Well that didn't work! The prong collar lessons
I was going to buy a prong. Then an acquaintance of my handed over one he bought and never used.
I have watched the videos, read everything I could find. I was careful to fit it properly and keep it in the right place. It doesn't slide, slip or move. It sits right under her jaw, chain directly behind her ears. I attached the leash and went through the teaching her to yield to it and worked on it in our basement playroom.
Then I sucked up my positive attitude and headed out. Got to the gate, she tried to pull through, I corrected and the fight was on.
She yelped first which made my stomach turn, but I was told to expect it. Then she went rodeo on me. She tried to back out of it, she threw herself on the ground, she tried grabbing the leash, she barked at me, she tried pawing it off. I just let her fight and tried not to put pressure on the leash.
She gave up fairly quick and we proceeded out on our walk. She isn't giving me much attention, but she walked nicely on a loose leash and showed some respect. We passed a bird, she looked but kept walking. We worked on some obedience and she was quick and responsive. After 20 minutes I was feeling pretty good. Then we saw the dog.
I kept walking gave her a couple of reminders, and should have been warned by her compliance I guess.
She doesn't care about corrections when other dogs are involved apparently. The other dog was ignoring her, not adding any fuel.
To be fair her response was limited to barking this time, and I managed to put her in a sit and keep her there. But when we were still walking, she lunged, I corrected and she went nuts. Up on her back feet, air snapping and snarling, diving and lunging. It was only when I put her in a sit that she came in off the ledge.
I think I waited to long to correct her? Either way clearly that backfired. Her response was worse then normal.