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Saved Her Life
posted 5 years ago
I completely understand why shock collars are controversial. I definitely do not think they are for every dog. In our case, we had exhausted every other reasonable effort. This collar quite literally saved my dog's life.
Our Labrador was very strong willed from the time she was a wee pup. We did all the correct submissive training and for the most part, she was under control. The one exception was her running. It was a game to her, and not just a fun game of chase, but also a game of "who is in charge". We lived in a house with a fenced yard, so her not heeling or always coming when called didn't pose any serious danger to her.
But when we moved to a house with a bigger, unfenced yard this became a problem. Especially since our yard backed up to a rural highway of sorts. We tried once again to teach her the boundaries and kept her on a leash. But a big 80 pound lab that is determined to run cannot always be restrained by teenaged girls or their 5' 2" mother. She got to the point that she would squeeze out of the door for her running adventures every time she saw an opportunity.
It was with a heavy, reluctant heart that we purchased the collar. We put it at the lowest setting and (after watching the included video and doing some research) took her to the yard on a leash for our first session. It literally took exactly ONE zap on the lowest setting to change her forever. Her attention immediately went to us (where it belongs) and she questioned her permission for each step. It was very simple to teach her the boundaries of the yard with the positive enforcement clicker feature.
We did have one or two isolated incidents of running after that. In one such incident, she was running straight for the road at break neck, crazed dog speed and there was heavy traffic zipping by. I had to crank the dial up much higher to get her attention, but she did stop just short of traffic and came back to me.
We don't even have to use the zapper anymore. Just putting the collar on her reminds her of her manners if she starts not listening as promptly as we'd like.
While I would never recommend this collar for everyone, this was the solution to a scary and dangerous problem we had with a big, head strong dog that we love very much.
Pros: Effective, Has Positive Enforcement Sound, Levels
Cons: Controversial, Not for Every Dog
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Should not be sold in stores
posted 6 years ago
The use of these collars should not, in my opinion, be used by the novice person. I have seen people use them and the dogs go into a state of learned helplessness. They are dangerous and should be taken off the shelves.
Pros: It motivates due to fear
Cons: Can cause severe trauma and everlasting anxiety
1 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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