I thank you both.
We live close to Newark, OH area & don't know any e-collar trainers.
We live out so fencing this wooded large area was out & the e-fence has been great. Our 2 never test it. They chase, but stop cold turkey b-4 they get to the fence. I don't ever worry about them.
Shadow I have trained & re-trained & will do so again. He has been great on it & I was fully trusting out there with the other dogs w/o me. I have seen him chase & stay.
Not sure why these 2 x's he tested, deers playing him.
The trust level is gone today & he is out in the kennel, hating it ! Whining.
I will work with him again today & keep up the training, but I do need something to get his mind off of prey when he sees something, here or on a walk ! I do have a older e-collar I have put on the other dogs from time to time to get them to stop chasing bikes & 4-wheelers. Has worked on them.
I would like to invested in a newer e-collar for training for 2 dogs maybe.
I have read about Dogtra, not sure the model again ?
I would go to class, but have no clue where & it's hard enough to find obed trainers around here.
So, the locked in his crate while other were allowed out & not paying any attention, was a no, no ? He knew he was so bad & wrong. When we came home, he walked towards to truck with his head hanging low & acting way sad all night.
We should have acted happy at him ? I see your point, but when my kids have ever done something bad, they get in trouble. He has to know that was bad, bad, bad.
I'm so glad he did come home & feel that's why he landed in the pound to begin with (people got tired of hunting him).