I was at the Las Vegas seminar a few months back and wanted to thank you for the great class.
Trainer, Canine Unit
San Diego Police Department
After months of struggling with the OUT command, I was amazed at how non-confrontational using the Ecollar ended up being.
Tommy from Ireland here, hope you’re well and happy. Lou you’re a star. We have used your training methods on two very different dogs with GREAT success and the amazing thing with both these dogs is their confidence has improved and neither was lacking in confidence. I will never train a dog without an e-collar and the Lou Castle system again!
Tommy continued in a later post.
We started training about three months ago on two very different high drive working line GSD's,
Case one was a female that was a bit scatter brained and out of control because her owner wasn't quick enough for her. When pressure was put on her with a pronger (slang for a prong collar) she became handler sensitive and that finished training for that session. This female was not lacking in confidence but was all over the place; but now is very accurate in her work with a massive degree of confidence,
Case two; a young very dominant male handled by a young slight girl who is a very good trainer but this young male was going to come up the line someday (slang for the dog biting the handler) and do damage; as he became more stubborn a major crisis was looming and thanks to the Ecollar training he is under control and a delight to train and watch work. This young dog has the potential to go places.
Lou this is thanks to your system and the Ecollar. I really believe without your advice these two dogs were destined for the scrap heap. I can not thank you enough and I will never train another dog without an Ecollar and the Lou Castle system.
Remember if you’re ever in Ireland there’s always a place set at our table for you.
I'll have to take Tommy up on that one of these days.
Hey Lou, I don't know if you remember me, but I sent you an email a couple of months ago about starting my k9 on an e-collar. You referred me to an article you wrote about beginning the dog on the e-collar. I followed the directions to the last letter, and had AWESOME results.
I have worked the dog on the collar for about a month, just obedience and recalls, and he is working like a pro. I can send the dog out 100 yards, on a dead run, give him a down command and he drops without moving an inch. The dog has a very high drive and before the e-collar, he would get hard to control if he was a lengthy distance away from me. NOT ANY MORE.
Thanks, Cory Knutson and K9 Fero
Douglas Co. Sheriff's Dept. Superior, WI
I wanted to thank you for your ecollar articles on the internet. I belong to an email list that you're on and had decided that a friend's small standard poodle needed an ecollar for her zooming. I have never needed one yet except for barking (BC's). We have been following your directions and in 1 week she is off leash in a yard full of agility dogs doing sequences. I just wanted to thank you for having them out there for anyone to use. I did not find anything out there on the internet or in print that compare to your articles.
I am mainly a lurker and learner but wanted to share with you all that Ben my 4yo GSD has been training on an e-collar consistently since the beginning of this year … [about five months]. His obedience is wonderful and although we have a few minor issues to work on still (we are both still learning) he is a far more balanced dog and a joy to live and work with.
Yesterday we were passed up to the top class at our GSD Obedience Training Club but we also won a place in the German Shepherd Demonstration Team which performs at school, old folks homes, fairs etc. I am so proud of my dog and just wanted to thank all of you (especially Dan, Lou and Alice) for their generous sharing of experience and encouragement!
A few weeks ago you gave me some pointers on selecting and using an electronic training collar for my Aussie, Darby. I want to thank you for your time and thoughtful guidance.
I've been working with her using this collar since shortly after corresponding with you, and I am seeing a tremendous amount of difference in her behavior and in her respect for me as her master. I truly appreciate your help. We still have work to do, but she's much more manageable since the introduction of this collar, and is now able to focus on her agility lessons without succumbing to every distraction for a mile around. She has also stopped her incessant barking in the car, as well as in class, and no longer shows any interest in stool eating.
Many, many, thanks!
Thanks to your emails and your web site, I was able to train my dogs with the e-collar the right way and it has worked wonders!!!