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    best E collar Strap

    What is the best strap for an e collar? Do most people use the standard plastic strap or some aftermarket strap?
  2. just right! Robin MacFarlane DVD - Anyone use??

    I was looking at one of the supply companys list of ecollar material and this dvd caught my eye. Has anyone watched this dvd? Comments?
  3. Thread: Softest Bumper?

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    Softest Bumper?

    My young dog loves soft object and plush toys. What brand has the softest bumpers to get started?

    Thanks
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    Thanks for the reply, good explanation.

    Thanks for the reply, good explanation.
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    Ha, that makes it sound even MORE mysterious.

    Ha, that makes it sound even MORE mysterious.
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    Thanks for the information, ill check that out. ...

    Thanks for the information, ill check that out.

    To be honest, I still don't understand the benefit of the indirect correction rather than correcting at the time the error is made.
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    That's a great analogy, very eye opening. Do...

    That's a great analogy, very eye opening.

    Do you find that the dog resents the sit or here command after a while, just as a child may begin to resent hearing his name called (continuing the...
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    That makes sense, I like the "got religion"...

    That makes sense, I like the "got religion" analogy.

    But what's the benefit of putting the dog in sit before the correction as opposed to the moment he passes the pile, or takes a wrong turn, etc.
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    Thanks all for the replies. I was confusing two...

    Thanks all for the replies. I was confusing two different approaches to the CC process. Your additional insights helped.

    Here is another question. In the dvd and book lardy progresses to...
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    That's what I heard/read in the past, but in the...

    That's what I heard/read in the past, but in the Lardy DVD he uses the stimulation (mostly just a quick nick) like a leash pop/correction rather than any sort of continual pressure that can be turned...
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    E Collar Conditioning - Automatic stimulation

    From what I understand, as part of the e collar conditioning program, a trainer will give a command and then immediately nick or 1 second stimulate the dog. What is the theory behind this?

    I can...
  12. Thread: Food Refusal

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    Food Refusal

    Some dogs will pick up anything while out in nature, grass, berries, animal poo, and so on.

    I'm curious how others have trained their dog to not munch on whatever they come across.
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    Thank you all for the replies. It sounds as if...

    Thank you all for the replies. It sounds as if there are a couple motivatinal books out there, but the vast majority of the people on this board use the methods in the programs I originally listed....
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    Motivational Dog Retrieve Program

    Hello everyone-

    I was out with my dog the other day and came across someone who was doing bumper/decoy training with his dog. There was a lot of whistle/hand signal work (casting, I think) to...
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