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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 04-23-2014, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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I'm really upset today as i was called a bad, abusive, nasty, horrible person for admitting to using a prong on my boy. I only use it occasionally and it's never hurt him. Why are people so adamant that people who use things like this are cruel??. I mean i use positive reinforcement all the time, i just like to correct when i need to.
It made me so mad as my dog is looked after so much better then alot of the locals around here. We even have one couple who feed their dog a vegan diet, but they never get judged for it.

Sooo angry right now!


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Why would you be upset about comments that come from ignorant people?
It's not their dog, they're clueless, and they have no right to an opinion.

I would just laugh and happily go about my day.
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Ugh.. sorry you have to deal with nasty people. I use a prong too, even walking into a dog park. I make him sit and take it off, I have gotten comments too.. but then they shut up when they see how well he listens to me.. I digress, lol.

Point is, I now agree with people who are ignorant and clueless, unless I truly feel they want to learn or will take well to an explaination. Others "Yepp, I'm an abusive nasty owner, what are you gonna do?"

Let it roll off, you are going to encounter them a lot.

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Oh and remember, lots of people tend to have a negative reaction toward things they are not educated on..

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Why would you be upset about comments that come from ignorant people?
It's not their dog, they're clueless, and they have no right to an opinion.

I would just laugh and happily go about my day.

I suffer from anxiety quite a bit and it does hurt when someone says i don't love my dog. I did put them in their place though, grr.


My dog is really well behaved too. When i stop he'll sit and wait for me to take off the collar and say "go". Sounds like we have great dogs :P.

Thank you guys. You made me feel a lot better about the whole thing. And you're right, it's usually the uneducated that run their mouths.


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Just become as positive and knowledgeable about it as possible! Your country is one I could see making the mistake of banning them outright.

We get it here, too. Not as bad as you probably.

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Just become as positive and knowledgeable about it as possible! Your country is one I could see making the mistake of banning them outright.

We get it here, too. Not as bad as you probably.

Yes the possible ban is just outrageous. The picture that went viral and caused all this is a really extreme case of animal cruelty where the collar was left on for a long time. The stupid people can't tell the difference between proper use and abuse :/.


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Nobody's ever had the nerve to say that to my face. Perhaps the open bag with the airhorn, pepperspray and break stick indicate I may know what I"m doing.

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Maybe you could get a cool prong cover. I got one just because I like the look of something nice on his neck and it helps hold the links together.

I got mine from this lady. I will try to upload a picture so you can see what it looks like on Hans. She ships worldwide, and the covers come in so many patterns!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/1162601...w_type=gallery
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Maybe you could get a cool prong cover. I got one just because I like the look of something nice on his neck and it helps hold the links together.

I got mine from this lady. I will try to upload a picture so you can see what it looks like on Hans. She ships worldwide, and the covers come in so many patterns!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/1162601...w_type=gallery

Ahhh thank you, these are a great idea.


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