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    Defaultbird chasing to a dangerous level need advice on whether to shock collar

    My boy Newton for the most part has a good recall. He is 15 months old and now testing me along with a huge bird prey drive. I have never trained him well on the leave it obviously and being a bird dog normally don't mind the runs. The problem is he is going so far to put himself in danger. And distance keeps getting longer. Nothing i do can stop him. I am considering a shock collar for his safety to allow him to still be able to run. Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated!

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    I really hate the idea of a shock collar and would try concentrating on training before resorting to that.

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    Can you be more specific as to the problem?

    In short, yes better training is needed before you consider the shock collar.


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    Try a 30 foot check lead first. He'll get some distance and still be under control.
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    thx. i am in contact with a hunting trainer. going to work on some more training and change things up first and then probably bring in a sound/shock collar if needed. i don't want to shock either but i also don't want my dog hurting himself.

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    The shock collar may not "fix" your problem. I'd work with a trainer and reinforce the recall with distractions.
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    Good advice. For training Diesel, he got a leash and check lead before I ever got an e-collar. I got one with a tone button and hardly ever need to nick him. I also trained myself on it's use, and used it on myself, before it ever went on the dog.
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