Now, now, now, calm down. I am just asking. My 6 month old Cockapoo Chloe is not training as well as I would like, it could be that its me the trainer. Tonight she peed on my big comfy chair, and the other night she peed on my couch. First I thought it was the surgery from her being spayed. Not thinking that now. I have been frustrated. My ex husband has 2 beautifully trained black labs. He has trained them to respond to hand signals. He did this by using shock collars on them. I dont know enough about them, but at first mention the word cruel comes to mind. He offered to take Chloe for 2 weeks and train her. I know he has trained some friends dogs as well with great results. He told me he will use the collar on her. I need help with her, but not if it will hurt her in any way. Need your feedback please!