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It's sort of like a spanking, a short-lived physical punishment for unwanted behavior. But like spanking, people can't seem to agree if it's an acceptable form of discipline, in this case, for dogs.

Sean O'Shea tells CBS News correspondent Don Dahler he's used shock collars to train dogs for years. He swears by it, and he's not alone.

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Trained as an engineer in England, Martin Deeley, 68, found his true calling when he got his first hunting dog.

By Leah Kircher

ROBERTO GONZALEZ

When he brought home his first gun dog, an English Springer Spaniel, Deeley tried training him according to a book. “I made a right mess of it, but I loved it.

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7:25 a.m. EDT June 30, 2014

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A pit bull peers out from the opening of a door jam to its pen in the Denver Animal Shelter in this photograph taken June 23, 2005.(Photo: DAVID ZALUBOWSKI AP)

I just read the article "Preventing dog bites is up to all of us" (June 23) by Drs.

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This breed of gundog has a broad nose for scenting, a generous, square muzzle, a pronounced stop, and a precise yet delicate bite ideal for retrieving game. Its long coat is silky in texture but not curly. In solid-coloured dogs, white markings are permissible only on the chest.… Read the full post here

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The most distinctive feature of the alert, finely built Basenji becomes apparent only when it is disturbed: instead of barking like other dogs, it has unique yodelling and chortling calls.

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Despite its diminutive size, this breed is still used to herd stock in its native Tibet. This dog is not a true terrier, however, and is more like a small Old English Sheepdog.… Read the full post here

With a musculature almost out of proportion to its size, the Bulldog is a diminutive, but powerful, mastiff-type dog. Its head is enormous, the circumference of which may equal its height.

Its eyes are set low. White predominates in the coat, although there are plenty of pied, brindle, and fawn Bulldogs.… Read the full post here