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I don't know if that's what this lady meant, but there is no question in my mind that the perception is out there that people with e-collars just walk around shocking their dogs into submission.
Given that the use of e-collars is virtually unknown in mainline UK training, I doubt that Phillppa was referring to it.

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isn't that where the field trials came from?
Sure, but it isn't where they've gone to.

I train as near to positive only as I can, and get a fair result. However Trials in the US have developed along with the e-collar in something like symbiosis. There isn't (IMO) a realistic chance given the present state of knowledge, of competing at the highest level in US Trials without a collar.

This is not to imply that collar training is in any way "better" than the modern alternative; just a recognition that the necessary P+ corrections at distance can't be given any other way; and without such means, the Trials would not have developed in the way that they have. In simple terms Trials in UK are a test of gamefinding; Trials in the US are a test of retrieving. Both are equally valid.

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