SisMorphine wrote:The most recent experience I had with e-collars was with a trainer using one to "correct" barrier and dog aggression in my old boss's dog. Have you ever seen a dog with a broken spirit? It is the saddest, most heart wrenching thing I have ever seen. To watch a dog who used to be so proud become a shaking mess of fear in a matter of days?
When my coworker and I questioned this method (as the owner brought her dogs to work with her) she had the trainer come in and explain himself. Did he give a good explanation with reasoning to back himself up? He sure did. He firmly believes in this method of training. But what I saw in front of me was a broken dog because an owner wanted a quick fix and the ways that another trainer had offered were not fast enough for her. So instead she had a dog who was absolutely terrified of anyone who came near her, even humans who she used to love, she now shied away from. The most heartbreaking thing ever. Though I have some friends who use it for recall with their dogs, I do not, and will not, ever agree with them. Especially not after seeing her . . .
mnp13 wrote:I know someone who uses one to keep his dogs quiet in their crates. They make a noise, he corrects them. In my opinion this is misuse. It teaches the dog to be afraid to move.
pitbullmamaliz wrote:As my girl is only 5 1/2 months old, and I have no knowledge of these, I came here looking for help/comments..
katiek0417 wrote:mnp13 wrote:I know someone who uses one to keep his dogs quiet in their crates. They make a noise, he corrects them. In my opinion this is misuse. It teaches the dog to be afraid to move.
Is this simply to keep them quiet as in not moving, or are they whining, barking, etc incessantly?
mnp13 wrote:No, nothing incessant. Panting, turning around, getting up and banging around for a minute or so - normal dog stuff. Noise in crate = correction.
mnp1 wrote:Riggs barks in his crate, it's annoying but I try to tune it out. If the house is quiet, he's quiet. If I'm moving around he spends a lot of time yelling. It's getting better... slowly.
What's funny is he barks when I first put him in there, no matter what. When he just comes in from running in the yard and is exausted, he barks 3 or 4 times just to make sure I know he's mad and then sleeps like a rock for a fwe hours. It's funny, he just has to show tolken resistance, even though all he really wants to do is sleep.
pitbullmamaliz wrote:I was always anti-e-collars as I've always heard them referred to as "shock collars".
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