3 Reasons not to use a shock collar

Dog training is unregulated in the US so not only does this mean consumers have no protection but it also means anyone calling themself a trainer can do practically anything to your dog, including hurting your dog. These trainers promise quick fixes or behavior guarantees, when in reality, neither exists.

And these unscrupulous “trainers” will not tell you about the fallout effects of these punishment based methods, but all the current research, veterinary organizations and animal behavior professionals, support humane training, not methods using fear, punishment or aversive methods that hurt or scare your pet.

It’s important to know if you’ve fallen victim to predatory training methods or were convinced aversive methods are the solution, IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT. This is a symptom of an unregulated industry, with people posing as “professionals” with no recourse. But, you can change how you do things NOW.

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About the author

Hi, I’m Kate. I’m a professional dog trainer and certified behavior consultant specializing in fear and aggression and separation anxiety. I’ve helped thousands of dogs overcome issues their guardians thought were impossible – fear of strangers, resource guarding, growling at toddlers, separation anxiety and more. With over 6200 hours of hands-on training fearful dogs, I have the relevant experience to rescue you and help you enjoy your dog again.

So whether you need help with a growly, bitey, fraidy dog, or are preparing for life with a new baby or your new dog just needs some manners, I can help and we can work together to improve your and your dog’s quality of life.