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Petco Halts Selling or Supporting Use of Electronic Collars: #stoptheshock


Today, we stop the pain for Buddy because he barks at the doorbell.

We stop the stress for Sadie because she jumps for joy all over the neighbors when they walk in the door.

And we stop the fear for Cooper because he prefers a good pair of sneakers over all the chew toys on the market.

As of today, Petco no longer sells shock collars operated by a person with a remote in hand. Because, as a health and wellness company dedicated to improving pet lives, they have no business in our business.

And frankly, we believe there’s a better way.

So today, we say out with shock collars and in with POSITIVE TRAINING.

We say goodbye to remote controls that cause pain, and hello to expert trainers who mentor pets and pet parents with positivity, patience and compassion.

Today, we call on the rest of the pet industry and anyone who loves pets to join our movement and help us drive positive change beyond just Petco.

Today, we encourage anyone using or looking for shock collars to consider training with treats instead of electricity and partnership instead of pain.

In fact, we’ll cover your first positive training class if you’ll let us.

Learn what we’re taking off our shelves and add your voice to our petition below. And thank you for always helping us give all pets their very best lives.

Today, we #StopTheShock.

Here’s a link to the petition that Mr. Coughlin referred to.

(I thank Facebook friend Karen Levy for this tip)

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