First video is of Ara demonstrating how her off leash obedience is at present … not very enthusiastic. Ara doesn’t know how to do sit, down, stay commands once she is allowed freedom off the leash from a distance but she does have a very good recall and is always happy to “come” to me except under high distractions. Her “leave” command off leash (after watching Josh video of he dog doing it) is no where as good. You can almost read her mind “do I really have to do this” in the video of doing the commands, almost like it has been drummed into her. She’s more happier to come to me rather than go to her place.
Second video is of my big boy Tazer – this shows a much more willing dog going through the commands. I’ve had Tazer from a puppy – I was trained with him in basic obedience and advanced off leash obedience. (e-collar avoidance method I was taught to use for him to proof obedience commands or as a correction for disobeying). Ara was purchased at 5 years old, as a personal protection dog trained in basic obedience and on-lead protection. She seems to have been taught with praise, trained with corrections of prong collar (control training in protection work with prong – doesn’t seem to have been proof trained for any off leash obedience or protection work). Control training by prong collar and no e-collar training done. I was recommended to watch instructional videos “Come command” could only see Phase 1, couldn’t see Phase 2 and 3 (black screen but could hear speaking). Seems like problem with vids, will try again today. Thank you for Starmark collar suggestion instead of using prong – I will order Starmark and use that in her training.