Its definatley an interesting read, and yes a lot of points are viable and worth stating, however like everything else that's had surveys and tests done with peoples opinions don't always make it correct. I WILL KEEP SAYING,,, IF USED CORRECTLY AND AS A TOOL FOR CORRECTION ITS A VALUABLE PIECE OF EQUIPMENT.. I don't believe it should be used for all levels of training, for the basics and advanced sessions, Its all about how and when to use, i feel I can use it correctly and I have never had a nervous dog or a dog look at me waiting for a shock or even peeing itself, you make it sound like we don't care about the welfare of our dogs, well I never miss a worming or flea programme I update jabs and booster every year religously do you? mine live in heated kennels and all are fully insured. if you don't well that's bloody cruelty. these tests have been done under what conditions and with what dogs in particular, look I'm not personally going to ever change my opinion i think they work and work well in the right circumstances, and to be honest I don't really adhere to the tests,
I know this is going of at a tangent but do you remember the RSPCA saying foxes get stressed being chased by hounds, love to know how they tested and found that out hey. anyway they got it banned and look at the s*** its causing now. It'll come back, These collars have saved plenty of dogs lives and kept them with one home rather than being banded around.
I just don't want something banning because people don't understand it, if they gave it a open vote tomorrow of course they would ban it because the non understanders and dozy fart do gooders don't like the thought of a sweet little thing getting a telling off, electrically or a boot.
"Oh look at that beautiful little fox on the photo"!!!!