|Barked: Mon Feb 27, '12 7:10am PST |
|They aren't my dogs and I'm not judging anyone. Besides, I don't use shock collars, prong collars, and the like.
The question asked in this thread is "How accurate are shock collars and other forms of positive punishment?" and the answer to that question is not very accurate, although I would rather use positive punishment methods than to use any of the negative ones. However, taken the fact that training or behavioral modifications can be best achieve using R methods, which is a scientific fact, not in training dogs, but in teaching humans as well, because learning is a behavior modification in itself. It requires all the sensual senses we and animals have such as sight, hearing, touching, and so forth, to engage in learning and/or changing behavior, but with animals, that is limited to their physical and mental cognitive abilities. One can psychologically affect an animal, which in this case, a dog, positively or negatively, depending on the method used. Again, I say, why would we need to use such devices on our dogs?
Remember something: Do you want your dog to come to you or do as you command, because it FEARS what will happen to it when it doesn't obey, OR, do you want your dog to come to you or do as you command, because it TRUSTS you? Using shock collars and other such devices may work by your dog obeying you, but it does it out of fear, resulting in more aggression and other behavioral problems later. Taking the time and patience to learn and understand your dog and how it thinks and learns, working with that in more positive ways, will help both you and your dog. Education -gaining knowledge- is key here, not opinion.
Edited by author Mon Feb 27, '12 7:53am PST
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