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Welcome to Just Answer. My name is Jane. I have been involved professionally with dogs in the healthcare and behavioral fields for over 20 years. I’ve worked as a Vet Assistant and Behaviorist and have extensive experience in dog reproduction, as a breeder, for even longer than that.. Canine behavioral issues and training are also my specialties. It will be my pleasure to work with you today.
Used correctly, the shock or spray collars are great training tools. However, they do need to be taken off when the dog sleeps and should not be worn all the time. When used incorrectly they can lead to hair loss and even ulceration from the prongs. Now they make citronella spray bark collars and training collars that are effective. Bark collars use prongs even if it is a spray correction. Spray training collars rely on the owner to push the button and correct the situation. Those do not stop barking when you are not around.
If you were happy with the collars use and your dog did not suffer any health issues when you used it, I would replace the batteries or collar and use it for this problem as well. I hope I've given you great service. If so, I'd appreciate a 5 star rating. The rating should be based on my answer and not any site issue. Experts are not compensated until a rating is done. If you have any other questions at all, please reply here and I'll be happy to follow up with you even after you have rated. .
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