November 11, 2017

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Debunking Prong Collar Myths

Jeff Frawley reacts on some of the goofy comments from Leerburg’s article on how to fit a prong collar. Jeff points out the facts on how animal rights groups and trainers who lack experience in dog training try to mislead the general public on dog training tools like prong collars.

Jeff puts a prong collar on his neck and lets his father (Ed Frawley) clip a leash to the collar and train him to walk on a loose leash.

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Social Media & Dog Training: Wading Through the Swamp of Information
by Cindy Rhodes

Let me start this off by stating that while I do work in the video business and we use social media at work I am writing this as a dog trainer and my personal social media usage.

I’ve been training dogs in some fashion since the mid-1960’s. I didn’t know that’s what I was doing at the time, for me it was just learning how to communicate with my best friend, the family dog. What I really wanted was a horse but since my parents couldn’t get one for me, I decided to train our Doberman to be a horse. I didn’t teach her to heel, I taught her to walk behind me on a lead and I made all kinds of saddlebags and harnesses for her and we spent many hours out tromping through the woods and swamps. She was an amazing dog and put up with a lot from 7 year old me.

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