Set your e-collar at an intensity level you have found effective around distractions. Watch your dog and when he begins an unwanted behavior, begin tapping on the continuous button and increase the intensity setting if needed until your dog stops. Return the e-
collar to your introductory setting and wait to see if your dog will try again. To eliminate jumping up on you As soon as your dog jumps up on you turn to one side to deflect the jump as you begin tapping. Stop tapping when your dog gets down. If it takes more than one or two taps to encourage your dog to get down or if you have to repeat this lesson often, set your intensity level higher to start.
To eliminate jumping up on others Arrange with a friend or friends to help you with this. Try to set this up so your helper can walk
from out of sight or from a short distance away. Walk toward your helper with your dog walking on a slack line but not at heel.
Be prepared as you approach your helper. When you are almost close enough to shake hands give your dog a Sit command and tap. Chat a bit, then walk away. Repeat this several times daily until your dog takes the approach of others as a signal to sit and not an invitation to jump. Next, set this up in your home. Enter the room with your dog on leash and walk toward your seated helper. Command Sit as you tap when you get close to your helper. Vary this and occasionally have your helper rise to greet you. With repetition, your dog will take the approach or
greeting of others as a signal to sit and not an invitation to jump on them.
To eliminate digging in the yard Put your dog in the yard where he likes to dig. Watch unobserved. Make sure your e-collar is set at
a level you have found effective around distractions. As soon as you dog begins to dig, begin tapping and increase the intensity setting while you tap until your dog stops. Wait to see if your dog will try again. Provide opportunities for your dog to dig every day for a week when you can watch him. Do not allow your dog the chance to dig when you cannot correct him.To eliminate unwanted chasing
The sight of something moving rapidly often invites a strong desire to give chase in dogs. This chase or prey response is instinctual and very strong in some dogs. Instinctual behavior can be hard to eliminate, so it is best to offer an outlet for the drive that is
healthy, such as flying disc or retrieving games, and tug toys.
To eliminate unwanted chasing, first make sure your dog is well schooled on the recall or Here command. Find situations that will entice your dog to refuse to come when called. With lots of repetitions, you will find an intensity setting that is right to persuade your dog to come when called no matter what he sees or wants to chase. Then work on a long line and set up situations where your dog will give chase. Try to find areas where squirrels or other animals might dash by. Begin tapping and call as soon as your dog starts to chase. Offer many opportunities when you can control the results of your dog’s attempt to chase. If your dog likes to chase bicycles, have someone ride a bicycle past your dog. For safety, work behind a fence and with your dog on a long line. As soon as your dog gives chase begin tapping and
call Here. When your recall work on line has persuaded your dog he must obey even in the face of the invitation to chase, you are ready for the next step. Leave him in a yard or fenced area where you can watch him unobserved. Have your helper ride by on the bike. As soon as your dog starts to chase, begin to tap; rapidly increase the setting if needed. Repeat daily until your dog takes the passing of the bike rider as a signal to relax rather than pursue.
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