I have a GSP who has just turned one, this is her first bird season. She works really well and listens to commands then will just take off. Sometimes after a little bird, butterfly's, and whatever else is good at the time. It seems to be when she is further out that she blows me off, I have never used an e-collar and not sure if this would be a good time to invest in one. I was hoping someone would have some good advise.
one thing about the e collar it can help PROVIDED that the dog knows the commands
The E Collar is a way to reinforce Known commands...
so you begin back to basics teaching cues and then over lay the collar using the lowest levels a dog will respond to..sometimes it will mean to up the level and then go back down
here is a link to a method I use to teaching the cues from an e collar Understanding the E collar