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  1. Yolande
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    My dog would love to chase cars but she is on a leash outside. We live in a dead end street, so few cars go by and they will go slow because we have kids and pets in the area. My dog is 11 months old and i thought she had “mastered” the recall… yesterday we were out in the front yard just for five minutes. A car went by and she chased it. Now i can never have her untied in a safe neighborhood. Would that collar help. I am afraid as i said in another comment she will be afraid of me if i use the prong.

  2. Doug
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    The objections to a prong collar are very much the same oobjections to an electronic collar (‘e-collar’). I use both and learned from professionals how to fit and use both devices correctly. Neither is abusive. Each is fitted correctly to start. Then the correct use of each is a matter of timing and consistency once the method is understood. Several top rehabilitators of very troubled family dogs (that kill other dogs or attack people, etc.) use both. And an e-collar has a mild ‘working level’ stimulation that substitutes for a leash once a command is ALREADY KNOWN. That is important. Higher stimulation level is only called for to stop dangerous behaviors permanently (attacking a person, eating items up on a table or countertop that may be deadly, attackimng family pets).

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