The end for shock collars?

On Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Companion Animal Psychology wrote the following article;

I invite you to read it and tell me your opinion of it and shock collars in general in the comments box below.

(you can click on the picture below or HERE to go to the article.

Shock collars

Quote from Schilder and Van Der Borg (2004:319)

“The conclusions, therefore are, that being trained is stressful, that receiving shock is a painful experience to dogs, and that the s[shock]-dogs have learned that the presence of their owner (or his commands) announces reception of shocks, even outside of the normal training context”

Dear reader, I do not use shock collars in training nor do I advocate their use. I believe that Positive Reinforcement is the only way to go for both general good manners/obedience and for serious behavior problems including aggression.

I hope to have a conversation with you or answer questions you have about how training or behavior change is accomplished using Positive Reinforcement.

Robin (AKA the Celtic Cur)

http://www.CelticCurBehavior.com

P.S. If you’d like to know more about the Why’s of Clicker Training check out (and maybe purchase) my DVD filmed at a workshop I gave in 2010 here.

NBC News: Dogs Make A Splash At Chicago Aquarium

What would you expect to see at Shedd Aquarium in Chicago?

Fish and Sea Lions at least, and yes, they are there.

But DOGS?!

What is up with that?

Kevin Tibbles reports:

Shedd Aquarium is world renowned for its 650 different species and crowd wowing aquatic show.

Now it’s bow-wowing the crowds.

The Shedd is going to the dogs.

Chief animal trainer Ken Ramirez is convinced the arrival of three shelter dogs adds to the learning experience.

Check out by clicking the picture below or HERE.

Aquarium Dogs

Aquarium Dogs 2

And these shelter dogs are CLICKER TRAINED!!

Clicker training is simply the best way there is and it IS for ALL animals!

There have been so many species trained this way that it is mind blowing!

How about cats, rats, birds, fish, whales and dolphins?

Not enough? OK.

How about octopi?

Um, how about COCKROACHES?!

So if you aren’t on the bandwagon of clicker training yet, jump aboard!! You will be VERY glad you did!!

Robin (AKA the Celtic Cur)

http://www.CelticCurBehavior.com

P.S. If you’d like to know more about the Why’s of Clicker Training check out (and maybe purchase) my DVD filmed at a workshop I gave in 2010 here.