So this morning I tried something new with how much force I have been using on my pup 11months. To give a little background to help with what I about to say:
Working on FTP and havent been getting the best response out of my pup after he goes to the pile he has energy to get the first bumper but after he just trots and lolygags around, I had been using only level 2 stimulation on the collar for force as at times he is vocal on 2 and didnt think I should use more as I assumed he understood that level of pressure. But talking to a good friend that trains he said to try and go up a level or 2 and just see what the response it. He basically said the dog knows the command but it stead of nicking several times on a low level just nick him once on a high level even when it comes to OB it could be just irritating instead of correcting.
So with that said this morning I bumped it the level of stimulation up to 4 on a Tri-Tronic tube remote and have never seen a dog run so hard everytime after getting him once on a 4. We must have run 20+ "BACKS" and not once did he slow down and out of the 20 times I may have nicked him 5 times but he understood that the force wasnt just an irritation but force to get to the pile.
Whats your thought on this even if he is vocal it made a HUGE and I mean HUGE difference on his response to the pile.