No Chains Campaign
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Collar usage is even more dangerous
for brachycephalic dog breeds
(pugs, all bulldogs, boxers, etc.) as their breathing is already compromised.
Collars should NEVER be used on
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• It is as physically and emotionally damaging for a dog to be pulled around by their neck as it would be for a human to be pulled around by their neck.
• The neck of a canine is physiologically similar to that of a human. Both contain the trachea, oesophagus, thyroid gland, lymph nodes, jugular veins, spinal column and muscles relatively within the same places.
• Walking is suppose to be fun for your dog. Unfortunately, with a collar of any kind, the walk can be painful, damaging, and even life threatening.
• Try putting a choke chain or even a simple buckle collar around your neck and have a friend pull you around. No doubt it would be painful, yet you do this to your beloved dog.
• Some of you leave your dog's collar on 24/7. Can you imagine trying to sleep comfortably with a tight collar around your neck, day after day.
• Pulling a dog around by their neck while bike riding, running, skateboarding, etc. is very dangerous. Remember, dogs can't tell you when they are in pain, can't breath well, or are just plain uncomfortable.
• It is your responsibility to keep your dog safe, happy, healthy and comfortable. We now know there is a better way to walk a dog. Please be kind and ditch these collars below.
“People speak sometimes about the "bestial" cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky
COLLARS ARE OLD SCHOOL
NOT SO COOL
These collars can be extremely dangerous to dogs. Their use has been associated with the following:
• crushing of the trachea
• partial or complete asphyxiation
• crushing or fracture of the bones in the larynx
• dislocation of the vertebrae in the neck
• bruising of the esophagus
• damage to the skin and tissue of the neck
• prolapsed eyeballs
• brain damage
They can also have psychological consequences. Imagine if something were choking you. You, too, would probably become frightened or aggressive.
Dogs who wear shock collars can suffer from physical pain and injury (ranging from burns to a heart condition called cardiac fibrillation) as well as psychological stress, including severe anxiety and displaced aggression. Individual animals vary in their temperament and pain threshold-a shock that seems mild to one dog may be severe to another. The anxiety and confusion caused by repeated and unexpected shocks can lead to changes in a dog's heart and respiratory rates and may even cause gastrointestinal disorders.
SIMPLE BUCKLE COLLAR
If you have been using a collar to hold your dog's ID and license tags, you can use a comfortable harness instead. They too have rings for dog tags. Dragging your furry buddy along by the neck is a bad idea.
Being leashed by the neck, even with a simple buckle collar, can be painful to dogs who pull or lunge, especially if their guardian jerks on the leash. It can put pressure on the trachea, the spinal cord, the vertebral discs, the esophagus, etc., and should be avoided.
The painful metal protrusions on prong collars pinch the skin around dogs' necks when they pull and can scratch or puncture the skin. Over time, this can cause dogs to develop scar tissue (which has no feeling) and build up a tolerance to the pinching. Because of this, they continue to pull, making walks even more difficult. As with choke collars, dogs may interpret the tightening of a prong collar around their neck as a stranglehold and become fearful or even aggressive.
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Trainers and breeders are notorious for telling dog parents that choke collars, prong collars, and shock collars are great for training. The fact is, these collars are actually making your dogs MORE aggressive and fearful. Let's be clear, no breeder or trainer that has a dog's best interest in mind would tell you to use these extremely harmful and painful collars.