Am I, for or against, e-collars, electronic collars, remote trainers, shock collars. Call them what you like, they all mean the same thing, if your dog doesn’t listen, they get shocked. Is it painful, well, for some dogs yes, for others not as much. That’s the reason why shock collars have different levels of “Stimulation”, That’s the nice word for “Shock”.
So, am I opposed to them ? Yes and no. For some specific problems they can be a highly effective tool. If you do decide to problem solve with one of these collars, you will not have to “shock” your dog all that often, before he gets the message… So in certain circumstances, with certain problems. I am not totally against there use.
Now the big problem I have with them is, a significant portion of dog trainers will use shock collars for all aspects of their dog training. From basic obedience to advanced obedience, and everything in between. Why do they do this ? Most likely they attended a school for dog trainers, and the school advocated the use of shock collars for ALL, of the dog training.
It would have been nice if they had been taught, to teach their clients how to better communicate with their dogs, instead of shocking them into submission. But if the dog training schools, knew how to teach them that…… I’d have a lot less to write about.
Have yourself a Great day
The Spirit Dog
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