Electronic fences (also known as "invisible fencing") have become popular in some areas. One advantage is cosmetic-- you can't see the fence, so it is allowable in housing areas that prohibit regular fences.
You want to work the dog at the lowest level of stimulation that he can just perceive.
When fitting the Ecollar on the dog it must as high on his neck as it can go, just beneath his jaw. The strap must also go very high, just behind the dog's ears.
One of the most difficult challenges in working with the Ecollar is working with a puppy. Puppies are the hardest because everything is new to them their distraction level is nothing one second and then at a peak the next.
Each of the various behaviors (the recall, sit, down, place, etc.) that we train must be proofed. The basic proofing is similar for all of the behaviors; it just gets modified in its form slightly.
This chapter assumes that you've already set the Ecollar on the dog's "working level."
The technique outlined below works well to stop a dog from chasing unwanted game, commonly known as "crittering" and for stopping dog to dog aggression.
Before we start remember to look for signs that the dog is getting stressed by the training.
There are three general types of training with the Ecollar.
The reason that dogs don't obey all the time is that they are gamblers. Let's see if I can do what I wanna do THIS time!