“Punishment gets compliance; reinforcement gets cooperation.”
Animal health pros are frequently asked about dog collars. Each situation is different. Pat Miller offers collar advice from her force-free perspective. She says, “There are some types of collars we wholeheartedly endorse, some we support with caution and some that we regard as unnecessary and risky.”
Source: Whole Dog Journal, December 2017.
If you need help deciding what’s best for you and your dog, find a good force-free trainer who can guide you in making collar decisions that are compatible with your training goals and philosophy, says Miller.
INSIGHTS: This article would make a good topic for your upcoming staff meetings. Keep some copies to share with pet owners who are needing collar decision-making support.