Training dogs with help of the shock collar : short and long term behavioural effects

  title={Training dogs with help of the shock collar : short and long term behavioural effects},
  author={Matthijs B. H. Schilder and Joanne A M van der Borg},
Behavioural effects of the use of a shock collar during guard dog training of German shepherd dogs were studied. Direct reactions of 32 dogs to 107 shocks showed reactions (lowering of body posture, high pitched yelps, barks and squeals, avoidance, redirection aggression, tongue flicking) that suggest stress or fear and pain. Most of these immediate reactions lasted only a fraction of a second. The behaviour of 16 dogs that had received shocks in the recent past (S-dogs) was compared with the… CONTINUE READING


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