An opinion to that effect was issued by the Brussels Animal Welfare Council. The Minister intends to follow suit and impose a ban. “The use of electric collars, chokes or spades is not safe for dogs and has long been controversial. Several studies have tended to show that this type of collar is no more effective than “Positive dog education,” says the minister’s office.
Research shows that dog training methods using electric collars induce a higher risk of aggression, fear, anxiety and other undesirable behaviors while reducing the quality of the relationship with the person in charge of the dog, he continues. .
Taking the example of the electric collar, the experts point out that “without the perfect timing between unwanted behavior and electric shock, the dog fails to make the association and could develop aggressive behavior.”
The Brussels Animal Welfare Council recommends a simple ban on the type of colliers and recommends the promotion of positive dressage methods.