The Administrator from the Great White North, eh?
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Northern British Columbia
I have reason to believe that prior to me adopting her, Keeta had been a tied dog. Probably spent the first year of her life lunging at the end of a chain. This completely disensitized her to collar pressure. She knew one forward gear: Pull into the collar with all your might. At the time, I thought of prongs as cruel and evil (well, they look evil), and tried a choke chain, with the result that she now just choked herself each time we went on a walk. We did obedience classes, and she did super well in class, and it greatly improved our relationship and my ability to control her, but if she got it into her head to go somewhere and check something out, I could barely hold her. And I'm a big person, you have to be strong and determined to pull me off my feet, which she did just about every day.
I gave up and with the guidance of a trainer tried a prong, OMG!! The thing was like magic! It isn't cruel - get a prong collar, put it around your arm, or your thigh, or even your own neck, and pull on it. You will definitely be aware of its presence, but it does not hurt - the pressure is evenly distributed all around the area. It just makes you sit up and take notice.
Gryffon is more in tune with me, and always wanting to please, and is a dream to walk on just a flat, yet it gives me great peace of mind knowing that with prong collars, I can walk my two dogs and I know that I will have full control - especially in my rural area were lots pf people let their dogs run loose, and being approached by a loose dog wanting to start trouble is a real issue.
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Keeta BH, OB1, TR1, AD
Rottweiler/Hairy Dog mix?? 2004-2015