be in charge with car lunging, that there is someone else to take care of this..
Now for 2 weeks and daily walks -- no lunging and he is so happy!
I now use e-collar on paging (i.e., no shock, only vibration) to reinforce recall.
It works very well like a tap on the sholder..
I think when it's a matter of safety (which recall is), is will be a great solution for you!
Xargos Vom Haus Tyson (born Sep., 27, 2008)
LoveBug, a brown-with-white Siberian cat, the kindest cat on earth (born Oct.27,2007)
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