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Thread: Prong Collars, Why?

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    Jeez, best post so far is from GSD's!

    My initial reaction to looking at a photo of a prong collar is to go 'whoa shit, WTF is that? Nasty stuff!'

    My 2nd reaction is to ask myself am I being a hypocrit with my 1st reaction?

    I have used check chains in the past. As a matter of fact, my father's dogs in NZ used nothing else BUT check chains. That's the way it was; that was their understanding at that time/era. They didn't consider anything else.

    I will no longer use a chain-link check chain, however, I will use a nylon check chain if need be.
    My reason for not using chain ones is this: I have seen too many dogs which have medium to long coats get fur caught in them. I have seen too many dogs who have been uncomfortable (naturally) from the heat that a check chain can radiate. Try leaving one sitting in the sun for a few minutes, they DO heat up fast. Now put it around your neck, and you might understand where I'm coming from.
    If you don't understand, that is your perogative - the above opinion is mine.
    Nylon check chains in my experience do not cause either of the above, and I have over the years had immense success with them.
    I have not needed to use them on every dog I've ever had. Most I have not needed them, but some - yes my oath I have resorted to them to train them to heel correctly. With those dogs, nothing else had worked - things that had been successful with other dogs just didn't sink in no matter how much I trained or perservered.

    I guess what I'm trying to say in my long-winded way (yes, I'm aware I'd give 'Gone with the Wind' a run for it's money ) is that what works for one doesn't neccessarily work for another. All dogs are different; all humans are different; each dog's job/purpose is different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi1 View Post
    GSD. Thanks for being the voice of reason. You had a sobering effect.
    Thank you so much "Mimi" (big ) to you for taking the time to read & digest what I had to say. I chose to "put myself out there" amongst so many strong opinions that were flying "left, right & centre" in that moment ... it took a bit of "chutzpah" on my part I feel. Once I posted ... I waited to see what would happen ... The "stern" posts were still coming thick & fast ... but nothing in response to my reply ... until your lovely acknowledgement.

    Plain & simple ... I want you all to "play nicely with the other kiddies". Be nice to one another, consider that people will have different opinions & views to yours, but these views & opinions are no less valid than your own ...and should be respected. And while I'm on my soap box .... treat people how you would like to be treated.

    I personally think you are all wonderful human beings with a common love of dogs. Some of you just forget your "manners" from time to time.

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    You are of course dead right GSD's.

    I see forums as a place to find and share information, make acquantances, possibly even friends who share your passions and interests.

    I see them also as a place to learn! We can all learn from one another. I have learnt soooo much in my short time on this forum it's not funny. But there IS a big difference between debating different and sometimes even opposing opinions - and downright slanging crap at each other with nastiness, sarcasm and anger.

    Shit, the outside world can be a crappy enough place. No-one comes to this forum to be put down.
    Debate with integrity and decency.

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    Um...I am being nice...

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    LMAO @ Occy.

    Not sure any comments were directed at you Occy? Mine certainly weren't. How could you NOT be nice, you're smacking your head against a keyboard FGS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    You are of course dead right GSD's.

    I see forums as a place to find and share information, make acquantances, possibly even friends who share your passions and interests.

    I see them also as a place to learn! We can all learn from one another. I have learnt soooo much in my short time on this forum it's not funny. But there IS a big difference between debating different and sometimes even opposing opinions - and downright slanging crap at each other with nastiness, sarcasm and anger.

    Shit, the outside world can be a crappy enough place. No-one comes to this forum to be put down.
    Debate with integrity and decency.
    Thank you DA for such excellent insight & comment. Well said Lovey !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi1 View Post
    I don't even use a SIMPLE COLLAR unless I have to!!! I trained my Mimi without any devices or treats and without much effort. She is VERY well behaved and comes when I call her, listens to everything I say and UNDERSTANDS what I want from her. I will NEVER use force (whether slight or heavy) with any of my pets!! Mimi's papers state (true or false) she is a Bull Terrier. She is the gentlest, happiest, friendliest (she licked a baby's face on the beach yesterday) and most intelligent pet I have ever had. Please do not advocate the use of these devices... it is so scary to know that people use them. If I were a dog, I would get so mad every time I am zapped or pronged!!


    Man if that was me I would of seriously given you a mouthful,absolutely no two ways about it.

    And sorry,but Bull Terrier she's certainly not.

    Sorry for the quick off topic
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChoppaChop View Post
    Man if that was me I would of seriously given you a mouthful,absolutely no two ways about it.

    Sorry for the quick off topic

    Not wrong there - who let's a dog lick a baby's face? Dog was probably having a taste

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi1 View Post
    No Liza. My dogs aren't all dogs they are much more. They are a part of my family. They are our friends, our companions. They are compassionate and loyal. They calm our nerves, they heal our wounds and dissipate our sorrow. They are so much a part of us that we cannot bear to see them sick or in pain. They are the sixth finger on our hands.
    Just as ours are Mimi.
    When nothing or no-one can make me smile , my Loppy can.

    But I would invite to attempt leading my dogs before they were trained with 'cruelty'. I will gaurantee you couldn't.
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    You know what amazes me Occy....those that vehemently preaching 'love,kindness,gentle' to us dont seem to really have a clue about dog 'etiqute'(sp?) .

    And that is scarey.
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