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Professional resources and position statements on electronic collars

While shock collars may seem like a quick solution to address behaviour problems, they can have a negative, lasting impact on your dog. Instead, seek out humane and effective ways to deal with unwanted behaviours.

Professional resources:

The welfare consequences and efficacy of training pet dogs with remote electronic training collars in comparison to reward based training (PDF) – Jonathan J. Cooper, Nina Cracknell, Jessica Hardiman, Hannah Wright, Daniel Mills

Questionnaire survey on the use of different e-collar types in France in everyday life with a view to providing recommendations for possible future regulations (PDF) – Sylvia Masson, Isabelle Nigron, Emmanuel Gaultier

The use of electronic collars for training domestic dogs: Estimated prevalence, reasons and risk factors for use, and owner perceived success as compared to other training methods (PDF) – Emily J. Blackwell, Christine Bolster, Gemma Richards, Bethany A. Loftus, Rachel A. Casey

Comparison of learning effects and stress between 3 different training methods (electronic training collar, pinch collar and quitting signal) in Belgian Malinois Police Dogs (PDF) – Y. Salgirli, E. Schalke, I. Boehm, H. Hackbarth

Clinical signs caused by the use of electric training collars on dogs in everyday life situations (PDF) – E. Schalke, J. Stichnoth, S. Ott, R. Jones-Baade

Training dogs with help of the shock collar: Short and long term behavioural effects (PDF) – Matthijs B. H. Schilder, Joanne A. M. van der Borg

Position statements:

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: Position Statement on Animal Training

Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers: Electronic Training Collars Position Statement (PDF)

AVSAB: Position Statement on the Use of Punishment-Based Training Methods in Dogs (PDF)

Other resources:

AnimalKind Scientific Review of Dog Training Methods (PDF)

AnimalKind Dog Training Standards (PDF)


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