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Who else sponsored this research? I’m sure there was no bias, lol. I use all different types of methods for training from shock collar, choker (not pincher), food, praise, etc. and it all depends on the dog as well as the trainer. This study also never talked about introducing the shock collar with a choker, and when making a correction, you give a pull on choker and low dose shock. Eventually they work out of the choker and use just the electronic collar. And quite honestly, it’s there for looks, I don’t even use it, and my dogs are great (mind you they’re also Boxers). How about using common sense and use the right tools for the right job.

Shock collars, electric fences, and crating are things I just will not do with my dogs.

But again, I’m shocked (no pun intended) by how many people are so totally ignorant of how to use this device. I hate to think of all the dogs out there that are suffering from electronic collars their well-meaning owners picked up at PetSmart.

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The chasm between those who abhor the electronic/shock collars as an abusive dog Randall Lockwood PhD, Senior Vice President, Anti-cruelty Initiatives and Legislative Services, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was quoted in a 2007 White Paper titled "The Facts About Modern Electronic Training Devices," produced by Radio Systems, a manufacturer of shock collars, "We recognize that older products were often unreliable and difficult to use humanely. But we feel that new technology employed by responsible manufacturers has led to products that can be and are being used safely and effectively to preserve the safety and well-being of many dogs and strengthen the bond with their human companions. "

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In his 2005 textbook on training and behavior, Steven Lindsay writes "Instead of instilling social aversion and anxiety ... animal and human research supports the notion that competent shock [collar] training appears to promote positive social attachment, safety, and reward effects that may be provided and amplified via affectionate petting and reassuring praise. The preponderance of scientific evidence suggests that [electrical stimulation] escape/avoidance and pain reduction should promote long-term effects that are incompatible with fear and stress, making the trainer an object of significant extrinsic reward that actually enhances the dog's welfare via an improved capacity for social coping, learning, and adaptation". Steven Lindsay states "If minimizing the intensity, duration, and frequency of aversive stimulation during training is recognized as a significant factor in the definition of humane dog training, then the radio controlled e-collar must be ranked as one of the most humane dog-training tools currently available"

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