Okay guys, I don’t do this often but it is time for me to get on my high horse! PRONG COLLARS!!! 🙁
I recently had a puppy great Dane come in for its’ puppy all star test in a prong collar! I was already a little uptight from my sad week after losing my dog, and seeing this puppy in this prong collar really set me off! I tried to stay calm but I couldn’t help the feeling of over whelming emotions that took place within me as I watch these people walk into my facility with the puppy with the prong collar on!!! I don’t want to alienate anyone, But …
For those of you that know I am totally anti-aversive to these tools. And, I used them 10 years ago because I didn’t know any better.
During my recent years of education and research studies has led me to have a better educated scientific understanding of what these tools to do. You really can’t believe anybody that tells you that this is a tool that will not hurt your dog. That is what it is supposed to do people! It is called a pinch collar or a prong collar. The purpose of this device is to apply an aversive stimuli or something your dog does not like or en- joy, that is unpleasant, that makes them stop doing what you don’t want them to do!
Inexperienced, uneducated trainers and people who think that they mean well will advise you to use these products. I am surprised in this day and age they are even available to access. I have one thing to say at this point in time.
QUESTION AUTHORITY!!! Anybody that wants to put one of these tools on your dog because your dog doesn’t walk nice or jumps or exhibit some other puppy like untrained unmannerly behavior, ask them where they have received their educated scientifically-based information about this tool from? The bottom line is you need to understand this tool is meant to hurt your dog. It doesn’t matter if it’s positioned properly or if it’s supposed to simulate the bite of a mother wolf, all boloney!
The fact is, you will more than likely get a quick response from your dog in the direction you were seeking after applying this tool but in the long run without this tool, your dog has learned nothing and will continue the behaviors they exhibit without this tool. Most of you know I try and keep my comments positive, but it’s now time to get the message out to at least a handful of people again.
Let’s not end without an alternative. P+ training and no pull harnesses. 🙂
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