Saturday, July 11, 2009 10:19:59 PM
I personally believe that these things aren't bad, however, I really do think getting a professional trainer that`s great with boundary issues is the first step to go. If you`re willing to spend 300+ on a fence, and getting it installed, you shouldn`t mind paying the 80-200 dollar per hour session with someone who knows what they`re doing.
These should be a last resort issue for stubborn dogs, or emergencies (whichever they may be.)
Electric collars sound harsh, but really it`s a small static jolt to redirect attention. Not meant to cause pain. It didn`t cause long term pain to the girl. It would be the same for the dog. If you tried a collar on yourself, you`d realize it`s not as bad as it sounds (or at least that ones I`ve tested) but still a step you`d like to leave for last.