It sure does look freaken feisty, bloody cruel & barbaric
IMO those things should be used around the necks of any owner or dog trainer that uses them on dogs.
Give them a taste of their own cruel medicine & see if they like it.
Jesus H Christ!!!
Just saw the phot...what the hell is that supposed to do to a dog?
I don't feel well. (insert vomiting emoticon)
The idea is...if it is used PROPERLY...it is less harmful than a check chain.
Used for what???
A prong collar, well......
You see those sticky-outy bits? When the collar is tightened(by the lead) those pointy bits pinch onto the loose skin on the neck, its used to 'train' polite walking as it causes pain, or as the uses of the collar like to call it 'discomfort'. I think there are better devises you can use to train a dog to walk nicely.
'Correct' fitting of a prong:
'Incorrect' fitting of a prong:
Education not Legislation
I wonder how many people who use slip/choke collars have tried them on themselves first.
It's hard to imagine the prong collar ever being appropriate, but I think the electric collar has its place when used properly and minimally. I'm a huge fan of electric fences too. Much better the animal learns to stay away from the fence than get tangled up in the wire trying to reach the grass on the other side.
I imagine the prong collar could be similar in effect to spurs on horses - there are different sorts of those but the accepted sort are blunt but provide a lot of pressure. Personally I never felt I had enough control of my ankles when riding to use them properly. And usually a stick or whip carried in my boot was enough to ensure mostly good behaviour from my horse. I never needed to actually use it.
Last edited by Liza; 11-12-2009 at 12:59 AM.
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