Below are comments from Steve Snell at Gun-Dog Supply about training books for e-collar users. I like to do business with them because they are so good to work with when there are problems with your e-collar. Tri-Tronics Retriever Training presents a thorough explanation of the proper use of Tri-Tronics electronic collars in training retrievers.
I just finished up force training Ace, an 8 month old puppy out of Rebel and Dizzie and owned by Mark Lamonoco of Idaho Falls. Ace has been a joy to train. He has caught on quickly and so full of energy that he can be trained for extended periods of time without losing any
Force Breaking to Retrieve Note: Make sure to distinguish between negative reinforcement and punishment. Punishment extinguishes a behavior while negative reinforcement causes a behavior to start or continue as does positive reinforcement. The e collar, when used after a behavior is a form of punishment, but when used before the behavior and then stopped when
About a two weeks ago I began force training Ridge. If you are unaware of what force training is you should read up on it. A good book is the Tri-tronics book of Retriever Training or the articles by Mike Lardy. You can find information online. In a nutshell, force training is the use of