The Use of Choke and Prong Collars
THE PET PROFESSIONAL GUILD POSITIONS, STATEMENTS AND OPEN LETTERS ARE
“INFORMED BY SCIENCE, GUIDED BY EMPATHY AND GOVERNED BY ETHICS” TM
It is the position of the Pet Professional Guild that effective animal training procedures lay the foundation for an animal’s healthy socialization and training and helps prevent behavior problems. The general pet-owning public should be educated by organizations and associations to ensure pet animals live in nurturing and stable environments to better prevent behavior problems and help ensure the overall well-being of the animal. Consistent with this effort, it is the position of the Pet Professional Guild (PPG) that the use of collars and leads that are intended to apply constriction, pressure, pain or force around a dog’s neck (such as choke chains and prong collars) should be avoided.
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