Eva Mendes was recently on the set of the David Letterman show where she admitted to having once tried her dog’s shock collar.
Mendes said her dog “Hugo” is an attack dog which tries to prove his love and devotion to her by “killing for her”. She said she found that to be “very sweet”.
Mendes did make it clear that she doesn’t want her pet to bring harm to any animals, so she makes use of a shock collar to temper his protective zeal.
Mendes says the shock collar has different levels of shocks that it can administer and, while that offends the sensibilities of animal lovers, she said she has tried every level of the collar on herself.
“All he wants to do is prove his love to me, you know, all he wants to do is kill for me. It’s so sweet,” the star said, but added that she doesn’t necessarily want him to kill any critters for her, so she uses something to help her out.
“I’d feel terrible if he hurt a little thing so I try to get in there and I use—people always get mad at me for this—but I use a shock collar on him,” Eva admitted, “and I have the remote. But I’ve tried it on myself at all levels. I swear!”
The shock levels range from 0 to 110. Mendes did make it clear that she didn’t test the collar around her own neck but rather on her arm. She described the sensation as that “tingly” feeling that we’ve all experienced in our hands as children. However, the “tingly” feeling intensifies with the higher shock levels.
“I do not do it on my neck. I tested it on my arm. It’s more than a tingle, it’s way more than tingle. Oh, remember when we were kids and we had that jokey thing where you shake hands and ahh that thing? It’s like that but intensified the higher you go with the levels.”
Mendes is promoting her upcoming film “The Place Beyond the Pines” set for release at the end of the month. She co-stars with Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper.
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