There are many mixed views on shock dog collars by professional dog trainers veterinarians and owners alike. Shock dog collars have been a major debate in the dog world and are still being evaluated as a unnecessary way to train your dog. Some people believe that shock dog collars are cruel and inhumane, while others feel that shock dog collars are necessary and are not harmful to the dog.
Some people think that shock dog collars are very effective because the dog receives a small bolt of electricity form the shock dog collar every time it does something wrong. It is true that these shock dog collars do not release a large amount of electricity and it is a better method then other methods used in the past such as hitting your dog or spraying it in the face with water. The electricity from shock dog collars can be controlled by the owner and set at different levels.
Despite the fact that shock dog collars can help your dog learn its lesson much quicker due to the continual shocks, there are some facts that do not justify the use of shock dog collars. Shock dog collars can cause your dog to become fearful do to the shocks from shock dog collars. This can lead to the dogs mistrust with the owner and could cause the dog to retaliate against the owner due to the dog receiving pain form the shock dog collar. Another downside to shock dog collars is that if a dog does not know what it is doing wrong, the shock dog collar will not help the dog correct the problem. It is also a fact that the shock dog collars can malfunction and continually shock your dog as well as causing physical damage to your dog such as burns.
Shock dog collars is a highly controversial issue that has many justifications on both sides. Many dog owners play it safe by not using shock dog collars and instead use anti shock dog collar methods.