Top 5 Myths About E-Collars

Top 5 Myths About E-Collars

Oct 30 2018 5 Comments safety training using e-collar

For those that are looking for E-collar for your dog, you might have come across comments from so-called dog experts or professionals that e-collars are dangerous and not suitable for dogs. In our line of work, we have our fair share of inquiries regarding our wide range of E-collars and its suitability for training their dogs. In this context, we have noticed that there are some fairly common questions as well as misconceptions that these owners have.

We have taken the time to compile the top 5 myths about e-collars that everyone else gives you, and we will completely debunk them here too.

Dogs can be burned by the electric shock

This is the top myth that we wish to address. The electric shocks can’t burn your dog! Indeed, it doesn’t cause any harm to the dog. The electric shocks are meant to distract the dog more than anything else. Don’t believe me? Try it on yourself. It will not cause any harm to you! So called “burn marks” is a result of inappropriate wear of the collar receiver. And their real name is pressure necrosis. There are two reasons for such a problem: improper fit and improper wear time. Please read our article “Tips For E-collar Wearing”, follow all the steps and you will never have pressure necrosis on your dog’s neck.

An E-collar will hurt your dog

As per the above, the only E-collar purpose is to assist in training your dog to be responsive to your commands. Sometimes, such commands are needed to prevent the dog from injuring themselves. For example, you can stop your dog from chasing the wild rabbits and hurt itself in the process. Or, it can also prevent your dog from roaming too far away from you. So, E-collar will not hurt your dog, rather, it will prevent your dog from hurting themselves.

E-collars destroy the relationship with the dog

This is false too. E-collars do not, and will not destroy your relationship with your dog. You have to understand that the e-collars are being used by owners to help train their dogs. And during the training process, you are actually create and fostera stronger bond between owner and the dog. Hence, the usage of E-collars will help to improve relationships with your dog. If somebody told you otherwise, it means that they have been ignorant about the proper steps in using the E-collars.

E-collars are a shortcut for lazy trainers

When it comes to train your dog by using an E-collar, the amount of time and efforts needed is not much lesser than when it comes to train the dogs by using conventional methods. Hence, the misconception that E-collars are a shortcut for lazy trainers will not be true either.

E-collars are only suitable for hunting dogs

While it might be slightly true that hunting dogs need to be trained using E-collars, the truth is that E-collars are suitable for all dogs. You can use the E-collar to train your noisy Chihuahua not to bark unnecessarily, or train your Sheltie to herd the animals. There are many uses for E-collars, and it is not restricted just for hunting dogs.


So, we have debunked the top 5 myths about e-collars. You should be convinced that it can help you in more ways than you can ever imagine.

The responsibility of the owner is to ensure the proper usage of the E-collar in order to maximise its potential as well as to reduce the possibility of injuring your dog.

Let us all be responsible dog owners!


  • Thanks for sharing this. It is a really important topic for every pet owners.
    David Richardson on
  • E-collar is a lifesaver!! It helped me to train Scottish terrier for my senior parents. The most important thing – they can control him remotely now! He is obedient, he is a real friend and a companion for them. They don’t feel lonely or depressed anymore. I’m so happy!!!

    Shirley on
  • What a wonderful response to all those who lie about the effect of training with e-collars to try to eliminate a useful tool from the humane dog trainers arsenal. Thank you!

    Linda Miller on
  • This is a really helpful. I have a 6 month Labrador who is doing ok with the basic training, but he has a strong spirit and when he decides he doesn’t want to do something, let’s just say it’s difficult. I was really against the shock collar (based on comments from others) but I can see how helpful it can be IF USED CORRECTLY. Thank you!

    Frank Cooper on
  • Thank you for this article! I have a German Shepherd and it’s very difficult to handle him. Now I’m ready to buy a shock collar and start training.

    Karen Diaz on

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