Little things matter in these tough isolation times. Today, Izzy’s new collar arrived from Collaration Martingales.
Well of course we had to fit it and then, what’s a girl to do? Go out in for walks in your pram to show it off!
I don’t recommend collars for walking (Izzy wear’s a harness which is not visible in the video). When walked in collars, there is a high risk of pulling and pressure which can cause trachea injuries and neck strain. Many older dogs I work with have issues in their necks from long-standing walking and pulling on a dog collar.
I also do not support the use of prong, citronella, and shock collars. All of these are aversives and are not Fear-Free.
Kathleen Crisley, Fear-Free certified professional and specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand
I use a martingale training collar and lots of high value treats to train Ada to heel and walk cooperatively but we still get the odd moment of pulling and it does concern me, a treat in the hand normally works wonders. I am surprised by how commonly people advocate shock collars, suggesting I would have to use one for a dog like Ada. I think I can say that despite being a high energy and independent dog we have pretty much mastered walking nicely without going to a shock collar or to many episodes of pulling, mind you it has not been easy and it has taken a lot of hard, consistent work on our part.
Izzy looks lovely in purple.
I have two of these for early morning and late night walks (off-lead)
Pitch black darkness where I live there’s nothing but fields and darkness so when I stick these on the dogs I can keep tabs on which is where from the bright blue and bright green mini UFOs bouncing and bounding up ahead 🙂