Short Synopsis: 26% of people use E-collars in this survey, mostly with big guard/hunting dogs that were intact. The vast majority of e-collar users (71.8%) used the collar without professional advice, and 75% of e-collar users tried 2 or fewer other solutions before using the collar. Seven percent of the dogs on which the collar was used presented with physical wounds (n = 23).
Authors: Sylvia Masson, Isabelle Nigron, Emmanuel Gaultier
Publication:Journal of Veterinary Behavior
Publication Date: July 2018
Applies To: e-collars
Sample Size: 1251
Limitations/Drawbacks: Online form looking at pet dog owners – thought that perhaps helps show how e-collars aren’t used well by average Joe pet owners?