Shock collars – 20 reasons NOT to use dog shock collars!

1. Its inhumane and extremely painful – why torture your dog!?

2. Their design and purpose is to deliver pain to animals

3. Shock collars will be delivered out of anger and frustration

4. The threat of pain is as emotionally damaging to your dog

5. Surprise shocks can cause confusion & high levels of anxiety

6. Pain & anxiety from repeated shocking can cause aggression

7. Dogs may associate shocks with whoever is close by and attack

8. Shock collars can cause infections, burns and sores

9. Trial and error method to determine shock level is crude & cruel

10. A dog that can learn with a shock collar can learn without one.

11. Praise, cookies, kisses and clickers work better

12. Shock collars enable the lazy and insensitive

13.Some kennels/day cares/groomers use without the owner’s permission

14. Doesn’t facilitate learning,instead punishes “normal” behavior

15. No laws regulating production quality and operational consistency

16. Animal wellness should come before profit

17.Malfunctioning collar causes suffering to animal before visible to owner

18. Often it is the owner, not the dog, who needs correcting

19.If it’s too cruel to use on a child, it’s too cruel to use on your pet

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