Thursday, May 7, 2009

Shock Training


Well, I think its contro- versial, but TL thinks its necessary.  Our little weenie dogs are quite barkish, and at times annoying.  So, kind of against my will, TL bought them shock collars.  They work!  I haven't shocked them yet, but TL has and they definitely shape up right away.  Zeus can be a little butt and sometimes we will be out in the front yard and he will take off after people.  The other day this little girl was riding her bike by us and he took off after her barking.  She started peddling so fast and he was right next to her barking.  Keep in mind, these little guys are tiny.  About 10 pounds.  So anyways... thats the best cure we can think of for Maximus & Zeus.  I have to carry little remotes when we go on walks so they learn to behave themselves.  What other training techniques work?  Ideas?

7 comments:

Adrienne O'Brien said...

with my childhood dog, Chelsea, I remember we took empty soda cans, put a few pennies in them and duct taped them shut. then when you shake the can at the dog, it startles them into stopping whatever they are doing (including barking). kind of weird, but it worked and didn't cause them any physical pain!

Gerri Ward said...

The barking can be annoying for the neighbors but they're sooo cute!!!
Well if it doesn't hurt them, don't worry too much! This photo should be a greeting card it's really sweet!

JMF849 said...

I use shock collars but only on our big dog Drake the lab I couldn't think of doing it to the little ones but it doesn't hurt them.

Sweet Nothings said...

aw i want to snuggle them!!

Kelly said...

they look so cute!!!! poooor babies....hahaha i kid i kid. I think my dad should get shock collars for my sisters dogs. I think any owner with a barking dog should get them. Taryn's going to hate me for that hahaha

Taryn said...

i think ceasar says to make that "tsh" sound and jerk their leash a little to the side and back and be assertive! do what works for you guys tho! LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU! kiss the boys for me! calling you soon xo

DogLover said...

Remote Shock Collars are one of the most effective, simplest and most humane training aids available. Remote Shock Collars are placed on a dog's neck, allowing a trainer to deliver small static corrections of varying strength by remote control. The correction the dog gets from the remote dog training collar is no different than static from walking on carpet. The benefits of working with a remote dog training collar is the trainer can immediately correct a dog's mistakes at a distance far greater than leash training allows. A Shock Collar is a safe, effective and humane way to train your dog.
A Dog Training Collar is a safe, effective and humane way to train your dog.