Shock collars are not harmful if used correctly, but I would make it a last resort. And I don't know the age of your dog, but I wouldn't use one on a puppy.
A lot of people use a squirt bottle of water, when she bites, squirt her in the face and say no.
The way I have done it is to scream bloody murder as if she bit my hand off and then look up at the ceiling and totally ignore her for about 15-30 seconds (depending on if she's a dog or a puppy) . Then I play again, and when she bites again, repeat. And repeat and repeat. Lots of repeating involved. Best of luck!
teching bite inhibition is easy, just yelp or tell the dog no. letting the dog play with other dogs also will help the other dogs will discpline or show pain which is usually enough to let them know there teth hurt, as for e-collars, i do train with them but not for discpline, a e-collar is only useful once a mechanical collar has been mastered with the dog. i would never use a a e-collar for this type of training. redirection and verbal rteprimand should suffice.
the problem i have with the crate idea is this i dont want the pup to look at the crate as a form of punishment place its where they sleep i dont want them to feel everytime she needs a timeout so to speak that she needs to go there, i feel it would make her not want to go there or that she is going there cause she is bad instead of sleeping, i will try putting here in our spare bedroom with the door closed till she calms down that and the water idea, problem is she loves water and the hose but a squirt bottle might work
No, crates for time out are fine. I have timed out my dogs for year. All of htem sleep in their crates. All of the puppies I sent out sleep in their crates volantairly at their new homes. It is all about how you approch it.
You have a nice tool to teach a dog self control. To teach a dog that they don't have run of hte house, use it. Don't resort to a shock collar for such an easily corrected issue.
I think using the crate as a time out is ok. Don't yell at them, just put them in for a few minutes and when you take them out tell them you love them. Sometimes they just need a time out to calm down.
I use this for Riley, and guess where he's been sleeping ever since he came home from being neutered? His crate.
Time outs The point of the time out is to remove the dog from the situation, and out of your area. A time out place should be say a mat out of the room away from you. If your pet is acting up when in your area (living room) quickly and quietly take hold of his leash and take the dog to the time out place. Leave him there and go back to the livingroom.Don't have it to far away so that you can't see him get up or move. If he does move or comes out into the living room with out your permission, take hold of the leash again and take him back to the spot. Don't make eye contact, don't touch him and don't talk to the dog. When the dog is in your space he has to respect your area which means behaveing properly. As soon as the dog steps out of line back to the mat he goes. What will he learn He will learn to adjust his behavior so he can stay in the room with you. Because when I behave a certain way, I get banished from the room and my owner. Is this understandable? You can use this method for anything, biting, jumping up or barking.etc..... All dogs must earn their freedom to roam the house, they should never just get it.
***Edited By: sue on 8/18/2005 3:01:46 PM*** Reason: bnadfb