Outside of just plain Compassion, here are 10+ important reasons we don't want to walk a dog with a Choker, Prong, Pincher or even a flat collar. Yes, even if your dog is the best loose leash walking dog in the world!
The information below is from our Veterinary Council, a group of over 100 vets. It’s the emergencies and pain they see every day, 365 days a year. The want people to know that these problems don’t just happen to dogs that pull and tug, they happen to all dogs that are walked by the neck. One vet says she’d be rich if she had a penny for every client who said, “But my dog walks well, how could this have happened to my baby?” They know that most people never hear or care about these things… until it’s too late.
Not walking a dog by its neck is a simple, and inexpensive, way to avoid these tragedies. That means using a harness that isn’t around a dog’s neck (some are). It’s why we wear seat belts when we’re in a car, because it’s an easy way, and a no cost way, to avoid being hurt in accident. When we drive a car we don’t plan on having an accident. Yet accidents happen. Walking a dog by its neck is planning an accident for our Best Friend. It’s totally unnecessary too.
Many people aren’t even aware or haven’t thought about these anatomical, neurological, respiratory, glandular, etc. problems - though their vets and veterinary surgeons think a lot about them. The great news is that 97% of people who learn about these heartbreaks instantly ‘understand’, and never walk their dogs from the neck again.
Walk Your Dog With Love sponsors The No Choke Challenge in communities across the world. It is a simple idea: people trade in their prong, choker and shock collars, and get a Walk Your Dog With Love dog harness instead.
Watch the videos to see “hard to handle” dogs that “can only be walked with a prong or choke collar” rapidly change into dogs that sweet walking dogs that can easily be Walked With Love.
Trainers, rescues, and other dog professionals, find out how to bring the No-Choke Challenge to your community. Please contact us for details at ServiceDog@WalkYourDogWithLove.com
Bring the No-Choke Challenge to your community
Find out how to put on a Choker Amnesty event sponsored by Walk Your Dog With Love!
K9 Kindness Choker Amnesty at NC State Vet School
K9 Kindness Choker Amnesty at Animal Protection Society dog walk
Join our coalition of force free, positive reinforcement and reward based dog trainers, bloggers, and community members dedicated to humane training and treatment of dogs. Help educate folks about, and promote, compassionate reward based training.
Interested Trainers and Dog Professionals should contact us about holding a No Choke Challenge
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