Finally I decided to order the Dogtra 300 to get her to stop chasing wild life.
First 2 weeks getting used to the E-Collar by just wearing it, no stimulation. Then find out her level of sensitivity.
Next I am wondering what the best plan of action is. Am in doubt about two training views:
Trainer/breeder X: As soon as she starts the chase, call her name and if she doesn't look back, immediately stimulate.
My take on this is that she will learn to associate her name (in the event she doesn't respond to her name at the initial chase) by the negative experience, which could very well affect her responses in training and in general life when I call her.
I know that she won't ever respond to her name after the chase has started so trying to see if she will respond to her name is not an option.
. My way of thinking: expose her and as soon as she starts the chase (first reflex), stimulate. When she responses by ending the chase, call her by her name, recall and reward her for doing so.
My take on this: she will associate the punishment with the object of her chase. To Deja, the shock will be caused by the animal and make staying with me a safer choice for her; making the decision to not chase wildlife.
I am not planning on using this collar for anything else but to stop chasing wildlife so we can enjoy off leash hikes and time outside.
Other than that, she is rock solid on obedience, gets along with anyone and other dogs, is stable and well-socialized.
I would like feedback from people who have used this collar for chasing wild life and your preference for a method, how it worked and if you needed the collar permanently.
(Never thought I would ever purchase an E-collar