Can Dog Collars Cause Neck Injuries? - Dog Training Nation
The problem with the head collar is that when used over time, it can cause injury to your dog's neck.
* Pinch or prong collar. This one has metal prongs on connected links of the collar. When you pull the leash, the prongs press into the dog's neck, in effect applying pressure to many points around the neck. The prongs should have vinyl coverings on the tips or the handler could injure the dog. Even with coated/covered prongs, many people misuse or overuse this restraint, reducing the potential effectiveness of the device and causing injury to the dog, immediately or over time. And as with training collars, when using pinch and prong collars, they should never be left on a dog.
dog collar is more than just a place to hang a dog tag or attach a leash. Choosing the wrong collar can mean an injured dog or one on the loose. The right collar can make a stroll in the park enjoyable for both you and your pooch.
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- A chain with looped ends designed to tighten around a dog's neck when it is pulled in order to cut off air supply and choke the animal. This collar has caused severe tracheal injury, nerve damage, whiplash, unconsciousness and even death. Can you imagine repeatedly being choked just for behaving normally?Dog collars can cause neck injury. Dog neck injuries occur when dogs pull against their collars. While we assume this only happens to large dogs, it can happen to any dog regardless of size. If your dog pulls against his collar, it’s time to change up his equipment for walks around the neighborhood and visits to the vet’s office. The equipment I’m about to tell you should be used until your dog is taught how to walk politely on leash. 🙂Excerpt….Would I be willing to bet $10,000 that a shock collar is incapable of causing a burn? Not a chance. The greater question for me is why would anyone care whether the extensive damage on a dog's throat is a burn or pressure necrosis or edema or contact dermatitis? The fact remains that, had the dog not been wearing a shock collar, the painful injury would not be there…. Of course, I don’t recommend . Those types of dog collars are the main causes of neck injuries and throat damage. Somehow, pinch collar enthusiasts feel that pinch collars won’t choke a dog, but they think it’s OK for its metal spikes to dig into fleshy and fragile neck areas. I would rather base my dog training methods on by leading veterinary behaviorists instead of feelings.