|Barked: Mon Feb 25, '13 2:21pm PST |
|I wasn't bashing e-collars at all, I was bashing the way my friend is using them. She's never had any training experience, never owned dogs prior to this and because her dogs are bored and get into things in her house and she doesn't give them proper outlets, she got an e-collar to shock them every time they do something wrong instead of just teaching them what they should do instead. For example, I taught Charlie not to beg by teaching him that NOT paying attention to me got rewards, while staring at me got him nothing. Now, he can lay down on the couch next to me and won't even look at me cause he knows he's more likely to get something. This is, however, the same friend that beat her dog when he didn't come when called(at six months old), and expected that to teach him. She's also the person that intends to breed her pibbles for money.
I am aware that e-collars can be useful, if used correctly. I have no issues with the way Trigger uses them, for example, or for proofing, or for SAR training, etc. Would I ever use them? No. But I also don't condone people such as my idiot friend getting them because they can't control their own bored dogs.
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