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I just want to let every one know about Shock collars... We got one for Maya on the 31st. And she learned very fast to stay in the yard. Well a few days ago my daughter said she being Maya smelled bad and we just thought she gone in to heat. BUT no it was way worse. her neck is badly burned. we took her to her vet this morn and the vet said its not our fault. but we feel so bad. she is now on meds for 10 days.

please dont get one take it from us they do more damage then good..

MAYA'S sad mommy
 

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I think they are good with other family members that can't seem to get with the program


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It's for annoying office mates too!!! Brought 2 in here once and two guys took turns seeing who could withstand the highest number!!! These are grown 40 something year old men
 

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I have one for Max. It's fine.
 

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Sorry to hear about Maya. If you continue using one, check the batteries often. Certain models will malfunction when the batteries get low and can zap your buddy for no reason.
 

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They are called "training collars" and should be used for "training" by someone who knows what they are doing.
They are not to be left on the dog as if...

These collars are not bad.
 

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E-collars just like prongs, chokes, fur savers, dominant dog collars (nylon slip) and halti's can be effective training tools when used properly on certain dogs. They can also be inhumane torture devices when used improperly.
 

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Actual burns or sores?

I cannot imagine an ecollar burning a dog. Maybe one with a serious malfunction, but otherwise burns are not going to happen.

However sores certainly can develop if the collar is left on the dog for extended periods of time. As was said, an ecollar should never be left on a dog. It is for training, not for wearing around all day, every day.
 

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Originally Posted By: maya's mommyI just want to let every one know about Shock collars... We got one for Maya on the 31st. And she learned very fast to stay in the yard. Well a few days ago my daughter said she being Maya smelled bad and we just thought she gone in to heat. BUT no it was way worse. her neck is badly burned. we took her to her vet this morn and the vet said its not our fault. but we feel so bad. she is now on meds for 10 days.

please dont get one take it from us they do more damage then good..

MAYA'S sad mommy
Little clarification please...did you get a remote training collar or an underground fence?? They are not the same devices.

Sorry to hear about Maya. Hope she is doing ok.
 

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"Little clarification please...did you get a remote training collar or an underground fence?? They are not the same devices."

And yet there are manufacturers that now offer a dual purpose collars. What brand collar are you using? The big issue with burns is inattentiveness. Some dogs also react to the metal and some just wear through the skin and get infected not actually burned. I don`t believe in leaving the collars on 24/7. I take them off when crated or in the house. Mine hang by the door and they stand for collars when waiting to go out.
 

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I know lots of people that leave the collars on the dogs 24/7 for boundary control. It may not be advisable but people do it all the time. I can certainly see how those points could cause some real problems in this situation.
 

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Wondering what brand/model you used?

I've used 'Invisible Fence' collars and have left them on for long periods with no problem.. I've also used the Dogtra Ecollar - only for certain situations- and have never had a problem.

I would call the manufacturer ASAP and report the issue.
 

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Also, many dogs are more prone to skin irritation or have mild allergies to the metal ecollar points. Just as some people can't wear metal jewelry without having skin reactions, some dogs are the same. Making those dogs more prone to developing sores if the metal collar prongs are in contact with their skin for extended periods.
 

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Sometimes the collar probes will wear through the skin and get infected and some have had issues with the metal. There are some brands that use a softer rubber probe and these can wear through the skin too.
I did have an issue with longer probes on a dog that had a shorter coat but got the med length probes. I have a bunch of different length probes at home and some different stimulation level shunts that I can change.
 

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I'm surprised that, with the amount of replies to the original post, only one person has asked what kind of collar we're even talking about here. I'm going to second that question before I say anything else on the thread.

What kind of collar are we talking about?

1) E-Collar for training (comes with a remote)
2) Invisible fence system collar
3) No-bark collar

I'm assuming it's either collar #1 or collar #2, since the OP said that the dog "learned to stay in the yard pretty quick." Which then begs for the question to be asked, when your dog was not outside in the yard, did you take the collar off or leave it on? Did you ever inspect the site where the prongs touch the dog's neck during your regular grooming every other day or every couple of days?
 

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We got her a E-collar..
We did take it off i never looked at her neck my husband put it on and he didnt look either. ( we feel really bad) I called the manufacturer and they are paying for her vet visit and the next two that we have to go to. and they are giving us our money back for the collar.

Maya is doing much better now she is awake and eating.
 

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I assumed it was a invisible fence collar that was left on all the time. Were the points at the same place on the dogs neck each time it was put on? I mean did it fall to the bottom of the neck each time or did you put them at different places each time?

Thats good that the company is paying. Which company is it?
 

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Is this an anti bark collar, a training collar or a fence collar?
 
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