Are Shock Collars Safe?

The Truth About "Shock" Collars

Whether you are buying a bark collar, remote training collar or dog containment system that gives the dog an electrical impulse through a collar, we are generally talking about a ‘shock collar’.  The term shock collar is used quite openly in the US whereas in Australia we tend to use more gentle terms like e-collar, static correction collar or electronic collar.  At the end of the day, we are comparing apples with apples.


There is certainly a stigma that goes along with the term shock collar for dogs.  The insinuation for many is that we are delivering some earth-shattering correction to a dog that risks melting the electrical grid, though nothing could be further from the truth.