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      How tight should the e collar

      fit around the dogs neck?

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      It shouldn't be hanging. Basically as tight as any collar.

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      I hope you got some training on using an e-collar! They are not something that should be used without proper training.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Maxx&Emma View Post
      I hope you got some training on using an e-collar! They are not something that should be used without proper training.
      I didn't I could not find anyone around here that does it. Wyatt does about 80% recall its just that last 20% he needs help with. I plan on olny using the vibrate part for him almost like just pulling his check cord

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      Any regular collar I use the two finger rule. Two fingers must be able to fit between the dogs collar and his neck - minimum. Not sure about e-collars.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Maxx&Emma View Post
      I hope you got some training on using an e-collar! They are not something that should be used without proper training.
      That is a shame. I have only had need of an e-collar for one bad behavior. Maxx was going nuts wanting to chase the Amish horse and buggies, a disaster if he succeeded. His trainer came out and worked with us, nipped that bad behavior right in the bud! I would never have attempted this on my own, I am sure I would have made a mess of the entire experience.

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      You should at least get the Mike Lardy Collar Conditioning DVD. Or, find a retriever trainer....they can teach you how to use it.

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      PM kellymccoy, she rejoined after the crash and she has a program for what you are trying to accomplish.

      As to your actual question - it should be snug on the neck. You should be able to fit a couple fingers underneath.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Lobo View Post
      Any regular collar I use the two finger rule. Two fingers must be able to fit between the dogs collar and his neck - minimum. Not sure about e-collars.
      That is especially true of e-collars. You should be able to slide two fingers under the collar strap of your e-collar without forcing them. As far as e-collar use goes, I have been an e-collar trainer for over 30 years, and do complete conditioning in the Smartwork system.

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      Quote Originally Posted by EvanG View Post
      That is especially true of e-collars. You should be able to slide two fingers under the collar strap of your e-collar without forcing them. As far as e-collar use goes, I have been an e-collar trainer for over 30 years, and do complete conditioning in the Smartwork system.

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      If Wyatt doesn't come when I call him can I just hit the vibrate button and call his name to get him to come and not use the electric part?

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