1) distance work. You don't have a leash attached to a dog 30 meters away do you?
2) timing. longer the leash, the longer the delay in stimulus. pretty obvious. and the movement is distracting.
3) too much connection between the correction or stimulus to the handler and NOT the desired or unwanted behavior. This is the BIGGEST drawback for me.
4) cannot artificially create higher threshhold in a precise methodical way to create more room to create drive............focused drive. AND MOST IMORTANT: make the room smaller to make super precise work with much drive.
Weaker handler with very strong willed dog. Correction on leash may be a stimulus, not a correction. again, no brainer here. see this all the time.
it has nothing to do with the breed or lineage.
I use e collars on toy breeds. Logic is exactly same. My observation has been consistent.
To me there is no difference training for high level IPO3 and a toy poodle, in terms of modifying animal behavior. You can play with creating classical connection (pavolovian) and increase/decrease desired behaviour.
E collar work is not for everyone. But I will go this far. If you are training a dog to bite, YOU MUST HAVE CONTROL. ABSOLUTE CONTROL. I hope nobody argues this. If this is the case, it means you must learn to train at a higher level than an average joe. Well, if you need to peddle faster than a bicycle, you get a motorcycle and take some lessons. That is all I am saying. take some lessons. Don't try to learn yourself by getting a sleeve and learning from people that cannot even get their dog to heel properly.
Because if you really think about it, you do sports protection, not because it is totally functional. You do it to better master ideas on how to modulate animal behavior.....and prove it.
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