Re: prong collar
I thought they looked like medevil torture devices and I said I would NEVER use one. Well that was based on an uneducated decision. I refused to look at them or even try them. My vet and trainer recommended one for Dozer because of the size he is going to be so I agreed. I got one and I PUT IT ON MYSELF AND PULLED IT, IT DID NOT HURT, it pinched and I do not even have fur. I researched it and could not find one bad thing about them. It actually is better because it does not damage the throat like a choke collar or a flat collar. My 17lb Cairn pulls like a sled dog on a leash so I use a harness so i do not damage his windpipe. I used it on Scooter and within 4 feet he was trotting along side of me no problems, no gagging, it was AMAZING. They do not hurt so do not let people try to crucify you like they are going to do to me.
I will say this, you need to know how to use it PROPERLY. Have the trainer show you how to use it. It is not a hard correction that you need, it is a quick flip of the wrist. If it was so horrible would Dozer RUN wagging his tail when I take it out. He does not pull on the leash so he does not realize it is on. He even walks on a leash fine without it. I am buying Scooter and Sadie one this weekend.
Scooter (12/26/03- Cairn Terrier)
Sadie (7/24/2004- Carin Terrier)
Mylo (6/99 Maine Coon Kitty)
Ally (8/12/99 Ragdoll Mix Kitty)