I’m trying to understand these concepts.
Direct Pressure: My current understanding is that Direct Pressure is always a punishment and is done with a higher setting on the e-collar. Breaking during an honor might be a good example.
Indirect Pressure is harder to wrap my head around. My current understanding is that by using very low levels, this can actually re-enforce the current, desired behavior. Sit-nick-Sit. Back-nick-Back. Here-nick-Here.
Do I have this much right? Direct Pressure = Higher setting; Indirect Pressure = Low setting? Or perhaps the setting is always the same and one uses continuous for Direct pressure and just a nick for Indirect?
Assuming I have this correct, I struggle with how a “negative” (stimulus from an e-collar) can ever be perceived as a “positive” by the dog, even at a low setting. Perhaps this is where CC comes in? The dog is “taught” that a low stimulus nick is a good thing?