I love Michael Ellis and Forrest Micke but Michael is the gold mine. This is a super DVD. Years ago when competing with upland game bird dogs and I went to several Tritronics seminars. Now that I'm in IPO I wanted to see how the collar is used with the sporting dogs - very similar. This was an excellent review of how to select the intensity level, an excellent reminder of the 'BEWARES' of the ghost effect. MOST of all, I love Michael's step by step approach to using, first the momentary and then the continuous for the recall, down (for Voraus later), the back and the touch pads (for so many things). Highly recommend it especially if you are new at using the e collar.
I was all set two buy #2 in the series because I wanted to see how else Michael might use it in obedience exercises but I read the reviews and I'm going to hold off.
- aliziba on 08/03/2016
Very informative especially for the novice e-collar user - so they can start right. I have used e-collars for several years but like others have used it without building a good foundation and understanding for the dog. Michael's ability to share and present his training concepts and practices is what makes the video worthwhile. I'm glad I bought this one and I'm looking forward to getting part 2. Thanks!
- colleen226 on 06/01/2014
I bought One and Two. I just want Leerburg and Michael Ellis to know how great his E collar videos are. #1 is very helpful. If people really listen and do exactly as he says and lays out- the E collar will be soo helpful.
VIDEO #2- I did see some negative comments as it was "too lecture" and no action. I see what Mr. Ellis is saying. as I followed his #1 video and my mantra was "failure to comply" - as it turned out (even with deer close by and trotting off) BECAUSE she was trained to focus on me I did not have the opportunity to zap her. She was in compliance. This is a 3 yo 90lb Mastiff/pit cross I adopted from the shelter and knew nothing except to run-and do her thing. Thanks goodness she is not digressive - but extremely strong. I am 65 and weigh 100lbs - and have been on the ground more than I can count. She has her CGC and on occasion will take off full speed to see a dog, cat squirrel- whatever. The reward/positive was not working well - so I had to give a strong-leash correction and fit her in a head collar AND the dominant dog collar -no prong just needed the collar - I use two leashes- so I could get very strong with the correction - NO TREATS here. She would take the reward then spin and lunge. I figured her game and had to go "Balanced" as Mr. Leerburg pointed out recently. Thanks for that validation (I train horses too). I now use the dominant dog [prong collar] leash attached to the head collar and the Dom. dog collar. which works very well for us. She's perfect 99% of the time - but that 1% when she lunges at some poor person with a small dog - they freak like she's gonna kill them and all she wants to do is play- but shes scary.
THANKS TO YOU ALL FOR THE HELP- VIDEOS-PRODUCTS ET AL!!! Please pass this on to Mr Ellis.
Sincerely, Denise and Marnie
- Anonymous on 05/27/2014
I have been researching bout training dogs and this DVD is definitely one of the best I have seen. It will be helpful if you have basic dog training concepts, so I think you need to do a basic internet research before to go with this DVD. Watch it several times until you get the minor details about the method.
- Anonymous on 05/01/2014
This video is very helpful, now I can use the e-collar properly. Thank you Leerburg
- dudirahadian on 12/03/2013
Wow! I'd give this video 10 stars, if I could. I'm currently working on a Master's degree in Educational Psychology, and Micheal Ellis gives better explanations of classical and operant conditioning than I've had in any of my classes. Really a fantastic video-- I'm definitely buying the next one...
- nauldridge on 11/24/2013
I found this video to be an excellent reinforcement training tool. The theory about using the ecollar is extremely beneficial, I wasn't quite sure of the mechanics regarding an ecollar. Michael explains this in a concise manner easy to understand. I must say if you follow the instructions Michael gives, you will then feel totally satisfied implementing this useful tool in training your dog. Well done!
- vanderho on 11/09/2013
Absolutely SUPER!!! I have been through E-collar training classes (private and group) and this is better than anything I have learned before! Will definitely be getting the next one! (And I will be retraining myself and my dog!). Very clear, concise and informative!
- cbryan on 09/10/2013
Thank you Thank you Thank you!!! (:
- lynda on 02/27/2013