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Do shock collars work?

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I have a dog that barks at everything. A friend suggested that I get a shock collar to get him to stop. Do they work?
asked Jan 13, 2014 in Dog Products by anonymous

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Yes, they do work to stop an unwanted behavior.  But what they don't do is to get to the root of why the dog is behaving  that way. There are positive ways to change a dog's behavior without resorting to cruel treatment. It might work short-term, but it is a painful lesson and you could lose the trust of your dog. Please refer to our article about dogs barking.
answered Jan 20, 2014 by (36,420 points)