Darrin , Seeing that you are promoting these collars you might want to write Foster and Smith Training people and let them know how incredibly WRONG their advice is on how to start the dog on an ecollar http://ecollar.com/index.php/e-colla...ing-techniques
this is the basics intro.....
"Here's how it works:Place the collar on your dog - you can choose a collar with different stimulation levels or a
vibration collar - and make sure you know how the transmitter works.
Call out the command and if your dog does not respond, correct him by pressing the
transmitter button. Make sure you use the lowest level - your goal is to get the animal's
attention but never hurt the dog. Your dog should associate the stimulation with your voice - he naturally wishes to please
you, so should respond quickly. When he performs the correct behavior, reward him. Your
praise can be a simple pat on the shoulder or chest, verbal praise, or a treat. This will further
reinforce the correct behavior.
Controlling aggressive or nuisance behavior:"