|Barked: Wed Oct 31, '07 9:38pm PST |
|The reason I was asking was because yesterday I was at the dog perk with Roswell. I have a martingale for him, and use a Halti when I know it's a highly excitable situation that I might need more control for. I know he's not the most well trained on a leash... the question though isn't about him.
When we were there, a man and woman came in with their two pitbull puppies. They had to be all of maybe 10 weeks old and were both being weighed down with these huge prong collars. The people left the collars on the dog the whole time, so it made me wonder if these poor pups had to wear these all the time at home too, or if it was just for the dog park. I was hoping they'd take them off the puppies, as I thought the dogs were way too young for these things (seriously, they can't control a 15# dog without a pinch collar?) and also the possibility of injury to themselves or other dogs if they played seemed pretty high.
I would never use one on a dog that young, as there's really no need for it. How many puppies that age wouldn't respond to more positive training methods? Were they just doing this for 'show'? I was really annoyed by the people so I didn't really talk to them and find out what their reasoning was. I just felt bad for the dogs. I was just questioning here because I wasn't sure if there's an age that people would say 'definitely not before X amount of months ".
Thanks for weighing in on it though .
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