SHOCK COLLARS: Using Electronic Collars On Hunting Dogs

Shock collars are highly debated at times. When used effectively, electronic collars for dogs work great and are harmless.

Shock collars must be used properly, and in this hunting dog training video, Jason Cruise, host of Mossberg’s Rugged American Hunter series walks you though some seasoned tips on how to use shock collars in a manner that enhance your dogs field ability.

Training a duck dog means that you must first train in obedience, and how to use a shock collar is central to hunting retriever training.


  1. lohgan jordan on September 16, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    I got the same collar as you and what you said is so true. My lab gets the point with the setting on 1

  2. Josh Head on September 16, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    Great video. Very helpful. thanks from Canada

  3. thegiantpaperpanda on September 16, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Also, to those who hate the ugly straps that come default with ecollars, definitely look in to buying a lupine collar strap for the dog. They look like regular collars but release from two ends. It’s great and it disguises my ecollar from nosy "animal rights" activists.

  4. B Wills on September 16, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    Great educational video! Started my first training session today with my stubborn dog that WOULD NOT walk next to me off leash. I started at 1 on all settings and only had to use the vibrate setting the whole time! I used individual pieces of kibble as positive reinforcement. Started on leash and he was so good that I took him off leash. He stayed next to me the whole walk and even stopped to wait for me if he walked too far ahead. So proud of my good boy! The collar was only $25

  5. Darth Zohan on September 16, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    Regardless of the effectiveness of a shock collar, the reality is the same training can be done with positive reinforcement as opposed to negative reinforcement. Even if you use one of these collars responsibly, the fact of the matter is many individuals misuse these collars, even in performance communities (that you referenced witnessing yourself many times). So until collars are designed with a "5" being the strength of a 12V battery I will not support this practice and find it reprehensible, even when used responsibly.

  6. Laura's Life Dog Training & Dog Vlogs on September 16, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Really well said. It isn’t ever the tools but the person using them. I agree a dogs spirit must NEVER be broken. Thank you : )

  7. Bijay Rai on September 16, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Well said.. People these days sit in front of their laptops and mobiles, then they become sensitive about everything.. pets..meats..wildlife.. so feared unchallenged pathetic
    Real people who are on field like you make better understanding and execution..

  8. Cheesin31 on September 16, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    Can anyone tell me how fast the correction happens after you push the button, whether it be audible, shock, or vibration. I bought a cheap collar that had a really long delay in correction and it was an absolute disaster. My dog was really confused most of the time because the correction came way after the undesirable behavior.

  9. Toyo_ Tiger on September 16, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    I don’t use shock collars but he’s right the guy in the video….

  10. thegiantpaperpanda on September 16, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    I love the SportDog brand. I use the 425x. I turn the receiver to the "low" setting and use stim level 2 with the lowest level on the remote.

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