Should Dog Care Centers Get Owner Consent For Shock Collars

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Recently,  Matt O’Shea (19th) introduced an ordinance that would require animal care and day care facilities to get the “express written consent” from dog owners to use electric collars.

This is largely in response to an incident that a dog and it’s owner were reportedly traumatized by the use of a shock collar on their German shepherd.  The ordinance is said to put the local boarding facilities on a “shorter leash.”

Various facilities using shock collars as follows:

The collar is designed to issue a series of ring tones. If barking persists, an electric shock is administered. The woman was quoted as saying that the experience left her dog traumatized.

What do you think?

Source:  Chicago Sun Times


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