Do vets recommend E-collars? No, almost all veterinarians would never recommend using shock collars for dog training. They say “seeing is believing” since every veterinarian must have come across one or more incidents of improper use of electric collars or shock collars in their daily life.
When should you start using an e-collar? But when it comes to the question of how old is “old enough” to start using an e-collar to train a dog, the truth is, there isn’t a one size fits all answer. “Some pups are ready to go around 14 or 15 weeks of age, others should be close to the typically standard prescribed 6 month old time frame before you start.”
Are E-collars better than shock collars? There is almost no difference between an E-Collar and a shock collar, and the terms are used interchangeably, usually by those either opposing or promoting the use of these collars.
Does my dog really need an e-collar? Elizabethan collars are necessary because it is your dog’s natural instinct to lick or nurse a surgical incision or wound. Caring for an injury is natural for your dog. Inadvertently ripping out stitches is often a side effect of your dog naturally caring for their injuries and wounds.