So you don't like E-collars? great! don't buy one. But don't shame people who use one. I don't care about the trainers, I'm talking about the pet owners, the ones who have actually saved their dog's lives through the proper use of the e-collar. Yes, there's a proper way to use them and if it's in no way affecting you, don't try to make people feel bad for using them.
I get it, there are people (owners and trainers included) who don't use them properly, but that doesn't mean the tool itself is flawed.
I'm not gonna give you the bullshit "It's just a tap" line. This article is not about e-collar training and myth busting. All I want to say is don't judge people because they raise their dog different than you do yours.
Some of you have been burned with the judgmental looks and comments. Don't get discouraged, be proud that you're a proactive owner/trainer. Personally I don't give two fucks what people think of me or the way I train. I'm proud of my dogs, my achievements, my dog's achievements and ALL of my equipment. I rarely get comments but when I do, my "careless" attitude stops people from bugging me. It's when you actually look guilty and make excuses that these fuckheads will keep poking at you.
"If a dog CAN be trained without e-collars, one should never use e-collars". OK, if you can get across the country, or to the next town without polluting the environment, you should just walk everywhere. Oh your vehicle makes it easier, faster and more convenient you say??? Interesting!
"E-collars inflict pain, it's inhumane!!"
Listen fuckface! unless you're a HARDCORE vegan, don't talk to me about pain or inhumane. You don't get to judge someone on what training tool they use to improve the relationship with their dog, and slap a slab of bacon and butter on your plate the next morning. If you truly care about inhumane treatment of animals, stop supporting an industry that actually thrives on the mistreatment and torture of animals. Otherwise, shut the fuck up, because you don't care about the animals, you're just a self righteous hypocrite who wants to be right.
By the way, I don't care if you're a meat eater, just don't be a hypocrite.
Rant Over! :)