View Full Version : elec collar zapper - progress report...
04-10-09, 08:21 PM
i was at my wit's end with my pup, patterdale x something (v v probably foxhound), anyone who knows anything about these 2 breeds will guess just how untrainable she was!
managed to borrow a small zapper collar from a friend. have only used it on her at level 3 (of 8), which on my hand was a slight tingle. (accidentally zapped myself with a 7 so i know how it feels!)
the difference is amazing. the occasional time i have to use it (because she's ignored my voice once or twice) she just desists immediately and looks around, puzzled, for a second... doesn't run off shrieking or anything.
has now got to the point where just the buzzer makes her desist, i don't have to use the zap. have used it about 5 times total, over about a month.
if you are getting to breaking point with a totally disobedient dog, it is an absolute flipping godsend...
04-10-09, 08:32 PM
I have one and I really rate them. My Patterdale absolutely HATES electric shocks, once he sat on an electric fence (when trying to kill my guinea pigs) and he actually ran of down the road, when I got him back he wouldn't go in the garden for ages http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif He also got zapped by the electric fence around the chicken pen once and he will not go anywhere near the hens now.
I have only used the electric collar on him once and he now listens to his name, amazing http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
I have also used it on a springer at work who would run off as soon as she was off the lead, I can now walk her through a pheasant pen off the lead and she will stay to heal.
Still need to do a bit more work on my lab with it, again I have only used it once on him (he was about to run off through the hedge) it stopped him and he hasn't done it again, but not sure if that is just because we haven't given him the opportunity to!
Yep, great things if not abused!
04-10-09, 08:40 PM
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Yep, great things if not abused!
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And that is the key phrase. They have to be used correctly and sparingly.
I use one on my rotty bitch. She got into the habit of snapping at the horses heels. As I am on my own most of the time the only way I could put a stop to it was by using the collar. I zapped her once after she had ignored my verbal command and that was it. Never did it again. If she looks as if she is going to have a go she will stop when I growl NO at her.
04-10-09, 10:17 PM
Are they legal in the UK? They've been illegal in Italy for a number of years!
04-10-09, 10:21 PM
yup legal in the UK except wales.
They are really helpful so long as you learn how to use them properly (as otherwise they can ruin the dog)
They really helped me with beau on recall, especially with other dogs and sheep around.
We can now walk (without it on) and have control 99.9% of the time (he is after all only a young dog so 0.1% no control is not bad I dont think! http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif )
05-10-09, 12:44 AM
Hmm wish it'd worked on my brothers blimmin terrier - we'd borrowed one to try on her, she only had it on once, then managed to get it down (off a kitchen unit) and chewed it to pieces - guess that told us what she thought of that idea http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif (and she's the most disobedient dog we've ever had, just wags her tail when you're telling her off http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif)
05-10-09, 01:10 PM
Do you know what make the collar is? I'm considering using one on my lurcher as he's making my lab's life a misery. He's usually very well behaved but when we're out and about he constantly harasses the lab, hanging off the skin on his face and leaping all over him. The lab is a complete wimp with other dogs and just stands there wimpering. I think the collar would help to reinforce the 'leave it' which goes out the window when he's with the lab. I've been looking on ebay but I don't fancy getting a random make sent from hong kong http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
05-10-09, 01:14 PM
RobinHood, it's a PetSafe one. considering that it's old anyway, and that OH let the transmitter fall off the gator and smash, and it still works somehow, i'm really impressed!
this pup did this to my other 4 too, would grab them as they went out of the gate, really nasty actually, have managed to nip this in the bud with a few warning buzzes and a zap. highly recommended for your lab's sake...!
05-10-09, 10:26 PM
mine is a sportsdog make (off an ebay shop!) and it is very good, very wide range, and its also water proof as now beau has learnt to swim thats obv a bit important!
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