Shock Collars? - German Shepherd Dog Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 65 (permalink) Old 02-09-2012, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 2
Smile Shock Collars?

Hey everyone i'm new here so here it goes my question is:

is it ok for me to buy for my dog (German Shepherd) a shock collar?

BTW he is a puppy so let me know please
Germen Shepered is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 65 (permalink) Old 02-09-2012, 02:22 PM
Crowned Member
 
Jax08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NNE PA
Posts: 29,747
You do not need a correction collar for a puppy!! Use positive training methods and teach him what you want first.

Yes, you can use an e-collar on a GSD (not a puppy)...but make sure you learn how to use it first! Preferably with the help of a professional trainer because you can do more harm than good if you don't know what you are doing.




Jax08 is offline  
post #3 of 65 (permalink) Old 02-09-2012, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 2
thx i will
Germen Shepered is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 65 (permalink) Old 02-09-2012, 03:04 PM
Crowned Member
 
Freestep's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Northern California
Posts: 6,117
Just a quick hint... you might want to change your username if you want to get more replies. "German Shepherd" spelled wrong is a major pet peeve of folks around here.
Freestep is offline  
post #5 of 65 (permalink) Old 03-04-2012, 01:20 AM
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2
Shocking

My German Shepherd is almost 9 months old and he is so eager to please. I could not use a shock coller on him. He is very large about 70 pounds and like all the shepherds I've owned, a shock coller would do some major damage to his thinking. GS are so sensitive. Has anyone really used this method for shepherds and had success??
Joaniemarie is offline  
post #6 of 65 (permalink) Old 03-04-2012, 01:37 AM
Elite Member
 
MustLoveGSDs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Houston,TX
Posts: 1,658
Electronic collars should primarily be used for proofing already learned behaviors. You need to teach your puppy to speak your language first, and positive, motivational methods work best..especially when their mind is a sponge at young ages.

"If you don't train them, don't blame them"
MustLoveGSDs is offline  
post #7 of 65 (permalink) Old 03-04-2012, 01:55 AM
Junior Member
 
Magda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Kleinmond, South Africa
Posts: 26
Had an e-collar for my bitch Bella who suffers seperation anxiety and will jump walls and fences to find me. The collar was our last resort when she was found dodging traffic in the main road. The collar initially was put on only when I left home for longer than 2 hours . The perimeter alarm quickly taught her what was to follow. Now we place the collar around her neck when we leave (which by the the way does not even have a battery in any more) and she stays put.
Magda is offline  
post #8 of 65 (permalink) Old 03-04-2012, 08:11 AM
Senior Member
 
Tim Connell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: New Hampshire, USA
Posts: 302
Quote:
Originally Posted by Freestep View Post
Just a quick hint... you might want to change your username if you want to get more replies. "German Shepherd" spelled wrong is a major pet peeve of folks around here.
I put that on my pet peeves list thread...Hahaaa it might be the only one I had nearly universal agreement on

Sheppard
Shephard
Sheephard
Shepherder
Shepard
Shepperd
Sheepherd
Shepheard

But the question was about "shock collars" ...are we talking perimeter collars or e-collars?

Both are fine if used properly and judiciously.

Interests:
Police K9/Explosive Detection/IPO/Ring
Working GSD/Malinois

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Tim Connell is offline  
post #9 of 65 (permalink) Old 03-04-2012, 08:16 AM
Knighted Member
 
pyratemom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Florida Keys
Posts: 2,788
Try better training techniques before resorting to a shock collar. When used wrong they can do more harm than good. When used correctly they can be an effective training tool for short term use. They should not be used on very young dogs.

Teri

Amorette Vom Godinghofer of Summerland (AKA Abby) 5/21/15
Snake Vom Eselspfad RN CGC (AKA Raina) 3/5/08
Pyrate CGC 4/1/03-5/16/12 RIP
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Too many to list waiting at the bridge but remembering them all
pyratemom is offline  
post #10 of 65 (permalink) Old 03-04-2012, 08:31 AM
Master Member
 
BritneyP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Central North Carolina
Posts: 747
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tim Connell View Post
But the question was about "shock collars" ...are we talking perimeter collars or e-collars?

Both are fine if used properly and judiciously.
Probably not on a puppy.

Cruiser ~ Brix ~ Ferra ~ Ginte ~ Bacardi
Kira ~ Gitta ~ Maik ~ Amalka ~ Hety ~ Taz
Rudy ~ Ari ~ Dami


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
BritneyP is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome