Archive for September 7th, 2009

Question by a gal and her dog: Dog training class requiring “training collar” – what do you think?
They haven’t met my dog, and didn’t specify what kind of training collar was required. My dog is rather sensitive to corrections, except on-leash ones.

What do you think?
The class is intermediate obedience, and my dog isn’t too sensitive to light corrections (quick tug on the leash, verbal “no” corrections). I took her for a test run with the choke chain (it was pictured in the brochure with correct instructions) last night and she was fine. If I can find the Martingale we used before I lost it, I think I’ll go with that. Thanks everyone!

Best answer:

Answer by divemasterme
NO! that could be either a shock collar or a choke collar! There are much much better ways to train your dog that by harming him, run far far away from that trainer!

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Question by Shan T: Why do so many “dog lovers” buy purebreds for thousands when shelters kill so many mutts?
People pay so much money for these dogs, and thousands of dogs a day have to be put down cause no one wants them! Then buying these prurebreds only creates more and more death. Why?
Whoever said breeders are not the probem, I disagree. If you’re going to a breeder, that’s one more dog being put down!

Best answer:

Answer by sarahann728
I don’t get it either! ONE out of FOUR dogs put to sleep in shelters are purebreds so there really is NO reason to buy a dog, even if you have to have a purebred dog. I love my mutts and can’t imagine having any other type of dog.

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