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post #1 of 63 (permalink) Old 12-18-2016, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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Thoughts on e collar training for 10 month old female

She pulls when walking and jumping when greeting people. Wanted to use e collar on vibrate only as deturrant for those behaviord
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post #2 of 63 (permalink) Old 12-18-2016, 12:24 PM
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Probably easier options to correct these than an e-collar. Have you tried a prong or choke chain.
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no. an e-collar is for remote training/attention getting and correcting at a distance. you can correct where you are in these instances. your dog just needs more training. the dog should already been in advanced off leash obedience training phase, either class or self taught, to be using an e-collar.
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Just got prong collar to try
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You can but only with a good, trustworthy, experienced trainer. It can be used for close work, but to develop the dog working at a distance. If you use it wrong, you will create a bigger problem than you have now.
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E collars are not allowed in Germany. So, normaly I don´t have to think about it. I would not use an e collar in that situation. I would be afraid that the dog connects the pain he feels with the people you meet. The result could be that the dog starts to be aggressiv against strangers. That has been my first thought. The same with the prong collar.
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So how about some alternative suggestions.
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So how about some alternative suggestions.
Train you dog to loose leash walk. There are tons of videos on Youtube on how to do this using a variety of effective methods that don't involve a prong or e collar. Remember, it probably took months for you dog to learn to pull on a leash, be fair and don't look to fix this behavior overnight.

Don't let people interact with her unless she is sitting although I am not sure why you are letting her interact with strangers. One bad encounter can take a lot of fixing.

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I would teach her to heel. Does she really know what you want? Are you sure? Then when I knew that she knows what a heel is, I would put her on a prong and work the heel in many situations. Get a trainer to help you use the prong. You don't want to nag her but you don't want to over do corrections either. You also need to pay attention to timing of any corrections. This is where a trainer can really help. Then I would teach her to sit any time we encountered new people. Over and over, sit and have the people ignore her. Reward good behavior. Then use the prong to enforce it once you are certain she knows what is expected of her. Do this over and over in many situations. Teach it, proof it, enforce it. Be clear, use few words, and don't be angry, just consistent.
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So how about some alternative suggestions.
Oh well since you asked for specifics.

https://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...61-post12.html

For the jumping thing ... lots of ways to stop that ... hand in the face before the dog jumps, stepping on the leash, a Bonker or the "Knee" thing ... but for most people ... these days .. I just recommend a "Pet Convincer" and call it a day. Detail are in that link.

See the link on "New Dog a Challenge" lots of info there and the link on "Fearful or Crazy" has info on Sit on The Dog and The Place Command.

And for a broad overview on the walk thing ... which is best taught "first" in a distraction free environment ... see here.:

Slip Lead leash - Boxer Forum : Boxer Breed Dog Forums


.. my focus" was on my tool of choice a Slip Lead Leash but things change. You may or may not need all of it but that is what getting it right looks like .. in my view. Welcome aboard.
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