The e-collar, (tested it on myself), felt identical to the TENS unit I have had for physical therapy. When set to Brewster’s working level (~8) I cannot even feel it!
During training Brewster never seemed uncomfortable or depressed & to my surprise did not even lose any weight while at board & train.
Post training, Brewster was not afraid of the collar, or me or Kate & he actually liked having it on at night to light his way in our dark yard.
We now only use the e-collar once in a while, to refresh our skills or when He, or I, start slipping back into our old, lazy behaviors.
It was good training for ME too!
Thanks Kate & Amy!
Remember, E-collar is just a tool, and used properly, it is a very effective way to communicate with your dog.
You won’t be yelling at him & he won’t be afraid of you.” Susan, 2019
And then Liz sent me this right after which I had to post as well…
“But seriously thank you so much. Gibson is so comfortable in the crate. He was in there for 6 hours last night without a peep and sleeps in it with the door open and when people come to the house to work I say Gibson crate and he lays in there with the door open until they leave. I was amazed. Last night I said come on Gibson lets go to bed and he walked right into his crate. I almost cried.” – Liz, Private Obedience Training 2016