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Old 08-30-2008, 04:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone used a shock collar with any success? I am thinking of getting one to help speed along the training process with max, the bullheaded dog. I love him, and I have been trying to teach him not to jump, but I have kneed him each time, ignored him, and even done a few bring downs. But no success. If you disagree with the use, please state why and if you have ever known it to work at all. I would really like to hear that they can be used to stop the irritating behaviours quickly. And please be kind in your criticisim if there is any. Thanks for reading, and Bless you all for your encouragement along the way.
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Old 08-30-2008, 04:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Never used one for training out a bad behavior. *We have one that runs under ground so Henry can't escape the driveway.

My Rocky was a jumper. *What finally worked for us was having him sit. *He just REALLY wanted a pat on the head and thought if he was in your face, you'd be more likely to pet him. * * Anyhow, we'd firmly tell him no jump! *Then sit. *He would sit and get lots of pets and praise, which he loved! * It took a while, but he finally figured out if he wanted petting, he'd have to sit first.

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Old 08-30-2008, 04:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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IMO shock collars are only as good at the people using them. *If a trained professional and its the last resort them maybe, but as a rookie user owner, IMO I would seek other alternative routes like water bottle, using a professional inside your home, or a beeping collar before a shock.

Use a shock the wrong way, you could ruin your dog.
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Old 08-30-2008, 04:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ok, well the one I am looking at is a vibration and noise thing that does have a shock button, I was planning on using the vibrations first then if needed the sound button. Thanks again for the opinions. Keep them coming please???
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Old 08-30-2008, 04:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I can only be so kind! My husbands father uses them.... but in my eyes I say if you are thinking about a shock collar... try it on yourself first! I have seen dogs behave with no use of a shock collar. Its all in training and persistance! You own a dog, know in your head they arent HUMAN. Sometimes they make mistakes but I think being human, we make the biggest Mistakes if all! Nothing you use is a "quick fix".... its either torture or you take the time out and train your dog how you want him or her to be. And with nothing but Kindness!!! Its like the story goes... you get better results with sugar than with lemons!
Im not being rude but I do NOT agree with SHOCK COLLARS! I mean Newt hasnt ever wore one and shes fine! Jummping is a sign of affection.... and should not *be punished but taught not to do it.... Its persistance in training! Kneeing a dog can cause an issue ..... perhaps bruising or injury to you....I have taught Newt "Down" and have praised her for it, time after time... so if she jumps and I say Down.... or Leave it.... she stops! You perhaps need some help from a professional with this.... I dont condone Shock collars .... and if you do this... your dog will know its you doing it! Keep that in mind.... try it out on yourself before you do it to your dog who is most certainly half the size of you! I suggest training a bit more and reading a bit more before you become this barbaric type of owner
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Old 08-30-2008, 04:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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For barking I would try water bottle first and ALL other training methods before using a shock collar. I kind of use the philosophy if I wouldn't do it to a human child- I won't do it to my dog. Maybe that's a silly way to look at it, but that's how I've always felt. Shock collars may in fact work, I just haven't heard much feedback from people who use them.

If barking is one of your problems you should be able to fix that with a water bottle very quickly. When he barks quickly spray him (he'll stop immediately) you say "SHHHHSH" then when he's quiet give him tons of praise and/or treat. Sadie is a barker..BIG time...and we live in a nice cozy little court with close neighbors SO...we've been trying different techniques to get *her to stop barking so much (ignoring her etc). The other day we tried this water bottle trick and we only had to spray her two separate times...NOW she doesn't bark as often and when she does we say SHHHSH she quiets down RIGHT away (we don't even need the water anymore)

As for jumping- I'm all ears for some suggestions as well I haven't quite mastered that one either

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Old 08-30-2008, 04:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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We also have used a can with a lid, and put like 15 pennies in it. *When they do something like jump up, shake the can -its a gawd awful nosie that will make them learn.
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Old 08-30-2008, 04:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Boxers Jump! Period.... not all dogs can be perfect.... Kinda like us ...huh?
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[quote="HannaBanana\";p=\"174541":3uysazsf]We also have used a can with a lid, and put like 15 pennies in it.
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Old 08-30-2008, 04:58 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Don't really agree with them myself, Cas jumps when we come in although more at the other half rather than me as if she jumps at me i ignore her and walk away or i tell her to sit b 4 she gets any fuss, as long as her butt is firmly on the floor till i tell its ok she will get the fuss. If Max will sit when asked then try get him to do this when you come in as i must admit that works better for us than the ignore bit
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