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post #1 of 142 (permalink) Old 03-13-2013, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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E Collar

So we broke down and got Miles an E collar. :-\

We tried long lead/ cord training, back to training classes, treat training.... he was an angel for the trainer, an angel on the lead and as soon as he is completely off the lead he's back to his old ways. He doesn't run away, he just dances around us and doesn't want to go home. He's gotten to the point where he makes me nervous though bc his confidence is growing and he's exploring more on trails, and now with snake season coming I need him to come back when called. We also have a few hiking vacations coming back and in new areas I want to feel confident he is will be safe and come back when I tell him to.

So the collar is in the mail on it's way. I hope it goes well, going to read the training manual tonight.

Our first Vizsla "Miles" born 12/21/11
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post #2 of 142 (permalink) Old 03-13-2013, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks!

We bought the collar from gundogsupply.

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Make sure to follow the directions on conditioning. When used properly, you'll be amazed at the results. The first I day I started "zapping" (for lack of better term) him it was as though the light bulb went off in his head. After about 10 minutes of use he instantly started performing the request commands. I used a beep then zap. He quickly graduated to just needing the beep. We then started using the beep to issue commands from a distance while hunting; one beep stop, two beep flush, three beep return. Ive only zapped checked him probably 15 times the whole time we used the e collar. We actually just started using the collar again to help with his hard mouthing during retrievals and have seen great results
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post #4 of 142 (permalink) Old 03-13-2013, 02:10 PM
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when you get your collar, put it on your wrist after it is charged up and start at 0.5 setting and hit the button. Then 1.0, 1.5, 2.0 and up the scale. This way you understand what your dog feels. You might need someone else to click the button. Our dog collar goes up to 5.0 in .5 steps and I can easily stand 3.5. After that it gets my attention. I only use 5.0 on Bailey for the come to Jesus moments. Everything else is around 3.5. Chloe responds at 1.0. Each dog is different.

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Thanks everyone! A bit nervous to try it out but this feedback is good.

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MilesMom, let us know how it goes. We have been considering getting Coya an E collar for some time now, but never have taken the step. She sounds similar to Miles...listens when she wants to...which unfortunately for us isn't every time WE want her too! Good luck!
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For the first week I don't even turn the collar on. I put it on the dog every time we go to do something good. The dog associates the collar with fun/good times. It also helps keep them from being collar smart. While your dog is learning the collar means good things are fixing to happen, you can be reading up and watching videos on the correct use of it.
All three of my Vs love their ecollars. Its yipping, tail waggin, can't hardly keep their butt on the floor when I get out the collars.

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Would an e collar work for jumping up/enforcing the off command? Ruby has a real problem with jumping up on people. I've tried so many things to stop it and am starting to feel hopeless!

She also likes to jump up and see what's on the kitchen counters....
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Would an e collar work for jumping up/enforcing the off command? Ruby has a real problem with jumping up on people. I've tried so many things to stop it and am starting to feel hopeless!

She also likes to jump up and see what's on the kitchen counters....
Yes and No. I really think of the Ecollar as a long leash a way to enforce your command from a distance. If the dog is misbehaveing within your reach and control you should be able to enforce what you want through physical training. But Yes Ecollars can be used to prevent dogs from jumping on pepole or chasing after pepole in the park or wherever you may not have physical control of the dog.
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If you decide to use an ecollar do you use it on all outings or do you just use it for a period to correct behaviour?

Has anybody ever been given any grief from dog owners for using one?
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