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06-20-2014 12:32 PM
sourdough44 The 'prong' collar us such a minor issue, to use one or not. For the most part, any 'pinching' is dog induced. I like them much more than the standard 'choke' collar.
06-16-2014 02:01 AM
lalachka
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I'd be interested to know who is recommending a micro prong for a large dog? Sounds like they're super special if we're supposed to go "Oooh" that they've been dissed.

Someone who knows more than Boomer for sure.


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06-16-2014 01:59 AM
Pax8
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If you only knew whose advice you just dissed. Anyway, for the mentally challenged. The large one works, my daughter still uses it. He said he prefers the small one and I agree.


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I'd be interested to know who is recommending a micro prong for a large dog? Sounds like they're super special if we're supposed to go "Oooh" that they've been dissed.
06-16-2014 01:52 AM
lalachka
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Hahaha so instead of teaching you how to use a regular prong your "trainer" tells you to get a prong intended for small dogs?? Get a new trainer (if you even have one since you exaggerate and all)

A micro prong has a better chance of injuring a large dog who isn't well trained and is pulling. But what do I know? My dog doesn't need a prong. Love is better than a prong



If you only knew whose advice you just dissed. Anyway, for the mentally challenged. The large one works, my daughter still uses it. He said he prefers the small one and I agree.


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06-16-2014 01:26 AM
glowingtoadfly I will likely be updating my already - started thread soon. It's all pretty new at this point... I'm taking it day by day. My husband believes in prongs and went along with my beliefs, so I am trying it out. So far, my experiences have been OK.
06-16-2014 01:16 AM
DaniFani
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Boomer, in the past you told me that my dogs needed corrections? Are you going back on this? Or just being obtuse? Could you be more clear on how you developed this love relationship with your dog for us newbies? Thanks Meg and Gwen... My husband kind of ordered two and I'm trying it out. So far, Grim was able to meet my dad and Andrew's dad and sister today on his prong . He barked a bit at first but was quite friendly on our walks and in the house.
Woah, after all the debates, 30+ page long threads, freedom leashes (don't know if that's the correct name), "positive only" lectures, etc...you are now using a prong?? I would love you to start your own thread and tell those of us that watched you so adamantly defend against using it, what made you come to this decision, how it's going, and if you have (which I assume you do), trainers at your club guiding you in it's use (so many think it's some kind of "bigger club" for training), how you are using it, etc.

I don't mean this in a snarky way at all or to pick on you. I agree with Gwen, I have a lot of respect for those that expand their knowledge and try new things. I have even MORE respect for someone who defended a certain thought/perspective so vehemently to others, who admits they are changing things up and adopting the very methods they were going to "prove wrong." I would love to hear your story. I think anyone can learn from someone who makes such an abrupt change in stance.

Anywho, hope you, Grim, and Skadi are doing well. :-)
06-16-2014 12:18 AM
glowingtoadfly Boomer, in the past you told me that my dogs needed corrections? Are you going back on this? Or just being obtuse? Could you be more clear on how you developed this love relationship with your dog for us newbies? Thanks Meg and Gwen... My husband kind of ordered two and I'm trying it out. So far, Grim was able to meet my dad and Andrew's dad and sister today on his prong . He barked a bit at first but was quite friendly on our walks and in the house.
06-15-2014 11:59 PM
boomer11
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It's not sudden and he does respond just not as well as he responds to the micro, I was exaggerating a bit. Is that OK?
A trainer suggested the micro prong.

Don't go out of way to try to prove that I don't know what I'm doing, I say it in every post.




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Hahaha so instead of teaching you how to use a regular prong your "trainer" tells you to get a prong intended for small dogs?? Get a new trainer (if you even have one since you exaggerate and all)

A micro prong has a better chance of injuring a large dog who isn't well trained and is pulling. But what do I know? My dog doesn't need a prong. Love is better than a prong
06-15-2014 11:33 PM
lalachka You know too many training words. Maybe your dog doesn't love you as much as you think lmao


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06-15-2014 11:31 PM
lalachka
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If your dog is suddenly not responding to a tool then you clearly have no idea how to use it. Google leash pressure and then do yourself a favor and get a trainer.

Btw my dog doesn't pull because he loves me.

It's not sudden and he does respond just not as well as he responds to the micro, I was exaggerating a bit. Is that OK?
A trainer suggested the micro prong.

Don't go out of way to try to prove that I don't know what I'm doing, I say it in every post.




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