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Categories: Electric Collar Training , Electric Collars

Q. My dogs are great with their vests on but at home, they jump on people and turn a deaf ear to anything we tell them. Would you recommend an ecollor for these issues?
Hi Cindy,

I spoke with someone today from the company and they told me to email you.

I have 2 dogs and the one that is 3 years old just started, since he was recently neutered, jumping at doors and windows and has broken 2. I do not leave the front door open so that he doesn't do this. He is also a jumper on people when he is overly excited to see them. I have tried the gadget that goes around the legs and it did nothing for him. He is well behaved when out wearing his service vest. It is when he is home that he doesn't listen deaf ear so to say. My female who is 17 months was also great and is being trained for service has been great up until she was left home with my younger son 16 while we were away for 10 days. Since this she has changed and will bite someone that comes in my house if my son or I am near them. She also doesn't like someone on the other side of our house when we are not over there. When out and wearing her vest she is very good. Again the issue is in the house. Both dogs have passed training for therapy dogs and have no problem as long as we are not in the home. Recall as tested was extremely good again as long as they were not home. At the house if our garage is open they will fly out of the door so fast they would knock some one over.

Now I have been reading about e- collars and would like to know what you would recommend

Thanks

A. A lot of dogs have this very problem, they are fine when out and about and in “obedience” mode but they’ve never been taught how to behave in and around the house.

Owners of dogs like yours underestimate the genetic power of "PACK DRIVE." Pack structure is not something new and it is not optional, and if you don’t provide the structure and leadership a dog NEEDS then he or she will behave as canines have for thousands of years and will structure your family and household their own way. Your dogs need some guidance and rules and you need to change the way you live with them in the house.

If you want to fix a problem like this you can but it takes some work. I would make sure to have crates and/or kennels for each of them.

I would start by running your dogs through our groundwork program and the video that picks up where the article leaves off; Pack Structure for the Family Pet.

Here is a DVD that I would recommend titled Dealing with Dominant and Aggressive Dogs. If you go to the link on this DVD you can read about what it covers. You will also see a detailed outline of what’s in the video.

The ecollar is something that I would recommend AFTER you put these dogs through groundwork and on leash training at home. I would recommend Electric Collar Training for the Pet Owner.

We like the Dogtra ecollars. For Leonbergers, I would recommend the 1900 NCP.

Cindy
  
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