Dogs are dear members of our family; they enjoy endless petting sessions and our unconditional love. We feed them, clean after them, keep them safe, walk them, take them to the park; you name it. We simply adore those furry balls of love. But sometimes, they can be a little naughty…
Ahh, let’s be honest, they can drive us crazy!
They manically bark at the slightest sound, eat your shoes, and mess up the trash. As for outside, they run frantically, pulling on the leash with their animal strength dragging you along as you struggle to control them–making a fool out of you.
Sometimes, they even lunge at strangers for no reason and bolt after other animals regardless of what or who is around them—turning a nice walk in the park into a nightmare.
If you’re reading this, your dog probably has some behavior issue. And you want to correct its undesired (to say the least) behavior. Well, you’re doing great for trying to be informed.
Using shock, bark, or electronic collars (whatever you call them) is highly debated. Some say they’re inhumane and harmful, both physically and mentally, to dogs. And others say it’s a perfectly safe and effective form of aversive training.
So whom should you listen to?
In this guide, I’ll lay out all the facts for you. You’ll learn how a shock collar works, what experts say about them, and if you finally decide that using e-collars is the best for you and your dog, you’ll learn how to use it properly to train your dog.