Shock Collars - yes or no?

United States
October 29, 2007 12:44pm CST
Do you believe it's OK to use a shock collar on a dog? If so, under what circumstances?
4 responses
@Seraphine (385)
• Finland
29 Oct 07
No I don't think it's okay to use shock collars under any circumstances. There are much better and nicer ways to train a dog that work just as good if not even better and will not result in a fearful dog.
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• United States
24 Nov 07
Just to play devil's advocate, what makes shock collars so much worse than any other physical correction-based training method? I've seen/heard of people hanging dogs up by their choke chains and such. How is using electricity any worse?
• Finland
24 Nov 07
All physical correction-based methods are equally bad as shock collars. IMO anyone who has to turn to such pathetic methods to train a dog, or any other animal for that matter, shouldn't be allowed to have pets at all.
• United States
30 Oct 07
no never. I would not even consider this for training methods. It seems kinda cruel. THere are so many methods to train your dog. this one seems unreasonable to me. Alot of people say their pets are like their kids, well one who never potty train there kid this way, lol.
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@Duvessa (913)
• United States
13 Nov 07
As an aspiring dog trainer I personally do not like that method. I hope I'll never ever have to use it in a training class. I know in school we will learn to use them however, which upsets me, but they teach us every method of training in case we ever need it. But personally no, I think it is creul.
• United States
24 Nov 07
Another dog trainer, cool! Where are you taking classes?
@Calais (10899)
• Australia
31 Oct 07
Of course its not, the inventer of it should be shocked themselves..