"Off Leash trained our 3 year old Doberman mix. He is a good boy, but, he suffered from activation by strange dogs and sometimes people. Not aggression just crazed to see and play. He was resistant to other training methods at home. Just too strong willed, energetic and intelligent.
They did a wonderful job with our Louie. He responds well to commands from my wife and I, and this has begun to translate to our children who are working with him.
This training WILL change your dog, for the better. You need to work at it. Reinforce it. Keep at it. Your dog will test you. They will try and convince you that they won’t listen. They will. Stick with it.
They do use e-collars. This provides a mild electric current. It is localized on the collar. It is not painful. Annoying, perhaps uncomfortable, but not painful. I put it on my own next and buzzed myself. It will get your attention. It doesn’t feel good.
Other training methods might work for puppies and very pliable dogs. Dogs that have established habits and behaviors and are strong-willed are unlikely to respond to other methods and those will take months. This takes a few weeks.
We have the dog we always wanted now. Playful, exuberant, friendly but obedient and controllable."