Shock Talk: Patricia McConnell weighs in on the shock and awe campaign of dog collar manufacturers

Patricia McConnell, PhD in Zoology and adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison; Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist; and internationally renowned trainer, speaker and author stemming from her 25+ years working in the dog behavior community, speaks frankly about how absurd and unethical the world of dog collar and leash manufacturing has become.  She also offers a general discussion of traditionally aversive training tools and the better alternatives available.

Buster Brown loves to explore while on leash walks, and is quite comforted by the fact that he won't be shocked for sniffing, exploring and doing all the things that make him a dog.

Buster Brown loves to explore while on leash walks, and is quite comforted by the fact that he won’t be shocked for sniffing, exploring and doing all the things that make him a dog.

Maria Goodavage of Dogster had a few choice words as well back in 2010 for the unethical, profane goofballs who came up with “SimpleLeash” for all of us helpless owners looking for an opportunity to take the dog out of our dog.

About emily douglas

Emily Douglas authors The Unexamined Dog blog and writes regularly about "pit bull" advocacy, humane education and the parallels between the education field and the dog world. Emily and her dog, Peaches volunteer as a registered therapy dog team in the Southeast Michigan area, where their visits are affectionately known as Peach Therapy.
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