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    Anybody ever leave the ecollar on the dog when he is outside doing his thing for general reassurance of commands?? Reason I ask is, my dog just turned 1 year old and he is being extremely testy all of a sudden. Wondering outside of the yard down to the street and across the street and not necessarily coming when I call him. He is testing me. He will be out in the back eating rabbit poop (which I can't stand) and when I tell him no he just looks at me and keeps doing it (which I REALLY can't stand). He is just getting sloppy all of sudden.

    He has been collar conditioned and for the most part has been doing really well with everything I could ask from him......until now.

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    Better to have it on him and reinforce what he knows than to not have it on and have him flip you the bird and get away with selective hearing..

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    Quote Originally Posted by CodyC View Post
    Anybody ever leave the ecollar on the dog when he is outside doing his thing for general reassurance of commands?? Reason I ask is, my dog just turned 1 year old and he is being extremely testy all of a sudden. Wondering outside of the yard down to the street and across the street and not necessarily coming when I call him. He is testing me. He will be out in the back eating rabbit poop (which I can't stand) and when I tell him no he just looks at me and keeps doing it (which I REALLY can't stand). He is just getting sloppy all of sudden.

    He has been collar conditioned and for the most part has been doing really well with everything I could ask from him......until now.
    Yes you should put the collar on him. In addition I would suggest some kennel time. I'm going to guess that this is an inside dog. Nothing wrong with that but in my experience they tend to forget they are a dog from time to time. The e collar corrections and a night or two in the kennel usually seems to correct the problem.

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    Yeah he is an inside dog. He stays in the pen outside most of the time when I am at work but here lately he has been staying inside because the weather has been pretty bad. This is my fault, the dog is extremely hard but once you get the point across to him he is a champ. Just bull headed and fearless, not afraid to try to boss you around. I do appreciate the advice.

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    I'm dealing with the same thing with my dog at about the same age. I put it on him whenever we go out, better to have it and not use it than not have it and need it. My dog likes to test me more often than I'd like and it usually only takes one reminder and we're back on the same page for the remainder of our time together. Most of the time it's when we're just outside for playtime, bathroom breaks, and other casual trips out. When there's work to be done he's all business and very focused on me which I'm happy about. It's those casual times out that I find the collar most important.

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    Same boat here - year old and deciding he's hard of hearing. I have been keeping the e-collar on him quite a bit lately, even around the house. Just so I know I can reinforce and nip and "testy" adolescent behavior. I'm sure half of the problem is the lack of training and exercise he's been able to get with all this snow this winter.

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    Yeah i agree with the exercise issue. This dog is extremely high energy and I work 5 days a week so exercise is in the morning and afternoon but still doesn't seem to be enough for him.

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    Sounds like he doesn't know what "here" is if he was CC he would know EXACTLY what it means.
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    Quote Originally Posted by metalone67 View Post
    Sounds like he doesn't know what "here" is if he was CC he would know EXACTLY what it means.
    +1 and I would also give him a good burn when he goes to eat that rabbit poop. He doesnt need to be CC to that. Just let him have a good zap. You dont want him eating that stuff, there is alls kinds of bad bugs he can aquire with that behavior.
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    I advise pet dog clients that the dog's collar should be on any time he is out of his crate/kennel or not sleeping. Minimum 8 hours per day with the collar OFF to prevent chaffing but otherwise, collar on and transmitter in pocket.

    I deliberately use a collar with a small transmitter and belt clip for to make this easy. You might consider a Dogtra IQ or 1900 for around the house if you're using a Tri-Tronics tube model. It's just a lot easier to carry either of those around. The Educator (Einstein) 300TS is a great model for this also (my personal preference).

    At a year old your dog still needs re-enforcement in distracting situations. The more consistent you are the more success you'll have habituating the commands.

    He's not trying to F*** you.. he's just not paying attention because the environment is more interesting.

    Kinda like you getting slapped in the back of the head by the GF for looking the wrong direction
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