Of course training methods have changed. Along with everything else in this world.
Your perception and views of ecollars ??? years ago is irrevevant today Occy.
And thats the thing....you have dismissed and disregarded a method of training based on views held by you long ago. This was being considered by a member who asked for other views.
By all means give your views but dont attack those who have a differing view and are open minded enough to consider other methods of training in this day and age.
Each to their own. Every dog owner faces unique challenges and circumstances. It is crucial that they are supported and educated in training methods available by savy, experienced and highly regarded trainers.
Steve and k9force are nothing short of inspirational for so many dog owners facing challenging/distressing times.
"There is enough love and concern for animals in every community to overcome the irresposibility of the few"