With e-collar and wildlife, there are a few things to keep in mind.
First, train positive and negative markers, as part of life "yes" for agreeing (that's what I like) and "no" for disagree (I don't want that) build this language with treats and punishment. Punishment sounds terrible, but it is just anything the dog wants to avoid. Can be minor, can be major, it is circumstance dependent.
Next, the earlier you can catch a dog in the chase sequence the better. Meaning, as soon as they smell deer, say "no" and correct. As soon as they look intently at coyote, correct. It is better to start high than to start too low. At least when it comes to chasing. Once the dog is in full throttle and in a chase, you will have to crank the collar all the way up to stop him or her. No fun.
It is very useful to have a "stop" word. I have fallen on "hey" just because it comes easy to my tongue when we have an unexpected wildlife encounter. This means basically "leave it alone and come here immediately". It's one I keep very sharp, and only use when I really need to.
Finally, give the dog something else to do after you have stopped the chase. I like "with me" which is a relaxed heel.
I don't like to reward with anything other than food. Not tug or toy, I feel that builds up energy, rather than takes it away. Generally, I don't reward at all for a recall off wildlife. I've learned through experience that my dogs place a different significance on a command that was trained primarily or only through "pressure" and not "in drive-motivational". Not saying I don't reward for a recall, but that the emergency stop, is not generally taught in a way that is necessarily fun for the dog. Because it is quite literally life or death.
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