For Dog Behaviors That Could Wind Up Getting Him Euthanized
This is for the approximately ten percent of dogs out there that NEED you to act like a real alpha. For ninety percent of the dogs out there, attitude alone is enough to keep them in line, the other ten percent need to be taught a hard lesson.
It amazes me that a certain segment of the general public and dog training community, would rather kill a dog than use a shock collar. Their logic is illogical at best, ” I could never do something that mean to a dog” , yet they have no problem killing the dog under the guise of ‘ Humane Euthanasia’. You are not humanely euthanizing a healthy animal, you are killing him or her.
First thing you do is buy a shock collar, any brand electronic collar should be fine. For these collars to be effective they must be very-very snug. If it’s a rechargeable battery collar, make sure you charge the batteries for eight to ten hours. Most or the better brands of shock collars will automatically stop charging when fully charged.
If the collar takes regular batteries you must use a battery tester to make sure the batteries are good before you use them, it’s not uncommon to buy brand new batteries that are already weak. So make sure they are good to start off with. ( actually, most likely they will test as OK )
How To Solve Your Dogs Behavior Problems
Forget about ‘time outs’, making your dog work for his stuff ‘no free lunch’ , or any type of ‘obedience training’ and or ‘clicker training’ or ‘re-directing’ That shit doesn’t work for REAL dog behavior problems. When any of those methods work, it’s because the dog didn’t really have the problems in the first place.
And if a trainer or behaviorist says using a shock collar on a dog like this will make him worse, without first trying the collar. I don’t care if their a decent person or not, politely tell them their services are no longer needed and find somebody else.
Once the shock collar is on and fully charged, you must try and get your dog to do the behavior that you want to stop. We can’t just wait for it to randomly happen, we must make it happen. This way we are creating the opportunities to work with our dog. You are baiting the dog to display the behavior we do not like, so we have the opportunity to start correcting those behaviors.
Now, when your dog does the behavior that you do not like you press the button on your remote control and shock him, along with you telling him in a very firm voice “NO”, immediately followed by a calm and approving voice telling him “that’s my good boy” assuming the collar was snug enough and he got the message. After you initially shock him once or twice, he probably won’t display that behavior again for the next couple of hours or in some cases a couple of days. You have to experiment to find out if he will do it again latter in the day or not. You should try this behavior modification every day, for the next couple of weeks. Try to egg him on if you have to, remember his life is at stake here.
I can’t tell you how long it will be before you achieve the results you are looking for. I don’t know how diligent you will be in the behavior modification process.
Most shock collars have six or eight levels of stimulation (shock). The DVD or little instruction booklet that comes with it, will instruct you to start off at a lower level of (shock). Usually level three. You want him to learn a little faster, start off on level four or five.
(Side Note) Seeing eye dogs and handicap assist dogs are sometimes trained with shock collars. Not the basic stuff they are being taught, but for the stuff that teaches them don’t chase the cat’s, squirrels or mess around at all.
If you need more help on using a shock collar, try and find a dog trainer in your area that has experience with them. But make sure you tell them, you don’t care about sit, stay and walking on a leash. That stuff is not going to help your dog or you, if your dealing with some serious behavior problems.
THE SPIRIT DOG
Caution ; A small number of dogs will get more agitated when using any electronic training device. Do not attempt this without the help of a dog trainer.
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