The E Collar is an amazing tool when used correctly! The E Collar that we use (made by E Collar Technologies) is NOT a shock collar. It uses TENS technology and gives more of a tingling sensation. Our e collar program is nothing like the e collar training of the old days. Contemporary e collar training utilizes the softest, most gentle remote communication, and is one of the most humane and effective approaches to dog training available. The way we train with these collars is a form of communication similar to tapping someone on the shoulder when they aren't paying attention. We find the lowest level that your dog responds to and use it as their "working" level. It is all about clear communication so your dog can understand the rules!
The collar is not something you will be stuck using forever. It is simply a training tool that most dogs will eventually be able to be weaned off of. We love being able to give our dogs the freedom they deserve! How much fun can a dog have if it is always stuck on a leash or behind a fence? Let your dog live its best life!