Typically on here would be advice and reference to a programme from any source that is available to you. But If any of these programmes and tools at your disposal were not available , what would the advice be?....Now, you could get some smart ass come up with some crafty response that shoots down in flames how others approach things!! but that would be just rude! and after all, RTF is a family ! Isn't it?..So how would you help this fella out?
I have used Evan's experienced quote as an example of a helpful reply to someone recently 'State Side' !on another thread (Hope Evan doesn't mind) ,So you can appreciate that a response such as this would be 'lost' and inevitably be useless to the person This side of the pond.
Good. That's how we learn. We're only asking these questions so we know what tools you have at your disposal. If your dog isn't handling pressure well that's a signal to you that you may want to question how "FF, CC, OB, etc" were accomplished. If the trainer of this dog was a Carr-based (Smartwork, TRT system) trainer it's much easier to relate to, so useful suggestions can more readily be offered.
One thing I hope you come to understand, and it relates to all your dog's basic training, is that CC stands for e-collar conditioning. That means your dog should have been soundly and appropriately conditioned to e-stimulus as a form of pressure. That should have been done in a manner that resulted in your dog tolerating that pressure, understanding it, and reacting in predictable, stable ways. If that isn't happening it's a poor idea to go on. But that does not mean you can't proceed with an e-collar. It just means the conditioning will need to take place more thoroughly so you have the tools you'll need.
Now, I personally am not against CC or FF or FTP ,Or pressure in all it's variations
So if RTF is a family for all retriever trainers and owners how would you advise?