First let me say, as some of you have noticed, there has been a lack of Hef here lately. Frankly its because I do not want any terrible accident to happen. Two different people I know have had German Shepherds and rabbits and have a bad outcome so as it is I am keeping Bandit and Hef seperated. I strongly feel this is temporary. So we went to the trainer Saturday. Hef's dad and I were both very impressed and booked Bandit for three lessons. She will go the next three Saturdays at noon. Our trainer uses a combination of pinch collars, treats, and a remote collar. The remote collar does provide an electric shock. However the trainer allowed us to hold and feel the shocks, it is very mild. The collar has 125 levels of shock and it is like turning up a volume dial, it is very gradual. I felt it at a level 14, Hef's dad felt it around 40, and Bandit is being trained on level 25. Bandit will not just be working on her dog agression/fear of strangers, but obeidence as well. I am terribly excited! I think Bandit will be an amazing dog at the end of this. The trainer says that at the end we should have 100% reliablilty on and off leash, amazing!
|"Can I hold the remote, Ma?"|