Electric Shock Dog Collars Great Training Tool or just plain Cruelty?

United States
May 14, 2009 11:42pm CST
We've all seen those electric dog collars that are supposed to help you with your dogs barking. If your dog starts barking just give them a zap and they will stop barking. I would never consider using anything like this on my dog. I think it cruel. What do you think about these collars? Humans wouldn't want to be zapped with a taser gun so why would we want to zap our dogs with these collars?
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@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
15 May 09
For me the answer is simple. Would you ever put one of those collars on your baby so they wouldn't get into things? I some how don't think so and neither would I. I find it's better to just train the dog not to do things they shouldn't but doing it will love, and a lot of treats instead of torture.
• India
15 May 09
I like your reply , its true whatever we think we can do with animals to make them more good , could we apply the same thing with our own baby?
• United States
15 May 09
i think its cruel. i couldnt get one and use it.. seeing my baby hurt every time i used it would kill me
@ebook_freak (1515)
• India
15 May 09
This is not cruelty. We call this 'brainless inhuman atrocity'. A dog should be taught by it's owner and trained by him or her in a different way. I have a dog at my home who I have trained many things. I never gave her punishments. But love and food. If she does something wrong, i tell her. She just whimpers and hangs her head. Then I go and hug her. She understands my feelings and I understand hers. It's love that rules above cruelty and force.
• India
15 May 09
Its so much cruel to allow this all .Thank god we don't have anything like this in our country but i feel this is extremely bad and torturous job . Dogs are cute pet , if this zap is given to them often then they might think they are given punishment for speaking up and eventually they will start becoming more silent and lonely .