Training Equipment

TRAINING_EQUIP_FeaturePunitive training techniques hurt dogs psychologically and physically and so do some pieces of equipment. Prong, choke and shock collars are very popular, but the damage they do to your dog’s neck, spine and internal organs is profound.

Electric fences are another frequently used tool, and while the salespeople behind them tell owners that  when used correctly they do not cause pain, this is simply not true. But even beyond the moral issue, electric fences do not work.

From a medical perspective, the anatomy of your dog’s neck is exactly the same as yours, so too much pressure on this vulnerable area can cause thyroid problems, trachea collapse, breathing problems and heart issues. These health problems occur when a collar constricts around the throat, and are usually associated with the use of prong (pinch) and choke collars.

Fortunately there are many collars, harnesses and leashes that are not only comfortable and safe for your dog to wear, including the Positively No-Pull Harness and Double Leash, but are also effective in helping eliminate pulling.

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