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dogs dont need to be shocked, there are more genuine ways to train your dog. i hope you learned a lesson.

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The shock collars they have now are pretty humane. They only have one setting and it is pretty mild. It is just enough to let the dog know it is there and bother it a little, not hurt it.

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I'm pretty sure that shock collars were made to be placed on dogs. Although I side with your opinion that these devices are kinda harsh, that is the main intended use of the collar.

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I think they're a stupid idea, I don't think they hurt the dog too badly, but what happens if someone tries to get into your home? the dog will be too scared to bark

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You're confusing a shock collar with a bark collar. The first on makes sure the dog leaves the area and run away. A bark collar shocks a dog for barking

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They really are mostly used to keep dogs from running away because there are wires around the house so if the dog passes the boundary it will be shocked:/ I still think it is cruel though people just need to pay more attention to them and they won't need a shock collar.

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When we had our electric fence put in, the company made us hold the collar and get shocked so we knew what they went through.

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Have any of you got shocked by a dog collar? It doesn't hurt, it is just enough to be uncomfortable, and surprise you. And in my eyes it is much better than your dog running into the street and getting hit by a car if it has a tendency to run away.

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Ours has options to vibrate and beep. We've never had to shock our German shepherd and she learned her boundaries quick with a combo of the collar and obedience training. We haven't had her wearing the collar for years now. She ran out into the street once and got a strong vibration from the collar, she's never run out onto pavement without her leash again.

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This might be making way too many assumptions about you personally and I apologize. But I find that people who say shock collars are inhumane are the same people who spend 3 grand on a pure breed while millions of good dogs are being slaughtered at shelters. Oh and these people usually can't be bothered to donate food, blankets, or time to local shelters but they sure can get on a high horse about a shock collar that delivers a fraction of the voltage of an electric fence. I've put one of th

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And to add on to what 77 said, animals have a much higher tolerance of pain than humans. So it's even less of a disturbance than on a human.

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One time my aunt put on a bark-activated shock collar and started barking just to see what it was like. She never used it on her dogs ever again.

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No.88 they are not talking about bark collars. They are talking about shock collars to keep dogs in their yards. And most times with bark collars you can adjust the shock level so it doesn't hurt the dog. I don't care about getting down voted because I know i will, But No.77 is completely right. And most times it normally only take the dog one time to run out of the boundaries you setup and they never do it again. So they will never get shocked. Plus the collars give off a beeping sound to ale

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I totally agree with 77 here. I have had two huskies and have used shock collars on both. We have a huge property but it is close to the road and we like to take our dogs to the beach. Huskies love to run away and are very disobedient for the fist few years. A shock collar is the best option sometimes and they don't hurt the dogs. Most shock collars can be adjusted and the highest setting is still only mild. Plus they have vibrate and beep settings that are almost always enough to get the do

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Have none of you idiots heard of fences and training? It's actually not that hard to do without cruelty. I don't know any rescue people who'd touch them, as they usually actually love their animals. It's the people who buy designer dogs just to look good who tend to be too stupid or lazy to just train the poor dog properly. There is NO excuse for cruelty. If you can't train a dog without shock or prong collars, you shouldn't own one.

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Whiney babies upset about shock collars, it's like getting a big static shock from someone purposely pranking you. It hurts for a few seconds, but mostly what it does it make you jump out of your skin. I've carried shock collars through the invisible fence borders several times over the years, and yeah, I never managed to hold on, always dropped them, but generally ended up laughing the second I realized I had been touching the prongs. And while I've seen dogs straight up ignore the collars when

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But what if the owner needs to go to work? Yeah, it might be the more costly option but after a month or two they can take off the shock collar and the dog won't run away

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#77 #94 If you train the dog from a young age what its boundaries are, it will learn not to go out of the boundaries. I have 2 dogs and none of them ever run away or gone out of their boundaries and I have never had to use a shock collar, I just trained them right from the start. Whether it hurts the dog or not thats irrelevant, it's still cruel to spook them for being a bit curious.

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#77 also I am one person who thinks that they are inhumane and every dog I have ever owned has been a rescue dog not a "3 grand pure breed" and I regularly donate money, food and beds/blankets to my local shelter as well as volunteer there every weekend when I'm not in university.. so that assumption you made is completely wrong. I think you'll find that most people who are against shock collars actually do more for animal shelters than people like you who think theu are a good idea, b

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#77, you are definitely making assumptions. I think shock collars are horrible and cruel, and would never use one on my dog. My mom recently got a dog who would jump/flinch every time she picked up one of the smaller Roku remotes in the house, and eventually the dog destroyed it. He never tried to destroy the big remotes though; only the ones that may, perhaps, resemble a shock collar remote.. Hmm, fancy that! This dog was also a nervous wreck, and destroyed my mothers house. In the end, she end

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I work at a humane society and every single one of us there as well as volunteers and trainers HATE shock collars. They do not teach a dog what to do; they only instill fear in the animal. The reason some dogs still run through the electric barrier is because the stimulus that they are going after is more important in the mind than the electrocution they are receiving. A dog will continually hurt itself if it feels the need. My rescue shelter dog hates confinement and will rip his sides open get

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I love how these people say it doesn't hurt as if they can feel what the dog feels when it's shocked

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Well when you've put a shock collar to your neck and tested what it feels like.... Yeah you can imagine what it feels like to a dog. But sorry I'll just be the asshole here again and say everything I'm hearing here is the constant rhetoric of people on high horses. I've met very few shelter workers who think that shock collars are inhumane. Some even recommend them for those stubborn dogs because it's the same principal as a choke collar. There's a sound and then a sensation that tells a dog w

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#129 Well, in case you didn't notice, I've carried them, touching the prongs with my hands, one of the more sensitive sensory areas of skin, while they've been activated. Multiple times. Electric/invisible fence collars shock enough to, well, shock you. There's no lasting pain, maybe some slight tingling for 30 seconds. It's the same as if a dog learned not to go too close to a candle by getting his nose mildly scorched. "Ow!" "That's why we don't do that." The responsibil

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yeah ok make up all the excuses you want lol I'm used to arguing with to the point that I love it now but this not even worth my time

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yeah ok make up all the excuses you want lol I'm used to arguing with people to the point that I love it now but this...lol telling someone to gtfo and stfu just because they don't agree with you how fucking sad are you sir?

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