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    Shock Collar

    Has anyone had success with using this method for bad behavior with a French Bulldog ? I have always thought it to be cruel, but I am having a hard time with biting chewing furniture and also jumping on me and biting my back for attention. I have tried EVERYTHING. I understand she wants to play, but she can't have her way ALL the time.

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    Re: Shock Collar

    I haven't used a shock collar and personally I never would. I hope someone else can help? Maybe a soft muzzle would be a kinder suggestion than a shock collar?

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    I agree with @kitkatmummy25. I would never use a shock collar either. Have you tried obedience training? Maybe she has energy she needs to burn off and that is why she is so hyper?

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    I used an anti bark collar on my staffy and immediately regretted it. I wouldn't use another one on any dog personally. I would look into a good trainer to help with your issue. It's been wonderful for me. My staffy is such a more balanced well behaved dog because of it. Hotchkiss will be starting with the same trainer once he heals up from his little couch spill.

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    THANKS ! I've always thought it to be a cruel method and the dogs I've had in the past (Poodles) always listened and were easily trained. I have to say this is the most stubborn dog I have owned. I love her to death ! She knows what "NO" means, but she just doesn't care. She actually sasses back when I say the word "NO" . . . . I've read every book - talked to trainers as I have a friend that is a trainer. I have tried EVERYTHING. Oh well - I'll keep trying.

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    Re: Shock Collar

    I would not use a shock collar either, but I have heard there are collars that vibrate that are effective in training.

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    Re: Shock Collar

    The electric collar is the standard tool used in the retriever world. All of our Labradors are collar conditioned and in my opinion it is the most efficient and humane tool out there for correction at long distances in the field. Having said that it is not something you just slap on your dog and start pushing buttons. There are fundamentals that the handler needs to know in order to use it properly and effectively and it is used more as a reinforcement of known commands, not as a punishment for bad behavior. In essence......it's not a remote control so for the problems you are having I would not recommend one.

    What advice have the trainers you have talked to given you? Sounds like a good foundation of basic obedience and a little more exercise is in order.

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    Re: Shock Collar

    I do not agree with electric collars for behavioral training purposes. I have seen them used effectively with hunting dogs such as @pbois mentioned, but I have also seen too many people abuse this training method and use it as a lazy form of controlling their dog. I have an uncle that had a new happy little puppy, he started using the "remote control" training collar to control the dog and "train" her... Now the dog is anxious, has fear aggression, and has bit 2 strange men for no apparent reason. In my opinion he ruined a dog that was an innocent puppy by this remote control training.

    With all that being said, I am the owner of an underground Invisible Fence. We have collars for our Golden mix and Pit mix. We haven't gotten Marg a collar because seems to stay right in our yard with our boys. Our underground fence is for a whole two acres of our yard so the dogs have plenty of room to run and play within the boundaries. Our big dogs love to play in the yard, and now they can do so without being tied up like before we got the fence. Marg follows them around and stays really close so I don't foresee us having to get her a collar too.
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    Re: Shock Collar

    @Gina. I have used it on my EB as well as when I worked at a dog training/daycare facility. As was stated by another member, they are greatly effected and YOU will need training with it just as much if not more should you choose to go that route.

    I will be 100% honest, if it were not for the collar my girl may have ended up being I a very bad place, she is now 8 yrs old, a bitch on wheels , but very well trained and obeys commands; however the collar is gone and if we do 'need' it all we do is place it on her, but never have to actually activate it as she knows why it is there. It was a VERY long road with Banks, lots of training, patience and time... I think a full year before I was able to accept the shock collar was needed for her and me. I cried when I bought it and again when we were first using it.

    Think hard about it and consult with a professional trainer. I am thinking you just have an alpha that YOU need to show who is boss.

    Have you read the 'nothing in life is free' technique that is in the training section T the top.... Give that a try, it might work wonders for you

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    Re: Shock Collar

    Have you implemented Ceasar Milan methods? Sounds very dominant and full of energy!, Know it's not funny but the picture of the dog jumping up to your back to grab you and get your attention made me laugh! They are so small but mighty aren't they....not many people believe how athletic they are!

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    Terri,

    Everyone I tell this to also thinks it's funny. She jumps so high and bites my butt ! ! OMG - she rules me. I also think people are getting the impression that I 'want' to use a shock collar which is so far from the truth. I was just wondering if anyone had any success or if it was even something French Bulldog owners 'ever' used.

    She is a white pied adorable ALPHA ! ! ! She talks back as in ruuuuuuuuuuuuff when I say 'NO' . . . The word means nothing to her ! I am pleased to say she is 100 percent potty trained at 8 months. She will also sit and stay which she learned right away ! ! ! !

    When she wants attention she will jump on my back and bite my butt OR she will go to the leather furniture and scratch or chew it. Of course she gets my attention and then we play. Problem is SHE is getting what she wants from her bad behavior. I cannot just 'ignore' her damaging my things . . . . ALSO at that point I cannot catch her to put her in the crate. THEY ARE MUCH FASTER THAN I THOUGHT, TOO ! ! ! Holy Crap ! She makes me laugh and smile every day and I adore and love her, BUT SHE IS ALSO VERY FRUSTRATING ! ! !

    I've talked to trainers - I've did it all. I know she is not getting the necessary exercise right now as I live in MN. It is SUPER cold this winter with highs still below zero . . . . . . . .

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    Re: Shock Collar

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    Terri,

    Everyone I tell this to also thinks it's funny. She jumps so high and bites my butt ! ! OMG - she rules me. I also think people are getting the impression that I 'want' to use a shock collar which is so far from the truth. I was just wondering if anyone had any success or if it was even something French Bulldog owners 'ever' used.

    She is a white pied adorable ALPHA ! ! ! She talks back as in ruuuuuuuuuuuuff when I say 'NO' . . . The word means nothing to her ! I am pleased to say she is 100 percent potty trained at 8 months. She will also sit and stay which she learned right away ! ! ! !

    When she wants attention she will jump on my back and bite my butt OR she will go to the leather furniture and scratch or chew it. Of course she gets my attention and then we play. Problem is SHE is getting what she wants from her bad behavior. I cannot just 'ignore' her damaging my things . . . . ALSO at that point I cannot catch her to put her in the crate. THEY ARE MUCH FASTER THAN I THOUGHT, TOO ! ! ! Holy Crap ! She makes me laugh and smile every day and I adore and love her, BUT SHE IS ALSO VERY FRUSTRATING ! ! !

    I've talked to trainers - I've did it all. I know she is not getting the necessary exercise right now as I live in MN. It is SUPER cold this winter with highs still below zero . . . . . . . .
    Have you read the 'nothing in life is free' technique that is in the training section at the top.... Give that a try, it might work wonders for you

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