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I have a high drive intact GSD that I am training for SAR. I have been working with him since he was 10 weeks old and I have most of your DVDs and I have followed them while raising my working pup. I recently purchased your E-collar training video and I wanted to purchase one. I was looking at the Dogtra 280NCP Platinum Electric Collar. Do you think this would work for my needs and would I need to order the longer contact points for a GSD? My dogs hair length looks exactly the same as your dogs in the video. My dog is 9 months old and I am going to buy the cinch-it collar for whatever e-collar I purchase. My dog will be searching in both rural and wilderness environments. People have looked at me in horror if I even mention getting him an E-collar. I just smile and tell them I want him to be safe, he could bolt away from me and run into traffic. I am looking at this as a safety item, all of our local and state law enforcement dog trainers swear by e-collars. I was also thinking of purchasing a fur saver collar but I do not understand how a fur saver differs from a choke collar. I have a nice leather flat collar and I use a nice prong collar with it most of the time. Would I need a fur saver or are they for a very very high drive dog only? I have bought numerous products from you and I have always been very happy with the quality and speed of shipping.

Thanks for your help and time,
Dale

So please seek professional help before using an electronic collar to train your dog.

Shock collars can cause dogs physical pain, injury (ranging from burns to cardiac fibrillation), and psychological stress, including severe anxiety and displaced aggression. Individual animals vary in their temperaments and pain thresholds; a shock that seems mild to one dog might be severe to another. The anxiety and confusion caused by repeated shocks can lead to changes in a dog’s heart and respiration rate or gastrointestinal disorders. Electronic collars can also malfunction, either administering no shocks at all or nonstop shocks.

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Shock collars, electric fences, and crating are things I just will not do with my dogs. Noted veterinary behaviorist Dr. Karen Overall says this about the use of electrical shock for training animals: “To understand people’s willingness to shock their dogs and cats (and sometimes horses), one important association needs to be acknowledged: people reach for tools such as shock when they feel helpless to address their pet’s behavioral concerns and when they feel that this is the only way that they can keep their pet safe and alive. Unfortunately, companies that make and market shock collars prey on these concerns, claiming that their products keep pets safe and save lives. There is no published evidence to support these claims, but there is now considerable evidence published in the peer-reviewed literature that refutes them. Anyone considering the use of shock for behavioral problems— whether it is a remote/ bark activated shock collar, a remote controlled collar, an invisible fence, or a device such as a Scat Mat that shocks anyone who touches it— should know:

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Last but not least on the best electric collars for dogs list is the option for those who cannot afford any of the top best electric collars for dogs over $100.

An out of control farm dog prompts Cesar to use an electronic collar