The use of shock collars and their impact on the welfare of dogs: A review of the current literature

Short Synopsis: Given the lack of scientific evidence for the efficacy of behavioural modification using shock collars, particularly in the long term, in addition to the potential for mistakes or deliberate abuse and the difficulty in correcting such errors, the widespread use of these devices must be carefully considered.

Authors: Emily Blackwell and Rachel Casey

Publication: BMC Veterinary Research 8(1):93

Publication Date: 2006

Applies To: E-collars

Sample Size: Literature review

Limitations/Drawbacks:

Link: https://www.bathcatsanddogshome.org.uk/uploads/documents/1312457824_ShockCollarReview2006.pdf

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