TX&MOJames wrote:Swampbilly - The dog has been through all components of Force Fetch including pile work. She is 2 1/2 years old now, went through force fetch around 9 months old and that was also when the comment was made to me that you don't want to correct her in the water. The comment has stuck with me and it has never been an issue because the dog is very solid.
This weekend she didn't obey the first tweet which is uncommon so it made me think that I should correct her but I didn't because of the comment the trainer made to me back then plus we were hunting and wasn't that worried about it. She is very comfortable in the water and I feel confident that correcting her in the water at this point wouldn't have any type of negative effect on her but just wanted the groups opinion.
Want to share something-
I Duckhunt a lot too, and the last
thing I want to have to fiddle around with is a transmitter. I used to not even care whether or not the collar was on the dog while huntin', but have since then realized that there is never
a "bad time" to get a proper correction in whether you're huntin' or walking the dog right outside of PETA headquarters.
If the opportunity presents itself to make a proper correction- take it.
Hard to simulate that very same situation in the training field.
Please understand that this "part of the group" isn't going to comment much untill a little more training insight/history is out here.
The fact that you're dog is 2-1/2 yrs. old doesn't add up to a hill of beans, because there's a LOT of folks who begin training late, (for whatever reasons), and some wind up FF-ing at
2-1/2 yrs. In fact, some dogs, (for whatever reasons), don't even hear a SIT command untill the dogs' been self employed for years and has finally become a "nuisance" around the house
Sending the dog "off to school" @ 8mos. doesn't mean that the dog has completed FF', CC'd, and can accept collar corrections-anywhere
So I hope asking for some additional info wasn't an inconvenience.
To anwer your question, (finally), like the others mentioned- YES, it's ok to make a collar correction in water.
Gotta' tell you though-
After reading your post, I somehow got the "crazy idea" that you've not ever made a collar correction in,.. or used it in water-->ever
Swampbilly1980- I got a feeva',..and the only cure is more Mergansers and face paint.