|10-30-2013 05:33 PM|
I use prong collars on all my dogs for training and I have NEVER had any marks left on their bodies from it. When used properly, a prong will not cause any injury to the dog. That picture is from a prong being left on a growing dog/puppy and it eventually just embedded into the skin... which needed to be removed surgically.
This can happen with any material left on an animal for large amounts of time without adjustment. Flat collars, twine/rope, chains, prongs, harnesses, shock & bark collars, etc. You can find cases with ALL sorts of things involved. Halters can do the same on horses if they are put in that situation as well.
I really dislike that this picture is used to paint an ill picture of prong collars as a training tool. Instead, it should be used to fight against cruel, neglectful owners that just leave their dogs to rot.
|10-30-2013 04:59 PM|
|Blanketback||It's also too bad that some people don't recognize that there's a huge difference in quality between a Herm Sprenger prong and a 'hunk of junk' prong. I've felt some of the tips on the crap versions, and they're very sharp. Mine is soft as silk - thanks HS!|
|10-30-2013 01:29 PM|
|10-27-2013 03:50 AM|
I could post a pic of a dog with a horribly raw neck would and a flat collar next to it.
|10-27-2013 01:37 AM|
|newlie||My boy is a rescue, young and very strong. My trainer put him in a prong collar and I do not hesitate to say that I am not sure we would have made it without the collar. The points are dull on mine and I take the collar off most every night so he has never shown any hint of a sore. A prong collar is a tool like everything else-It can always be abused if someone has that mindset.|
|10-26-2013 10:51 PM|
|KathrynApril||It definitely looks like it was a case where the dog probably had it on as a puppy and the dog grew into the prongs. When I was volunteer at an animal shelter we had a young yellow lab come in like that with his collar. It had to be surgically removed.|
|10-26-2013 10:43 PM|
Quote by LuvMyDogs_Worldwide
"Have you ever worked with metal?"
Actually, our business has an entire large room devoted to tools & machines designed to sharpen metal.
Incidentally, if one were to take only the time to sharpen one prong on each side by hand and the collar had a cover (as some do), the gain you question would be in the ability to give the dog a far more cruel correction in public versus walking down the street beating him with a metal bar.
While there is nothing wrong with trying to use logic ( in either of our posts) sometimes the length to which certain humans are willing to go in order to do unspeakably cruel things to animals, absolutely DEFIES LOGIC!
Please keep in mind that we are actually on the same side here.
Used properly & safely ( & unaltered in any way from their intended form) they are great training tools.
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|10-26-2013 04:38 PM|
The first picture in this thread is an abuse case where a prong collar was left on for years and the dogs neck grew into the collar and so pierced the dogs skin.
If a prong is fitted and used correctly then this is not possible.
Here is a good video clip by Tyler Muto explaining the right way to use a prong and why it is safe if used correctly.
|10-26-2013 04:31 PM|
|Blanketback||Poor dog! I wonder if that's also due to an allergic reaction to inferior metals that could be used? I know nickel is supposed to be bad - I've had blisters on my ears from wearing some very pretty (and very crappy!) earrings before.|
|10-26-2013 04:13 PM|
|katro||I was gonna say, why are the prong marks on the back of that dog's neck? I use a prong for training, and the prongs are on the under side of my dog's throat. They are also blunt and wouldn't puncture like that. If someone is sharpening the prongs that is WRONG WRONG WRONG. That defeats the purpose of the prong as a training tool and turns it into a torture device.|
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