International Positive Dog Training Association
Setting The International Standard For Humane Dog Training
Tool: Shock Collar & Products
Rating: Unacceptable due to high potential for misuse, abuse and/or malfunction in the hands of the average dog handler.
Operant Sequence: Positive Punishment or Negative Reinforcement
• Adding the static shock to decrease the likelihood that the behaviour will be
repeated. For example, shocking the dog to stop it from barking.
• Ending the shock to increase the likelihood that the behaviour will be repeated. For example, ending the shock to keep the dog in heel position (avoidance conditioning).
Conclusion: Powerful Aversive
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