Animal activist are against using dog shock collars and they are asking this question: do shock collars work on dogs or are humans only trying to hurt and control the dogs? One of the most common debates lately is about the question if it’s ethical for dog trainers to train with the dog shock collars. If you have all the information about dog shock collars, then you can decide for yourself if it is ethical or not. Here are some facts that you should know about the shock collar:

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What exactly is a dog shock collar?

Dog shock collars are a kind of collar that a dog wears that are giving shock signals when a dog is doing something he shouldn’t. The dog trainer has a remote that he can press that will make the collar shock.

However, the shock collar doesn’t hurt the animal and the shocks are low enough to prevent any damage to the dog. The dog will not get hurt, if you are using the right strength with the size dog that you are training.

Different types of shock collars

There are many different types of shock collars on the market. There are some of the shock collars that you can activate via remote, and there are the barking shock collars that are automatically given a shock signal every time that the dog is barking unnecessary.

To be fair to the dog, you should make sure that you are buying the right type of dog collar for the dog. This is to make sure that you don’t overuse the collar. You might want to get the advice of a professional dog trainer, before you buy any shock collars.

Ethical or not

Now that you know a bit more about the shock collars for dog, you can decide for yourself if the dog collar is ethical or not. But, you need to remember that some dog trainers are using the shock collar to protect the dog. Basically they are using the collar to keep the dog safe and out of harms way. Then it is ethical, for ensuring the protection.

But, what isn’t ethical is those dog trainers that are overusing the collar and using too strong signals. Then, they can hurt the dog.

It is important to make up your own mind about the dog shock collars. Especially, if you are considering buying one for your dog, because you are struggling to keep him safe or if, he is a stubborn learner. But, overall if the collar is used correctly, it might be in the dog’s best interest to use the collar.