Petco Decides to Stop Selling Shock Collars for Dog Safety Reason
A few years ago my doorbell rang with our next-door neighbor patiently waiting to discuss my dogs barking. We lost him recently but I never thought it was that bad. Ace was an inside dog and when out in the back he wanted to talk.
My neighbor didn't like it and it was just one of those things. I heard about training collars so I went out to grab one from Petco. I used it for a quick second but felt awkward shocking my little guy. Looks like Petco feels the same.
The popular pet store has made the decision to halt the selling of all shock collars and there's a lot of them. They own over 1,500 stores so you can imagine the money their losing by making this decision. Did I mention we're in a pandemic where every penny counts. Well, dog count more to Petco at this moment.
Electricity may be critical to powering your microwave, but it has no role for the average pet parent training their dog. Shock collars have been shown to increase fear, anxiety, and stress in dogs, and we believe there's a better way - Positive Reinforcement Training.
That is Petco CEO Ron Coughlin on the decision to stop selling the devices. This doesn't look like something that just came out as a quick little stunt. Petco put some plan into this move followed by a call to action type slogan, "Stop the Shock." They're calling on our businesses to do the same and quickly selling the training devices.
This announcement is coming directly from Petco that includes a ton of information including other options for training your animals. I'll put the link below. Big stand for Petco, go for them.