This is a wonderful piece of writing. The research is immaculate, and shows in graphic detail the **lack** of research of many opposed to e-collars. I tip my hat to Janeen. Well done, lass. WELL DONE!!!!

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The internet hosts hundreds of articles warning you about the dangers of electronic training collars (e-collars). Ruth over at Spot Check recently summarized a few of the most often cited studies in a post on the heated rhetoric surrounding the recent ban on the use of e-collars in Wales. Her post was the inspiration for this one.

The literature is full of references to studies by Schalke et al., Schilder and van der Borg and more recently, Herron et al. whose authors warn us that e-collar training (and indeed, any use of aversives) is unpleasant, painful, frightening — and pointlessly ineffective.

If you spend some time reviewing these articles, as I recently did, you might assume that no research supporting the use of e-collars is currently available.

And you’d be wrong.

Given the widespread references /cites to studies that support the idea that e-collars are not only…

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About dianeatdogtrain

Trainer of dogs AND people for the last 20 years -- involved in many aspects of dog for over 40 as a Vet tech, dog groomer, professional handler, Canine Kinaesthetics Specialist and retriever gundog trainer. A fair amount of successful experience with modifying aggression, although I'm getting too old for that nonsense!

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