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The Emotive Based Unreality

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It astounds me how many videos are now on social media (literally 10's of thousands), showing dogs being trained with tools such as ecollars and prong collars. dogs enjoying their training dogs not abused dogs not working out of fear dogs not shutting down dogs not triggered into forced helplessness dogs not forced into submission dogs with a strong bond with their owner/trainer/handler Unreality lack of reality; quality of being unreal: the unreality of dreams. something that is unreal, invalid, imaginary, or illusory: She appeared to be living in a world of unrealities. incompetence or impracticality, especially in everyday matters There is so much more observable evidence supporting the use of these tools as appropriate when used correctly, than against their use. And yet, ALL the readily available reality based observable evidence is totally ignored by these purely positive and force free groups, preferring to allow emotion to be their guiding...
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Ecollar, the least invasive training tool available

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Standard tools like halters, no-pull harnesses, slip collars, correction chains, prong collars, all use physical pressure/force to apply negative reinforcement and positive punishment. An ecollar on the other hand applies NO physical force on the dog, rather an electronic stimulation that feels more like an uncomfortable tingle, or on higher levels a muscle stimulation, and therefore the least invasive out of all the tools. There is no physical force applied when applying negative reinforcement or positive punishment. So obviously no possibility of physical injury to the dog when the stimulation is applied. Whereas firm corrections with tools such as, halters, no-pull harnesses, correction chains, have the potential to cause physical injury if the trainer is overly harsh or the dog is overly stimulated or hyper-aroused. Prong collars are less likely to cause physical injury due to the way they are designed to distribute pressure evenly around the dogs neck. Slip leads...
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