International Positive Dog Training Association
Setting The International Standard For Humane Dog Training
Flat Non-Slip Collars
Tool: Flat, Non-Slip Buckle Collar
Rating: Acceptable when fitted properly and used for safety and identification only. Not acceptable to use as a correction device.
Note: The intended use of the flat, non-slip collar does not include an operant sequence as its purpose is for safety only, when attached to a leash or life-line and/or to hold identification. When used as a correction collar it works with the following quadrants of operant conditioning.
Operant Sequence: Positive Punishment or Negative Reinforcement
• Adding a pop-release correction to decrease the likelihood that the behaviour will be repeated.
For example, adding a pop-release correction with the leash to stop the dog from pulling.
• Stopping the pop-release corrections to increase the likelihood that the behaviour will be repeated.
For example, ending the pop-release correction to keep the dog in heel position (avoidance conditioning).
Conclusion: A safety device and/or to hold identification. Not to be used as an aversive.
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