Shock collars have become a popular way to discipline a dog. Shock collar behavior modification started in the 1960s, simply for sporting purposes. Many of the dogs would become over-stimulated from retrieving so many birds.
Shock collars are intended for the use of stopping negative behavior such as barking and keeping your dog in their own yard, There here are different kinds of shock collars that are on the market. Each brand has their own size of dog recommendations, style and level of shocks, maxing out to 100. http://shockcollardog.com Petco (located at 2101 West Broadway Suite W) and Petsmart (located at 229 North Stadium Blvd) sell these products. http://petsmart.com http://petco.com
Pet owners that choose to use shock collars as a form behavior modification, might be surprised by what can happen to your dog. Your dogs may become very aggressive and fearful. In addition, the devices can malfunction, causing your dog to get “zapped” for no reason. http://www.dogremedies.com/dangers_choke_pinch_shock.html
Why does your dog bark? Barking is a reaction to something. This could be due to the lack of basic needs of hunger and thirst. Coughing is a natural reaction to the lack of oxygen in your lungs. Imagine if people were shocked each time they coughed. Naturally, a person would do anything they can not to cough, much like a dog would not try to bark. Dogs should not be punished for trying to communicate their needs and wants.
Citronella Spray, an insect repellant, is another method of treatment for barking dogs. A small mist of citronella spray is emitted from the dog’s collar each time your dog barks. Most dogs will find this smell unpleasant, and stop the behavior almost immediately. http://www.fashion-hound.com/citronella-dog-collar
Dogs are much like children. Both need the feeling of love, trust, safety, and a regular routine. By spending time with both dogs and children, you will get to know them on a personal level. Get to know their personality and their routine behaviors. If the mornings are a little more hectic than usual, you might be able to recall the previous daily events, that might have been out of the ordinary. Spend quality one-to one time with dogs and children will give them the feeling of trust. Take them to the park to run off all the extra energy, go for long walks, listen to music together, etc. Most importantly, be apart of their lives.
As a teacher of 14 four and five year olds, there have been many out of control days every week (Mondays, full moons, changes in the weather, parties, etc). Obviously I cannot use a shock collar on the children, but I do find other positive methods to change their behavior.