I work a biweekly sechdule, I get a week off, then work a couple week, sometimes get 2 weeks off. It has not been uncommon for my owner to lock the collar on Friday and not remove it til the Sunday 9 days later. It has taken time to be able to wear it that long, but has been worth it for her and me. Sometimes the collar is waiting for me as I walk in the house after work and I spend the night in it. The training so far has been varied, at first it was basic (sit,stay,speak,come, roll over) but using only hand signals and the collar. With an anti bark receiver in the collar, I am quiet when chained outside at night. I have lately been getting weight pulling training so I can build up endurance and get in better shape. Heel, was a tough command to learn, instead of the shock collar, I am wearing the internally spiked one, blindfolded and gaged, I had to keep up with her and anticipate when she would turn as there is only a foot of slack on the leash and a sudden jerk is quite awakening. I am in the process of adding on to the invisible fence, with currently works great when I am wearing the horse hobbles. No running for me with those on so I don't even try to get through anymore. In the basement there is a short chain hanging from the rafters, if I have been very bad, I am brought down there at night and the chain is locked to which ever collar I am wearing. The chain is too short for me to sit on the floor so I have to stand awake all night. Very intense with the spiked collar I have found.