Help Petco #StoptheShock. Join Our Movement to Create Responsible Guidelines for Shock Collars

We know the use of shock collars can be a divisive topic, but shock collars have been shown to increase fear, anxiety and stress levels in dogs. In contrast, studies have shown that dogs respond effectively to positive, voluntary and rewards-based training. We also believe the opportunity for human error and misuse of certain shock collars — even by well-meaning pet parents — is simply too high.

That's why Petco no longer sells specific, human- and bark-activated electronic "shock" collars in our stores or online. 
Learn what we've removed from our shelves at

We're also calling on the rest of the pet industry, pet parents and anyone who loves pets to help us create new guidelines, engage in responsible self-regulation and consider legislative change for the retail sale of certain shock collars to general consumers.

This is a complex problem, but together we would like to see:

- Other retailers and manufacturers join us in either not selling or applying responsible guidelines and restrictions to the retail sale of specific shock collars to general consumers — except in a professional capacity or in partnership with and/or under the guidance of a certified dog trainer
- More access to, awareness of and education around positive reinforcement training
- More pet parents choosing positive reinforcement training instead of aversive or punishment-based training

At Petco, we're taking the first step to #StoptheShock but we can improve the lives of even more pets if we work together. Sign our petition today and join our movement for responsible guidelines on the sale of shock collars nationwide.
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