"Force fetch isn't about retrieving as much as it is conditioning a dog to handle pressure, in a very controlled environment. It's about putting a dog in the position of having to figure out how to turn off pressure by finding the correct response. This translates into numerous areas in training." Sharon Potter.
I ordered two Dogtra IQs for our kennel to try them out.
After a month, I returned them.
Last edited by Jiggy; 02-05-2014 at 11:04 AM.
I'l tell you one thing not to do with a bird crazy noisy dog and a freekin bark collar. Don't leave it on the dog when you go to line! My dog went nutso barking at flyer and I nearly go bitten trying to get the bark collar off while it was hitting him and he was howlin' bloody murder.
Though I had his e-collar on, dumb!
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Yep seen one that was pretty ugly, don't believe the collar was on all that long either, and got infected turned out fine but boy was it nasty.
I have had it happen a few times and your right it is pretty ugly. Now if I have a bad barker that needs one I move it every day just a little to one side or other. One other thing is after that get wise to it (and they will) you can put it on a little looser than normal it will still work because they know it's on. I had one that would shut up if he saw me heading his way with one in my hand. Another tip is don't bump the side if the kennel door with it in your hand. Woooo thats hot!
In response to question if using bark collar affects CC. I used a bark collar on my pup way before she was collar conditioned. She was staked out watching the older dogs run, and made a ruckus wanting to join in. The bark collar worked quickly, never left it on more than few hours at a time. Now at 5yr she is the quietest dog we've ever had. Plus I think it actually helped with collar conditioning. She already knew she could control the stimuli by her responses. Never used both at same stages.
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