Well, if you read the post, they said they were scared of using it incorrectly, and they loved their dog to death and they were afraid of ruining him. This sounds to me like someone who just doesn't understand as much as many on this board. They were willing to come and ask for help here, and instead of the posts reading "Ecollars are excellent tools when used properly, please research some qualified trainers, talk to their clients and get some help in person, because it's too hard to teach this method and learn this method over the internet", they were told to "Stop and review the proper method of ecollars". Where? Where else to ask but a GSD forum? Obviously they don't know what ecollars are about. Maybe someone they know and respect in other venues advised them to get one.
I can tell you right now, some of my best friends in the world, highly educated, highly responsible and empathetic people in almost every way, have absolutely no freakin clue about how to raise a dog. As much as I love them, I actually think it may be a blessing that their oldest son is highly allergic to dogs, based upon behavior I've seen them exhibit at my house towards Rocket. Luckily I have a stable solid dog who just takes it in stride, albeit with a confused "Wha..?" The point being, as has been mentioned before, we all start somewhere and they at least had the instinct that they're not doing it right, therefore prompting the post here.
~Elrond's Rocket of Rivendell, aka The RocketDog
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Last edited by RocketDog; 12-07-2012 at 10:06 PM.