I want to start using the ecollar on my 5 month old puppy for jumping up and mouthing my wife and kids. Can you recommend a collar for us?
We have a 5month old female doberman that we are training using your training methods. Specifically I was looking at getting your e-collar for pets video and an e-collar to help work on her stop jumping up and mouthing my wife and two young boys. Is it too soon to use an e-collar to correct this behavior. Also I know you and Ed like the Dogtra collars; which is a good economical model for us. Thanks for all your help in raising our dog. It is greatly appreciated.
Before going to the ecollar for corrections, I think you should control the pup’s access to situations that she has issues with (i.e. no direct contact with your kids or wife UNLESS she’s on a leash). I don’t let any 5 month old puppy off leash unless she is in her expen or crate, so much of successful puppy raising is merely controlling their environment.
You can certainly start collar conditioning now, so when you start to use the ecollar she’s acclimated to it. I don’t agree with using it merely for corrections, I like the dog to understand it as a tool for guidance, much like a leash.
I’d recommend the video Pack Structure for the Family Pet first and I would make sure she has a good understanding of basics, like sit, down and loose leash walking.