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Thanks Hil, he's 10.5 months old in that video, he's coming along nicley, he learns quick so it make training simple :) ,
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Al Curbow said:
Thanks Hil, he's 10.5 months old in that video, he's coming along nicley, he learns quick so it make training simple :) ,
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He's doing great by the looks. I thought he was older looking at his OB........good progress for sure. Pretty big dog for 10,5 mths too right? It's great to do OB with a dog that learns quick. It's so much more fun. :D
 

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Hi Hil, we do a lot of motavational ob, he's young so i haven't started any corrections yet. He hits the sleeve really good but it's still just a game. In a few months he'll be on the suit, i hope he does good,
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Hi Hil, we do a lot of motavational ob, he's young so i haven't started any corrections yet. He hits the sleeve really good but it's still just a game. In a few months he'll be on the suit, i hope he does good,
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during the motivational OB Al, if he does something wrong and you don't use corrections, how do you get the mistakes out then? Or is it more playfull than anything else?
 

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Hil, i'll say \"no\", then i guide him to where i want him, then either praise him or give him a treat or maybe the ball, sometimes no reward ( because he's getting older, almost a year) i switch up the rewards. I've been putting the ecoller on him lately so he gets used to wearing it, that's how i'll start correcting him, but he's a good dog so it won't take much. I try to keep the corrections in line with the offense :) ,
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Al, glad you shared the video with everyone. I had enjoyed seeing it the other day & it shows what a geat job you are doing with Elvis. Now if you had come down today, I would have had one to share, too!!!! Maybe next time you will make it. Zasha would have enjoyed biting, oops I mean seeing you. :lol: :lol: :lol: Blitz would have enjoyed a new taste treat, also. :D
 

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I've been putting the ecoller on him lately so he gets used to wearing it, that's how i'll start correcting him, but he's a good dog so it won't take much. I try to keep the corrections in line with the offense :) ,
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So do you only use the e-collar Al. Tell the truth I have never used one. I just use choke chain and leash to start and never have needed or ended up using anything else. My dogs react good to the choker and if they don't listen, find themselves a** backwards in the air :lol: They know so don't try anything :lol: My own dog Elza always walks with me off leash( although of course I always have it with me in my pocket) and as long as I have a ball in my hand she couldn't care less about anything else. :lol:
 

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I like e-collars, it perfects off leash obedience, especially on a dog like Cujo who knows that when the leash is off I can't reach him, so an e-collar straightened him out real fast!!

I don't like choke chains, I've seen the damage they can do if you have a dog that doesn't respond to a light correction, I use a prong (prikker?) collar, not the big thick ones, but the 3mm links, smallest I can find, it's the only thing that gets thru to my stubborn dog :lol:

For example, if I take him to a very big field and want to practice his down/stay... with a prong collar, if I walk away from him 100 meters and he breaks his down/stay n starts running toward me, I need to walk back 100 meters, correct him, put him back, then walk away 100 meters, it drives me crazy... the e-collar means that I can correct him as soon as he starts to get up, without having to run back n forth. He has an excellent down/stay now, n the further the distance, the faster he runs to get back to me on the recall :)
 

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Hil, on elvis i started with a flat coller then graduated to a prong and then he'll be on the ecoller, then he'll be perfect :D . He has to have an ecoller on so i have a way to correct him if he ever got loose in public so he needs to learn the ecoller and that's just how it has to be with him,
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It was pretty cool the way the other two dogs were shadowing you trying to get some attention too!! They seem to be crazy about \"Dad\"!!

Have you used an e-collar before? If so, are you using \"low stim\" methods. I am by no means an e-collar guru. I do know enough to know that if used incorrectly it can be one of the worst tools you can use. If used correctly it can be one of the best (IMO-In My Opinion). I'm not implying that you're using it incorrectly. Just curious about your methods.
 

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Hi Kelvin, yes i've used the ecollar on my female, low stim then like a collar correction, also they all want attention, lol
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Hil, on elvis i started with a flat coller then graduated to a prong and then he'll be on the ecoller, then he'll be perfect :D . He has to have an ecoller on so i have a way to correct him if he ever got loose in public so he needs to learn the ecoller and that's just how it has to be with him,
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Well good luck with him Al, hes a beaut! :wink:
 

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Hey Al. Nice video and nice looking dogs you got there. He's so nice and focused on that heel.
 

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Nice vid. I like the way Elvis keeps going even with the other two dartling around at very close range. Nice dogs Al btw.
Me too. And now I see an excellent example of distraction, too! :D

This is good. It didn't work for me the first time, but turned out I just needed to update the browser I was using, and now it's great.

These little training videos are something I really love and use and get a lot of use from.

Thanks!
 

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Al,

I should have told you this earlier. What a great team you have there. Elvis ob is excellent. He looks just like his fetz. I would call him a junior Fetz :wink:

Great session. You should copyright this video and use it to help novice trainers and new pet Owners. I am so serious. Such focus at 10 months is exceptional.

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Al, he does look like Fetz. Nice work! Can you leave them out in that yard w/a chain link fence? If so, LUCKY! Caleb thinks they're part of a really easy obstacle course :x , regardless of height. He appears at my front doorstep, occasionally ringing the doorbell if I take too long. All three of your dogs look very nice. I'd be happy w/Elvis' OB w/the others running around playing. :wink:
 

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Hi Jennie, i don't leave them out there un-attended and we spent a little time stopping the fence running, they know it's a boundry. The fence is 5'.5" tall so it's not that easy to get over. My older male could if he want's to but he's very obedient and knows that's a no-no, and the back door opens up into the fenced area so they come in and out that way (really usefull in crappy weather) all good things happen in the backyard, they're not looking to go anywhere :lol: , i have to have decent ob cause we all live in the house and it would turn into CHAOS, :twisted:
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