What is the very first step in Collar conditioning. Tried to explain to a buddy but he is saying something different.
Don't know what retriever kennels you refer to but Lardy & Hillman both generally condition to sit first.It is different for different people. Pointing dog trainers teach "kennel" first, at least the Hickox method, retriever kennels generally do "Here" first.
Well, FWIW, you are correct based on the program(s) I follow. Lardy has the ecollar on the dog for a while before turning it on. Hillman, which I'm just starting to familiarize myself with, has the collar on the dog for at least one session before turningit on. Then he doesn't find out the dog's level of stimulation but rather starts on the lowest setting. And through the days that I've watched, leaves it there.My response is getting pup used to collar in off mode.
His was find the dogs level of stimulation.
Im not asking what command you condition to first.