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#1 vhaby

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Posted 08 January 2021 - 01:42 AM

I reviewed the cow dog thread where training collars were mentioned but no one mentioned the type of training collar they used. We have two 5/8ths border collie x black mouth cur, year old puppies that love to work cows, but are quite head strong and need training. These dogs can't stand to see a cow away from the main herd. They will gang up on her and harass her until she rejoins the group. Unfortunately, these two dogs work from the front of cows and very often hinder movement of the cow in the direction I want her to go.

 

Does anyone have a recommendation for a reliable and reasonable priced training collar. I think I need a dual collar system and would like for the transmissions to reach at least 500 yards. Greater distance would be okay, and maybe a light on each collar for following the dogs at night, but not necessary.

 

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Posted 08 January 2021 - 05:45 AM

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#3 Trillium Farm

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Posted 08 January 2021 - 09:29 AM

I reviewed the cow dog thread where training collars were mentioned but no one mentioned the type of training collar they used. We have two 5/8ths border collie x black mouth cur, year old puppies that love to work cows, but are quite head strong and need training. These dogs can't stand to see a cow away from the main herd. They will gang up on her and harass her until she rejoins the group. Unfortunately, these two dogs work from the front of cows and very often hinder movement of the cow in the direction I want her to go.

 

Does anyone have a recommendation for a reliable and reasonable priced training collar. I think I need a dual collar system and would like for the transmissions to reach at least 500 yards. Greater distance would be okay, and maybe a light on each collar for following the dogs at night, but not necessary.

 

Vincent

Those that you call training collars are really "Deterrent" collars, they work in some instances, but in your situation you are always going to lose as you're fighting genetics. As far as I can see it you have only 2 choices, send them to be trained by a qualified border-collie instructor or change breed. Good instructors don't use electric shocks to train, fear is a poor teacher in this instance.


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#4 SCtrailrider

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Posted 09 January 2021 - 08:17 AM

I agree with the above, find a true trainer, the dogs won't know why they are being shocked, they need to be thought the correct way...


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#5 Edd in KY

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Posted 09 January 2021 - 11:15 AM

I trained bird dogs for 30 years and made many Champions. I have watched a lot of novice trainers ruin good dogs by not understanding how to use a collar or losing their temper. Unless you can think like a dog ( and very few people can) you will likely ruin the dogs before they learn anything.






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