Here you go -It hasn't worked with any of my dogs.
Here is an outline of how I train it, I use a prong as a crutch while solidifying it, then I move on to a harness or collar.
I would really like somebody to explain (with evidence) how the proper use of e-collars and or prongs can cause emotional or physical harm to a dog. Just show me.
Isn't your dog, that you've trained with these tools, a fear biter that needs a muzzle around other animals and is shy around most people?I would really like somebody to explain (with evidence) how the proper use of e-collars and or prongs can cause emotional or physical harm to a dog. Just show me.
I do not correct my dog for fear biting, or being shy around people. I use it when training obediance. He doesn't fear the prong, or the e-collar. He loves it, because he knows he's going somewhere fun. if you know anything about training, you know that when a dog is reacting, you don't correct the reaction, you correct not listening to you, and then reward for listening to you and watching you. I can ASSURE you that my use of tools hasn't hindered my dogs temperment at all. He is what he is, and if anything the tools make him more comfortable because I am in control, not him.Isn't your dog, that you've trained with these tools, a fear biter that needs a muzzle around other animals and is shy around most people?
I mean, it's a moot point in my case because both prong collars and e-collars are banned in the country I live (though there are a few specially trained people allowed to do livestock avoidance training with e-collars under an exception). But I'd still not want either my sensitive teenager or my high-stress adult with arousal issues to feel sharp pain or discomfort when they hit the end of a leash. Especially when they both are prone to pulling towards other dogs or people/kids (for different reasons), and I don't want them to associate any of those situations with negative stimulation (well, more than my older dog already does, in his case). Pulling on an appropriately fitted harness distributes the pressure better than any collar, so that's what I've chosen for my dogs. The exception being when we were working through Frodo's harness aversion due to (undiagnosed for a while) muscular shoulder pain, and then we stuck with a short lead and worked intensively on limiting sustained pulling. Using circling, ironically, among other methods.I would like to add, that prong collars are SAFER for the dog to pull on (even though they shouldn't) because its evenly giving out pressure. If your dog is pulling on a flat collar, THAT causes discomfort and I don't know how thats any different me not even allowing my dog to GET to the point of gagging itself.