Steve S I wouldn't call it research, but I'm aware of his work and studied a lot of the videos.Eug, have you done any research into Michael Elis's dog training videos? He uses a reward based method for teaching all sorts of dogs..
Swampbilly postedDon't forget that OC governs the use of the e-collar too, and every other training aid or method; but you're right, the more you learn about OC the better will be your powers of observation and analysis. However to answer your other question, even when I had the lawful opportunity to use an e collar I didn't take it. I was travelling a road from being an old time hard handed trainer towards something better and didn't perceive the collar as an advancement for me.fully understand the attributes that FF brings to the table, but if it's unlawful to do it, I'd make Operant Conditioning my best friend.