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Shock Collars for Dogs? They Don't Work, and Here's Why

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Sam E M. (0)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 6:11 am
Disgusting, and I'm not surprised that the effects were negative. A puppy can be taught easily and gradually, and will respond very well to love and gentle instruction. No need for aggression and certainly not electric shock treatment. Even an adult dog with "bad" habits will be coaxed with positive methods to adopt new ways. If treated badly they'll respond in kind - wouldn't we all?

Carol H. (229)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 6:36 am
I think they are cruel, noted

Ruth C. (264)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 7:21 am
The ones who put shock collars on Dogs need to put it on themselves see how much they will enjoy it, Bastards!!

pam w. (138)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 9:14 am
In fact, Ruth, I HAVE put a shock collar on try it when my brother used one to train his stubborn dog! The ''shock'' is mild & unpleasant but NOTHING like what you might be imagining.

Within a very few days, his dog learned to stay within her yard and that was it. Neither he nor I are "bastards."

Fi T. (18)
Friday February 8, 2013, 2:49 am
This is a kind of animal cruelty

Valentina R. (11)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 4:50 pm
Shock collars, as well as spiked and choke collars, need to ge banned. Ceasar Millan claims to love dogs, and yet uses these devices. Coherency, where?

@ Pam W.

lol, trying to excuse your abusive brother.
It could be "mild" if regulated to the lowest degree. It definitely isn't "mild" if used to its fullest extent.
And, moreover, it IS a coercitive training method, this is not debatable. If you are a good trainer, you don't need to be violent. Reason why Ceasar Millan is NOT a good trainer, and never will be.
Do you approve of teachers and parents who punish and beat up children if they don't get good grades at school? I hope not. Kids learn with love, patience and fun. It isn't different with dogs. There are many ways to educate a "stubborn" dog, and not one involves a shock collar.
But hey, if you want your dog as a scared slave instead of a happy friend, keep using your Medieval methods.
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