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Dog care shock collar

A dog care shock collar (also shock collars) is an electronic device designed to shock a dog for unwanted behaviors such as barking or lunging. Dog owners, trners, and veterinary professionals commonly use these devices, although the use of shock collars for dogs has been controversial, and is banned in many jurisdictions. Collars and shock systems are regulated by the Department of Agriculture and Veterinary Services in the United States under the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (PCTA), the Pet and Animal Act (PA) and are banned in various jurisdictions around the world for reasons such as cruelty to animals, dog-human interactions, or other reasons. These collars are designed to send an electric shock to the dog's neck when the dog barks, bites, or lunges. They may be attached to a piece of rope or leash. If electric shock is delivered at the correct voltage and for a correct amount of time, the response may be an effective deterrent for unwanted behaviors. The device may be attached to a dog's collar, or, in some cases, to an individual dog lead (collar and leash). Dog care shock collars were first developed in the late 1970s.

History

In the 1970s, the first dog shock collars were developed. These were designed to shock a dog when he or she barks. The idea for the first shock collars was thought up by Robert Baker, who was an animal scientist at the University of California. To reduce the pn of shock and reduce the risk of hurting the dog, Baker and others used the technique of applying the shock through the dog's leg, rather than to the dog's neck. Since then, this technique was used in a wide variety of shock collars. Other improvements to the technology followed, including designs where the dogs could turn off the collar and other improvements for more efficient use. For example, the University of Pennsylvania has used a different design that can be programmed to shock when the dog barks for 2 seconds, rather than for the traditional 3.

See also

Bark collars

Dog psychology

Dog trning

Dog walker

Kennel cough

Sonic deterrence

Animal behavior

References

Category:Dog trning and behavior

Category:Dog equipment

Category:Dog equipment manufacturers

Category:Dog health

Category:Dog terminology

Category:Puppy trning


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