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Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Bloomington, IN, USA
The e-collar is a tool that can be used correctly or incorrectly just like any other training tool. There are many dogs that have been trained using the E that don't require it for life just like there are dogs trained with food and toys that stop working when the lure is no longer readily available.
How a dog responds to training, no matter the tool, depends a lot on how the dog is trained, the temperament of the dog and the skills of the handler.
If the OP's dog MUST wear the collar all the time to comply then he was never actually trained. If you want to use the collar find someone that is knowledgeable about using it as a training tool and not just a correction tool. Or find someone to work with that uses other methods and retrain your dog.
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