Both during online discussion, and as a responses to our off-lead article, many people say to us – but shock collars don’t hurt. There’s no real consistency to their claims, comparing it to everything from a warming sensation, to a small pinch. Well, maybe they’re correct – but if so, is that enough to discourage a really determined dog?
My guess, is no.
Fortunately however, a brave man by the name of David Pittblando – a dog trainer with the Perthshire Gundog Rescue – decided to find out once and for all, just how these device work. The evidence, in the video below, speaks for itself.
We won’t be considering such an inhumane approach any time soon, that, is for sure.