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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-03-2015, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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Shock collar or no....

ive really been debating on trying out a shock collar but im torn. part of me just think its terrible amd cruel and why would anyone want to inflict pain on their dog but on the other hand im sure its not that bad so any input would be great!

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I think it matters why you feel you need to use it. So my question is, WHY? Once you answer, I am sure you will get lots of people giving feedback.
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ive really been debating on trying out a shock collar but im torn. part of me just think its terrible amd cruel and why would anyone want to inflict pain on their dog but on the other hand im sure its not that bad so any input would be great!
Wrong attitude for productive training. Find a trainer to work you through the theory and application. Don't just buy a "shock" collar and slap it on.

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I think our patience is a better tool than a shock collar.
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ive really been debating on trying out a shock collar but im torn. part of me just think its terrible amd cruel and why would anyone want to inflict pain on their dog but on the other hand im sure its not that bad so any input would be great!
What are your training goals?

What brings you to wanting to use an e-collar?

What are your current training methods?

Are you working with a trainer?

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i am not working with a trainer. i use treats with positive reenforcement. he knows sit, down, stay, come and heel and gets it 80% of the time. he just needs a little tweaking which is why i think a shock collar would be helpful

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Wrong attitude for productive training. Find a trainer to work you through the theory and application. Don't just buy a "shock" collar and slap it on.
i would neverjust buy one and slap it on without learning the proper ways to employ it

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i guess the better answer would be for off leash corrections

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If you aren't going to work with an experienced trainer, I suggest you read this site thoroughly before you start with the e-collar.

www.loucastle.com

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The thing is if you put the e-collar on just for training dogs become "collar smart". Like others have said work with a trainer who's is experienced working with them.
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