I started force breaking my retriever about a month ago. The results have been positive and I have had no issues thus far. He has been on an e collar for the last year and I have only had positive effects. However, I have not used the continuous mode until now. As far as force fetching, it is working well. The problem I am having is that he no longer sits unless it is right at my left heel. I will throw a dummy 20 feet away, command sit, and as soon as I step away from him he breaks and runs towards me. He refuses to sit unless it is at my heel. He acts as though the continuous mode of the collar is too painful but I am using it on a lower setting than before. Any time I command sit without the collar on or without dummies on the ground, he obeys the same as before we started force breaking. It seems like he knows when we are going to work on ff and immediately gets scared of being away from me. I searched the forum and could not find anything similar to this.
Has anybody had this issue?
I may not be explaining this problem very clearly so pm if you have any questions.