Shock Collars Simply Aren’t The Answer For Every Dog
Training dogs with help of the shock collar: short and long term behavioural effects -
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I also find it interesting the study couldn’t show weather or not the 7 dogs that didn’t show signs of fear, even through such high level shocks, their behavior when not being trained. Why would the study not collect that data? A bit suspicious to me. But an interesting read, none the less.
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BTW, before we get too deeply into this topic and everyone starts calling the Humane Society on me, let me explain what the stimulation is like. If you have ever dragged your shoes across a carpet and then reached for a doorknob and gotten a shock you have received the same sort of stimulation as comes from the Ecollars. It is unpleasant, but does no physical damage. I have given myself thousands of shocks from the collars in demonstrating them and insist that my clients receive stimulations from the collars as well, before using them on their dogs. Most of our top contenders use some form of remote control as part of the behavior modification process. The range of these remote control devices is an important consideration. Working or hunting dogs may require a shock collar system with a long range. Smaller house dogs, on the other hand, can be corrected within a few hundred feet of their owners. Potential buyers should note that behavioral modification systems with extended ranges tend to be more expensive.Although the term "shock collar" has fallen out of public favor in recent years, behavior modification systems for pet and working dogs are often still used as part of a larger training regimen. These collars deliver short bursts of electrostatic energy to discourage bad behavior — not to injure the animal. Many of these training devices use other means to deliver negative reinforcement, such as vibrations or sonic cues. There are three main types of shock collars to address different kinds of behaviors.Our top shock collar contenders run the gamut in terms of price, and we urge potential customers to consider their personal dog behavioral modification needs before committing to a specific brand. Indoor dogs with inappropriate barking or property destruction issues often need a different form of correction that hunting dogs working in heavy brush. Some shock collar systems deliver much more powerful electrostatic charges than others, which can affect smaller breeds more negatively than larger breeds. Price is definitely an important consideration, but the animal's comfort and safety should always be a higher one. The idea is correction, not punishment.