What Are the Dangers of a Dog Shock Collar? - Pets

Association of Pet Behaviour Counselors Press Release on Shock Collars -
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Electronic dog collars were originally introduced in the late 1960s to train hunting dogs, and a few years later were sold at pet supply shops. The idea behind electronic collars, also called e-collars, remote training collars, zap collars, and shock collars, was to teach canines obedience and tricks by using electrical shocks to monitor their behavior.
If you have an active, outdoorsy pet, consider getting a waterproof shock collar.
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Electronic dog training collars are useful tools that do no harm your pet. The electric volt submitted by these collars is nothing more then an irritant similar to static electricity. The dog shock collars' effectiveness is based on your pet being startled not on administering pain. As is often the case, these dog training shock collars can be used for various training regimens, including but not limited to, hunting exercises, agility training, pet containment, anti-barking and more. The technology behind these electronic dog-training collars is cutting edge. Your pet will typically respond after only a few training sessions and once they are conditioned, the collars often can be left in the off position. Likewise, some are advertised as shock training collars, you have to ask what sort of pet?
Photo provided by FlickrThe Owners who use Shock collars on their pets need to be fitted with their very own Shock collar so they will know what it feels like..
Photo provided by FlickrWhen used correctly, shock collars can help people live harmoniously among wild animals as well as train our pets, Hawley said.
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A Chicago man says he was concerned to find an unauthorized electric shock, anti-bark collar - around his dog's neck when he picked her up from pet daycare. (WLS)The way shock collars typically work is that the pet owner observes their cat engaging in an unwanted behavior and then delivers the shock immediately. The theory behind this is that your cat will associate the unpleasant sensation with the behavior, and he’ll be much less likely to do it again in the future. While this is good in theory, it’s often not the case.High Tech Pet took this issue under advisement early on in our existence, because we were determined to create a shock collar that pet owners of very stubborn dogs could rely on with the peace of mind that it was also humane. After much research, we developed our proprietary "Pulsed Proportional Stimulus", a progressively increasing shock that becomes more intense with each bark. We spoke to numerous animal behaviorists and vets that felt this type of stimulus would, by far, be the most effective and humane of the shock type collars. Our concept worked so well, that we not only use it in our training devices, but in our underground fence units as well!For many pet parents, the idea of a shock collar is cruel. You love your pets, and shocking them into good behavior isn’t an option. If you’re looking to stop unwanted behavior from your feline friend, you’ll get better results in the long run if you utilize .Shock collars for cats are often used as a training aid by uninformed pet parents. Cats are notoriously , especially when it comes to modifying behavior. A cat shock collar is promoted as a way to help make easy for the pet owner.Similarly to the shock method used in lower priced products, many of these dog shock collars utilize a pairing process that may have several hundred unique ids. The reasoning is that there is a 1/300 chance that two buyers of their product would be using the product at the same time. In theory this seems reasonable, however, in practice it would be business malpractice for us to design a dog training product with a 1/300 chance of being controlled by another unit we sold. These companies have the benefit of generally being overseas and not under the laws and jurisdiction of the United States of America. It takes time and skill to design an electronic dog training collar that utilized millions of uniques IDs to keep you and your pet safe.