To me this comment is glaringly true. Far too often we tend to look for some sort of punitive cure for problems we perceive in our dogs without having provided an adequate basis upon which to make such corrections.hhlabradors said:Well, it's difficult to correct when the foundation for the dog to understand the work and the correction has not been laid.tc2912 said:The dog has not been forced back to the pile, yet but if it keeps this up, he will be.
First, you've spoken of a dog that, as Howard aptly put it, is bugging on blinds. This is not a dog that looks out in eager anticipation of running a blind, but rather has negative, possibly even fearful expectations of them. An electric collar won't fix that.
Back way up and fix the Basics for this dog by appropriately forcing to pile. But remember force to pile, while it certainly involves the use of pressure, also involves the use of praise for compliance.
While you're doing that, be sure this dog gets plenty of marks each training day, and that most of those don't involve nit-picking, or excessive corrections. You're working on bringing up a confident attitude in your dog.
When your dog is flying to the pile, begin to teach simple fairly short pattern blinds and build a foundation for a good blind attitude. Ease into cold blinds progressively through a sound set of Transitional drills. Then you should rarely be faced with problems like this to face, and will have a solid set of tools to use when it does.