Photo: Getty ImagesA controversial American dog trainer who is receiving death threats says he will still come to New Zealand to run a seminar, despite a petition against his entry to the country. Gellman, from Rhode Island, uses shock collars and the banned-in-New Zealand prong collars in his training. "Certainly the techniques that have been shown currently and throughout the media globally, is not really the best way to be training dogs." She said there was scientific proof that using harsh punishment to train dogs created more problems, making them fearful and untrusting of people, she said. SPCA said it did not support using pain or distress to train a dog when more humane options were available and more effective.
Source: Otago Daily Times January 22, 2020 04:30 UTC