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These collars can be extremely dangerous to dogs. Their use has been associated with the following:
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I totally agree with everything you have said. Some dog owners and others are clueless about discipline and are incapable of viewing corrections without having a knee-jerk reaction and accusing people of being cruel and abusive I find highly offensive and presumptuous. I am currently waiting for two black Spenger prong collars for my Rotties. I hate being dragged around (the male is the worst) and I refuse to be dominated by my own dog. The female likes to walk away from me but takes a sideways route while her brother tries to pull in a forwards direction and yes I have tried to train them, but these two twins seem to be partners in crime. After 5 minutes this behaviour usually settles down, but I don’t want 30 seconds of that behaviour. Sometimes it takes longer if they have caught the smell of something. Also lunging is very dangerous as dogs can lung across the path of a person and cause a fall etc. particularly with children or the elderly. I have deltoid and wrist injuries from Otis being good on the lead then suddenly lunging with all his strength when the lead is relaxed when he has a sudden stupid moment. I think the worst mistake I made was putting harnesses on them from about 1 year old. It encouraged pulling so badly and when I stopped using them the reduction was instant. They still try to steer the walk which I think is wrong. My responsibility is to have my dogs under control and I also want to walk along at my pace and by relaxed. I do manage this for a decent proportion of the walk, but I want control from start to finish and the dogs correct themselves with prong collars thats the beauty of them. They pull you, feel the pinch and they get back in line, so they are learning without you having to correct them. I’ve learnt how to fit one and use it correctly and I can’t wait to see how well it works.
And Mimi Green Velvet Dog Collars can be hand embroidered — Personalized with your dog’s name!
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It is inevitable that dogs need to be taken for walks on a daily basis. So why not do it in style!? At Funny Fur, we offer a huge selection of fashion-forward dog collars and harnesses made from the best materials and quality craftsmanship, hundreds of styles to match your dog's personality, and most importantly, are extremely functional to meet you and your pet's needs. With our fashionable dog collars, dog harnesses, dog leads and dog ID tags, you will have everything you need to walk your dog in style. Poochie Mama Hawaii helps you dress your fur baby in style with custom collars that personalize your dog’s appearance.
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Photo provided by Flickr- Even large, strong dogs can be walked without the use of a choke or prong collar
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Our leashes and collars vary in size, length and texture and are designed to fit all different breeds of service and therapy dogs. The collars and leashes are also available in a wide range of price points to accommodate any buyer, with price points as low as $2.99 up to $119.99.The martingale consists of a length of material with a metal ring at each end. A separate loop of material passes through the two rings. The leash attaches to a ring on this loop. When your dog tries to back out of the martingale, the collar tightens around their neck. If the collar is properly adjusted, it will tighten just to the size of your dog's neck and won't choke them.The martingale collar is also known as a limited-slip collar. This collar is designed for dogs with narrow heads such as Greyhounds and other sighthounds (such as the Afghan hound, Saluki, and whippet). It is also useful for a dog of any breed who is adept at slipping out of their collar.To be effective, the head collar must be properly fitted. And to be safe, make sure not to yank your dog's leash while they are wearing a head halter. Some manufacturers include instructions and a DVD with the collar. Otherwise, ask your dog trainer or a knowledgeable sales clerk for assistance with fitting. Proper fit and use should minimize the risk of injury to your dog.