As Scotland now has taken the step to finally ban shock collars just as Wales have already done, it is now time for England, Ireland and rest of the world to follow.
These collars are not needed for dogs or any kind of animal for that matter. Many who approve of them claim to use them for dogs with “behavioral problems” or to remove “unwanted behaviour”. For example a dog thats barks. Zap them and they soon learn to be quiet? A dog that constantly run away from you. Zap it so it learns to accossiate not listening with pain. It does NOT work that way! A dog needs to be trained with patience, awarding good behaviour and positive methods.
With a shock collar you use fear to control your dog. It causes the animal stress and anxiety, and increase the risk of the dog to bite thinks Ilana R Reisner DVM, Phd see here
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There is also the risk of burns. Supporters of these collars say that the shock is too small to cause any damage. So why are there several cases with dogs who has serious burns on their throats? See artickle by Jan Casey, MS, Dip CBST herehere
Have a look at below video to see and hear a shock collar in use. (I turned of after 10 seconds)
This below foto is of a dog where a kid got hold of the remote control to the dogs shock collar
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To learn more about the danger of these collars (and other dangerous things used by owners & trainers) please visit BanShockCollars.ca