This website and blog ( www.ShockFreeME.org) is a collaboration of members of The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) and other dog lovers and pet care professional who reside in the state of Maine. We have taken the Shock-Free Coalition pledge, “…an initiative that aims to build an international movement committed to eliminating shock devices once and for all in the care, training and management of pets.” – https://www.petprofessionalguild.com/Sign-The-Pledge
Members of the Shock-Free Coalition of Maine are working together to educate pet parents, and pet care professionals about the importance of ensuring pet animals live in nurturing and stable environments to better prevent behavior problems. In this effort, it is our position that the use of electrical stimulation, or “shock” or “e-collars,” to train and/or modify the behavior of pet animals is not necessary for effective behavior modification or training and damaging to the animal. We believe that the care and training of a pet must be free of pain, fear, and force. We also advocate for pets that cannot speak for themselves, to make their life free of abuse.