Anyone here use a shock collar for modifying your dog's very very bad behaviors. Here is my story from yesterday:
Came home from work to walk the dog (rather let her out in the yard to play). She is very much still puppy and loves to run wide open and play with other dogs. My neighbors who live in Texas and have the home next to me as a second home came into their garage that was open and their dog which looks like a Laso came running from in the garage to the outside drive. My dog starts barking and I yell to her "No". She takes off running toward the neighbors barking (folks this is how she runs to someone to play and play with other dogs; stupid as she is but bless her heart she does not know any better). I take off after her and the neighbor grabs his dog and runs back inside. I had my dogs frisbee and like most would do being so mad I could kill her I whip her with a frisbee. I take her inside for 4 hrs. of time out and give her hard stearn glares which she sits there and pouts the whole time.
I am so mad for fear of being sued someday because we have worked with her so much and she knows what "No" means but it is like she rather take a whipping afterwards! I call my wife and we get into a fight because I have been wanting to fence in the yard but she does not want to and I tell her then the dog is her problem and she can pay out a lawsuit if she feels that way. I just want my dog to mind and get her attention when "No" simply does not work.
My wife brings home a shock collar from PetSmart and the yahoos at the store highly discouraged it saying you should try coneventional methods which we have over and over and over to no avail. I just can't seem to get through to this dog who means no harm but when she is running at you and barking I can't blame anyone for thinking she is unfriendly.
I try the collar today to get it set up and running properly and find her discomfort zone as to the right number on the digital display of shock intensity. It has a audible too to give them a warning which I am trying as well before I zap her. It gets her attention but I wonder if it will stop her in her tracks at a full run?
I just can't stomach being sued when she is friendly but sounds mean but she will knock you down by jumping up on you when she comes at you like that to just play.
Anyone else had luck with these things?
Here is the vicious young lady a 1.5 yr. old Brittany Spaniel: