Created: 20 February 2018
Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, has launched its #ShockinglyLegal campaign to urge the Government to ban the sale of electronic shock collars and Bob has pledged his support to help ban the use and sale of these aversive training devices.
These torturous devices can send between 100 to 6000 Volts to a dog’s neck and have the capacity to continuously shock a dog for up to 11 terrifying seconds at a time. Research shows that physical effects can include yelping, squealing, crouching, and physiological signs of distress in direct response to an electric shock. Yet positive methods of training are reported to be more successful than e-collar use when direct comparisons are made, making such devices unnecessary.