Eva Mendes Tested Shock Collar On Self Before Using On Dog [Video]

Actress Eva Mendes admitted this week to going above and beyond in order to keep her pets safe.

During an appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman on Thursday Mendes said she recently purchased in a shock collar to prevent her attack dog from harming smaller animals.

However, she was so concerned the gadget would hurt her pet — a Belgian Shepherd named Hugo — that she tested it out on herself before placing it on the dog’s neck.

“I have the remote. But I’ve tried it on myself at all levels. I swear!” the 39-year-old Hitch star told Letterman.

“What does that mean, at all levels?!” a surprised Letterman inquired.

“Well, it goes from 0-110,” Mendes explained, pointing out that she didn’t test the device on herself by putting it around her neck. “I tested it on my arm. It’s more than a tingle, it’s way more than tingle.”

Describing the jolt that the shock collar sends out, Mendes compared it to a novelty electric shock hand buzzer.

“Oh, remember when we were kids and we had that jokey thing where you shake hands and like, ‘Agggh’ … that thing? It’s like that but intensified the higher you go with the levels.”

Check out Eva Mendes’ shock collar discussion with David Letterman in the clip below:

Readers: What do you think of Eva Mendes decision to test her dog’s shock collar on herself before placing it on the pooch? Would you go to the same lengths for the safety of one of your animals?

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