PhillipTaylor wrote:Yes. You might want to reread the post above. I only have 1 pigeon now and the rest are chickens. The pigeon even thinks he is a chicken now. So I do not want my dog to kill my chickens. I have been shot with a bb gun many times before as a kid and without the benefit of a dog's fur coat or a dog's high pain tolerance so I have a really good idea of how it must feel to a dog at the very worst. I have only had to do it 5-6 times. How many of you have only had to use an e-collar on your dog 5-6 times?? The bottom line is it worked. He doesn't charge them now, he just stares at them and drools. He is allowed to do that. I sit and stare and drool at certain things myself. But like myself, we can look but not touch.
Dogs are smarter than a lot of people give them credit for. A bird dog can still learn which kinds of bird he can hunt and which ones he can't. Just like a tree dog will know it is ok to tree coon but not possum after you work with it enough.
So if you still want to throw stones, I can't stop that.