Administrator & LOTR Addict
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Bloomington, IN, USA
Just from reading what you have written, IMO your dog is biting out of both insecurity and conflict. The bite for him is a safe place, a way to relieve pressure. The E-collar is not going to change this. He needs to learn that his barking can control the helper, that he has power over the helper while barking. This will help both the H&B and the guarding after the outs. He also needs to learn that you and he are a team and that your approach after the outs is a good thing. This can be done in various ways, but I do it by either signaling my helper to give a bite when I approach, when I am standing next to my dog, after I have asked my dog to sit, or maybe even approaching, moving away and then the dog getting a bite.
The other work for the H&B and guarding will be up to your helper to teach the dog he has power and not always over power the dog himself (that make sense?).
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