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Collar Conditioning Question

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I'm not to far away from starting the collar conditioning process with my dog. I'm following Fowl Dawgs and when he does collar conditioning he gives the command then gives a nick the gives the command again. I have only done collar conditioning one other time and I did it following the book by Tom Dokken and he teaches collar conditioning by saying the command then giving a nick while also giving pressure from the collar. What are the reasons for giving the command twice with a nick in between rather than just once? It seems like the way Tom Dokken does it follows more with the way formal on is taught. I'm just trying to figure out which is the best way to do collar conditioning. Thanks
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In my interpretation of Mike's material, he does the same.
Mine as well. Hillman also uses command - nick - command. The second command encourages stability. Remember that the dog has no idea what that nick means. If you "Sit" - nick and dog jumps or spins, the follow up "Sit" is logical IMO.

Regardless, if you have chosen to use Rick Stawski's program, I'd follow it to the letter unless I came to something that didn't work out as planned. Later in training when using indirect pressure the nick is usually sandwhiched between command such as toot-nick-toot.
Know what? I was wrong. I went back and reviewed the manual and the video and Mike's not sandwiching the command! (on the e-collar conditioning)

But he does sandwhich when introducing indirect pressure.
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