E-Collars – Would you deliberately electric shock your child?

BeagleNo sane person would punish a child with an electric shock, but many people think it’s okay to use electric shock on their dog.

Is terrorising a dog to stop it doing something acceptable? The risk of fallout is terrible and pain is nowhere near as effective long-term as patience and kindness in dog training. To demonstrate how much more quickly a person gets something using a positive approach – teaching it what you DO want, as opposed to punishment – teaching it what you DON’T want. Watch this great video.

The young Beagle in the picture is a dog I went to. See the electric shock collar? He was zapped whenever he went near the boundary and if he tried to go upstairs and he had worn it since he was a puppy. The sad thing is that there are still people who feel it’s not cruel at all and quite acceptable. Here is his story.

My main website: www.dogidog.co.uk

 

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About Theo Stewart

I am a dog Behaviourist (INTODogs-ABTC - AAB) and trainer covering Beds, Herts, Cambs and Bucks, a 'Victoria Stilwell' Positively Dog Trainer (VSPDT) and a member of the IMDT. Graduate ISCP, International School for Canine Practitioners. My main site: www.dogidog.co.uk
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