Archive | E-collar

Another Response to Dr. Karen Overall

By Suzanne Eviston Eviston is a police K-9 officer and trainer www.vongrunheideshepherds.com Hi Diane et al, I also found that letter very interesting. I can’t keep my mouth closed about this one – rather one-sided it appears. I appreciate reading these types of things and these types of discussions. Bring them on! Many people are […]

Continue Reading

Point, Counterpoint and Common Sense

By Toni Drugmand The Veterinarian on “shock collars” In an article in PET WORLD Magazine entitled “Vets on Behavior Proclaim, Never use shock collar: How to choose a dog trainer,” author Steve Dale quotes veterinary behaviorist Dr. Karen Overall.“”You wouldn’t send your children off to a school where they use shock, so why would you […]

Continue Reading

It's Not the Collar

by Fred Hassen I’d like to address a subject that is often brought up by trainers and handlers: “How does the dog perform without the collar on? Many people are under the mistaken belief that it’s the collar that makes the dog perform (or fail to perform). Another misunderstanding that we often hear is, “My […]

Continue Reading

The Facts About Modern Electronic Training Devices

Today’s technology is surprisingly subtle, more effective “We recognize that older products were often unreliable and difficult to use humanely. But we feel that new technology employed by responsible manufacturers has led to products that can be and are being used safely and effectively to preserve the safety and well-being of many dogs and strengthen […]

Continue Reading