Electronic Collars for Dogs
If you have read some of my previous posts on shock collar use, How to stop all dog aggression behaviors and How to stop dogs from barking, when your not home.
You would have found out that for some dog behaviors that could possibly wind up getting your dog euthanized, I will wholeheartedly support your use of a shock collar.
The problem I have here is the dog training schools that teach their pupils to use shock collars exclusively, for all aspects of dog obedience training. As apposed to teaching them how to communicate with dogs.
The other problem I have with this, is the candy coated descriptions of how the “shock collar” actually gets your dogs attention. They will tell you that the shock collar is used to “prompt” your dog, ” Oh, that sounds nice”.
Or they will equate it to a gentle “pulse” , or mild “stimulus”. Wow, that just sounds so gentle and non offensive. I wonder if they make these collars for kids, I betcha Jimmy would clean up his room if I “prompted” him a little bit.
And interestingly enough a relatively new term for shock collars is ” The E-Touch method”
Plain and simply, without the sugar coating and niceties a “Shock Collar” SHOCKS your dog. Remember I will encourage your use of a shock collar with certain behavioral problems, just not for sit, stay, down or any other obedience command.
And please tell your clients that “yes, it shocks your dog” after all, their not stupid.
The Spirit Dog
Remember, “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.”
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