Founders/organizers at the first-ever BlogPaws conference in April 2010 challenged pet bloggers to Be the Change for Pets. When asked what ONE thing would improve the lives of pets, some of us replied … raise awareness about humane (pain-free) alternatives to dog collars designed to hurt, startle, punish. That’s how Never Shock a Puppy was born.
Truly, there is NO need to pinch, shock, choke … hurt, scare, startle … drag around, struggle with, boss around your dog to teach him/her basic manners.
Stay with us over the initial 8-week Never Shock a Puppy campaign:
- We’ll deliver helpful (we hope) information on humane dog training options.
- We’ll give away prizes.
- And, we’ll raise money to support the Humane Society of Boulder Valley‘s upcoming No-Choke Challenge (slated to begin in November 2010).
Our goal? To raise $2,500 for the No-Choke Challenge, where the Humane Society of Boulder Valley will give free dog collars or dog harnesses to people in the Boulder (Colorado) area who turn in their choke chains, pinch collars, or shock collars.
Essentially, the money raised will buy 165 or so replacement dog collars or dog harnesses.
That’s 165 dogs who will no longer HURT in the process of learning. We cannot change the entire dog-training world, but we think this is a start.