This is Shorty’s first session with the e-collar.
What I’m doing here is: I’m tapping the dog with the stimulation (what we’ll refer to as “the stim”) … every time you hear me give a command. I personally only use the remote collar on about 5% of the dogs that I work with. For very much the same reason that we own an electric screw driver, but usually just use a regular screw driver.
With my system of dog training, I’ve found it to be easier on the dog if you introduce the e-collar AFTER you’ve taught your dog the basic commands … during the proofing phase of training.
We’re doing this foundation work with the e-collar now, so that we can use it later, when we teach more advanced exercises.