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Hello everyone - I have a question for the more experienced than I out there who have FF their dogs. Currently I am following Evan Graham's SmartFetch work and we have successfully made it through ear pinch Walking Fetch. The dog has already been collar conditioned to HERE. However, when I spent my last session CC'ing to FETCH I've noticed the dog "bugging" more than usual and making a hesitant FETCH at the bumper. Is this normal or does the dog just not understand the process of turning off the electrcal stimulation? I have a hunch that my problem might be the e-collar (TT Pro 200 EXP) that I'm using. I only have 3 settings of continuous that I've been able to use. The dog is a "2" - but on this collar there is no low, med, high for each continuous level- Rather its 1-contnuous, 2-continuous, etc. I am a little concerned at this "hesitant" behavior, but the material that I'm using says it should only take a session or so. Should I continued on to WALKING FETCH (w/ collar) and then to FETCH-no-FETCH, or would you reinforce with another session of CC to FETCH? Prior to CC to FETCH, the dog had tons of drive for FETCHING the bumper with ear pinch. Any thoughts are appreciated.