My dog is a 8 month-old male Labrador.
I have read your 'Secrets of the Professional Dog Trainer.' I have also just completed 8 private lessons with a teacher utilizing the pinch collar. If you are interested in families, you will perhaps desire to research about tell us what you think. My issue is: With the pinch collar around the lab works well; set a soft collar he'll not work the same; if fact, he'll not even get in a down often. So I didn't really train this dog anything; only that he feared a correc...
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My pup is just a 8 month-old male Labrador.
I have read your 'Secrets of a Professional Dog Trainer.' I have also just completed 8 private lessons with a coach using the touch collar. My question is: With-the crunch collar around the research works well; put a soft collar he will not work the same; if fact, he will not even go in a down often. And so I did not really train this dog anything; only that he feared a correction with a 'touch.' What's your opinions, and I'm sure you've got them.
First, there must be NO FEAR linked to the pinch collar. I'm assuming that you've misunderstood a number of the basic ideas or you just described it peculiarly inside your e-mail.
As for your question, here is what you are missing: CONDITIONING YOUR PUPPY TO THE BEHAVIOR. Up to now, all you need done is trained your dog to KNOW the behavior. Nevertheless you haven't made the behavior into a CONDITIONED RESPONSE. This is why - in my book - I encourage you to give the COMMAND-CORRECTION-PRAISE (enforcing everytime to the behavior the command is given by you for your first couple of weeks. ESPECIALLY if the dog is less-than a year-old.
DO NOT Move TO THE GENTLE COLLAR PRIOR TO THE DOG IS TRAINED. To compare additional info, please consider taking a gaze at: vibrating finger. You will be undoing your progress and teaching your dog to be collar wise. (Please review the part in the book about maybe not teaching your puppy to become collar smart).
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