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E-Collar or not

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Car_max50

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Posted over 6 years ago

 

This topic is always a source of great debate in our regional message board.  Just looking for a little input from the rest of the K9 world.

Th_germanshepard_max50

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I think an e-collar certainly has a place in today's training. It's another tool just like the choker and the prong. Used properly it can make certain situations a lot easier to deal with.


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Car_max50

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I agree with you, but there seems to be a group in the K9 community that believe you don't really have control of your dog if you have to use and E-collar.  I personally never have used one, but I have seen them used to great effect.

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scentk9hndler says ...



I agree with you, but there seems to be a group in the K9 community that believe you don't really have control of your dog if you have to use and E-collar.  I personally never have used one, but I have seen them used to great effect.


 


I'd question their experience if that's the case. Lot's of people say they are canine trainers. Their entire experience base is one or two dogs. when they gain more experience with all different types and dogs of differing drive levels they often change their minds. It's all part of learning.



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Nov2106_max50

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I currently use an e collar..................In my opnion it is imperative to have one for the simple reason that your dog like your children are going to misbehave. However with our children if they misbehave and you have to offer a correction later you can explain to them what the correction was for. But with your k-9 partner he must be corrected at the moment of his misbehavior or it isnt a correction. So unless yoru dog is always on a leash, the ecollar is the only way for instantaneous correction.


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Kazan_pics__9__max50

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

I am a user and supporter of e-collars. The most common and worst mistake anyone can make using one, is not learning HOW and WHEN to use it. Also, a mis-nomer of calling it a "shock collar" is wrong, that is a different tool for correction.  

Ringo_black_with_patch_and_title1_max50

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I use them on certain dogs. It is an excellent toll if properly applied and used correctly. Some dogs due to their drive a tolerance threasholds are good candidates, however it could shut down softer dogs . I like it better when it is needed than old school Europe methods. That is a very deep topic could discuss the why and hows forever. The correction has to be given with sense and exactly the right time for positive results.


Joey Wesson

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Is to throw them away"
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goes the way, and shows the way.”
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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

my wife uses one on m.... oops .....


I have only used it with very strong willed dogs

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As many have already said.  An E-collar used properly in the hands of an experienced trainer can be an effective tool.  Put it in the hands of someone who THINKS they know how to use it, it can be a devastating tool.

10-1-2007-03_max50

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

Like others have already said, when used correctly, it is a great "tool", when used improperly it can cause lots of problems.  I'd rather not have to use it though...

K9_axle_and_i_12_july_08_b_max50

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I like using the ecollar  for immedate corrections when not on lead.  I have a new dog and can see where, as we gain more experance and work together I am reliying less on the ecollar as the K9 is more responsive to my commands. 


I can see as the dog becomes more seasoned the collar will is not be used as much or needed as often in training. We are less then 9 months out of school.


My dog has it put on as soon as he is out of his crate and it stays on until we are in the house again.  I am not tighting it up on ever call now like I used to, but it is still on him I am hoping in the next few yrs when the dog has 2-3 yrs of experance I wont even have to put in on him.


But is is a great tool none the less.