Pronged collars should not protected. They’ll pop open and disintegrate whenever you least count on it. Your canine is just not protected on a pronged collar. My canines should not protected when your canine is on a pronged collar. There may be a whole lot of judgment on individuals who use pronged collars. I don’t decide you for utilizing a pronged collar. I like you for being a fellow canine lover. I do know that most individuals who use pronged collars try to manage a canine who could be very sturdy and easily don’t know what else to do. I’m not right here to bash on you or your canine. I’m right here to share my story within the hopes that it saves you and others from the ache and struggling me and my canine household have simply gone although.
Right here is my story. Please be taught from me and my story earlier than different canines and individuals are injured.
On Sunday December third 2017 at about 2pm I used to be strolling my canines. I’ve four canines and I satisfaction myself on being actually protected on walks, we all the time cross the road once we see one other canine coming, I maintain all of them on quick leashes and harnesses so that every canine is below management, I by no means discuss on my cellphone whereas strolling, I actually concentrate on getting my canines across the block and residential protected.
We handed a girl who was strolling a big black canine. Her canine was clearly keen on my canines and my canines received excited as properly, regular canine stroll habits so me and my pack simply paused on the opposite facet of a big SUV (outta sight, outta thoughts) and waited for them to move and a second or two later we continued our path. On the subsequent block we handed the lady and her canine once more and this time there have been no SUVs or autos to cover behind so we simply continued on our path. We had been two doorways down from my dwelling so I figured we’d simply get inside fast.
As we had been passing this lady and her canine the canines pronged collar popped open and her canine charged us.
He was a lot bigger than all of my canines. He grabbed one among my small canines and shook her and threw her down. Then he grabbed one other small canine and did the identical, then he went again to the primary one once more. He was killing my little canine household in entrance of me and there was nothing I may do to cease it or assist (although belief me, I attempted). My bigger canine Joe jumped in to defend his small pack members and now the 2 bigger canines had been locked on the throat. All the incident took 41 seconds from begin to end and in the long run three of my canines had life threatening accidents. I regarded down and tiny 10 pound Molly had bubbles of air and blood popping out of her chest, I knew her lung was punctured. My 18 pound Gertie was ripped open and you possibly can see her abdomen and bowels. Joe’s throat was punctured deep close to the jugular.
I had no thought how her canine received free on the time and to be trustworthy that’s simply not what I used to be serious about. I knew I needed to act quick if I wished my canines to dwell and one of the best likelihood of that’s to get them to an expert as quickly as doable. I used to be in shock however I knew what needed to be finished. My sort neighbors helped me get my canines into the automobile and rode with me to the vet. All the automobile journey to the vet I used to be praying that my canines would one way or the other survive. “Please God don’t take my dog family from me. Please keep my babies alive. Please help them God. It’s Christmas. All I want for Christmas is for my dogs to be okay.” All three canines had to enter fast surgical procedure and we weren’t certain in the event that they’d survive however they did. It was a Christmas miracle.
The proprietor of the opposite canine is a very nice lady who has two rescue canines. She was solely strolling one canine on the time. We have now since change into pals and he or she’s loads like me. She was and is horrified, traumatized, and he or she referred to as me instantly to apologize and pay for every part. Her canine had by no means gotten free earlier than. He had by no means attacked one other canine earlier than. She described him as a lover. He loves people and acts like a lap canine and common furry love bug BUT he additionally has a powerful prey drive, thus the pronged collar. I do know a whole lot of canines with sturdy prey drives. All types of canines of all sizes and breeds. This isn’t uncommon for a canine. I’m a canine foster mother who has fostered at the least 30 canines through the years and that is pretty typical canine habits. I don’t blame the canine and I don’t blame the proprietor. Her canine didn’t chunk any people, he confirmed no aggression towards the people who had been making an attempt to interrupt up the struggle, he was actually going for the smallest canines. That rattling prey drive.
I spoke to our neighbors who’ve safety cameras and fortuitously the cameras caught all of it. You’ll be able to clearly see them (the lady and her canine) strolling alongside after which all of a sudden the collar pop open, flies up and hits her within the chest after which her canine is simply free and working at us. She seems horrified. She reacted shortly and ran throughout the road to manage her canine instantly and utilizing her physique she wrestled her massive muscular rescue mutt to the bottom and held him in a bear hug until we may get away. I may see the phobia on her face and I’m certain she noticed the ache and anguish in mine. She thought her canine was below management, she thought she was doing the correct factor, she had no thought why this occurred, she mentioned she had the pronged collar on the desk and was simply watching all of it day. How did this occur? How may this occur?
I googled pronged collars and evidently it’s commonplace for them to pop open. Even when correctly fitted and correct coaching, individuals declare the pronged collar has popped open. Listed below are some remark threads I discovered on-line concerning the pronged collars popping open:
The issue with pronged collars is that they’re used on essentially the most aggressive canines. No person desires to make use of them, they’re utilized by canine house owners who’re having issues controlling their canines. They don’t know what else to do. They assume they’re doing the correct factor. They assume this collar helps make their canines protected to stroll, however the fact is that pronged collars are ticking time bombs that may pop open at any second and sadly I’ve seen first hand the life threatening and doubtlessly ending injury that may be induced when one among these pronged collars pops open and I’ve all of it on safety digicam from three totally different angles and in full coloration as properly (by way of my neighbors safety cameras).
I’m not mad at my neighbor or her canine, I’m mad a the makers of those prong collars who make individuals with aggressive canines really feel like they’re being protected, however actually they’re simply horrible, vicious, violent canine assaults ready to occur. Your canine is just not protected on a pronged collar. My canines should not protected when your canine is on a pronged collar.
In case you or somebody you realize makes use of a pronged collar please inform them, please share my story with them. They should have a second collar and leash hooked up to their canine always and probably a muzzle as properly. All of this ache, trauma and violence may have been prevented with a again up leash and collar together with a easy muzzle.
That is critical stuff and day by day I’m coping with canines who’re in a lot ache, dealing out meds and doing every part I can to assist them heal bodily and emotionally. I needed to get stitches. Three people needed to get stitches and antibiotics after the assault. Three canines close to dying. It’s a whole lot of ache to be coping with as we go into the vacations and Christmas.