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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-16-2019, 09:52 AM
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If you saw a improvement from what you learned from a free one hour consult. Why not pay the trainer to come back?
You can still keep lines of communication open with your breeder, and speak to your vet.
More than one young dog has lost its life due to this type of problem. I would not put off getting him help.

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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-19-2019, 10:46 PM
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I've never used one on my dogs, never would either, but tbh I have seen the effects that they can have on dogs that have been "unruly" so I'm not anti e-collars I just choose to put in more time in the back field using more conventional and traditional methods. I think e-collars are banned here now in UK anyway.

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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-21-2019, 09:00 AM
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i have never had to use one either and used to think very negatively about them. my opinion has changed somewhat recently after discussing some use cases with different people. Then during the recent hunt test, where one of the GSP`s decided it was a good idea to go and check out the cows on the other end of the field... they had a calf and the meeting ended up with the dog being kicked several times by the protecting cows, and the dog got injured obviously. if they had a collar on him they could have at least save him from that. if it was for the safety of my dogs i would probably use the zapping too.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-21-2019, 08:08 PM
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I have two very busy roads that border our 160-acre property. We had our V professionally trained by a seasoned veteran of sport dogs on the "proper" use of an e-collar. It's the use of a proper e-collar or expose him to being run over by a car, plain and simple. I choose the former and haven't looked back. It's on him ever time he's off lease.

To each his own.....ymmv
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