I know the difference. I made the post primarily to give an example of a dog that becomes collar smart. That said...IF your dog is capable of protection work well, sooner or later you're going to need a meaningful correction. My dog knows that the prong is big medicine but it only comes out as a reminder when we are doing extreme aggression training. That reminder alone ensures that he keeps a clear head during those times as it is very easy for a dog to lose control of himself and omit the handler ie: ignore and refuse to comply with commands. Something that a lot of handlers have issues with.Howard,
Again there is a difference between negative reinforcement and corrections. I repeat, I am not using the prong for harsh corrections but as a communication tool. I will choose Michael Ellis's methods over Khoi with all due respect to Khoi.
Michael Ellis is a great trainer and I have learned much from him. You can't go wrong with his easy to understand instruction.