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Harsh Punishments with Choke Chain is Making Dog Faint | It’s Me or the Dog

Princess is a Pekingese with a lot of attitude, who lunges and snaps at every person and dog she meets. But are her owners being too hard with their punishments, as several times their choke collar training has caused Princess to Pass out. Can Victoria Stilwell come up with some more positive training methods before Princess has her throat damaged for good.



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  1. Literally as SOON as they are kind to princess she’s immediately calm and way better, a lot of times it’s the owners fault 🙄

    1. All my dogs does that’s a no no is get your shoes if you leave them out but her mind is still like a puppy she’s young her mind is not an adult yet that doesn’t happen to their 2 years old. She’s the sweetest though

    1. LMAO
      if used correctly your dog will wiggle when they see a slip collar instead of cower in fear
      My service dog knows that his collar means that we’re either going for a walk or he’s going to get to work and loses his mind😂

  2. I personally don’t think these owners deserve to avoid legal trouble for this… They’ve been physically abusing princess for years… Poor thing…. I hope she finds another home.

    1. @Cadence Dean Let’s see here, what training methods should one use? Oh yeah! One that involves choking. WTH is wrong with you?!

    2. @Michael David It’s just a living thing that experiences pain and suffering, but if you’re gonna be that reductive, you’re just a human, guess torture is ok on you then?

    3. @Dux Wontobey dogs are living things that cause pain and suffering themselves, if humans were doing what dogs casually do, I’d call the police on them, with dogs I’m supposed to smile and say what a good dog it is.

  3. She’s a great trainer. She doesn’t exactly judge the crap out of the owners but she makes them fully aware that they’re in the wrong the most direct and professional way possible. I inspire to be as good with people and puppies like Vic is!

    1. @Anna Banana If you haven’t seen it with your own eyes don’t believe everything you hear. I’m not saying this person is lying but I just don’t think she would FORCE the family to put the dog down.

    2. no she really isn’t. She puts a bad reputation on other trainers & tools. For example this tool. They are using it incorrectly. She should have taught them to use the tool correctly. Instead of doing this and putting a bad rep 🤷‍♀️

    1. Have Fun Ta Za Ra Su

      This is why we need to teach both dogs and their owner compassion. Start with stop eating meat and change the dogs diet to vegan food, that will reduce their aggression. Just watch That Vegan Teacher she teaches compassion and stopping cruelty by giving pets vegan foods

    2. PunkBeluga aka Chessbette

      @Have Fun Ta Za Ra Su denying your dog, a carnivore animal, meat is plain cruelty. Don’t get a dog at this point, get a hamster or a parrot. Animals eat other animals, trying to change that is still being a human that thinks they are God who can dictate what other animals should be doing, basically going against veganism

  4. um idk. 50 years ago

    Princess doesn’t want you to pick her up because she’s too scared that you’re going to CHOKE HER

  5. PoniesAteMyPencils

    I just absolutely love that Victoria advocates for clicker training and HATES aversive equipment like choke chains/prongs/shock collars. Love her.

    I clicker train my animals. Dog, cat and horse and they absolutely learn fast and love it. My horse has so much trust in me, he is so loyal to me as well because I always train with positive reinforcement.

    I don’t understand why anyone would use harsh equipment when clicker training WORKS. It works on zoo animals for goodness sake, so of course it will work on our pets.

  6. “Princess have done so much progress, she is almost like another dog” …well I would say “You have made a lot of progress (since choking and abusing your dog), you are almost like another human being”

  7. It really makes me worried that they abused their dog for so long on the advice of another trainer, how many other owners are out there doing the same because they’ve been taught that it’s the right way to train a dog?

    1. It makes me worried too! Its so sad to think of how many animals are being abused because they are being given wrong training!

    2. It’s definitely not the right way your need to let the dog warm up to you before training it. Also and the fact she has one eye really concerns me, dose it to you as well?

    3. Sophie-Laurence Canuel

      Has I wrote on another comment! The choker is a “complex” technique. Dont use the choker if you are unexperience with it dont use it! Inform yourself before with videos or with your local dog trainer

    1. The dogs aren’t the problem – it’s the chimp brained owners projecting their aggression on to the dogs that’s the problem.

  8. Dogs, like humans, will always respond well to a little kindness and a lot of respect. You get what you give in this life.

  9. 8:36 Everyone is talking about the awful owners, and rightfully so, but can we take a moment and appreciate how well-trained that other neighborhood dog is?

    1. yesssss love it he/she is so well trained i loved how he looked when princess came out he was like who dat ahhhhhh idk if u know what i mean ahh

  10. The dogs must be like: a lady came in, scolded my owners, gave me treats if I sat down, and now my life’s better

  11. I thought this was a really good especially for new puppy owners. It had been awhile since I last raised a puppy and wanted to do it better this time with less frustration (puppies are hard!) All of the techniques and suggestions for training were spot on.

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