Dog Store Proud Snout Says No To Shock Collars
Dog shock collars are a big business. The vast majority of dog supply stores carry the collars, also called electronic collars, static collars, e-collars or zap collars. A newly opened online store, Proud Snout, decided not to support shock collars as this goes against the owner's basic set of values. They believe that a better and safer approach is to develop a good relationship with your dog, based on preventing bad behaviour and encouraging good behavior with rewards.
There is no doubt that shock collars cause pain and can seriously harm a dog, whether they are used for remote training, or as a bark collar, or as part of an underground fence containment system. Because the shock is painful, it can cause a dog to become fearful or aggressive.
These types of collars are already banned in several countries and provinces around the world including Québec, New Zealand, Wales, Switzerland, parts of Australia, and are currently being considered for a ban in Germany.