In a way I would have to say that I have been very lucky to have such a smart and soft pup. However I think I am running into a small roadblock with the e collar to fetch, I am following smartworks, and have made one mistake with having pup [go get it] instead of fetch, lol. I did the ear pinch and spent about 4 days on it, pup started to reach on the fourth pinch to my surprise. It took 2 1/2 more days to get to the ground and the next day was moving like a champ as long as long as I had a hold of that ear. I transitioned out of ear pressure to make sure she understood and that has gone well also. When I started to cc to fetch things got hairy, laying on floor, pushing up against me on a medium level 2. We had to basically go thru the whole ff with collar and ear pinch to just with collar. Now that we are moving we take it out side and it all falls apart, I assume its because of being not generalized yet and proceed to remind her of the standards, with a fetch-nick, fetch and she just laid down. I walked up and fetch, ear pinched, and she picked up immediately. She is reluctant to fetch under pressure but dose so very eagerly with none. As a side note I cc to here at a level 2 high and tried a three low and it almost crippled her. A two medium works wonders around all types of distractions, brings an immediate response to any refusal to come here. Would this same pressure be to much for fetch and be causing a lot of the avoidance ,clamming up and lack of desire in this process. Is it normal to have different pressures for different commands as far as the e collar goes? I have not started to move from a simple fetch from the ground as i don't feel this e collar is done yet.
Just as a funny note after starting ff the next time I took her out for some fun marks for me, I threw one out and let her break for it and said fetch when she was half way there she stopped and headed for the house, this was very easy to fix.
Pup is 6.5 months old.
Thanks 2 all who replie