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Have you ever used an electric collar/ shock collar to train your dog?


Asked by spottedpony at 2:58 PM on Nov. 17, 2010 in Pets

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  • I have only used one for one situation. I do not like shock collers but in this instance I was afraid my dog Beau would break through the glass door and get hurt. He would get very excited when I let the dogs in even if they were only out for 5 minutes. I worked for weeks with him to sit and wait at the door. I admit he was better but he woud still slam his body against the door and he is a big boy. I only had to use it twice and he stopped body slamming the door. I do not recommend using the coller for regular training.

    Answer by KyliesMom5 at 3:18 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • No! That is mean! As long as u r consistent,they will listen!

    Answer by dancer at 3:00 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • Hell no. No way.

    Answer by ballewal at 3:00 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • No, but I have honestly thought about using one before.

    Answer by chellebelle7486 at 3:11 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • Interesting because I have noticed recently an increase in trainers using e collars to obedience train dogs. I was wondering how pet owners felt about electric training collars. I think some people/ trainers use them as a shortcut, but I don't think it is an effective shortcut. I do not use these collars either.

    Comment by spottedpony (original poster) at 3:01 AM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • Yes 3 times. Worked for my australian shepard, german too but, my malamute couldnt care less.

    Answer by Ann610 at 7:42 AM on Nov. 18, 2010