ECollar - The Electric Collar with Michael Ellis DVD - Part 2
Part 2: Common Applications of the E-collar DVD
This DVD covers the 3 major training categories we use the e-collar for obedience, high arousal activities, and management. In this DVD you will learn how to take a dog that has been properly conditioned to the collar and in only a few short training sessions achieve the desired results through low level stimulation.
- Introduction: What this DVD covers. What advantages does the e-collar give (distance, timing, control of intensity, and impersonal correction). Why an e-collar? NOT the bigger stick!
- Obedience: A general note about the use of adversives in OB.
- Dog understands what I am asking
- Disobedience vs. mistakes
- Competing motivators
- Superstitious associations
- Improving the quality of behavior through the use of pressure
- Heeling / Focus: How to use the collar for looking away and for breaking.
- Place Work: Foot targets and bed or mat work.
- Stays: Using the collar to punish breaking stays with competing motivators.
- Retrieve: Ways to improve retrieve through e-collar work. What situations to use and which to avoid.
- Loose Leash Walking: Slip leads and e-collars.
- Protection/High Arousal Activities: Special considerations, superstitious associations, higher arousal means higher levels, classically conditioned arousal response to punisher, damage to gripping behavior, aggression.
- Recalls: From biting and on the way to biting.
- Outs: Do’s and don’ts of using the collar for outs.
- Secondary Control: Heeling and contact heeling.
- Management: We always try and address the underlying cause before, and during, using aversives on the symptoms. i.e. fear, lack of exercise, training, mental stimulation, and proper socialization.
- Barking: Sometimes bark collars are necessary.
- Counter Surfing, Chewing, Fence Jumping, etc.: Situations in which we want the correction to be impersonal and superstitious associations don’t hurt us.
- Dog Issues
- Emergency Stop: i.e. car chasing, aggression, etc.
- Conclusion: Get help if you are unsure. Just because the collar is easy doesn’t mean it is the right solution for every situation.