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- Mar 30, 2023
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- North Carolina
That is so funnyHermes is set at what is a lighter static shock. I believe that I should be willing to feel what I do to a dog. Held it against my inside wrist and hubby zapped it. Startles even when expecting it but doesn't burn like the fly swatter I've got myself with a few times. So many people use the e-collars incorrectly and set too high.
Hermes has only been zapped about a dozen times since I got it. He does get buzzed to get him to pay attention to me when he's off doing who knows what somewhere or something he really needs to reconsider like counter surfing. He wears the collar maybe 6 hours a day.
Hermes doesn't go after chicks. Never has as Ive always introduced chicks with a "Mine" to the dogs when young. He won't step within 2 feet of a broody. He did that twice and had just happened to pick Satan's own hen for his curiousity. She's the reason hubby won't collect eggs.
I'll probably be done with the collar in the next month. I'm having to charge it every 2 weeks because it just sits on but not in use unless we're doing specific things. Only took zapping twice to learn to leave the elk alone. Elk and deer will kill dogs.
I'll keep using collars as needed which probably won't be again once done. Last pair sat hanging by the backdoor almost a decade without use once I got stubborn Athena to leave the deer alone. Only ordered this one after couldn't get through Hermes head that deer were to be left alone.
The spray bottle worked to stop him from grabbing chickens mostly. He then decided he likes the spray bottle. I can take it on trips to use to give him a drink in a moving car.