The thinking is, if wolves and dogs are plotting some violent take-over all the time, it would be unwise to allow them to continue. There’s a “spare the rod and spoil the child” mentality. Shock and prong collars (among other scary or painful tools and techniques) are used to “discipline” or “correct” dogs who are presumed to be showing signs of dominance. The behaviours being corrected are generally just normal dog stuff, like digging, chasing, and having fun, or (much more sadly), aggression secondary to fearfulness. Treating fearfulness by shocking an animal on their neck is extremely unhelpful and has important welfare implications.
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