Sorry for asking so many questions, I know this is my third one in two days so I will try to shut up for a while after this one.
My BLM is 5 months old and knows: Sit, Down, Stay, Kennel, Here, Place, Heel, Hold, and Fetch- (Force fetch is still not mastered)
He has been wearing his new Sport Dog Brand 825 Collar all week so that we could begin work with it. I began working with it last night with a slip lead at heel and was conditioning to the sit command. He didn't seem to feel it much, so after I switch out the short probes for the longer ones.
Now my dilemma, today we out to a guy from work's farm to work on collar conditioning to sit while walking at heel. As we walked, I would pull up on the lead to the command sit and would hold down the continuous until his butt hit the ground and then would instantly stop pressure. I felt as tho he wasn't getting much connection because he was not showing much of a reaction to the stimulation so I adjust the collar tightly behind his ears on the top of his neck. He was then feeling the stimulation but it kinda of freaked his out. After that he was kind of stand offish to me and was not really wanting to mind me like he normally does.
Do I stop e-collar all together? Work with vibration stimulation first then electric? Electric to a different command?
I don't know, he has been being more stubborn lately, which I believe is because he's a "teenager" now. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, we have had no issue in training until now.
I also what to note that once I took the collar off that he was still minding quicker to sit than normal. I did put the collar back on him, just so he can continue to be used to wearing it.
Thanks in advanced, sorry for so many threads in such a short time.