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Anyone aware if they make a shock collar that shocks or beeps if the dog goes to far without me knowing? Imagine if the setting was 100ft and he left that range and got a shock. Something like an invisible fence collar except no fence
 

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Anyone aware if they make a shock collar that shocks or beeps if the dog goes to far without me knowing? Imagine if the setting was 100ft and he left that range and got a shock. Something like an invisible fence collar except no fence
No one here will suggest something like this. We are a force free forum. Aside from being against forum rules to suggest this, it is against our personal values. These methods are not effective.

I'm on my phone but when I'm at a computer, I'll write a more informative post if no one else has.
 

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I agree with Aspen.

Maybe something more effective would be a GPS collar so you always know where your dog is? That, and training him to stay in your general area, but that is easier for some breeds/dogs than others.

Shock collars aren't just unethical and against forum rules, invisible fences don't work anyway, especially when the boundary is arbitrary and always changing.
 

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It's against the rules of the forum to recommend such a collar, but it doesn't equal agreement. I have used them in the past, and may use them in the future.
To answer your question, no, and I hope not. You are looking for a device that will train your dog for you, so no.
I'm guessing you want your dog to run off-lead but not stray too far so he can get plenty of exercise. It sounds like a simple request, but this is a very advance level of training.
There are plenty of stickies in this forum for all the training I do before I would even think of using such a collar on a dog. Look up the 'recall' stickies, lots there. In the meantime, invest in a long-line, 30 to 50 ft so that your dog can get decent safe exercise, and flirt pole so he/she can have fun chasing something acceptable.
Make yourself fun and interesting to be with training, treats, and play. Your dog should WANT to be with you, to come to you, and play with you. If after all that homework you still want such a collar, please do your research, much can go terribly wrong if you just strap one on and start hitting buttons.
I'm sorry if my admission ruffles feathers here, but it is because I know a lot about e-collars that I really worry about leaving someone who wants to use one in ignorance--it's a powerful tool easilly misused. Keeping people in the dark is not helping the dog.
 

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Sorry, we can't help you with that here.
If you want to let your dog run off leash, teach a solid recall. This is usually achieved with a long line and lot's of high value treats.
My Mali runs off leash on the property when I am outside. I attach a gun dog bell to her collar so I always hear where she is.
 

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In addition to everything else... just think about it. If your dog walks away too far, an electric shock wouldn't communicate to your dog, "Oh no, I went too far away from home, I better go back"... he will just get annoyed, excited, and frustrated and may even just run away more than he already has.

Get a GPS collar and train a solid recall. But just keep a solid eye on your dog in the first place and everyone will be happier all around. :thumbsup:
 

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I agree with MollyDog. Electric collars are usually used by people training at a distance (not recall, but things like protection work) or for hunting dogs that have to venture far away.
While I have heard of people training a recall with a shock collar, the average non working pet does not need that kind of training. You can make much fewer mistakes with positive training, so I would recommend you stick to positive methods.
 

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The others have already said that it is against the forum rules.

Before you ask in another one, I'd like to explain the big problem with such collars.

You have only one second time to praise/punish a dog for its bevaviour, later it thinks it's because of something other.
For exapmle, you give a shock and in exact this moment your dog sees a child. Maybe this happen only once, maybe more, nobody will now. But one day your dog thinks "when I see a child I get a shock, the child has to be the reason". And one day this dog might bite a child and nobody knows why. I hope you can understand what I want to say.
 

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I'm going to go ahead and close this thread. Everybody is correct that this is a force free forum, and even if somebody wanted to give you advice, they would not be allowed. Please see this thread for additional details on the rules: http://www.dogforum.com/dog-training-behavior/forum-rules-guidelines-training-behavior-please-4330/
@fusionf5 I strongly encourage you to make a new thread and tell us about the problem you are having with your dog and what you were hoping a shock collar would fix. We have a lot of knowledgable members who I'm sure would be more than happy to offer some alternative, force free suggestions.
 
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