For any trainer to vehemently appose the use of a shock collar as a tool for problem solving, shows just how little they know about the human mind. And after all the human mind is the one your trying to reach, not that dogs mind.
To think that every dog training client has the time, patience, physical ability, mental or emotional capacity or even an inkling to learn how to solve dog problems over an extended period of time. Is not only living in a fantasy world, but will ultimately lead to the untimely demise (death) of that dog.
I have seen first hand the failures of some of Americas top animal behaviorists, (the ones with PhD, after their name) . You may ask yourself, ” how exactly does this Spirit guy know this”. Lets not forget I’m the founder of an animal sanctuary for dogs that can not be adopted, all of our guys have bitten people on more than one occasion.
And because of this I am in the unique position to hear about the behavior modification failures, which are unfortunately not all that uncommon. So when I hear that some of these dog owners have been going through five, six, seven months and sometimes years of training. And all they have to show for it is some moderate improvements in their dogs behavior, it drives me crazy.
I’d would hate to get to the point where I actually support the use of shock collars for all aspects of training, but at least those trainers will have a higher success rate in teaching their clients to get their dogs to stop biting. Or whatever other type behavior, that might wind up getting the dog booted out of their home.
The Spirit Dog