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I am wondring the same thing.

Since this is in the training forum, I am going to take a guess and say that the dog is wearing both a prong collar and a shock collar, which is a big no no because the prong collar can easily short out the shock collar and destroy the shocker.
 

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I come from the world of bird-dog training 35 years ago, it was a savage environment and tough on competition dogs. The protection dog training etc 25 years ago was also the same. It's hard to decipher what is going on looking at a picture. I'm going to hazard a guess and say there are tough trainers and dogs out there in the world nowadays. Are there better and more modern methods available? Yes, but I have no idea what the trainer is trying to accomplish, no idea how tough this particular dog is, I have a scenario in my mind what 2 collars could be used for, a dog breaking to early on some blind work then when finally allowed to bite, the prong is then collar used for an out (not wanting to use e-collar for 2 different things)This is just a semi-educated guess from a semi-educated person so it could be something else entirely.
 

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The part that I find difficult to believe or understand is why would someone use *THIS* pic to showcase a well bred dog prime for acquisition? Is all of the bling bling a declaration of desired admirable status? Does this pic possibly serve as a WARNING of the dogs temperment? Could someone find a attraction to the fact that the dogs behavior is such that these tools are required to manage the dog? Why not throw in a muzzle and a choke collar for a added bonus?
 

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The part that I find difficult to believe or understand is why would someone use *THIS* pic to showcase a well bred dog prime for acquisition? Is all of the bling bling a declaration of desired admirable status? Does this pic possibly serve as a WARNING of the dogs temperment? Could someone find a attraction to the fact that the dogs behavior is such that these tools are required to manage the dog? Why not throw in a muzzle and a choke collar for a added bonus?
Well look at it this way, there is a trainer in Canada that has a youtube video of him doing some work where he is smacking a dog around. I don't have a clue why stuff like that is out there, but it is.
 

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as for using that picture, I don't really see anything wrong with it myself, it's a working dog I assume, so I would want to see a working dog in action.

Or it could just be that the owner does not have any other pictures of the dog maybe?
 

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What if the shock collar is actually using a tone or vibrate rather than a shock for recall work or something like that? Without knowing the situation there's really no way to know.
 

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The e-collar looks like it could be an inert "dummy" collar (hard to tell from a picture, though). The prong collar is not attached to the leash, but has the tab clipped to it. The dog also has a slip lead of a choke collar on, but it's hard to tell which. I've had occasion to have the inert e-collar, the prong collar, and the flat collar on my dog all at the same time. No question but all that crap on the dog's neck can get unwieldy, but you (I) don't want to be putting different collars on and taking them off for a 2 minute change in training focus. That and the dog tends to forget which implements are in play at any given time.

I don't think it says anything in particular about the dog's temperament. If you saw my dog with that much jewelry on him, any conclusions you drew about his temperament would most likely be incorrect.
 

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What if the shock collar is actually using a tone or vibrate rather than a shock for recall work or something like that?
Good point here, Anyone ever heard of Unleashed Technology? They make remote trainers that are mainly Vibration collars, they do have shock ones available. The collar part is just about the same look as a Tri Tronics one and the Remote is a bit similar to the older style Tri Tronics remotes.
 
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