Behavioural data were collected by the research team on hand held video cameras before, during and after the exposure to the electric stimulation. Six of the 8 dogs referred for sheep chasing only engaged in one or two approaches, and received a single application of the electric stimulus each time they approached sheep, which led to a cessation of approach. One dog referred for sheep chasing did not approach sheep during the training sessions, but received two stimuli at points when it was orientated towards nearby sheep. One dog received 5 exposures to e-collar stimuli before approaches ceased. As dogs were relatively free to roam open fields during training, video operators chose to position themselves where they could have best view of dogs when in proximity to sheep. As a consequence, it was not possible to have full video records of the entire training period, but good records were made of the period immediately before and immediately after approach to sheep and exposure to electronic stimulation.
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In the hands of an expert, many dogs can learn to consistently trot by one's side -- even in the face of major distractions. For most owners, however, this is not likely to occur. There are several reasons for this. First, the dog has to be taught to stay next to you -- and do so at all times. For the collar to work, the owner must be able to give the shock right when the dog starts getting ahead, falling behind or walking too far to the side -- even after the dog knows the heel behavior. For instance, if the dog sees a buddy and starts to run off to greet him, the owners must deliver the shock immediately as he starts, not one or two seconds later. That means that the owner must always be holding the electronic collar with finger on the delivery button, or the dog will know that sometimes he has at least two to four second window to do something a human might consider naughty. And if the owner cannot deliver the shock at the very start of the dog's running off, the dog is not learning that running off is the problem. In the dog's mind, he is being punished for whatever he is doing at that exact moment he receives the shock.
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Unfortunately, there are a lot of sub-standard shock collars on the market. Do your research. Ask for recommendations from other dog owners and experts. A poor quality electronic collar can be unreliable or malfunction, and ultimately very dangerous to dogs.
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