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February 01, 2005


Suppose: A company called "Puppywise" sells as its principle product a device called the SDC: the Shock-Delivering Collar, which they recommend you use to housebreak your puppy.

A veterinarian and member of the respected AADT (American Association of Dog Trainers), Dr. Meany, becomes aware of a number of cases of over-aggressive dogs who were housebroken with this collar. He sends a letter of concern to the AADT signed by himself and over 100 other vets and animal care professionals. As a result, he is invited to write a commentary for the AADT Newsletter entitled "Puppywise linked to agression."

At the same time, the AADT releases a statement to the media reaffirming its long-held position that "collars which deliver shocks may lead to over-aggressive pets" and that "the best collars for puppies are those which are not electrified."

Which of the following statements, then, is most correct?
A) The AADT supports Puppywise
B) The AADT is neutral on Puppywise
C) The AADT is against Puppywise

Read the rest of the analogy from lmf3b.

Related Links:
AAP Media Alert: Scheduled vs. Demand Feeding
AAP Resolution on Infant Management Programs
Florida AAP Raises Concerns About Babywise
AAP Policy: Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk Updated Feb 2005!


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But didn't an actual veterinarian assist in the development of the SDC? And there are dozens of other vets (also members of the AADT) who say they support the use of the devise. Therefore, the answer is "B".

Posted by: Missy at February 2, 2005 07:43 PM


So sorry about your little guy. It must be quite scary. May the Lord be with you and comfort you and lay His healing hand upon T7. Love and prayers, Carol

Posted by: Carol at February 3, 2005 03:54 PM

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