BAN THE SALE AND THE USE OF PRONG COLLARS ON DOGS IN NEW ZEALAND.
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HELP US BAN PRONG COLLARS IN NZ!
We don't need them or want them on our animals....we don't need them or want them in our country!!
We took this collar from a Wellington local who was sold the device by a "canine behaviour and training expert". She was told it would keep her dog under control when out walking.
We know these collars have been recommended and sold to many dog owners in NZ. Please help us educate and get them banned!!
We use three words to describe the use of prong collars as a training aid on dogs, lazy, ignorant and cruel!
The Animal Welfare Act 1999 code of welfare states clearly that " Pinch or prong collars must not be used" and yet prong collars are being actively recommended and sold to owners to use on their pet dogs all around New Zealand!
The Welfare Code is a best and minimum practice recommendation so although it advises against the use of prong collars at all...they are actually not illegal. We need to change this now!
There is no excuse or reason to ever need such in inhumane device. Dogs are social pack animals and will defer to good leadership. The key to walking your dog is taking the time and effort to connect with them. The use of a Halti and or a clicker can be a helpful way to practice and gain that connection, but mostly it comes down to the owner's who need to ground themselves, be clear and be calm, engage with their dog and give them direction..and practice!
Our message to the trainers that use and recommend prong collars.
Don't try to forcibly control an animal, with negative and painful devices, try to work with them and find the root of the course. If you don't improve or remove the cause we guarantee the situation will eventually boil over or explode! If you have a pot that is boiling over don't try to put a lid on it...turn off the flame!!
We are asking our New Zealand Government to ban the sale and use of Prong collars on dogs in our country for good.
Thank you for your support.
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