My (not so little) buddy has turned a year just a few days ago. We spend twice a week, overall about 4 hours, at our dog school where we are making great progress along with my daily own training sessions. At the dog school I go to corrections are completely normal hence its not rare that some people attend once and are never to be seen again. When I use any leash corrections outside on my walks or just a regular training session out in public I frequently have people yell at me, talk loudly about how abusive they find leash corrections or just look at me in shock. Have I missed the point where people decided corrections arent necessary, even cruel ? I have been using an e-collar with vibration and sound function only ('shock collars' are illegal here) for a few days now. So far we have been working on the introduction of the vibration to the recall and its already showing very good results in our standard outside environment. The looks I get from people though are piercing and I had someone stop right next to us whilest training and just staring at the remote in my hand. Whilest I personally think that e-collars and prongs, which are also banned here, are great tools if properly used, I can understand why for some people it might look cruel. What I do not understand is how people think it is alright to straight up insult me without starting a conversation. My dog does not respond anxiously but walks tail wagging back to me whilest training so why do people assume I am hurting my dog? Funny (or maybe sadly) enough some of the same people that gave me these kind of reactions some months ago now come up to me saying they think its great how well my dog does this or that by now... I spend so much time working with my dog from a training perspective and working on a relationship with him but people seem to think they can judge me by a split second they see of a 5 - 6 hour active daily engagement that I have with my dog. Does anyone else have this problem frequently or is it just because I live in a big city that the concentration of so many 'purely positive training' people seems so high. I'd like to add that I dont exclusively work with corrections but also with food and more so with toys as his drive is much better with that.