Dog shock collar advocates think that the electric shock in dog shock collars doesn’t hurt the dog, that it just ‘shocks,’ or grabs the dog’s attention, so that a behavioral correction can be made. They view the collar as an effective training tool that stops bad behavior.
I cannot emphasize how strongly I disagree with this fear-based training method. To me, shock collars are a big No-No!
It’s incredibly frustrating to own a dog that doesn’t listen to you! This is especially true when your dog is destructive in the home or puts herself in danger because she doesn’t listen when it matters most.
Out of frustration and desperation, many dog owners often resort to using harsh training methods like shock collars.
I understand the temptation of a quick fix…something that will instantly get the attention of your pup and get him to listen to you faster. Unfortunately, shock collars do more harm than good.
As a dog lover, I want to help empower people with the tools they need to train their dogs with kind and gentle methods that actually work.” – Doggy Dan, Professional Dog Trainer and Behavioral Specialist, and owner of the dog training website, TheOnlineDogTrainer.
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*From PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals): Dogs wearing shock collars can suffer from physical pain and injury (ranging from burns to cardiac fibrillation) and psychological stress, including severe anxiety and displaced aggression. Individual animals vary in their temperaments and pain thresholds; a shock that seems mild to one dog may be severe to another. The anxiety and confusion caused by repeated shocks can lead to changes in the heart and respiration rate or gastrointestinal disorders. Electronic collars can also malfunction, either administering nonstop shocks or delivering no shocks at all. (https://www.peta.org/living/animal-companions/caring-animal-companions/dogs/electric-fences-shock-collars/)