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Dr Yin – wonderfully put as usual. I had a man abuse me in the park one day because I had my lovely Rottweiler Cole on a Head Halter. This man felt it his duty to tell me off for being abusive towards my dog for having such a contraption on him as I would do him damage to his neck. Can you guess what kind of collar this man recommended to me and had on his own dog?……………….a nasty prong collar!
Cole loved his head halter, he recognised it meant going for a walk, he even showed a clueless friend of mine once how to put it on him, when I asked her to pick him up from my home one day. She said she stood there looking at the halter wonder how on earth to put it on, when Cole put his lovely head in as if to say “this is how”!
He did take off on me once, when a dog rushed him at a fence taking us both by surprise – I stood still in my surprise, he took off and suddenly came to a stop, non the worse off.
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Shiba Inu: Some dogs just want to see the world burn. Shiba Inus are a mischievous breed that can stir up a little trouble when you aren’t looking. That can mean trouble for an innocent little collar. Illustration of A mean looking cartoon bulldog dog in a spiked collar vector art, clipart and stock vectors.
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Of all the tools used in dog training, perhaps none is more widely misunderstood and maligned than the prong collar (also known as the pinch collar). Many well-meaning but misinformed people assume that judging by its looks, the prong collar is a barbaric device intended to "stab" a dog's neck in order to correct misbehavior. While walking my own dogs on this type of collar I have encountered complete strangers who think nothing of telling me how cruel I am to use such a harsh device. While I am indifferent to this type of comment, I worry that similar incidents will drive responsible dog owners away from using this excellent, effective and kind (yes, kind) training tool on dogs that benefit from it the most. This article is meant to reassure those who are already using the collar or are considering it and more importantly, to educate those who think it is "cruel" or unfair to the dog. Give your dog the best in a mean-looking collars and one you and him will be proud he is wearing and will be for years to come. Locate a leather spiked collar on-line today and make Fido proud. The next time you see a dog being walked or worked on a prong collar, think before you jump to conclusions. Does the dog look fairly happy and comfortable with his handler? Does the handler have control without restraint? Ask people who use them how they like prong collars and why they chose this tool for their dog; they'll probably be relieved that you want to be educated and that you're not going to accuse them of cruelty to animals! If you use a prong collar on your dog, try to educate those who would judge you as "harsh" rather than responding defensively. Most of these people mean well: they are quite willing to learn the truth and will be flattered that you take the time to explain it to them. There will always be erstwhile "trainers" and owners who are ineducable due to their personal opinions or emotions. Try not to worry about what they think: your dog will keep reminding you of what he knows. Since we at Doberman Rescue Unlimited are in it for the dogs first, we endorse the use of prong collars on many of our charges. Imagine you have a hearing puppy. When he is very small, you talk and talk and he has no idea what those sounds mean. You have to teach him, through repetition and positive reinforcement, that those sounds have meaning. It is the same when you start teaching signs to your deaf dog. It takes repetition for him to understand what you want. This also applies to teaching your dog the meaning of the vibration. Most people who have introduced a vibrating collar to their deaf dog got one of two responses, and sometimes both. Either the dog totally ignored it, or he was slightly startled and looked around for the source of the vibration. Don't worry. If your dog seems to ignore the vibration at first, it doesn't mean the collar is useless or defective.