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post #1 of 15 Old 06-25-2012, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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I've had company (family) visiting and my large dog has been getting worse and worse about their movement in and out of the house. He actually nipped my son's ankle as he walked past him (dog was lying down). The shock collar was put on the dog. He's a bull-headed dog that knows his commands but often choses to ignore them. I put it on the lowest setting and had to use it, just one tap, after giving him the command "come" twice. That's all it took. Now he's listening.That collar is off and his regular collar is back on as he doesn't know the difference. He will be a mannerly dog for weeks then he slowly begins to revert.
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post #2 of 15 Old 06-25-2012, 11:43 AM
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I think you need a board certified veterinarian behaviorist to look at this dog. Not just shock him.
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post #3 of 15 Old 06-25-2012, 12:05 PM
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I have used shock collars in the past-- now your post is short, and honestly hard to read with no real question to it. A lot of people are on different sides of the fence when it comes to this kind of discipline for a pet.

The assistance of a veterinary professional should be sought before using one of these and they are NOT to be left on while the dog is unattended and should never be used in excess. Less is better when it comes to one of these.

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post #4 of 15 Old 06-25-2012, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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My vet who knows the dog recommended the collar. It is used on the lowest setting once and he's good for months. He wears it during the day for two days then is switched to his regular collar-he doesn't know the difference. If he's spending time outside his regular collar is removed so it can't get caught on anything. My vet also told me the chessie does not make a good family dog because many of them are aggressive and hard headed.
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post #5 of 15 Old 06-26-2012, 05:09 PM
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Please do not leave that collar on for more than 4-5 hours. The prongs that shock the dog can cause sores.

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Please do not leave that collar on for more than 4-5 hours. The prongs that shock the dog can cause sores.
The prongs used in today's e-collars are a surgical, non-irritating, stainless. If the collar is properly fitted they should not irritate the dog at all...

Most people make the mistake of having the collar too loose. If the collar is able to move around at all on the dogs neck it is too loose and will irritate the skin.
Also, no snug collar should be left on the wet dog to dry. This includes e-collars or nylon regular pet collars. That leads to hot spots on the dogs neck (hot spots are open sores).

If you have an older collar you can cut panty hose (or a thin sock material) and actually place it over the collar and prongs to keep it from irritating the dog.
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post #7 of 15 Old 07-25-2012, 02:05 AM
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The benefits of a shock collar for a dog are plentiful. The main benefit is that the dog is exposed to an effective method of controlling their bad habits that can even eliminate the unwanted behavior for good under the proper training program. Shock collars are misunderstood by the public at large due to their name, but in reality these electric collars are actually quite safe and a very humane component to dog training in general. If you're considering purchasing a shock collar for your dog, there are a few things you'll need to keep in mind when it comes time to actually train your dog.
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post #8 of 15 Old 07-25-2012, 07:41 AM
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how old is this dog and has it had any formal training ?

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The prongs used in today's e-collars are a surgical, non-irritating, stainless. If the collar is properly fitted they should not irritate the dog at all...
I agree with you.
But I still think it necessary for the poster to learn to how to train your dog.
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post #10 of 15 Old 08-30-2012, 07:23 AM
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Please be careful about using shock collars, especially around children. Dogs can make associations between the shock and the children and will never learn to be comfortable around them because they know they'll get shocked. I used to use a shock collar on my dog in the parks to work on recall and now she hates other dogs and we can't go to the parks anymore. Hire a trainer who can help your dog learn to enjoy being around kids and help you teach them to behave appropriately around them.
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