I find it gets all very confusing! I use a clicker, mostly for teaching tricks. I haven't really worked on the obedience type things lately. I would like to once the weather gets to where I can work outside...too cold still!!
I may be moving to a part of the province where there are rattlesnakes...I want to teach Bayley that snakes are to be left alone. She's seen a couple of snakes in her lifetime. One, a big rat snake, hissed at her when she went to sniff it and she backed right off. Now I've heard alot train snake avoidance using an e-collar. I have the collar, just not sure I want to use it, but like some have said, if it's a matter of saving the dog's life then you do what you have to.