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What happens when you collar condition your dog to the command "here" and he still wont come using continuous stimulation. What I am doing is, first wrapping my check cord around a stake to keep my dog in place without having to say sit and then walk 15 ft. or so away. However, when i say "here" and use the continuous stim he just looks at me like he has no idea what I am saying and then after a few seconds he does end up coming to me, but just not as fast as he usually does without the collar. I am 100% without a doubt positive he knows what "here" means. He is 6 months old and obeys all basic commands, I just believe he is confused by the stimulation. I have never had to use a lead to make him come when i would tell him to sit and then walk away and command here. So i figured i didnt need to use one now. However, I feel like I am doing something terribly wrong and it doesnt help the fact that this is my first time to use an e-collar and am scared to death now of ruining my dog by using one. Any help would be much appreciated.
 

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I think you're supposed to use the rope to pull the dog towards you after you say "here" so dog gets for sure that here+ecollar nick go together. Command "here"-pull on rope-nick.

Hopefully someone who is experienced will chime in but you seem desperate so I'm giving it a shot.

Folks is gonna wanna know what training program you are following.
 

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Just watched this part of the Smartworks video last night. You need to be pulling the dog towards you with the rope as you give the command.
 

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Yes and no. I did not use a rope to help encourage my dog to come to me. So I take it that was my biggest and only mistake. I only used the one to hold him in place without having to give any other commands. Just seemed like alot of ropes to control with no help while also holding my transmitter. Thank you all for your replies. I will give it another shot tomorrow morning.
 

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Definitely go back to the check cord. Dog should be well conditioned to rope/cord pressure before moving on to the collar.
 

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From your post I assume you are not following a training program. If I am wrong I apologize. Pls look into one of the modern training dvds. Lots of info on this in the RTF files.
 

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From your post I assume you are not following a training program. If I am wrong I apologize. Pls look into one of the modern training dvds. Lots of info on this in the RTF files.
See post #5, Wayne.

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If your pup is Rock Steady on the 'Sit' I suppose there's no need for a back/stop rope correct?
In the process I teach, especially for pups, no other commands are given so all the pup needs to focus on is one command; "Here". Simple for the dog. Watch the video to see how easy it is for the dog to understand and conform with.

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In the process I teach, especially for pups, no other commands are given so all the pup needs to focus on is one command; "Here". Simple for the dog. Watch the video to see how easy it is for the dog to understand and conform with.

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If your pup is Rock Steady on the 'Sit' I suppose there's no need for a back/stop rope correct?
As I recall, you restrain the dog from coming to you with the back/stop rope before completing the process. So its burn (continuous ecollar stimulation) while restraining, then release rope, then release burn.
 
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