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Beloved Adam:

My dog is just a 8 month-old male Labrador.

I have read your 'Secrets of the Professional Dog Trainer.' I have also just completed 8 private lessons with a coach utilising the pinch collar. My problem is: With the pinch collar about the lab works well; put a soft collar he will not work the same; if fact, he'll not even go in a down sometimes. So I didn't actually teach this dog anything; only he feared a correc...

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Precious Adam:

My pet is a 8 month-old male Labrador.

I've read your 'Secrets of the Professional Dog Trainer.' I've also just finished 8 private lessons with a coach utilizing the touch collar. My issue is: Together with the crunch collar about the research works well; set a soft collar he will not work the same; if fact, he'll not even go in a down often. I discovered visit ecollar by searching Google. And so I did not actually educate this dog anything; only that he feared a correction with a 'pinch.' What's your opinions, and I am sure you've got them.

First, there ought to be NO FEAR linked to the touch collar. I am assuming that you have misunderstood a few of the basic principles or you just described it peculiarly inside your e-mail.

As for your question, here is what you're missing: CONDITIONING YOUR DOG TO THE BEHAVIOR. Thus far, all you have done is taught your puppy to-understand the behavior. However you haven't made the behavior in to a CONDITIONED RESPONSE. Be taught further about view site by browsing our pictorial site. This is why - in my own book - I advise you to give the COMMAND-CORRECTION-PRAISE (enforcing the behavior every-time the command is given by you for the first couple of months. ESPECIALLY if your dog is less-than a year old.

DO NOT SWITCH FOR THE GENTLE COLLAR BEFORE THE DOG IS TRAINED. You will be undoing your progress and teaching your dog to become collar smart. (Please review the part in the book about maybe not teaching your puppy to be collar wise).

P.S. I thought your book was really great