Ford "Scorpion" whisperer...
I agree with flash over 100 %. Timber was a insecure dog as a puppy. He has dryed up very well. He was trained by reward. First with cookies and a hug and later only a hug. Always, yes always if he does something right he gets a hug. Even if he doesn't get a command "Here" and he walkes towards me i still say "Here" and gets rewarded when he's at my feet.I'll say this once, DON'T USE A SHOCK COLLAR!
A few examples;
The dog runs after another dog and you "shock" it. Your dog now associates pain coming from other dogs. See, it's like this. In your dogs brain, it wants to play/chase the dog it has in it's sights.
Now you've shocked it and it will think the other dog is what caused the pain. PERIOD!
Your dog see's a kid on a bike. Your dog chases after the kid and you shock it. Now your dog thinks that kid caused the pain. Your dog will become aggressive towards kids/people.
See where I'm going?
Spend the money on a GOOD trainer and your dog will be fine.:tu:
For Timber the command means reward.