UKC Forum Member
Registered: Aug 2008
Location: SE Ohio, Glouster
Dpagliai- Im not sure others are understanding but I think I do as I witnessed something similar with my system however I only seen it happen once.
I have owned an Alpha for probably 5 years now. I have always used it in the low shock mode but about 9 months ago I thought I would experiment with trying to educate my hound to the Tone mode. Well I toned her a few nights and she seemed to pick right up that the tone meant she better start listening to what I am saying.
Then one night she had worked a bad track to a rock cliff den and stayed at the den barking intermittently. When she seen me coming in to get her she peeled out and started trying to get out of there without me catching her, as that seems to be her issue, she really only lets you catch her at a tree.
When I hit the Tone button she initially yelped, and I could see her body flinch as if she had been shocked. Now she only yelped the first time I hit the tone button and I was looking right at her when I did so. She then started to motor off and I hit the Tone button a second time, and she didn't yelp, but did seem to know she may be in trouble and with the second tone, she came to me.
Now I have toned her a few times since then but she has never yelped again, and Im not one to use the shock/tone feature very often. Mostly for barking in the haul box on our way to the woods. She now seems to respond to the tone, and I love that. And thankfully she has never acted like the tone button has ever shocked her again, but that one time it does appear as if it shocked her initially and then just toned her. Idon't know why I simply know it was weird
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