I liked Susan Garett’s recaller.
I am checking this out.
This was biggest issue with him and challenge for us. The real challenge was if the cat/ Deer was on the move and max was not directly engaged with me but on his own. This was where I was stuck.
This is also my biggest issue and challenge. I think Apex would stop playing with me if a cat moves though. I know I have more work to do, but other than this issue I am happy where we are so far behavior wise. I have noticed as our relationship grows he does really want to do as asked. When he is in drive for the chase his ears and eyes can only see and hear one thing.
So I sought out help using the ecollar by a trainer.
At what age was Max when you felt you had done all you could do and decided it was time to use a trainer/e collar?
Did the trainer you worked with use a method like Larry Khron? Did you train leave it, and then recall if chasing or something different? Stupid question, but you cannot use an e collar when the dog is wet right? My pup loves the beach too.
When the beach season was over and no one was around we were walking near the dunes And I missed my opportunity. They were two deer and max took off completely blowing me off with the ecollar during a high stim.
He blew the through the high stim? Does this happen when you are not using it consistently in the intermittent phase (Larry Khron book) or stay in that phase long enough?
It was scary I could not find him he crossed over the dunes into the other side where the inlet was. I heard two gun shots and I know there is no hunting at the beach that I’m aware of. My phone had died and we were miles into no mans land. So worried sick. A few minutes later no sign of him. I started running fell and tripped I was pretty distressed a few minutes later i felt maxes kisses on my cheek. The he second time he came to me when I was in distress over him. He was all wet. This prompted me to work with the ecollar more. This story is just to say I began to work with ecollar more. The more I worked with the more comfortable I felt.
That is really scary, while I really want off leash freedom for the both of us; I really want to avoid something seriously dangerous. My pup is pushy and a brilliant opportunist so I have to be really aware. I also have to be very consistent; luckily my kids trained me in the power of consistency. Thank you for sharing with me, I really appreciate it.