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Amazing that something like this could happen.
I can't believe that someone would even use a corrective device on a dog without first consulting the owner, and then go and FORGET to remove it.I know this kennel, we purchased my daughter's lab from there.I've visited the kennel several times when we were going to purchase a lab.I walked through the kennel area, never saw anything out of the ordinary, all dogs were barking.I'm stunned.
I never would of never thought to ask a kennel on their policies about using corrective devices, how many of you that kennel your dogs ask this ?
 

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I am lucky, my place is the same place Jesse goes to daycare, if I board him he goes home with the owner or office manage to stay over night inside their house (not in cage) can sleep on the floor, couch or bed and then spends day at daycare playing with other dogs. That is their boarding policy, your dog must pass daycare requirements before they agree to board. They do not use any devices, all dogs must know the command "quiet" and they teach it to them if you don't.
 

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Wow - I hope they lose a lot of business over it (or all business). There's just no excuse for even using a collar like that on a dog without the owner's permission. They only happened to get caught this time it seems. At least other dogs might be spared now.
 

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No problem with a bark collar but permission and responsible use would be expected. Hope Lucy feels better soon.

I do find it funny they would feel the need to resort to a collar. Most dogs kind of tend to bark in kennels.
 

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This is why I never board my dogs at a kennel. The Ex gets the adopted dog when I go on vacation, and my breeder gets my German Shepherd.

I had a bad experience many years ago, and that was enough. My first ever GSD tried to escape the kennel by digging out. The floor was concrete and when I picked the dog up there was blood all over.

And no kennel has a right to put a bark collar on someone else's dog without permission.

Never again!
 

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Dogs bark? Gee, who would have thought it?
If and that is a BIG IF I ever had to board the girls and I found someone had put a bark collar on one of them they would be wearing the thing on the inside! If you know what I mean.

The thought of what they did just makes my blood boil!

Luckily the girls have always been able to come with me.
 
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I grew up a town away from Diamond Brook Kennels and I know or rather knew Mack years ago. I didn't care for his methods then and I doubt he's gotten any better.
 

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what kind of bark collar? i have used the citronella spray collar. would never use anything else. i hate the ones that shock, have seen many animals hurt from these at the clinic i worked at. the citronella collar., they hate the sound of spray and the scent.
 

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The injuries to this dog were most likely caused because the collar was left on for too long. When that happens sores can developed under the location of the contact points. The "box" that contains the electronic parts tends to sit in one place, near the lowest part of the dog's neck, usually off to one side or the other. The contact points, usually made of stainless steel, sit in one place for so long that they compromise circulation. The condition is called "pressure necrosis." The skin directly under the contact points starts to die because of the lack of fresh blood coming to it. These injuries get infected very easily. They're easily treated by cleaning and dressing the wound. Infections are treated with antibiotics.

It's also possible that the dog had an allergic reaction to the metal of the contact points. Not very common, but still possible.

The injuries could not have been caused by the electrical current that the Ecollars (in this case a bark collar) put out. There's not enough current in any modern version of these tools.

If you don't want one used on your dog when he's boarded you'd best read the contract in detail. It may be stated that they'll be used if it's in the best judgment of the kennel owner.

Typically in kennel situations one dog will bark and then all will follow along. No one gets as much rest as they're used to. Dogs left in kennels where these are commonly used come home more rested and relaxed, but they should introduce the collar properly and monitor how long they're left on.
 

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Originally Posted By: LouCastle...
Typically in kennel situations one dog will bark and then all will follow along. No one gets as much rest as they're used to. Dogs left in kennels where these are commonly used come home more rested and relaxed, but they should introduce the collar properly and monitor how long they're left on.
Personally I would never take the Hooligans to any kennel that might use an electronic collar on any/all of them. I don't care if they come back more rested and relaxed or not, the only one who will ever use such a device on any of my dogs is me, and I don't see my using one in the foreseeable future.
 
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