So I wasn’t going to say anything... but... I am deeply saddened by a few comments on a recent post that insinuated that I would abuse my Asscher by utilizing a prong collar. I would NEVER intentionally hurt my dog. He is the closest thing to a child I know, esp given the fact that I currently couldn’t carry my own child if I wanted.
Asscher is an adolescent Newfoundland, who outweighs me by at least 30 lbs. I use the prong collar (which is actually broken and doesn’t really work) in the yard, and a harness on walks. It is a training tool and an insurance policy for the both of us. He has rarely ever pulled, if anything I’m usually carting him.
I also received dms about my use of the gentle leader as well. That didn’t work for us, because I actually ended up with a nasty scratch from him trying to get it off.
It pains me that there are people that misuse these tools, but I am NOT one of them. I love my dog, I just want to be in control.
That’s all... I’m just sad 😢😣