In general I don’t use the E collar to teach new behaviors. I use it to make already existing behaviors more reliable. I do a conditioning session where we find the working level( the lowest level your dog feels) and teach your dog how they can “turn off” the collar. Once your dog understands the E collar, I give them 1 free cue. For example, lets say your dog understands sit, but for whatever reason decides not to listen to you, at this point I would say “no” simultaneously pressing the continuous button on my remote and help the dog get into position if needed. Because I have taught the dog the cue before the use of the E collar it is fair to now make the cue not optional. The dog learns to listen on the first try to avoid the collar. So in the long run I suggest leaving the collar on while you are training as a just in case safety precaution, but our goal is to have every behavior on a verbal cue without any type of prompting.