Electric (shock) collars are one of the most effective means of dog training, whether you want to teach an energetic pointer to hunt closer or a stubborn pup to simply obey commands. This being a sensitive issue, D.T. Systems pro-staff member and distinguished dog trainer Dan Ihrke helpfully shows how to properly introduce your dog to e-collar conditioning. Dan covers the basics of what a proper e-collar working level is and how to teach the dog to respond to corrections. Dan also talks about how to slowly introduce e-collar conditioning in a way that’s most effective for training.

Viewers will be able to follow along as D.T. the dog is trained from a puppy to an expert hunting dog. Along the way, you’ll pick up valuable information and training tips you can apply to your own training regimen. Trained by Ihrke, D.T. is a fox red Labrador retriever and will serve as the star of this video series.

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Joe Byers
Joe Byers has more than 1,000 magazine articles in print and is currently a field editor with Whitetail Journal, Predator Xtreme, Whitetails Unlimited, Crossbow Revolution, and African Hunting Journal magazines. He’s spent the last three decades depicting the thrill of the chase and photographing the majesty of all things wild. Byers is a member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association and numerous other professional and conservation organizations.